Create Your Own Website Using WordPress

Create your website, step-by-step, with the most popular website-building platform in existence

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Being in charge of your own website is a game-changer.

It makes no sense to have to consult a web designer each time you want to add something to your website. It can also be difficult to explain the image you're aiming to project.

Perhaps most importantly, hiring a professional costs you money, just at the moment when you may not have a large budget to invest.

WordPress is the most-used website-building system out there, and if independence and flexibility are what you want, it's the obvious way to go.

This is where I can help you.

My course will show you how to use WordPress to build a website that's perfect for your needs.

This course was created especially for you if you're:

  • an entrepreneur
  • a small business owner of any kind - whether you're a graphic designer, a career coach, an accountant, a yoga teacher or you sell your craft creations, or anything else, online

  • an artist or someone wanting to display their work

  • a blogger

  • someone who just needs to get up and running with an internet presence, whether it's an online "business card" or to showcase a project.

My idea is not to teach you to become a web designer. (This would take many more hours of training, and it's my guess that you don't want to spend time and energy learning technicalities that aren't necessary for whatever else it is that you specialise in.)

My aim is to help you become a proud and satisfied self-built website owner, with a really professional website that fits your needs, works as you want it to, and projects the exact kind of image that you want to project.

  • Study at your own speed.

  • Learn how to get set up easily.
  • You can follow along with me while building your own website.
  • Learn how to create a website that looks really professional.
  • Keep on track with your Website-Building Roadmap.
  • Use my 5-step system to make a great choice of theme.
  • I use plain language and only talk technicalities when you really need to hear about them.
  • Get your questions answered if you don't understand anything.
  • The course allows you to delve as deeply into WordPress as you want to. You can keep it simple if that's what you prefer.

More about your teacher

I'm a DIY website specialist, the author of a number of books about DIY website creation, including the bestselling Create Your Own Website Using WordPress in a Weekend which came out in 2013.

I got into web design way back in 2001 and ran a web design business for many years, specialising in websites for small businesses, before I began sharing my knowledge through teaching and writing.

My clients used to ask me to teach them to make their own website updates, which at that point was impossible since it would mean teaching them how to code. But then WordPress came along and everything changed - I began teaching my clients how to make their own updates, and then I started to run workshops to show people how to create their own website using WordPress. Then I was asked to write a book about it, and then another, and so on...

Via my books and over many years of teaching face-to-face workshops, I've helped literally thousands of individuals and small business owners create themselves their own successful websites.

Here I am in action helping people build their websites!

Course Contents

  Module 2: Domains, hosting and how to install WordPress
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  Module 7: Making your website work for you
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Your Personalised Website Assessment

I want to give you feedback, just as I do for my real-world students. I want to help you beyond the reach of the course, to make sure you really do create the best website possible for whatever it is that you want to do with it.

So I offer everyone who's completed the course the chance to get a personalised assessment from me once you've created your own website.

When your site is live, let me know you're ready, and I'll send you my assessment by email, which will include any pointers and ideas as to how it could be improved. Outside the course this assessment would be worth $150, so you really are getting amazing value.

This is not an email exchange or a consultancy offer - it's a one-shot opportunity to benefit from my experience, in which I'll make my very best ideas and insights available to you, tailored precisely to the website you've created.

This is my way of making sure that your DIY website is really as good as it can be, and that you get the best value possible from taking this course.

What others have said

"Thanks to you I now have a website that is up and running and is making money and I have not had to pay a fortune for it and it is under my control."
Andrew Wilkins

"Alannah is great: she makes WordPress simple!"

Stephanie Griffiths

"I can do it, because you showed me how."
Elizabeth Milovidov

"You have created a great course! As someone who had bought a web address and hosting package but really was stuck at what to do next, your course got me unstuck. I found it really useful following along the courses and configuring my website step-by-step, side-by-side. I am now at the stage where I am selecting a suitable theme for my website and your course has given me the confidence to be able to make the right decisions.

The level of complexity was perfect - you explained things clearly and without ambiguity. Some things were more complex than others, but the pace and delivery ensured that they were covered in detail. I'll definitely be recommending your course."
Perry Tatman

"You reduced the fear of this kind of venture and created a spark of confidence! Thanks again."
Andy Peet

“The videos are great, and your explanations and descriptions are so comprehensive and thorough, that along with the on-screen demonstrations, this course must be the most “go to” authority that there is for anyone wishing to build a WordPress website or blog.

It so happens that I am currently creating my own WordPress website from YouTube videos and your previous books, and have found that there are errors I've made and things I've missed which I can now correct, thanks to having followed the course.”
Robert Leach

"The course has been great at not only breaking down the components of building a WordPress website, but also the explanations weren’t stuffed with unnecessary details or technical jargon.

What I liked most about the course was that each lesson was contextualized and explained with a sense for storytelling. You broke down each feature and explained each within the greater context - so now I have a lasting grasp of how WordPress works that’s committed to memory!

You also referred to specific themes and tools so that I didn't have to do guess work. I also really like the fact that each lesson has a PDF transcript so that you can easily go back for certain information, without needing to sift through each video.

Your course is approachable and the depth is perfect to not only to get going with WordPress, but it contains enough education to work with it over years. I can't wait to get my professional website glowing on WordPress!"

Kendra Valentine

"You are a very good teacher. Calm, comprehending, direct and fun. I would certainly recommend your course to my friends."
Alice Nebot

"You really simplified WordPress in a manner that I no longer feel intimidated."
Tayyab Dilmohamud

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What about updates?
You'll automatically get access to all future updates I make to the course.
Will this course help me set up a blog with
No, if you want to use this isn't the course for you. This course is only for people who want to use the full-fledged version of WordPress, known as "self-hosted" WordPress.
Do I need any technical experience?
Absolutely not. This course is designed for everyone, even people who've never done anything like this before. While you don't need to be any kind of techie, you do need to be relatively confident on your computer, familiar with cutting and pasting, surfing the internet and so on, and willing to experiment with new things.
Do you go into programming in the course?
No. This course isn't for you if you want to learn programming - we do not cover any programming at all.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If it turns out this DIY website thing doesn't suit you after all, or for any other reason you don't want to carry on with the course, contact me within 30 days and I will give you a full refund of your payment, with no questions asked.
Any more questions?
Feel free to ask! Email me here: [email protected] and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Let me help you take control and build yourself the website you need.

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