WP Academy programs are complete A-Z, beginner to advanced courses on the technology of web marketing, using the world’s favorite small-business website development platform, WordPress. Our courses are for small business owners, self-employed professionals, social media marketers, virtual assistants, traditional (HTML-based) webmasters… anyone who wants to learn how to create professional WordPress websites that sell.
Quite simply, we have been teaching these courses for 3 years to hundreds of satisfied customers, and nobody does this better than we do. We offer a complete package of Training + Support + Software that is expressly designed to get you everything you need to professionally design WordPress websites for yourself or your clients. Save yourself a ton of time and money by not having to outsource your website development; and/or make high-value websites for your clients with speed and ease, and sell these custom websites for whatever the market will bear.
All of our programs include access to the WP Encyclopedia™ 2014, currently the largest single reference source for WordPress web design and web-marketing technology on the web — and also the only one with a comprehensive, searchable index of WordPress and web marketing topics.
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The course is for everyone who wants to learn web technologies for the purpose of developing business on the internet. In addition to the fundamentals, you will get a very thorough overview of WordPress functionality, useful tools and plugins, and in-depth reviews of many popular themes and theme frameworks, both free and commercial. We also have full session on search-engine optimization, mailing lists and shopping carts, WordPress ecommerce and membership systems, and video production and distribution.
We hit the ground running with a detailed overview of what WordPress is all about, as well as:
Week 2: Fundamentals 2
We go one more step here with advanced content creation, including:
Week 3: Theme selection
Styling a site correctly is the difference between an amateur-looking website and one that looks professional. Choosing the right theme is half the work, and in this session we bring it down to earth for you by demonstrating some popular theme frameworks.
Week 4: Plugin selection
Week 5: HTML/CSS, Backup & Security, Moving Sites, Commenting
Week 6: Lead generation, Membership & E-commerce
Week 7: SEO, Social Media Sharing & Follow-me
Module 8 : Online video
WP Essentials (Free!) is for newbies who want to make their first site fast; WP Encyclopedia™ is for the do-it-yourself kind of person who wants a comprehensive training and reference source; while WP LIVE™ gives you one-on-one assistance from our experts, on your own schedule, along with a complete toolkit including themes and stock photos.
Almost everyone needs a little hand-holding in the early stages of learning web technologies — save yourself hours of frustration and missed opportunity by getting the help you need from the get-go.
“When I began Marc’s class (WordPress Academy 101), I had the rough beginnings of a website. It looked homemade and crude. It took me lots of time and effort to get that far. In the class, I was able to understand the entire process of creating a website that works and looks great as well. In addition, the resources available to students and the assistance provided go above and beyond expectations. Marc is not only a good teacher but very encouraging as well! If you want help with the process of building a website you can maintain and customize, this class teaches it all!” — Cindi Russell (www.BeyondtheCinderellaStory.com)
“As soon as I have time, I will leave you a raving review! I thoroughly enjoyed your class!” — Sean Makulowich (www.dfi-records.com)
“I loved the classes. Although they were very challenging and technical, they were also user friendly for those of us that are new to web design. Because of Marcs instruction and support, I am confident that I can create websites to meet any need. And when I get stuck, there are always the recordings to fall back on. Thank you Marc for sharing your knowledge and expertise” — Cindy Z. (www.beholdasite.com)
“I thought that the class was excellent – it covered a wide variety of topics and Marc is extremely knowledgeable about WordPress. Plus, he genuinely cares about his students and goes above and beyond to assist them. I would highly recommend the class.” — Joan M. Silverio (www.YourInternetMarketingStrategist.com)
“I wanted to thank you for your webinar and your help and assistance during the course. I find it quite amazing I now have a website since just a couple months ago I didn’t have any idea how I was going to accomplish that. Especially since I wanted to do it myself, not hire someone to take it over.” –Leigh Pobst (www.reflectionshealingstudio.com)
“Marc is such a delight to work with. With his expertise and instruction, I now have a beautiful and adaptable website for my business “In The Garden, Design, Care & Workshops.” Quite amazing – workable pages up within 2 weeks; looking good in 6 weeks! After many years of procrastination…. I’m enjoying learning “how to” and so excited to finally say “YES, I have a website – www.inthegardendesign.us.”” — Charlotte Kidd
“I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to work with you on Sam’s site. He is so happy with it and full of expansive ideas. And this was my real goal, so thanks. You have a special place in my heart and prayers.” – Sister Michaela, www.samkeen.com.
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Includes the WP Encyclopedia 2014 help system and the WordPress Virtual Summit recordings. Accessible from a desktop browser, tablet or iPad.
All updates included through July 2014. Your access to content never expires. By donating to our project, you are helping us develop the next generation of this life-changing system.
Note: WordPress support is not included – if you need support, purchase WP Live.
WP Live is a 3-month program that runs 2-3 times a year. The Spring 2014 session ends in late May.
Each session provides:
Join early to get additional weeks of free support. Includes lifetime updates to to WP Encyclopedia.
Live course schedule – Winter/Spring 2014:
All lectures are recorded in case you miss any. Coaching groups happen morning, afternoon and evening in EST time zone — so whatever your schedule and time zone (including Europe, Australia and New Zealand), you should be able to find a group that works for you. Here is the current schedule (however note that we add sessions depending on course registration and student requests):
Extend your WP Live support & software to 12 months ! Only $15/mth (x 9 months) extra includes 1-year access to drop-in coaching groups, ticket support, themes and stock photos. Plus enroll in (or repeat) any WP Live lecture session in the upcoming year at no charge.
Includes lifetime updates to WP Encyclopedia