Hello and welcome to a new blog post about BitDegree and Online Education Courses. In this article, I’m going to talk about how to create stunning WordPress websites for business, which is a course I have just finished. I’m excited enough about it that I am going to tell you all about it now, so I don’t forget.
First of all, I want to tell you that this course is free at the time of writing this review, which means you have got to sign up for it quickly if you want to do it. Once you have signed up, it will be free forever, but BitDegree courses aren’t free forever, so sign up now and then come back to read this review.
Create Stunning WordPress Websites for Business
Okay, now hopefully you have signed up for free and you have come back to read more so let me tell you that this is a very good course. In fact, I did the YouTube video you can watch below because it really is an exceptional course. It covers everything you need to know about setting up a WordPress website and Diego explains it all very well. Here are the sections in the course:
01: Welcome to the course
02: Finding your Domain Name
03: Web Hosting
04: Installing WordPress
06: Customizing your Website
07: Creating Content
08: Essential Plugins for your Website
09: Website SEO – How to rank better on Google
10: Protecting your Website from attacks
11: How to Backup your Website
12: Google Analytics for your Website
13: Super Tips and Students Questions
Now, if you’ve ever read any of my other reviews, you’ll know that I don’t like to go into a lot of detail in my BitDegree reviews. And I’m not going to break my rule of a lifetime here. However, I am going to let you know a bit about what’s in the course.
It goes without saying that Diego talks about domain names, signing up for hosting, installing WordPress, and so on. There are some nice details he adds here including things like changing nameservers and settings inside the WordPress install itself. But what I really want to start talking about is the next bit.
Watch Out In Section 5
In section 5, he talks about themes and this is where he starts to go above and beyond. However, I need to add something that screwed me up completely. Diego recommends downloading the ‘Evolve’ theme that is in the download box in BitDegree, which I did. He does this so we can follow along with how he is customising the theme.
Unfortunately, when I updated the theme, it completely screwed up my site and I couldn’t fix it. So, either use a different theme and customise your site as you would like it. Or you could download the up-to-date version and just work out the differences between the two versions.
Having said all that, you could follow what Diego does and see what happens. If the same things happen to you, you can always just install a different theme. It’s not like you’ll actually screw up your WordPress install; it’s almost impossible to do that.
Let’s Start Thinking Positively Again
Okay, so the last section was a little bit negative, so we’re going to go up-tempo again. Section 8 is all about the various plugins you need and Diego comes up with some really good ideas.
As you know, I’m not a newbie blogger, or at least I don’t think I am, but he came up with some good plugins that I didn’t know about or had at the very least forgotten. ‘Sumo me’ is definitely a good one, so be sure to check it out.
He also talks about SEO by Yoast. This is a seriously good plugin for making sure that you get all your SEO sorted. Things you need to remember are:
– Paragraph length
– Alt tags
and many other items that are too boring to mention here. Boring, but really important, I mean.
Wrapping Things Up
And there I’m going to leave it. A great course on how to create stunning WordPress websites for business in 2019. As I have already said, this is an excellent course. I really hope if you’re reading this and you click on this link, it’s still free. However, if it’s not free, I still honestly believe it’s a great course to do, especially if you do not know anything about setting up a WordPress website.
No matter what you decide to do, I hope you found this blog post useful and I wish you the best for the future. Good luck in all your money-making ventures. Remember that whatever you decide to do, stick at it and you will almost certainly succeed.
If you enjoyed this review, please leave a comment. And if you think I’ve left anything out, feel free to add that below too. And if you do the course, come back and tell us what you think; we’d all appreciate it. Thanks and speak again soon.