21 February 2015
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How to Create a Custom WordPress Website – BEGINNERS

http://wpsculptor.com

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a custom website with WordPress from START TO FINISH, without skipping ANY steps. This video is made for beginners to be able to easily follow along with each step!

I also show you how to get your first month of website hosting for 1 cent!

Topics covered in this video include:

-Setting up website hosting and a domain name with HostGator
-Installing WordPress
-Switching to a different WordPress theme
-Customizing your website with free textured backgrounds
-Creating pages and using the visual editor
-Finding free, high quality stock photos
-Using a free online photo editor called Pixlr to make custom header images and to re-size images
-Installing a photo gallery and contact form plugin
-Adding and taking away widgets to and from the sidebar
-Setting up a front page layout
-Finding and using free icons
-Basic WordPress settings and more!

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Learn more at: http://wpsculptor.com

Enjoy and please leave your questions and comments below!
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Video Notes:
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# Traffica Premium Theme: http://www.websitewizard.tv/yt/traffica

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# Plugins used:
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All in one SEO pack
SEO Friendly Images
WP Super Cache
Google XML Sitemaps

# Ping List: http://www.websitewizard.tv/yt/pinglist

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Video Chapters Index:
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Click on the time stamp below to go straight to that part of the video.

0:29 Website Overview
2:50 Why WordPress?
3:21 How Much Will It Cost?
4:11 Web Hosting
8:48 Welcome Email
9:10 cPanel Install WordPress
12:00 Logging in to WordPress
12:26 Setting up the Theme
14:50 – Website Logo
16:06 – Homepage Sliders
20:26 – Homepage Heading & Description
22:00 – Homepage Featured Areas
26:03 Creating the Pages
29:06 Contact Form
55:12 Sidebar Widget Area
59:02 Permalinks
1:00:02 Website Title & Description
1:01:03 Premium Traffica Theme
1:02:13 Social Icons
1:03:09 Search Engine Optimization Plugins
1:03:54 – All in One SEO Pack
1:07:11 – SEO Friendly Images
1:08:28 – WP Super Cache
1:09:00 – Google XML Sitemaps
1:09:41 – Ping List

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29 responses on “How to Create a Custom WordPress Website – BEGINNERS

  1. wpSculptor says:

    +Thomas Eliopulos Hey Thomas, I’m not sure why that would have happened
    unless you are using a different theme than the 2012 theme as different
    themes have different options. Changing the background color shouldn’t
    make that option disappear. You might need to look around at some of the
    other option settings to see if it has moved elsewhere.

  2. Gabriela Islas says:

    Hello thank you for posting this video its been super helpful! I did have a
    few questions though, I am not sure why we need to subscribe to the
    hostgator site? Is it used for more storage? And by using hostgator does it
    waive the fees from the wordpress website or is the hostgator fees an
    additional cost along with the wordpress fees? (Since I got the free
    wordpress blog to test it out) I was trying to follow along but I did not
    have the background option or header option under the appearance tab. I am
    not sure if this happened because I got the free wordpress option or does
    this have to do with the theme options?

    Thanks,
    Gabby

  3. simona bost says:

    Thanks A lot! I am a tech retart, but was able to follow along with no
    problem. The instructions were succinct, your voice quality damn near
    broadcast radio quality, and there were no assumptions of what I knew like
    in other videos as I know nothing. Again Great Instructions!

  4. TheDrsAdvocate says:

    Josh,
    Thank you this video was extremely helpful.
    I was wondering how I could put the search bar into the menu (aligned
    right)? And/or adding the widget “simple social icons” into the menu
    (aligned right). Thank you!

  5. J.R. Williams says:

    Josh:

    Enjoying and learning from your excellent WP videos.

    I have a question. Do you know of a WP plugin where I could make my own
    custom border from an image, similar to what I saw you do with Subtile
    Patterns?

    Another question, do you know of a good plugin to change a menu (button)
    bar.

    Thanks. J.R.

  6. Vaishnavi Varma says:

    may i ask you a question … look i tried making a page but the url doesnt
    change and the background and the picture nothing changessss

  7. Diya Sen says:

    Hi, This is wonderful. I do already have a site. I want to replace or
    rework on my present design. So how do I do that? 

  8. David Smith says:

    Is it normal to have to pay for a domain name when all your doing is making
    a trial website for a company? Also, aren’t some features restricted unless
    you upgrade to pro or something like that?

  9. Orangutan Conservancy says:

    Terrific stuff. Thanks for posting the tutorial.

  10. Melita White says:

    I cannot thank you enough for this! I do have one question, though….I am
    trying to change my front page so it doesn’t have the white background. I
    can see how to change the font color, but not the page. I’m not talking
    about the fixed background, but the part I write on. If I sound absolutely
    basic, it is because I am with this! BTW, I found the color I want #3b3131
    but I have no clue where to add it exactly. Every time I add it the code
    comes on the page, not the color. BTW, I am using the twenty fourteen
    theme. Thank you thank you thank you

  11. Sunanda1956 says:

    Hi wpSculptor!
    What an amazing tutorial. Thanks so much. With this tutorial I could build
    a trial website for a client using WP for the first time in my life… I
    have only one question. When I installed WP it automatically created a
    directory “www.mysite.com/wordpress” and all the files are in
    httpdocs/wordpress. What steps should I follow so that my site opens on
    http://www.mysite.com?

