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How To Build An Online Course Website With WordPress 2017

Today is an exciting day and I am so excited
for you my name is Adam and my website is

WPCrafter.com and I teach non-techies how
to use WordPress how to build amazing online

presence is how to build an amazing website
to have greater impact through being online

and being exposed to the world and we have
an exciting adventure to go through together

right now on this video it's going to be a
long video but it is going to be so worth

your while it's actually pretty crazy that
I'm even doing this so I have courses on my

website in this video I'm going to teach you
how to do the very same thing I have over

12 courses on my website here packed with
valuable content in these courses are helping

people but this video is not about my courses
and me helping people this video is about

you having courses and you helping people
with your very own website I have put together

the second version of my online learning management
system website that I'm going to show you

step-by-step how to have for yourself in this
video and I have got to say this is the most

beautiful template that I have ever put together
the most detailed video on exactly how to

do it that I have ever put together and this
is why I'm excited for you so before I show

you the layout I wanted first tell you that
I put together not one layout but is three

homepage designs for you I wanted a very stylish
design very much using all of the modern design

trends a more traditional design that has
some feminine colors and I also took that

same design input more masculine colors on
it but the best thing is is through this video

and what you can learn you can make your site
look however you wanted to look so without

me continuing the ramble on let me show you
exactly what I have for you today first this

is the homepage design this is the more design
centric homepage design now everything can

be changed every image all the text using
an easy to use front and builder that just

so happens to cost nothing it's good to be
free to you and everything can be changed

and when you scroll down I put so much effort
into modern design elements here with using

drop shadows very stylish buttons we have
a beautiful testimonial area here I know this

is a corny image but I just wanted to show
this beautiful area with this different shape

on the top and the bottom that you can use
to talk about you and to tell people about

you here so we can highlight the different
courses with a text image and then it alternates

right here and right here beautiful price
grid right here in then your final call to

action right here at the bottom so this is
the more stylish design and I'm initially

step-by-step how to build this but right here
is the more traditional design right here

in this is the masculine version of it right
there so we have this big headline image with

a button right here we have our four different
columns with the features of what they can

learn we have a testimonial area here that
looks so modern and stylish that we have a

little highlight here of your courses and
if you have a membership you can promote your

membership right here on your homepage as
well and finally we have a bit of information

on you the course creator and then some frequently
asked questions right they're here is that

same homepage but more feminine colors and
the color schemes already chosen but like

I said you can change these colors to whatever
you want them to be after you learn how to

use this page builder which are going to learn
in this video and so it's the same layout

but we have a different color scheme here
that might appeal to a more branded feminine

audience and so here's courses the same thing
highlighting a membership here and we have

an area about you frequently asked questions
and a final call to action at the bottom so

you're going to be able to use any of these
page template designs I really haven't done

for you but I'm actually to show you in this
video step-by-step how to create that first

hi design style page template in this video
so there's more to this of course there is

the learning experience for your students
so right here is the course of catalog page

we only have this one course here but in this
video I'm in a show you how to create courses

in it so were to learn all of that in this
video this is the course catalog page right

here is the members dashboard and if they're
not logged in there to be presented with this

login screen right here all the colors can
be changed and do not worry if you're a guy

and you're like I don't want these feminine
colors on my website don't worry because you

can learn how to change it to suit exactly
what you're doing your branding your colors

what your vision is your gonna be able to
make this at the end of this video look however

you want it to look right here is the members
dashboard when they are actually logged in

so they can see a list of the courses that
they're in rolled in and then jump back in

to where they left off they've got a listing
for their courses right here they can edit

their account information there's a voucher
system that I'll explain briefly in this video

order history and then they can also of course
sign out now here is what a course page would

look like you can have this beautiful image
here or you can have a video telling them

about the course and then here is on the sidebar
you don't have to have this but I have it

there a listing of all of the lessons and
their course progress and then as they scroll

down here is also a list of lessons that are
broken down into different sections for your

students now here's the best part a lot of
effort went into creating a most beautiful

lesson layout so your students can have the
best most premium learning experience on your

website here is our lesson layout right here
we have this gorgeous large area here for

you to put the main course content this could
be videos that could be audio if you are using

some third-party system to create interactive
lessons with flash or something like that

anything that you want you can embed in this
area right here in the best part is as well

this dark color in the back on here you're
going to be able to make that any color that

