DIY Your Website

Create your own website, using WordPress. In this course, we will create your website, learn how to create and manage landing pages and how to write copy for the web.

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) you can use to host many different types of websites, including blogs, portfolios, and business websites.

Chapter 1 : Domains, Hosting + Set-Up

In this chapter, we’ll explore the different types of website builders, how to purchase domains and hosting, best practices for domain names and install WordPress on a domain.

Chapter 2 : Themes + Customizing Your Theme

In this chapter, we’ll install the Divi theme, a powerful design framework with a visual editor, and set-up the visual look of your site including logos, fonts, and colours.

Chapter 3 : Creating Pages + Menu

In this chapter, we’ll create the 5 pages you need for a basic website design, including the landing, home, portfolio or testimonials, contact and about. We’ll also clarify your navigational map and build a menu.

Chapter 4 : Copywriting for the Web

In this chapter, we’ll discuss the best practices for writing website copy on your pages and posts, and work together through a Google Doc workbook to develop your content.

Chapter 5 : Understanding SEO + Traffic

In this chapter, we’ll discuss website search engine optimization and simple steps you can take to add keywords and drive traffic to your site.

Chapter 6 : Next Step Notes

In this chapter, we’ll discuss adding analytic tools, pay-per-use advertising to drive traffic, and content marketing.

Holly LaRochelle

Instructor

A Digital Marketer, Trainer and Business Coach who helps creative women entrepreneurs build and grow profitable, sustainable digital business.

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