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Lesson 6 – Part 5 – Types of Genesis 2 Child Themes

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There a variety of types of Child Themes and because I teach people how to build business websites, my focus is on Child Themes that would be suitable for small business sites. I've categorized Genesis Child Themes into 3 groups. In fact, I have several handouts on the site. If we come over here to

Lesson 6 – Part 4 – Genesis Parent Theme & Child Theme

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If you have any experience of working in WordPress and using themes, you're familiar with the idea of installing a theme, however, the Genesis theme uses something called Child Themes. A Child Theme is not something that Genesis invented, it was in fact invented by WordPress. Child Themes are a way of augmenting an existing

Lesson 6 – Part 2 – The Type of Site We Are Creating

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Let's talk about the kind of site that we're creating using the Genesis theme and WordPress. The kind of site we're creating is a website that is suitable for service professionals that looks good on mobile devices. Building a Site with a Responsive Design This is the first course that I've taught that includes responsive

Lesson 6 – Part 1 – Course Introduction

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Good evening everybody and welcome to Lesson 6 of our Build a Professional Website Using the Genesis theme and WordPress. This is Lesson 6 out of 14 Lessons. Lessons 1 through 5 are already completed in on the site and they take a person from the beginning up to the point at which WordPress is

Lesson 5 – Installing & Using WordPress Themes

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In this video tutorial lesson you will learn how to install and use WordPress themes. Themes are used to customize the overall look, feel and functionality of WordPress business websites.  There are over a thousand free schemes to choose from at Wordress.org.  Fortunately you can easily preview these to see how they'll look on your site. First

Lesson 6 – Installing Genesis & the Agency Child Theme

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Lesson 6, Installing the Genesis theme and the Agency Child Theme, introduces our Build a Professional Website Using Genesis and WordPress course. The first five lessons are generic to WordPress and it is not until Lesson 6 that we get specifically to working with the Genesis theme and the Agency child theme. Here you will

Lesson 12 – Part 8 – Question and Answer Session

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Rick: Let’s go directly to questions. I want to start off with Angela, she has a bunch of good questions. I am going to unmute Angela's microphone. Good evening Angela, how are you doing? Angela: I'm good, Rick. How are you? Rick: I'm doing very well. First off, let's talk about your permalink question. Angela:

Lesson 6 – Part 1 – Purchase and Download the Thesis Theme

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Begin at DIY Themes In the first part of the lesson, we will download and install the premium theme called Thesis. So we are going to Google "thesis theme" press enter and here we go, let's click diythemes.com. There's a bunch of sales stuff here but we already know we want to purchase it, so

Lesson 6 – Install the Thesis Theme for WordPress

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In Lesson 6 of our Build a Professional Services Website using the Thesis theme and WordPress we discuss the benefits of the Thesis theme and show how to install and activate it. We recommend using Thesis for your small business/professional services website for many reasons. It allows for a very flexible website layout, easily customized

Lesson 1 – Online Store Site Organization

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In this first lesson of our Build an Online Store Using Shopp we focus on the site organization of an online store. We begin by discussing why good site organization matters and how to achieve it for stores of varying sizes. Then we cover the WordPress and Shopp tools that we'll be using to organize the

Lesson 5 – Installing & Using WordPress Themes

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In this video tutorial lesson we will learn how to install and use WordPress themes. We will be using themes to customize the overall look, feel and functionality of our new WordPress business website. There are over a thousand free schemes to choose from at Wordress.org. Fortunately you can easily preview these to see how

Lesson 4 – Setup your FTP System

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In this video tutorial you will learn to setup and configure the FTP and local file system for your site. For easy maintenance of your WordPress website and customization it is essential to have a well organized file structure on both your local computer and your website. It is also very useful to have those

Set Up Your Site Using HostGator

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This 5 lesson series parallels the first 5 lessons of our Start Building Your Website Here course. The original series uses BlueHost as a hosting company. This tutorial series uses HostGator to set up a website instead.  If you've chosen to host with HostGator please follow these 5 lessons and then pick up at Phase 2,

Lesson 1 – Part 3 – WordPress Site Structure

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Before we take questions and before we close, I want to talk briefly about the site structure. Now as you probably already know, WordPress has four native structural elements. It has pages, posts, categories, and tags. Create a Membership Website – Pages A page is a piece of static content. So on my site, for

Lesson 1 – Part 1 – Membership Website Course Introduction

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Well good morning everybody and welcome to the first week of a live twelve-week course on how to setup a membership website using WordPress and Thesis. This is an experiment for me that has come out of my experience of teaching classes in the classroom setting, and creating lesson videos, and in hosting live question