Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video What you'll need to follow this course, part of WordPress and Genesis DIY: Community Website.
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In this course, we'll build a website for a community art center using WordPress and the Genesis framework. The goal is that once you're done watching you'll have a fully functional website for your community organization. To follow along with me, there's a few things you'll need. First, you need a live WordPress site hosted somewhere on the web. Throughout this course, I'll be working on my live site hosted at SiteGround, and you can follow along with your own live site hosted with your provider of choice. When you're done watching this course, you can check out the site I built at community.wpdiy.net/genesis, but we'll get to that later.
If you don't already have a site set up and ready to go, you can check out the short course WordPress and Genesis DIY: Setting Up Genesis here in the lynda.com library. I created this course just to help you get up and running with the WordPress and Genesis DIY series as quickly as possible. I'll be doing a lot of work in the WordPress admin area during this course. So, if this is the first time you're using WordPress, or it's been awhile since you've logged in take a little time to familiarize yourself. There's a great course in the lynda.com library called WordPress Essential Training.
This is the course that I took when I first started learning WordPress, and trust me it's well worth the time to freshen up your knowledge before you get started working on a site. The last thing you'll need, is your own content. The goal of this course is to help you build a site for your organization, and you can only do that with your own content. Now, what is this content I'm talking about? Well, in the coming chapters, I'll walk you through the process of figuring out the content that you need to create, where it should go on the site, and how to set the site up.
Find more courses in this series in our WordPress DIY playlist.
- Understanding your site goals
- Making a content inventory
- Choosing a theme and plugins
- Configuring the menus and layout
- Extending functionality with plugins
- Adding forums, events, and forms to your website
- Securing your site and managing spam