This online course takes you from zero to having your site installed and ready to go.
The first section is free and explains what WordPress actually is, what version you need and how to use the Dashboard. You can then decide to buy the rest of the course if you want. You can even pay in instalments!
The course is delivered as a combination of videos and written content. Each video is a step-by-step walkthrough of every stage and then my own Web Developer has added additional tips, advice and resources.
It covers absolutely everything you need to set up your own website including installation, domain names and hosting, creating pages, formatting, plugins and widgets, adding media, themes, custom menus and much, much more.
The course assumes no prior knowledge and you complete each lesson before moving on to the next. If you can follow a recipe then you can definitely follow this course and create your VA website.
The course content is always up-to-date and now includes detailed, comprehensive information about WordPress's new Gutenberg editor which they rolled out during their last big update.
If money is a bit tight but you want to create a website so you can open for business and attract clients, I have payment plans to suit every budget. Spread out the cost and start today!
"Love, love, love this course! A definite must for all beginners. It takes you through step by step how to set up your very own WordPress site and is also really useful for those that have already set up a site and would like to more proficient. The layout is structured well, is super simple to look at and use and it is very easy to refer to when you want to go back and look at something. You could easily complete a site in a weekend following the instructions. Thank you Jo for coming up with yet another brilliant addition to your set of courses." Emma Conway-Hyde
"SO GOOD - thanks Jo! I’m not a Pro at WordPress but I’ve spent a lot of time on it and do know a lot more than the average person. I didn’t think I needed the course but the instructions were thorough, made it so easy and it’s now all in order! There’s a reason the posts are explained before the pages. Highly recommend it." JA garafola
"I actually already have a WordPress site but, because I created it and then kind of just left it, this course gave me the opportunity to have another look, make it more professional and develop it in line with my business needs. I like that the course is presented in sections and I have lifetime access so can easily go back to the section I need to refresh my memory. I also love that the video content in this course will be updated when WordPress does so I'll always be up to date. I absolutely loved doing this course - thanks Jo for developing another invaluable resource!" Fay Blakey
"VA learning experience #378: I had the opportunity to purchase Jo's WordPress course at a lovely price but said to myself, "Self, I really don't see you doing anything with anybody's WordPress site in the foreseeable future." Heh, You know what happened next? I'm now in the process of cleaning up a client's WordPress site! I've managed it all quite well and she's really happy thus far." Karen Foults
"I’ve finally got round to starting your WordPress course I got in November - it’s so good and sooo easy to follow!! I’m already getting excited about sorting my website at the end of it!" Bernadette Babayigit
"This course is easy to follow and can literally be completed in a day depending on how quickly you digest the modules. The lessons are delivered in bite-sized chunks so you don’t get overwhelmed. You can follow along, practice as you learn and go back as many times as you need. It’s available for life so you can take you time and create an amazing size showcasing your VA awesomeness!"
Mary Louise Karius
"My website turned out way better than I'd expected. The WordPress course was great - attempting to build a website was such a frustrating and demotivating job last time but this time was interesting and fun." Isla Kirk
"I really liked the structure and the length of the individual videos. It was easy to find the time to watch a few modules and finish a section instead of having to block hour long periods for the course. You don't need to take any notes and can focus on watching and listening to the contents. Other courses sometimes have an information overload where you can feel a little confused or the presenter garbles a little which can be distracting. I would definitely recommend this to someone who had no or very little experience with WordPress as it tells you everything you need to know in order to set up a professional website." Rafaella Salmaso
"The course takes you through each stage of building a website, explaining areas that I had never even looked at. The videos are pretty much 'WordPress for dummies’, which when building my own website was absolutely what I needed. They are free from jargon, and on the very odd occasion any ‘geek speak' does get mentioned, Zac has written very detailed notes to go along with that video. The videos are full of top tips that helped me learn how to promote my business. The Resources at the end was also a very helpful tool - how many times have you looked at the Handbookers Facebook page and seen people asking about web hosting or plugins! As with any of Jo’s courses you know that once you have completed it, you feel ready to tackle the next task head on!" Sam Palmer-Granville
"Despite having a WordPress website for some time I’ve not had the confidence to maintain it myself and have to contact ‘the experts’ for minor changes. This course has given me the confidence and skills to go in and make my own changes. Jo’s courses always provide invaluable information and advice and I would highly recommend to anyone considering taking one!" Ruth Cringle
"I really enjoyed this course on Wordpress. When starting to build my website, I was a little scared at how complicated WordPress seemed to be but I have now learned that it is actually really easy if you know what you are doing! I learned so much about how to build an attractive and engaging site using a simple tool and drag and drop functions and I am now really looking forward to getting stuck in and creating my VA website." Fiona Doonican
"After making excuses and putting it off, I finally took action on my Wordpress website. I purchased the WP course at the end of last year and it has sat there gathering dust, just waiting for me to make a start on it. I had started my website last year and found myself learning as I went along but still hitting a wall every now and again which is why I finally decided to buy the course. I've made a very strong start with the course this week, nearly 70% complete already. Some of the areas covered I'd already completed myself but there is still plenty for me to learn. I am a visual learner and enjoy the fact that there are short, easy to digest videos that I can stop and start as I want to. I found myself, pausing, going to my site, trying some of the new tips and then going back to the course." Sharon Barry
Do I have to complete the course within a specific timeframe?
No. You have lifetime access so you can log in and work at your own pace whenever you want.
Can I make more than one website with this course?
Absolutely! Make as many as you like (you don’t need to buy more hosting, you can put multiple sites onto one hosting package). You can even go on to use what you’ve learned to sell websites to others as a service. All we ask is that you don’t share your login with anyone and you don’t copy or share the materials.
I’ve already got hosting and/or a domain, will this course still help me?
Yes, as long as your host provider uses something called a “CPanel” the concepts are exactly the same.
How do I get access to the course?
As soon as you click to buy the course you will receive an automatic email with your login details so you can access the course straight away. You have lifetime access so can log in at any time.
What happens if WordPress change the way they do something after I've bought the course?
WordPress is always evolving and any time it does, the videos and notes will be updated automatically at no extra cost. For example, WordPress released the Gutenberg editor in their last update and the course was updated immediately to reflect these changes.
What happens if I have a question during the course?
The course is very clearly laid out, but if you do get stuck, Zac is available to answer any questions you might have.
Can I see what modules are included in the course?
You can indeed. Just click on one of the big pink buttons and you'll be taken to the website where the course is located and there you can see payment plan options and the different modules and lessons.
I have a few more questions
No problemo. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask away!