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The Complete WordPress Website Business Course

Master WordPress with this Complete WordPress Course, without learning how to code and without any programming!
Rob Percival
72,335 students enrolled
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Create all kinds of commercial websites, using WordPress, to sell to clients
Master the inner workings of WordPress, for fixing, troubleshooting, and building websites
Set up server and hosting environments in the most economical and secure way
Build and edit websites within staging and development environments
Migrate and transfer WordPress websites from staging to live and vice-versa
Sell Website Care and Maintenance plans to happy clients for recurring revenue

“This is one of the best Word Press courses you will find. Gregg is a phenomenal instructor and his lesson plans are well designed. The lessons are very easy to comprehend and engaging. I started this course with no knowledge nor understanding of Word Press and now I’m super confident in my ability to produce quality websites!” –William Hopkins

“So far this course has been the best I have experienced on Udemy! Gregg’s videos are clear and concise without any fluff. I have messaged him in the Q&A section and received a response within 12 hours! Can’t wait to get to the end!” –Walter King

No better time than now, and only increasing

With WordPress powering more than 25% of all websites in the world, there’s never been a better time to build an income and a business around it.

You’re here because you want to master WordPress, right? Good idea. You’re in the right place. And, you can do it without learning any programming or coding.

While WordPress is open source, and because of that has thousands of developers building resources for it, it still takes quite a bit of learning to become a master at building and managing websites with it. It’s not just learning the WordPress software, there’s a small amount of graphic design knowledge needed, hosting and server management, troubleshooting broken sites or problems by hacking into the back end and server setup, and properly staging development environments around new sites or when performing updates and changes on existing sites.

“What a great course! Good explanation and a lot to learn, friendly and very quick support. I’m only at the beginning and I’ll leave another review later after I finished this course. I’m sure there is much more to learn!” –Adriene

Why am I qualified to teach you?

Through this course, I’ll teach you everything I’ve learned and mastered
through 10 years of building, managing, migrating, and hosting WordPress websites.

“He is concise and well spoken, without dumbing it down at all. As a total newbie to WordPress, I’m thankful he’s offering this! 3 lessons in and it’s great so far.” –Jamie Rasmussen

My business lets me work on my own schedule, manage my home workspace
without a boss or a manager, and gives me an unlimited ceiling for profit and income and time freedom.

Without learning to code or programming anything, I’m able to leverage what’s already been done with WordPress to create modern, robust and functional websites for clients of all types.

I’m hoping you’ll get to the same awesome place in your work life. Let this course give you the head start you need to increase your income fast.

“[Gregg] has covered more areas than what an average
course would deliver, this is clear reflection of Greggs’ experience in
the subject. He has gone above and beyond to cover every aspect of
WordPress for a clear and concise understanding for a beginner.

Gregg is probably one of the best instructors I have come
across on Udemy and expert in the subject. Well done and Thank you for
an amazing course.”

–Mohamed Fawmey Mohamed Vinodh

Many of my best and biggest clients have come from “abandoned” WordPress websites, where the client’s website designer or developer has left the scene. My ability to get in and restore, fix, redesign, and continue to manage WordPress websites brings me lots of instant and recurring income.

You’ll learn how to do all this in 20 hours of easy-to-follow video content, fun lessons and challenges.

During this course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to start or improve your own WordPress website business.

The WordPress Ecosystem

“Straight forward and neat! Just what I need to step up the freelancing ladder. Highly recommended.” –Mr. Graciano Jose Reyes

It’s probably no surprise to you that the WordPress community has thousands of really talented and creative developers, designers and technologists working within it. And you may know that much of their work is available as open-source resources that will enable you to build your own business.

The open-source philosophy doesn’t mean that no one makes any money. On the contrary, by sharing much of what we, as a community, create, we all prosper much, much more, because we all share in expanding what’s possible with WordPress.

By spending zero-to-little money, you can stand on the shoulders of those who came before you, to create your own business niche, by learning the skills and secrets presented in this course.

“Instructor explains everything very clearly, and in detail. So simple to learn and understand in this course. Looking forward to finishing all of the lessons with much excitement. An A+++ instructor and course.” –Mekus

Summary of what you’ll get

  • Over 20 hours of video teaching and training.

  • Learn to set up local development environments to play with WordPress websites in private, on your own computer.

  • Evaluate and choose hosting for your own websites and client sites, with insights from 15 years of hosting client websites.

  • Free extended hosting trials at SiteGround and Flywheel for performing coursework and hosting your website experiments.

  • Premium Products WordPress Sandbox, where you can play with many premium WordPress resources, like Genesis Framework and Themes, WPMUDev Plugins, and other premium tools.

  • Your Website Sandbox lets you create an unlimited number of experimental learning environments.

  • Build more than 10 modern mobile-responsive websites, each with a different focus and learning purpose – each one could be re-purposed for a client website.

  • Active and helpful community and forum.

  • Direct access to your instructors for questions and help through the Udemy communications channels.

  • Lifetime access to the course, including all future updates.

What will I learn that I can apply to creating a profitable business right away?

  • Download and configure free open-source software tools and use online services to build the resources you need to create and manage WordPress websites.

  • Master the ins-and-outs of hosting and development environments, including servers, files, and databases that WordPress uses.

  • Learn how to get into the WordPress files and database to manually manage installation and troubleshooting for WordPress websites.

  • Build a simple brochure website after installing and configuring WordPress manually.

  • Add contact forms, Google Maps embedded in the site, and Google Analytics integrations for tracking visitors and traffic.

