Setting up a WordPress Site

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We are the WordPress Website Training Experts of Sydney

We have created a unique course that gives you training in Setting up a WordPress Site.

Do you need a website for a business idea, startup or a small business or maybe want to re-design your current website in WordPress.

If you know nothing about building a WordPress website and can’t afford a web developer, then this course is perfect for you.

We will guide you step by step to build your website from scratch including, hosting, domain, theme set up and Google.

This is customised training to help you to set up your own WordPress website.

How does it Work

Let’s have a chat on the phone.
To discuss your website requirements.
And how we will set up your website with WordPress.
You send a brief email to explain the requirements.
We work out the details and how we can help you.
Set up your website covering all the features you require.
We book in a training date and time.
On the day we will set up your website, add generic pages,
Add additional features you require and teach you,
How to use and manage the website ongoing.
We can help with setting up complex websites as well.

Who should do this course

Someone who wants to;
Set up a Website with WordPress.
A Small Businesses who wants a Redesign.
Start-ups with limited budget.
Someone who needs the help and support,
Of a professional web designer to guide them.
Anyone who wants to set up Websites for clients.
If you need to set up a WordPress Theme
but can’t do it on your own.
How to use and set up complex plugins.
Perfect for graphic designers who want to learn web design.

What we Give you

60 page WordPress E-Book.
6 hours of Expert WordPress Training.
A Premium WordPress Theme – Divi [for free] This Premium theme is worth $80 USA.
The Divi Theme allows you to have any type of design.
A trained WordPress Web Designer.
Support calls via Skype share screen.
The ability to set up your own website.
Step by step help for your WordPress website.
Guidance & Skills to Set up a WordPress Site.

What's the next step

Give us a call on 0408 406 785 OR
Send an email to discuss what you need.

What can you Learn

Install and set up WordPress.
Build a new site from scratch.
Set up your theme [this can be very complex].
Add pages, posts, images, links, blog.
Format and add your own content.
Set up complex plugins [apps for WordPress].
E.g. Client Portal, Shop, Events.
A complete redesign of your website.
A mobile ready theme/website.
Learn SEO/Google Rankings for WordPress.

Where is the Training held

We offer this training at our Brookvale office.
If you would like us to come to you, it will cost an extra $100 (Sydney).

Setting up a WordPress Site $695

Cost & Training Rooms

Setting up a WordPress Site  $695 

(+ $100 if we come to you)

Location: Brookvale (near Manly)
FREE PARKING AVAILABLE

LifeStyle Working
117 Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale.
Sydney 2100 Australia.

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EMAIL for more details

Training Session Times
  • The course is 6 hours in total.
  • We can break this up into 2 sessions of 3 hours each.
  • Plus you receive a free 30 minute Skype session to follow up on your training and give you any help you may need.
Can I do the course on the Weekend?

Yes. We do offer this course on a Saturday for an additional $100.

Check out some students sites

Check out some students websites.

What is the aim of this training?

Lots of people who are starting a new business or a small business that wants a re-vamp, do not have the budget to pay thousands of dollars to a web developer who they do not even know will do the job correctly.

We have taught many students who have paid over $5000 to a web developer and they haven’t built the website that that was promised.

Some students had no access to change things in the WordPress admin, so we had to redesign the website in the training to allow them to make the changes they needed to be able to manage they site ongoing.  Instead of paying the dodgy web developer between $500-$1000 for each change.

The aim of setting up a WordPress site with a trainer is to help you:

