Okay, I hear you! It’s time to bite the bullet & get working on your website. You’ve chosen to use wordpress, the most popular open source Content Management System* around. Popular as wordpress is though, for new users it’s not always how to complete simple tasks in wordpress. It’s not the easiest platform to learn!
If you have decided that you’d want to give building the site yourself a shot, I highly recommend you look at the ♥ Divi theme by Elegant themes. If you’ll be maintaining the site yourself it’s a no brainer. With DIVI, building the website becomes a visual process. You can customize every aspect of your site or work from a template (theme). If you don’t know much about web design & development ♥ Lifetime Access to Elegant Themes is the most cost effective route to a personalised, professional website which you can modify and update yourself.
If you already use the Divi theme, I love the course Elegant Marketplace developed last year “Deep Dive into DIVI” which has recently been updated to the latest version 3. The tutorials are easy to follow and will take you step by step through each aspect of building your website into something that is truly your own. It should be noted that this is not a free course but worth every cent.
If you’d rather take a crack at it without the use of ♥ Divi. GoDaddy & OSTraining have developed a FREE set of wordpress tutorials. These no frills tutes will get you through the basics. The instructions are particularly helpful if you just need a hand learning how to make changes or update content.
Still having trouble? I’ll be launching a wordpress dip in, dip out membership site early in 2018. Be sure to sign up to our eLetter so you get to know when the early bird offer is announced.
(Earlybirders will be grandfathered in at the opening subscription price for life while they keep their membership active)
* If you’re not sure what open source means you can read up about website platforms in our article on finding a home for your website.