Your First WordPress Website Masterclass

Guide

Guide

Your First WordPress Website

 

In this masterclass, you'll learn how to go from blank WordPress install to functional one page website in less than 1 hour.


You'll discover:

  1. The Basics of WordPress

  2. How to Build a One Page Website, Ready to Show to the World

  3. What’s Next? How to Go From One-Page to Fully Fledged Site

1. Do You Speak WordPress 

5.20 min

Understanding the basics of WordPress, will help you navigate the creation of a website. In just a couple of minutes you'll learn the difference between pages and posts and you'll discover what your WordPress theme is responsible for. 

2. Create a One-page Website

17.20 min

A one page website allows you to get a real, functional website up and running quickly. Creating this one page can be sufficient for your needs or can be a great start to build out the rest of your site over time.

We call it a one page website because the links in the menu link to elements on the page instead of separate pages.

Step 1: Optimal Setup

Step 2: Recommended Plugins

Step 3: Activate TTB & Shapeshift

Step 4: Go Through the TTB Site Setup Wizard

Step 5: Deactivate the Blog Page (optional)

Step 6: Edit Your Homepage (aka Your 1 Page Website)

Step 7: Set up Your Header Menu

3. What’s Next? How to Go From One-Page to Fully Fledged Site

55.36min (promised you you would have your one-page site in under 1 hour 😉 )

Step 1: Create Additional Pages

Step 2: Create Your First Blog Post


Slides


Questions? Leave them in the comments below!

  • The procedure you show to disable blogs/blog page (at ~43 min.) does not work. In editing in Theme Architect somehow the blog page continues to revert to Published state. But even when I go back and make the blog page Draft state and go to Settings->Reading->Posts page=Select, I can still enter the …/blog at the end of my main url and the blog page is displayed as if it was not disabled.

    • Hi Tim,

      This should be fixed in the latest version of Thrive Theme Builder to update to the latest version go to appearances >> themes >> Click Update on Thrive Theme Builder

  • Great course. Once I followed the instructions and implemented them and decide to change my mind, can I delete and start from scratch?

  • Hi Hanne
    Not sure what I am doing wrong here. I have followed your instructions from the beginning of the video and I’m now in section 3. At 58:30 when you search for the page link in the URL box (for the link for the menu item), I cannot get my install to do the same thing. Any idea what I may be missing

  • Hi Hanne
    I have answered my own question. I re-watched the video and couple of times and realised that I didn’t publish my page properly. TTB is now finding the link URL as demonstrated in the video. Happy days!

  • Good presentation, thanks.
    How can I collect email address from viewers that comment on my blog posts?, I checked all the Blog’s template an none of them has the option of collecting email address when people make a comment.

    • You can use Thrive Comments to ask people to sign up for your newsletter. You shouldn’t collect emails if they didn’t accept getting communication from you.

  • I have watched this video so many times and I am grateful for it because I’m basically clueless. My question is when I am ready to add additional pages to the blog site I start to get a bit confused. I am looking through the courses for how to create a multi-page website and so far I haven’t found it. Is there a tutorial that you can recommend? Maybe I just am missing it. This university is full of info so I’m pretty sure it’s there somewhere.

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