SISTERHOOD SESSIONS: WEEK 4 | PREVIOUS WEEK

In our second week of WordPress, we’re looking at products and the plugin WooCommerce. This is an amazing plugin that gives WordPress the e-commerce functionality.
The primary focus last week was to show you the basics of setting up your website using WordPress- a free open-source content management system used by over 39% of the website online. Simply put WordPress allows you to create practically any type of website you like!
There are two types of WordPress websites. First, there is WordPress.org also known as self-hosted WordPress, and then there is WordPress.com. I recommend using self-hosted WordPress.org because it gives you access to all the WordPress and is perfect for small-medium businesses.
Session topics (last week and this week)
Our goal in this session is to get a basic understanding of WordPress and create our first set of pages.

To get started with your website, you will need a domain and hosting.

Your domain is the website address that users will type to visit you (example ninarosecreative.com).

The next step is to choose web hosting. This is where all your website files will be stored, so users can view your site.

I have an affiliate with the hosting company that I’ve used for years called one.com, and if you use the link below, you can get both domain name and hosting for £9 which also includes 100 email addresses: http://one.me/enacwhuj

The package you will need to select is the ‘Beginner package’.

Once you’ve setup your domain and hosting you will be able to login to your Control Panel and use 1-Click WordPress to install WordPress. Click link below to get help with the installation: https://help.one.com/hc/en-us/categories/360002171377-WordPress

Once you have installed WordPress, you’ll reach the WordPress dashboard or the admin area. It has a sleek layout with a toolbar at the top and an admin sidebar menu on the left.

The real power of WordPress is in the plugins.

Think of plugins as the apps for your WordPress website. They allow you to add new features to your website such as adding contact forms, create a store, etc.

There are more than 60,000 free plugins available in the official WordPress plugin repository alone. This abundance of plugins can be overwhelming for beginners.

We’ll install the necessary ones to begin with.

NEXT SESSION

In our next session we’ll be creating content using Photopea (Free, online photoshop alternative) and an app called In-Shot.

YOU WILL NEED ACCESS TO A LAPTOP FOR PHOTOPEA AND I WILL RECORD AN IN-SHOT DEMO AND POST IT HERE. 

Before the next session please download In-Shot on your phone- https://inshot.com/

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Rozina has over 12 years content creation experience and is here to help you through your course needs. Her areas of expertise are visual design, strategy and content marketing.

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