Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video What you'll need to follow along in this course, part of WordPress DIY: Showcasing Photography.
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- In this course we'll build a new photography website from scratch using WordPress. The goal of the course is that once you're done watching you'll have a fully-functional website for your photography business or personal photography project, that you can use now and extend in the future. To be able to follow along you need a few key items in place, both practically and mentally. First you need a live WordPress site hosted somewhere on the web. Throughout the course I'll be working on a live site, and so should you.
When you're done watching you can actually visit the site I built at wpdiy.net, but that's for later. If you don't already have a site setup and ready to go, you can check out the short course, WordPress DIY: Setting Up WordPress here in the lynda.com library. This course was created specifically to get you up and running for the WordPress DIY series as quickly as possible. Throughout the course I'll be doing a lot of work in the WordPress admin area, so it's well worth the time to familiarize yourself with how WordPress works before continuing.
If this is the first time you're using WordPress, or you need a refresher on how to use everyone's favorite content management system, go check out WordPress Essential Training, hosted by yours truly, also here in the lynda.com library. Finally you need your own content. As I said at the beginning, the goal of this course is for you to build your own site, and that can only be done with your own content. As you watch the course you'll see me using content from a fictitious photography business, and I'll tell you to add your own content.
"What content," you ask? Well, in the next chapter I'll walk you through the process of figuring out what content you need to create, where it should go in the site, and how to set everything up.
Ready for the next stage? Find more courses in this series by searching for Wordpress DIY.
- Preparing to build a photography site
- Making a content inventory
- Choosing a theme and plugins
- Configuring theme settings
- Setting up menus and social media
- Adding custom styles
- Securing your site and managing spam