you want so this could be a truly unique experience
for your website and for your branding here

is the lesson content right there and your
students will be able to click on this button

marked this lesson completes and then go to
the next lesson in here again is that syllabus

of lessons that they can jump back and forth
on so here let's talk about how this video

is going to work I have put a lot of effort
to be organized in this video to be straight

to the point in this video now invariably
there's a chance I might miss something if

you head over to my website I will have all
the documentation there as well and if there's

anything I might leave out I will definitely
address it in there in a frequently asked

questions section there is a description area
of this YouTube video that will have that

link also in the description area of this
video I will have everything broken down by

timecode so your can easily be able to jump
back forth back and forth in this video make

it easy if there's an area that you need to
go over again now the only cost to everything

were going to do in this video you do need
web hosting and the only other cost is going

to be your time your effort in your energy
to put into this and I am excited for you

you don't need to go with one of those third-party
systems where they're saying this is here

and you gotta pay $400 a month or this right
here it's $1200 a year or this complicated

solution over there is $500 a year there's
so many different learning systems that are

these hosted solutions where you're kind of
locked down into this rigid system that you

can't really get looking the way that you
wanted to look you can't get it to behave

the want you the way you wanted to behave
and it's overpriced and then you also can't

control if it some third-party website service
whether they go out of business or not and

leave you and your students high and dry this
is a self hosted WordPress websites that you're

to be able to have on your web hosting account
your customer date is can it be yours when

someone makes a payment all that money goes
to you and everything you see right here is

all going to be created very easily using
a front end based page builder that is so

easy to use Juergen to be able to take this
design and make it look exactly how you want

it not how I think you want to but how you
think you wanted that's a problem with a lot

of these hosted solutions they give you in
force you into a box of what they think if

you want but now you're going to be able to
have exactly what you want and I don't want

you to be intimidated at all during this process
this is something that you can do as long

as you are willing to learn and in this video
you're not going to find anyone explaining

it in an easier non-techies way I understand
that you want to make a course is that you

can sell your not wanting to make a website
you're not wanting to make a learning management

system you're wanting to make your content
and that's why I have made this process as

easy as possible now the way this video is
going to work is first I'm going to show you

how to order your web hosting account and
your domain name then I'm going to show you

how to set up WordPress after that I'm going
to show you how to create these three homepages

that I showed you however you don't have to
do that if you don't want to you can just

install the templates and then just tweak
things as you want however I would encourage

you to go through its you can see how easy
it is to work with this page builder I think

you're gonna be blown away at how easy it's
going to be for you to get your website looking

exactly how you wanted to look very stylish
and modern and ready to convert prospective

students into students in your course then
after that were getting install this learning

management system which is also free and I'm
in a go through all the settings and then

after that were going to create a course working
to create a short three lesson course that

you can give away for free just so that you
can see how easy it is to create a course

and I'm gonna teach you everything I'm not
going to leave anything out a minute teach

you how to automatically send your students
emails when they enroll in the course when

they complete lessons I want to show you how
to look at the analytics and see how your

students are doing how their progress is in
the course I'm gonna show you how to collect

payments for your course I am going to show
you how to create coupons for your course

if you wanted to I'm not gonna leave any steps
out in this video so what are we waiting for

let's get started alright so now I want to
tell you how this is all going to work and

this is actually how all my videos are to
be them knocking to be in them however if

you look at any of my videos on my channel
I'm in everyone but this is a learning experience

here and I don't want to distract the just
want to show you all the content but I want

to do just give you an explanation of how
everything's gonna work so you know what to

expect in the past I would make this a long
three hour video and it was always hard to

find the spot of what you're looking for in
the video and so I'm doing things a little

different for this video instead of having
one video I've broken it down into more bite-size

chunks and I have them as separate videos
on YouTube and then I have them organized

as a YouTube playlist now the reason I wanted
to explain this is because you might not be

familiar with a YouTube playlist and what
that is so essentially there are a few ways

to get to this playlist the first and easiest
way is if you scroll down in this video right

now there's this option right here that says
you show more now when you click on that it's

going to show some information for the video
and here is the link right here it says watch

the entire playlist and when you click on
this even though it says my website address

it's going to take you there but then it's
gonna bounce you straight back to YouTube

into the playlist so all you have to do is
go ahead and click on that and if I have any

additional information for any of the videos
you'll see it in this show more area this

is also known as the video description box
and you can see it says description right

here so just go ahead and expanded right there
and sometimes I will put additional information

in the comment area there's the ability for
me to pin a comment to the top and you can

go ahead and look there'll also put a link
to the plate list right there now also eventually