    I have used Twenty Twelve theme. just like this tutorial. Is there any way
    I can use a “FOOTER” like “Origami” theme showing blog categories and other
    stuff? Or do I have to use Origami theme and build all my pages?

    Thanks a million for such a great video lesson. I have limitations as I am
    basically a graphic designer…and I don’t know much coding except basic
    Html CSS. and some Dreamweaver. Your tutorial provided a lot of confidence
    and joy of learning new things.

    Thanks once again.

  12. Susan Hyatt says:

    Thanks so much for helping me create a website. I took out the section for
    making a comment, and want to add that ability back to the three posts I’ve
    already published. I went to Discussion and checked the box to allow
    comments. I also don’t see the the allow comments after clicking edit on
    each post. Please instruct how to do this.

  13. Natalie Mishoe says:

    You are a god send, I don’t believe in God but If I did I would say you
    were him. Before I started this crap I didn’t even know what a domaine was.
    Thanks to you I am on my way to a beautiful website. There is no way I
    could thank you enough. I’m not even joking when I say I was in tears
    yesterday over this. I am only 30 mins into your video but in that 30 mins
    I have been able to accomplish more than I have in two days and I
    understand what I’m doing. Thank thank thank you. Also I have a lot of
    girls that need help setting up a WordPress for our their business and I
    will be sending them to you. Xoxoxox.

    Nat 

  14. Charles Taylor says:

    Your tutorial is quite beneficial. Those who are looking for a perfect
    #theme generator this advance software #TemplateToaster is a perfect choice
    that I have found recently.This ‪#‎software‬ is highly recommended for the
    Beginners and Professional ‪#‎Designers‬ for creating a great piece of
    themes as well as rich #websites.

  15. Kazia Unique says:

    How would I get rid of the “Show Thumbnails” hyper link?

  16. Bhavani Thakur says:

    amazing video very informative. Thank you 

  17. WebsiteWizard.tv says:

    Hey there,
    @Raj- You can use a footer widget for this.
    @Sasha- There isn’t one in the settings, but you can either use a footer
    widget to add it manually, or you can use a social icons plugin.

  18. 洪耀雄 says:

    Have brought Traffica Theme. but how to remove widgetized footer?

  19. Frank Rick says:

    This was a very good training video. Thanks.

  20. gdess59 says:

    Hi Great tutorial! I have removed the side bar. Like Bridget I cannot get
    rid of the bottom grey area footer. Where do I get the blank text widget?
    Thanks again

  21. DrunkenShinobi says:

    Can someone help with the following problem? I bought my domain from
    namecheap and the host from hostgator. Earlier today I installed WordPress
    as shown in this video, and now, although five hours or so have, I still
    get an error when I enter the link in the Admin Area…

  22. Adam Feldman says:

    I removed all of the widgets from the primary widget area, but it is still
    showing the categories, search bar, archives and comments. See recording
    here Feel free to reach out to us directly using the information below:

    http://screencast.com/t/3o7IepI5T8lY

    What am I doing wrong?

  23. nikhil mite says:

    nice work man…..thanks for understanding the basics o word press very
    easily

  24. pat doyle says:

    I’ve started using ‘LocalBusiness’ theme and would appreciate knowing how
    to get rid of the ‘read more..’ buttons and links on the front page

  25. Eddie Acuna says:

    One of the most useful tutorials on WP I have seen. Thank you for taking
    the time to teach at the “Newbie” level!

  26. Shane Khnan says:

    I have been looking for a Tutorial that explains everything. You Sir have
    it. Thank You for taking the time to make these tutorials. Very easy to
    follow and very detailed, Thank You once again keep up the good work

  27. Anne Besley says:

    Hi again. If I may ask a quick question please….. I am trying to changes
    the second image in the Slider Setting (under theme options) and it wont
    change from the original one i uploaded…any suggestions? Thanks so much

  28. Bridgette4555 says:

    This is an awesome tutorial! I appreciate your easy to understand training
    style. I am using the Traffica theme that you suggested, but I can’t seem
    to locate the tutorial for removing the grey area at the bottom of the page
    that lists “About Us, Our Pages, Use of Widgets, and Search Anything”.
    Can you tell me where I would remove/edit these fields in WPress?

  29. JustinCharls says:

    Hello WebsiteWiz! I am having some problems. I already created a domain and
    already had a WordPress account before I did this tutorial.

    So basically I already have a wordpress password before I even got my
    wordpress password from QuickInstall.

    So I went to QuickInstall Link and tried logging into wordpress with the
    password it gave me, but I couldn’t. So I used my original password and was
    able to get in.

    I went to Appearance > Themes… I CANT add any downloaded themes 🙁 Any
    tips?

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