Creating a website and then help people meet their needs whilst achieving your business goals is useful and fun. More so if everything is free:
• FREE easy-to-build professional website
• and FREE hosting.
Online Training from the comfort of your own home or office: convenient, effective and safe! Zoom is easy to use and very user-friendly. You don’t need to download Zoom – you will receive an invitation link for you to join the meeting.
Having a website is as important as having a phone. Thousands of people are online searching for products and services. Thousands more are on social platforms.
Whatever your business or social interests, with simple to use tools you can get your own website up and running in no time!
Simply choose your template, add a few details about your business and/ or hobbies, tell people how to contact you and press publish. Customers will be able to find your business in Google search results and on mobile devices.
Here’s what you get:
Do’s and Don’ts
A couple of “Golden Rules” to get you started.
How to search for a Domain Name.
Web Hosting Companies
Which to use, which to avoid? AfriHost, BlueHost, GoDaddy, Google Sites, Hetzner, HostGator, MWeb, WordPress, XNeelo, Yahoo…
Which to use, which to avoid? Google Sites, Wix, WordPress…
Setup a WordPress.com Profile.
Settings in the Admin Area
• All Users
• Invite New
• Personal Settings
Setup a Gravatar Profile.
The Gutenberg/ Block Editor
Important blocks to learn.
- Set Screen Options
- Add/ edit/ a couple of pages s.a Home, Contact Us, Gallery
- Page Attributes
- Set Featured Image.
• Add New
• Add Photos/ Photo Gallery
Photos, Galleries and Photo Albums
How to quickly search for a photo in the media library: it enables you to search by ‘item’, ‘date’, ‘keyword’.
Image Attachment Details
- Alt text – let images help your Search Engine rankings
Image Attachment Display Setting
- Media File
- Attachment Page
- Custom URL
- Thumbnail Grid
- Tiled Mosaic
- Square Tiles
- Tiled Columns
Wrap text around Image.
Embed a YouTube Video to a Page or Post; Embed a Video as a Widget.
Easily add, customize and embed Google maps on pages and posts and… widgets.
Choose a theme – you can change the look of your blog with over 380 attractive WordPress themes ranging from professional to fun to crazy, and you can switch themes instantly with just a click of a button. Each theme allows you to customize your sidebar using widgets, and several themes let you upload your own photo or image for the header bar.
Add a Nav Bar, Menus and drop-down Menus.
• Blogs I Follow – display linked images for the blogs you follow
• Facebook like box – display a Facebook Like Box to connect visitors to your Facebook Page
• Follow button – add a WordPress follow button to allow people to follow your blog easier
• Gallery – display a photo gallery or slideshow as a widget
• Gravatar Profile – display a mini version of your Gravatar Profile
• Top Posts & Pages – shows your most viewed posts and pages.
• Top Rated – a list of your top rated posts, pages or comments.
• and more…
Days, weeks and months; Referrers; Search Engine Terms; Totals, Followers and Shares; Top Posts and Pages; Clicks; Enhanced Stats.
Enable mobile theme.
- How to create links and have them open on new pages
- How to edit URLs on pages and posts
- And more…
What you need to have to attend this Online Training
Online Training from the comfort of your own home or office: convenient, effective and safe! Zoom is easy to use and very user-friendly. You don’t need to download Zoom – you will receive an invitation link for you to join the meeting. All you need is a desktop or laptop and a headphone with mic.
Two-day Training of two and half hours per training session, 9:30am – 12 noon.
This is a hands-on Event. During this workshop you are going to create your own free website.
R590 for the 2-Day Training Course.