Lucy is a qualified Nutritionist and whole foods cook. She needed a website to showcase her healthy recipes and provide services for her clients. She came to Let’s Build a Website and completed her beautiful website in only a few sessions. Lucy booked in our 2-hour WordPress training and we built the site together.
The new “Lucy Stewart Nutrition” website
What we did in the training
- We set up WordPress on Quadrahosting.com.au (one of our favourite hosts).
- Then yes again, we used the Divi theme (from elegantthemes.com).
- Lucy already had a design in mind for her website.
The website wishlist included
- A slider on the home page & an Instagram feed – to showcase photos.
- A blog – to showcase her recipes and bring traffic.
- A shop – to sell products related to her business.
- Social Media – To get followers and promote her business.
- MailChimp – To send our e-newsletters to her clients.
- A booking system – to book Lucy’s services via a platform called – Timely.
- Created several pages and layouts.
- Lucy pre-prepared the copy.
- So she just needed to paste the copy into the page layouts.
- And some content she would add later, as a work in progress.
- We added a navigation menu and logo.
- The logo was made in canva.com
- This amazing new online website that allows anyone to create professional artwork for their websites.
What plugins we used
- For Instagram, we used Instagram Feed by Smash Balloon.
- This is a free plugin from wordpress.org
- Heres the plugin – https://en-au.wordpress.org/plugins/instagram-feed/
- Setting up the plugin involved connection it to Instagram.
- Then loading the widget into the footer.
- For Social Media, we used Monarch. This is a premium plugin.
- Heres the plugin – https://www.elegantthemes.com/plugins/monarch/
- To set this up, all we did was choose which social media she wanted.
- And then added the URLs.
- After that, we loaded the Monarch Widget into the footer.
- This plugin also allows Social Sharing.
- You just need to turn this on, in the plugin settings.
- Social Sharing enables users to share your content.
- This is a must!
- Woocommerce is the best plugin for a shop.
- Heres the plugin – https://en-au.wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce/
- Setting up the plugin includes adding business details, shipping and payment.
- Then creating products. Which Lucy learnt in the training.
- Lucy could then, confidently keep adding products in the future.
- The plugin we used was Bloom. Another premium plugin from elegantthemes.com
- This is the plugin – https://www.elegantthemes.com/plugins/
- We connected MailChimp to the plugin.
- And set up a signup box which we added to the footer.
- Now visitors could sign up to Lucy’s site and receive free recipes and information.
To sum up
Lucy and Let’s Build a Website finished the website together in about 3 lots of 2-hour training sessions. 6 hours in total.
Lucy from Lucy Stewart Nutrition was very grateful for the knowledge she learnt. And the fact that she could edit the site whenever she wanted. Having full control.
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Web Designer/Trainer – Adv Dip, Dip, TAE
Jodi is a qualified WordPress Trainer and Designer with an Advanced Diploma in Digital Media (2D And 3D Animation, Web Development) and a Diploma in Web Development. She has been a Website Trainer at the Northern Beaches Community College since 2008 and a WordPress Tutor for NSW TAFE since 2016.
Jodi has developed several web design courses including, a WordPress Beginners Course and Build your own WordPress Website for small businesses. These courses will teach you how to update and manage your website ongoing. Giving website owners more control over their website, thus helping to keep costs down.
View Jodi’s credentials here.