Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video What you'll need to follow this course, part of WordPress DIY: Restaurant Website.
- In this course, we'll build a brand new restaurant 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 a restaurant or a food truck or other food establishment that you can use now and extend in the future. To be able to follow along, you'll 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 hosted at SiteGround and you should follow along with your own live site hosted on your preferred provider.
When you're done watching, you can actually visit the site I built at wpdiy.net and I'll give you that URL a little later on. If you don't already have a site set up and ready to go, you can check out the short course WordPress DIY Setting Up WordPress right 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. And finally, you need your own content. As I said in the beginning, the goal of this course is for you to build your own website and that can only be done with your own content. As you watch this course, you'll see me using content for a fictitious restaurant and I want 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 on the site and how to set everything up.
Find more courses in this series in our WordPress DIY playlist.
- Making a basic content inventory
- Finding a suitable theme
- Adding a food menu page
- Customizing fonts, colors, and navigation
- Adding a contact form and reservations widget with Jetpack
- Testing the site