WordPress has become the industry standard for building a website. There are tons of themes (both free and paid), plugins to jazz up your site, and endless customizations to explore. In this class which was taught live on June 6, 2015, Mark Collier and David A. Cox will show you the basics of how to navigate a WordPress website. Below there is a giant list of links and resources to help you on your journey.

Adding the Visual Composer plugin gives you the ability to add text, images, buttons, columns, and more by dragging and dropping. If the theme you’re using doesn’t have a similar feature, I highly recommend Visual Composer. http://bit.ly/PCO-visualcomposer

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Three great resources for photos & graphics
Canva – http://canva.com
Deposit Photos – http://depositphotos.com
Photo Dune – http://bit.ly/PCO-PhotoDune


Avada: http://bit.ly/PCOavadatheme

X Theme: http://bit.ly/PCO-X-Theme

Jupiter Theme: http://bit.ly/PCO-Jupiter

Enfold Theme: http://bit.ly/PCO-Endfold


Simple Page Ordering: https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple­page­ordering/

WordPress SEO by Yoast: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress­seo/

Gravity Forms: http://www.gravityforms.com/purchase­gravity­forms/

Clean Talk: http://bit.ly/PCO-cleantalk

iThemes Security: https://wordpress.org/plugins/better­wp­security/

CLEF: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wpclef/

BackupBuddy: https://ithemes.com/purchase/backupbu…

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5 Responses

  1. Janis Weber

    Can I create a wordpress on WP.com then decide to host it at a later time. No plugins are included with a non-hosted site.
    Explain the difference between WP.com and WP.org??????????????

  2. Steven

    The implication of this tutorial is that it will be direct and organized yet you jump from one topic to another – totally unorganized. Very confusing.

    • Mark from PCClassesOnline

      Sorry you feel that way. We walked through building a site fairly directly. It’s been viewed over 5000 times at this point and have not gotten that feedback before.