Take your web design skills to the next level…fast
Are you already developing web sites but stuck using design constraining templates?
Are you looking to change career and become a web designer?
Are you a business owner wanting to take control of your own web presence?
Whatever you motivation, the WordPress Web Design Course is video led and instructional, designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to develop business ready web sites and start building a lucrative, fee paying client base.
This course has given me the skillset to change the way I earn my living, and the freedom to work my own hours.
This is one of the best instructional courses I have ever come across – highly recommended.
This course has pushed me beyond my comfort zone and enabled me to finally developer web sites that I am proud of.
Who is your tutor?
The course has been designed and developed by Andrew Turner who has been earning a living from web design for the last 25 years.
Andrew spends much of his time teaching WordPress web design and development in one-to-one sessions. This course contains much of what you would gain from a one-to-one session with Andrew, but at a fraction of the cost and delivered in a way that enables you to learn at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home.
WIN A ONE-TO-ONE SESSION WITH ANDREW TURNER
Everyone that enrols during the first month of availability of this course will be entered into a draw to win a full days one-to-one mentor training with Andrew Turner**
** The winner must cover the cost of travel, and accommodation if necessary in order to attend the session in Andrew’s Oxford based offices in the UK
The WordPress Web Design Course
A video led, instructional course in web design using WordPress
Domains, Hosting & WordPress Terminology
Covers the essential terminology which you must know and understand in order to work in the industry. The words used may or may not be new to you but this module with give you a deeper understanding of there meaning in relation to what we go on to in subsequent modules.
Hosting, Reseller Accounts & Domain Registration
Learn about hosting sites, reseller accounts and the best way to register and administer domain names for your clients.
WordPress install on the hosting server
Whenever you develop a new site the first thing you are going to have to do is install WordPress on a hosting server. There are several ways to do this but you will learn the best method that I have found which makes it quick, easy and efficient.
WordPress Dashboard, Themes, Plugins & Widgets
In this module you will learn the essential administrative aspects of WordPress. How to navigate around the admin console / dashboard, learn about things that are sensible to do as part of initial set-up and other things you may have to use as development of the site progresses. Here you will also learn about plugins and widgets. Not sure what they are? I cover this in module 1, and go deeper as the course progresses.
Basic Site build in 1 hour workshop
This is the longest module on the course, and for some will hopefully be the most fun. This is where the magic happens! In this module you will see how a site is built from scratch, how it develops from a single page, to multiple pages, how the navigation is built, how the look and feel of the site unfolds. You will learn how to get the basic structure and initial design in place, but all in less than 1 hour.
From which you then build the rest of the site according to the client brief. This is likely to take much longer of course but the fundamental requirements of the development are pretty much the same whether it’s a single page or 50 pages.
WordPress Page & Post Edit Toolbar, and the incredibly powerful page builder components
A bit of background knowledge about the integrated WordPress page and text layout tools. Then moving on to learn about the incredible third party page builder components which will take your design and development skills to a new level by giving you new tools that make it really easy for you to make your site look amazing without knowing any code!
Basic HTML Essentials & Indispensable CSS
A short but essential module which outlines the HTML and CSS you will need to know. Do not worry, there is not much of it, but what you learn in this module will be enough to keep you going for months. Hopefully however, it will get you excited about learning more, in particular learning more about CSS and understanding how it works.
Site launch, XML Sitemap & SEO Fundamentals
You have built your site, it’s ready to go live and you are keen to make it so, if nothing else because you want to be paid! In this module you will learn everything about the steps required to make a site live and ensure it stands the best chance of being indexed by the search engines.
DNS Configuration, Domain Transfers & SSL certificates
Again a module full of unfamiliar terminology but if you spend the time in module 1 you will know what it all means by the end of it. In this module we actually use it and make essential changes to DNS, look at how to transfer existing domain names (you will certainly need to do this at some point) and we will also cover SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates which have become really important and which if you are smart you will make a revenue generator for your business. In this module you will learn how!
Ongoing Maintenance & Support
You have built a site for a client, it’s gone live, they love you, now what? Do not stop there. The site will need to be maintained, you will need to apply software patches to WordPress and any plugins running on the site and you may even be asked by clients to update text and images, perhaps add new pages later. All of this is a great revenue stream, the more clients you get the bigger the annual revenue. In this module we will covers the type of ongoing maintenance and support you might expect to be doing and I will tell you how I deal with update and change requests and how I charge for it.