  1. Get the results you want.
  2. Teach you how to manage your own website ongoing.
  3. It will also make you more aware of the web design process, which will help prepare you for dealing with the not so transparent web developers in the future.
  4. Lastly this traiing will help save you some budget for more important things a start-up or small business needs  – which is online marketing.
  5. There is no point in having a website if no one can find it.
  • Once your business grows, then you may be able to afford a web developer to build the complex features of the site for you.
  • This training will teach you how to build a WordPress website, whether it is for your own website or so you can build websites for clients.
Will we get my website completed in 1 day?
  • We will discuss with you before the training what type of website you need.
  • Once we know what you require, we can then decided what will get covered in the training.
  • From experience in setting up other student’s sites, we usually always have enough time to set up the main structure of the website.
  • Including; the home page layout which can be quite labour intensive, other generic pages like, contact, about, services, blog and add the content for these pages.
  • You will learn all the WordPress basics, so you should be able to go away knowing how to add content like text and images to your new site.
  • If we think your website is complex and will need more time, we will advise you.
  • If you have a complex system to set up for e.g. like a client portal.
  • We will definitely try and get the majority of this set up in the 6 hours of training but may need additional time.
  • You may need another session to complete a complex website.

Rates for additional training

$170  – 2 hours.
$255 – 3 hours.
$340
 – 4 hours.
$400 – 5 hours.

You can book this at a time and date that suits you.

After course support

We offer special rates for people who book this course.

Rates for additional training

$170  – 2 hours.
$255 – 3 hours.
$340 – 4 hours.
$400 – 5 hours.

You can book this at a time and date that suits you.

We also offer training for $90 per hour and $85 per hour for a Skype session.

Where can I buy professional images from?

We recommend the following websites:

PhotoDune

Photodune is great for buying cheap but professional images to add to your website’s page or posts.
Images from $1-2 US.

Click the image to view.

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Graphic River

  • You can buy professional logos from Graphic River and they are well prices.
  • Logos starting from $30 US.
  • Graphic River also supplies logos, fonts, icons and info graphics.

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Where can I get a logo from?

Graphic River

  • You can buy professional logos from Graphic River.
  • Logos starting from $30 US.

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We also recommend:

  • http://www.graphicriver.net/category/logo-templates.
  • http://www.vistaprint.com.au
  • http://www.sothink.com/product/logo-maker
  • http://www.www.logomaker.com
  • http://www.www.99designs.com.au

What do you need to bring

Your laptop If you don’t have one we can supply one.
Wifi is supplied (make sure your computer connects to wifi).
Pen and paper to write notes.
Any questions you may have.
Any content – e.g. Text in Word Document and/or images.
We supply you with a step by step WordPress E-Book.

Any logins for e.g. Hosting logins, Domain logins or WordPress login (if applicable).

You may bring water and snacks.  There is a cafe in the building.

What YOU need to do before the training

The goal of your website

  • Think about the goal of your website before you come to the training (if applicable).
  • Most importantly, what the user needs from your website.

That is; 

  • What pages.
  • What pages to display in the top navigation, so the user can find your core business easily.
  • How you want to layout the website and any other features you require.
  • For e.g. Testimonials, social media, blog, videos etc.

Logo

  • You will need to bring a logo if you are setting up from scratch.
  • If you don’t have a logo we can get our graphic design to create one for you.
  • Logo Prices range from $200-$300.
  • Otherwise there are some great websites out there to help you.
  • http://www.graphicriver.net/category/logo-templates.
  • http://www.vistaprint.com.au
  • http://www.sothink.com/product/logo-maker
  • http://www.www.logomaker.com
  • http://www.www.99designs.com.au

Pages

  • Think about what pages you want to set up.
  • If you have some content for the pages.
  • Bring the text in a Word doc. so we can copy into your website.
  • You can easily add more pages after the training once we show you how.

Images

  • Bring any images you have ready.
  • We can show you how to make them web friendly to add to your site.

Blog

  • A blog is very important.
  • It helps bring traffic to your site.
  • If you are creating a WordPress website from scratch then you may
  • want to bring some content to add to your blog.
  • If not you can add this later – as we will show you how.

What you can write about may include;

  • Tips or tutorials.
  • How to’s.
  • Industry related information and/or advice.
  • Or just general chit chat about your business.

Bring anything else you want to add to your website.

Login details

If your website is already set up make sure you bring;

  • Your WordPress login – username and password.
  • Your FTP login – host name, username and password.
  • CPANEL or your hosting login including the website URL.
  • PLEASE TEST these LOGINS FIRST. (Very important to save wasting time).

