Build A Basic Website

A project-centered course. 9 in-person sessions.
Now Online via Zoom!

Perfect for the small business owner, entrepreneur or hobbyist. Learn to build and maintain your own WordPress website.

Make Your Own Website by Spring!

Upon completion of this DIY course you will have your own 6 page brochure-style website with a simple contact form.

You will need to have a zoom-enabled, internet connected, computer for our meetings. You will have homework to complete before the class begins, as well as between each session. All levels of confidence are welcome, but a basic computer, website and email proficiency is required.

In this course you will:

  • Get Hands on WordPress Experience
  • Select and Implement a Theme
  • Select and Install Plugins
  • Create a Contact Form
  • Learn Security and Maintenance Best Practices
  • Create a 6 Page Brochure (text and images) Style Website

All content for your website will be provided by you.  If you do not have content ready for your site when the course begins, there will be time to develop it as homework during the course. The term “content” encompasses any headlines, text, images, artwork, photography, or logos you will add to your website. In each case, you should have permission to use content that was not created by you. If you need resources for stock photography or dummy text, I can provide them. If you already have a WordPress website, you can export and re-use your content, or build new.

Important Note! You will need to purchase your own hosting and domain before the class begins. Recommendations upon enrollment.

WordPress is a free, open source, user friendly, web browser-based Content Management System, that allows you to create and publish your content on the web. If you can fill out a web form, you can publish content with WordPress. Hosting costs vary, depending on your needs. Reliable hosting costs ~$40-$100 / year.

Extended sessions may be available to dig deeper into simple third-party (etsy, instagram, patreon) integrations, theme customization or email marketing depending on interest. This course will not cover e-commerce or SEO in any depth, but this could be considered if an extended session is scheduled.

Nine 60-minute sessions via Zoom.

$999 – solo lessons
$555 – per person with three or more students. find friends to learn with!

Payable in installments.
Final payment due first class.

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    basic hostingregistered domaininternet accessemail, computer and internet proficiencyadditional software licenses as necessary for your desired results

    Emily Sparkle has been building and maintaining websites for more than 25 years. She has helped dozens of small to mid-sized businesses attract clients and gain exposure on the Internet. Let her help get your project onto the web.

    Sure looks weird around here....

    Remember the website I had 10 years ago that said ‘The Shoemakers’ children never have any shoes?’ I’m here again to say I’m too damn busy with projects to make this website prettier for now, but I had to disable those items that were not serving my site.

     

    Don’t use old tech, kids! Just like I tell my clients. If you let your site get out of date, it’s not secure.