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As a business owner, it is very important for you to take all measures to ensure that customers keep coming back to you for more. With technology continually changing, it is a good idea to expand your business onto the Internet and onto mobile devices. Having your own website is one of the very best ways to get your name out there and to bring in a much larger crown in terms of clientele. This is why it might be a good idea for you to work with a professional website development company that can help you to make this dream a reality.
One way that this type of company will work for you is that they will be able to create, design and develop your entire website. Most business owners do not know a thing about creating their own website. The whole process can be confusing and frustrating to say the least. When working with a professional website development company, they will be able to take the reigns from you and create the entire website so that it fits the specific type of business that you own. You will be able to work closely with the company so that your own ideas can come through in terms of the website and the way that it both looks and functions.
Another key benefit to working with a professional company that deals with website design and development is that you know the finished product is going to look fantastic. Sure, there are many do-it-yourself website design programs that you can download and do on your own. The problem with these types of programs is that it’s difficult to get a website that looks professional, finished and organized. The website development firm you work with will be able to create a professional design for you that is highly unique and creative. Also, the company will make sure that the new website is also compatible with most mobile devices since many individuals now look at websites on their phones and tablets.
In general, having a professional website is one of the best ways to keep customers happy and satisfied. If the site is easy to navigate and provides them with the information that they need, this is going to help in terms of superior customer service being provided to the public. Instead of attempting to design and create a site on your very own, it might be a good idea for you to carefully choose a development company and then work closely with them to ensure that your own ideas are coming through into the site that they are building for you. You will be highly satisfied with the finished product once it is complete.
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In this step-by-step video tutorial, I show you how to make a professional business website with WordPress using the free Spacious theme from Theme Grill. This tutorial is comprehensive and nothing is skipped so it should be easy to follow along, even for absolute beginners!
Things Covered in the Video:
0:00:00 Welcome Message
0:00:29 Bullet list of video contents
0:02:11 Complete walkthrough of what you’ll be creating
0:08:52 Setting up a domain name and hosting account with HostGator.com (Use wpsculptor1cent for 1 cent for your first month or use wpsculptor30 for 30% off your hosting order, Thank you for your support!)
0:14:42 Installing WordPress onto your hosting account
0:17:38 Logging into the backend of your WordPress site and taking care of some basic settings
0:21:58 Downloading and installing the free mobile friendly Spacious theme from Theme Grill
0:23:25 Creating pages
0:25:47 Creating navigation menus with drop down functionality
0:33:00 Specifying which page is your home page
0:35:02 Adding text and image content to your pages using the visual editor
0:37:45 Finding free high quality stock photos to use on your website
0:42:33 Making any text a link to another page using the visual editor
0:43:35 Adding a contact form to the contact page using a WordPress plugin
0:46:27 Using an image gallery plugin with a “lightbox” effect
0:50:10 Adjusting the image gallery thumbnail settings
0:52:26 Adding a YouTube video to your pages
0:53:42 Creating the “Copywriting” page with text and an image using the visual editor
0:55:23 Overview of Spacious theme options
0:56:09 Choosing a site layout width
0:58:04 How to potentially add a “favicon” to your site
0:58:55 Shout out to the optional Spacious Premium theme upgrade
0:59:33 Coming up with your own color scheme and using a free online resources to come up with color scheme ideas
1:00:43 Changing your website’s main primary accent color
1:01:52 Changing your website’’s background color
1:03:23 Creating a custom logo
1:12:44 Adding your logo to your site
1:13:48 Setting up the optional slideshow on your home page
1:15:50 Cropping your slide images
1:22:53 Discussing widgets and widget areas and adding several widgets to enhance the functionality of your site
1:24:13 Choosing between a right or left sidebar
1:27:29 Adding a Testimonial Widget to your sidebar
1:28:31 Adding a Featured Page widget to your sidebar
1:32:05 Adding 4 footer widgets
1:34:22 Setting up the contact page sidebar widget area
1:36:45 Setting up the home page utilizing the “Business Template”
1:40:02 Adding the Services Widget to your home page with professional icons
1:45:26 Adding a Featured Page Widget to your home page
1:46:04 Adding a Testimonial Widget to your home page
1:46:41 Adding a Call to Action Widget to your home page
1:48:04 Closing message and ways to say thanks 🙂
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