Where to buy hosting & domain

Domain Name

You may need to purchase your own domain name (if applicable).
This will be your business/website name.

Some websites to buy your domain that we recommend:

  • http://www.quadrahosting.com.au/domain/
  • http://www.godaddy.com.au/domain/

Or any other websites you prefer (it doesn’t really matter where you buy the domain from).

Cost of a Domain Name

  • Approximately $15-$30 for com.au for 2 years.
  • You shouldn’t pay anymore than this.
  • .com is cheaper.

Once you buy the Domain Name

You may need to send us the login details so we can set that up (if applicable).

 

Hosting

  • If you are setting up a new website, you will need both domain and hosting.
  • We can do this for you if you want  – just ask.
  • You can buy your own hosting and install WordPress yourself if you feel confident to do so.
  • Then bring all the login details to the training.

Hosting we recommend

  • We use 2 Australian companies.
  • That support WordPress.
  • Located in Australia.
  • Reliable.
  • 24 hour email support.
  • Daily and weekly backup.
  • Restore from backup.
  • Firewall Protection.
  • Anti Spam / Anti Virus Email Address.

 

To purchase hosting

  • Click on the image below to purchase your hosting.
  • Then send the details to us, so we can set up your account before the training.

 

What we give you

6 hours x Face to Face WordPress Training

WordPress E-Book

We provide you with our Step by Step 60 page WordPress E-Manual (for beginners). Updated regulary.

Skype Session after Training

We offer you 1 x 30 minute Skype sessions after your training for any additional help you need.
Questions via Facebook  *conditions apply.
https://www.facebook.com/LetsBuildAWebsite

Ongoing Support

We can offer you ongoing support for $85 per hour.

Where can I buy professional themes from?

Elegant Themes

  • We recommend Elegant Themes.
  • The DIVI theme is our favourite.
  • We use this for many clients and students website because it has amazing backend features and it’s very easy to use once shown how.
  • Click on the image below to take you there.

Divi WordPress Theme

Theme Forest

  • Theme Forest also has amazing WordPress themes.
  • Avada is another very good WordPress theme.
  • You can search for all different types of categories inside Theme Forest.
  • Click on the image below to take you there.

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What's included in this Training

The training may include and is not limited to the following;

  • Setting up hosting.
  • Installing WordPress.
  • Pointing your domain name.
  • Downloading and Installing a WordPress theme.
  • Setting up a complex WordPress theme.
  • Customing a WordPress theme.
  • Modifying a them with CSS.
  • Building a complex system like; a fitness directory, a travel & tours website, adult content, coaching website, client portal, forums, shopping carts, payment systems and more.
  • Setting up site structure.
  • Setting up generic pages.
  • Setting up a navigation menu.
  • Setting up sliders, galleries.
  • Adding videos.
  • Adding pages.
  • Creating layouts for pages.
  • Adding a blog.
  • Searching and installing complex plugins.
  • Backing up your website.
  • Website security.

What's NOT included in this Training

This training does not include;

  • Creating PHP pages.
  • Creating templates.
  • Advanced CSS.

What's next?

After completing this course – what should I do next to promote my website?

We can offer you a further 2 hour training for $180 on what you can do to get your website found in Google and Bing on the first page. Building up your presence with the search engines is a process that doesn’t happen straight away.

The website is the first step to online presence, the second step is marketing it. You can market via paid advertising or build up your site’s reputation and authority with some organic (free) search engine optimisation (SEO).

Obviously with a start up or small business, you might not have a big budget for paid advertising.
I would recommend learning some basic SEO (search engine optimisation) to get you started.  You can learn some simple techniques to help your website list in Google organically.
Then once you have the budget start a few advertising campaigns with Google, Bing or Facebook.

Having both an organic Google listing and Google ads can really boost your online presence and bring more traffic to your website.

If you want to find out more about our SEO Training – email info@letsbuildawebsite.com.au.

Click here for more information about the SEO Training.

Booking Requirements

We need at least 7 days to book you in to the Setting up a WordPress site training.
We will try our best to arrange the training on the date and time you require.

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