Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video A preview of the final site, part of WordPress DIY: Freelance/Independent Website.
- [Voiceover] Before we dive in head first, I thought I'd give you a quick preview of what we'll be working towards. In this course, I'll be building an example website for a baker named Audry Topsy, who wants to promote her new freelance business under the name "Topsy Turvy Cake Design." Audrey is a typical freelancer, she's just starting out, and needs a website to gain clients and build her online reputation and resume. As part of that plan, she wants her website to showcase her talents, and gain her new clients and possible partnerships, while at the same time sharing information about baking, and gaining attention on social media.
To achieve all this, we're going to build a site tailor-made for independent freelancers. Using an attractive and simple theme, we'll create a nice landing page with a call to action at the top, and a showcase of some of her latest projects below. We'll set up sections for baking DIY articles, as well as recipes, and make it easy for people to read and share these recipes and articles across social media including Pinterest. We'll create a simple portfolio page using the built-in gallery functionality and WordPress that allows people to scroll through different projects and learn more about them.
And we'll set up a contact page with a contact form to make it easy for visitors to get in touch. This example project was created to showcase the most common features you'd expect to see in a freelancing website, and as we move forward in the course, I want you to use your own content and customize what you learned to fit with your own freelance or independent project. If you want to familiarize yourself with the final site before continuing, you can visit it at portfolio.wpdiy.net/wp and when your ready, let's start at the beginning, and build a great freelance or independent DIY WordPress site.
Find more courses in this series in our WordPress DIY playlist.
- Establishing the goals for the site
- Making a content inventory
- Adding custom menus
- Installing and activating themes
- Customizing the front page
- Setting up a contact form and social media buttons
- Controlling SEO and social sharing text
- Securing your site and managing spam