Week 1: Creating Your User Journey & Brand Identity
This week we will set up our website, choose our theme, decide on our pages, and create our user journey throughout the site. Create your brand identity, determine your target client, and choose your colour scheme.
- Week 1 Timeline
- The Entrepreneur Mindset
- Setting Up & Updating Your Trello Board
- Buy Your Domain Name
- Set Up Hosting
- Helpful Guide: Using SiteGround
- Change Nameservers
- Set Up New Website & Install WordPress
- Creating Your User Journey
- Preparing Content For Your Website
- Choose Your Website Colour Scheme
- How To Make Money From Your Website
Week 2: Website Setup & Design
This week we will get our website, social media, and mailing list up and running. We will also finalise the branding and design of your business.
Week 3: Install Our Theme
This week, we are switching off our business brains with our strategy and content created. You will delve into development, and start building out the pages on your website. We will have our Contact & About pages finished by the end of the week.
- Week 3 Timeline
- Installing Your Theme
- Locate Your Theme Documentation
- Update SSL – Search & Replace Plugin / Other Methods
- Adding Site Icon
- Set Up Your Website Page Structure
- Assign Your Homepage & Blog Page
- Link Your Pages On Your Menu
- Learn About Theme Options, Customizer & Page Editor
- Complete Your Contact Page
- Editing Your Pages: WP Bakery
- Editing Your Pages: Elementor
- Adding a Contact Form
- Adding Custom Fonts To Your Website
In this module, you will learn more about CSS, which you were introduced to in the pre-coursework. Good CSS skills are essential for any web developer, so it's important to practice as much as you can this week and over the coming weeks.
Week 4: Customising Your Website
Use the tools you studied in week 3 to continue working through your website page-by-page. Your focus this week will be on creating your About / Services pages. You will get faster and better at development, and get two pages finished.
Week 5: Responsive CSS
This week we will continue working through your pages, with an increased focus on responsiveness. You will learn how to make your pages responsive so they look great on phones, tablets and computers.
Week 6: Functionality
You will be adding functionality to your website this week, using Wordpress plugins. You will start adding plugins to your website and configuring your functional pages.
Setting Up An Online Store
This module covers how to set up a WooCommerce store on your WordPress website to sell physical and digital products.
Week 7: Advanced CSS & Marketing
This week you will continue working through your pages, but with an increased focus on CSS. We will also create your social media and marketing plan for your business.
In this module you will learn how to set up your social media marketing plan for your new business. The Social Media Queen Nadine Burton will help you create your client avatar and learn how to get clients through social media.
Week 8: Code Complete
Code complete is Sunday of this week, which means your pages must be finished by then. You will need to wrap up the homepage and all other pages, and ensure that they look good across all screen sizes. This week we're focusing on getting things polished and perfect. We will also learn about GDPR and Cookie Policies.
Testing Your Website
In this module, you will learn how to test your website across three areas to make it pixel perfect for launch.
Week 9: Launch Your Website
Test your website and make sure that all bugs are removed. We will launch this week!
Week 10: Growing Your Audience
Money & Finance
In this module, you will learn how to set up your business and register for tax.