  • Create a blog-style website, including category and tag navigation systems, and post formats for organizing content.

How about more advanced topics I’ll need?

  • WordPress website migration and moving sites to different hosts and servers.

  • Hosting differences and migration services.

  • Using staging areas for website development and updating.

  • Working with Theme Frameworks and Child Themes.

  • Creating a Child Theme manually and using a plugin.

  • Customizing the WordPress Dashboard for clients.

  • Working with plugins, and vetting them for usability, reputation and longevity.

  • Website Speed and Performance testing.

  • Custom Post Types for customizing a website’s functionality to match the needs of a client.

  • Working with and extending Genesis Child Themes.

  • Setting up email systems: transactional email sent by WordPress, marketing email sent to email lists in bulk, and specific email addresses at website domains.

  • ECommerce and WordPress: using WooCommerce to build a webstore, and using Custom Post Types within WooCommerce.

  • Customizing Account, Cart, and Checkout pages.

  • Shipping and Digital Delivery.

  • Updating WordPress, Themes and Plugins.

  • Managing multiple websites for recurring income.

  • Creating multiple backup and restore systems.

  • Using website security through https:// and SSL Certificates.

Landing, managing, and keeping great clients

  • Finding clients and building client proposals

  • Website care and management services for recurring income.

  • Client billing for flat-rate projects and recurring charges.

Chapter 1 - About this Course

What You Need for this Course
What You'll Learn in this Course
WordPress Tour and Different Versions
Tools - Domains, FTP, Image Editing, Invoices, and Taking Payments
Resource List for your Toolbox

Chapter 2 - Prepare Hosting, Servers, and Install WordPress

Hosting and Local Development Environments
Website Hosting and Development Options
Local Development Environments
MAMP Overview
Laragon Overview with the Hosts File
Your First WordPress Website - using Local by Flywheel
Local by Flywheel - Files and Database Structure
New Interface for SiteGround Student Accounts
Your Free SiteGround Hosting Account
Your Free Flywheel Hosting Account
Install WordPress Manually using Local by Flywheel
Install WordPress Manually using MAMP
Install WordPress Manually using Laragon
Explore WordPress Files and Database
Student Sandbox Code
Get Your Sandbox

The Student Sandbox Signup Code is:


WordPress Defaults

Chapter 3 - Build a Brochure Site

Create a New WordPress Installation
Salts and Plugins
Static Homepage and Posts
Interior Pages, Navigation and Sidebar
Configure Contact Form
New rules for Google Maps - Get your API Key
Configure Google Maps
Google Analytics Plugin Changes
Configure Google Analytics

Chapter 4 - Build a Blog Style Homepage Site

Modify Homepage and Import Sample
Change Theme and Modify Homepage
Revise Navigation, Header and Footer
Categories and Category Navigation
Tags and Tag Navigation
Post Formats and Finishing Up

Chapter 5 - Migrating WordPress for Staging and Development

Site Migration using a Plugin: All In One WP Migration
Site Migration using a Plugin: Duplicator
Migrate a Site Manually from Local to SiteGround Hosting

In this lesson, we migrate a local WordPress website, and manually move the files and database over to a live server environment at SiteGround.

Migrate a Live Site to Local Staging
Migrating to Live Host and Staging Areas
How to get the Affinity Theme that we use in the next lesson
Change Theme and Update Live Site

Chapter 6 - Premium Themes, Frameworks and Child Themes

Why Premium Themes?
Frameworks and Child Themes
Create a Child Theme Manually - notes
Create a Child Theme Manually
Create a Child Theme Using a Plugin
Change the Admin Dashboard
Genesis Child Themes in the Sandbox
Changes to the Footer Edits in the Following Video
More Genesis Child Theme Edits
Code Snippets and WP Clips Plugins

Chapter 7 - Premium Plugins and Choosing Plugins

Premium Plugins at WPMUDev.org
Envato Market for Premium Plugins
Choosing Plugins from the Repository
Premium vs. Lite Plugin: Soliloquy Slider
Premium Plugins in the Sandbox

Chapter 8 - Build a Specialized Homepage Site, Corporate Style

Executive Pro Theme Update
Executive Pro: Import Demo Content
Genesis Homepage Widget Areas
Special CSS Classes in Genesis Themes
Changes to the Genesis Footer Editing Process
Navigation, Header and Footer
Custom Post Types and Taxonomies
Changes to setting the Blog Archive Page in the next lesson
Featured Post Widgets and Blog Archive
Contact Form Customization Changes

Chapter 9 - Build a Scrolling Homepage Site

Activate and Explore Cafe Pro Theme
Scrolling Navigation with Anchor Tags
Affinity Theme Scrolling Homepage
Cafe Pro Homepage Widget Layouts
How I customized the Café Pro Homepage
Custom Post Types with Custompress
Implement Your Custom Post Types
Homepage Content and Conditional Widgets

Chapter 10 - Custom Post Types with the Author Pro Plugin

Set Up Author Pro Theme and Plugin
Frontend Display of Author Pro CPT
Author Pro Homepage and Book Widgets
Further Author Pro Customizations
Book Cover using the PSD Template
Change Themes Preserving CPT Data

Chapter 11 - Email Systems: Transactional, Marketing and Send/Receive at domains

Two Types of Internal Email: Transactional and Marketing
Email Addresses at Private Domains
Transactional Email Setup with Google
Changes to Recommended plugin for SendGrid
Transactional Email Setup with SendGrid
Transactional Email Setup with SparkPost
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