Today we taught Michelle and Catherine from Dural. They wanted to set up a fresh new website for their business idea – “Our Sacred Space”. This is a place where you can receive alternative treatments, hire a space, do meditation classes and buy unique products.
Michelle and Catherine looked at a few websites online and came up with some ideas for the look of their website. One of the main features we needed to set up in the training was the shop and the shipping for the products. Everything else was fairly straightforward.
Michelle and Catherine completed the Build your own WordPress website course to create and build their own website. We used the Divi theme. Click here to view – Divi by Elegant Themes.
Check out their website – Our Sacred Space
What we covered in the course
- We set up the hosting and domain name.
- Installed & configured WordPress.
Michelle and Catherine learnt how to;
- Create pages.
- Create a blog.
- Create posts for their blog.
- Add a navigation menu for users to easily navigate their website.
- We created the homepage layout together based on some of the websites Michelle and Catherine liked.
- We got the images from some free image websites that had no copyright attached to them.
- We installed and set up the WooCommerce plugin for their shop.
- And connected it to PayPal and added the flat rate shipping costs.
- Sometimes the shipping can be the most complex part of setting up a shop.
- Luckily for us, it is very straightforward.
- Next, we set up a calendar for their “What’s on” page.
- And included some events that were coming up.
- Social Media – we added Facebook and Instagram.
- And a contact page including a form with their contact details.
- They also learnt basic maintenance of the site including how to back up, and update WordPress, plugins and the theme.
Michelle and Catherine are still working on the site but at least now, they have a professional website that they can send potential clients to.
The site looks amazing and we look forward to seeing it completed.
Check out the website – www.oursacredspace.com.au
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.