I'll add to this description box and I'll
have time codes for the longer videos that's

where all the different parts of the video
are listed out in there's a time code and

you can just click on it in the video it would
just jump straight to that point in the video

and it might take me a little bit of time
to get those in there but I eventually will

get those in there for every video in this
series now the other way to get to the playlist

is just to go ahead and click on my name right
here in this will take you to the home for

my channel here on YouTube this is what it's
gonna look like right here when you go to

the home all you have to do is click right
here it says playlists and you're in a sea

of all my playlists now Mexican organize a
lot of these and clean them up but it's right

here how to create an online course website
with WordPress and it's the 2017 version right

here is the 2016 version I should go ahead
and change the name there now when you click

on this it's going to take you to this page
right here and you could just click on the

first video to start playing it and when you
do it's gonna look like this you can have

all the videos here on the right and you can
just scroll down and click to them now here's

the thing I'm a to be adding to these videos
and they just can automatically show up in

here I thought this would be the easiest way
to separate out this video series into more

bite size chunks so it's all these separate
videos that you see here on the right side

now also if you prefer you can watch it all
on my website as well I have a link to this

page on my website you can see it looks very
similar I have the video here and here are

a list of all the videos and you could just
click on it and it will start playing one

of the advantages obviously watching on my
website is when you scroll you can see the

video kindness shrinks into the side there
and you can scroll and start absorbing some

of the other information there also on my
way side I'll be adding any additional technical

notes and frequently asked questions and things
like that where it's not that easy to put

it on YouTube so you can come here and find
it arty have the frequently asked questions

that have links to everything in a bunch of
information on this page so it's up to you

where you want to watch these videos also
for the products that I'm to be using throughout

this video course I will have links to them
all here on this page and I will also have

links to the support for those products so
a lot of times people will come to me with

specific questions and I'm more than happy
to ask but a lot of times those products have

their own knowledge bases in their own list
of support documents with those answers and

I'll have all the links to all those places
here on this page right here and you can also

leave a comment for me on this page I respond
to all my comments here on my blog and sometimes

it's easier to process comments on my blog
than it is on YouTube but it's up to you you

can watch either place and you can leave comments
at either place so when I release the 2016

version of this a lot of people were asking
me why am I doing this why am I giving this

away for free and honestly I just got to tell
you it's kind of in my nature to give to people

to want to give to people if you were to talk
to anyone that I'm personal friends with or

any of my family members my wife anyone in
my family I'm just one of those giving type

of people and so that's part of the reason
why I'm just essentially giving this to you

I could easily just take this and wrap it
up into a course that's on my website and

charge $100 or whatever for it but I'm just
going to give it away for free to you on YouTube

because I really want to help people take
their knowledge and abilities and impact other

people with that also I really believe that
the more I give to people what they need the

more I will in turn get what I need in life
and that's just the guiding principle that's

good for anyone and lastly if you're to maybe
order the hosting that I recommend a work

maybe get the Pro version of the page builder
that I talked about hour and a small amount

of money which is nice as well but if you
want to thank me here is how you can thank

me first when you're on YouTube and you're
here on the playlist there's a share button

here and you can click on this and it's gonna
give you a link that you can copy and you

can use to share on all of your social media
accounts and I want to ask if you want to

thank me can you share this with people that
you're connected with on Twitter on Facebook

on LinkedIn just share this out with other
people that would really help if you're part

of any Facebook groups you you might bump
into me and a bunch of Facebook groups I'm

on Facebook I'm in a ton of Facebook groups
in someone's talking about hey how do you

have an online course and all that kind of
stuff if you could share this with them it

would help them and it would help me as well
another thing that you could do to thank me

is every video that you watch go ahead and
click this thumbs up button that is what YouTube

calls engagement and it helps me it helps
the video and it makes it so more people will

get to see this video on YouTube sees this
engagement so far every single video please

click this I like this button this thumbs
up button that also will help me out another

thing you could do is engage in the video
and that would be to leave a comment in the

comment section on the videos when you scroll
down on every video there's a comment area

right here what that does is it triggers YouTube
to show my video to other people when people

are engaging in it people are watching it
all the way through engaging clicking that

thumbs up that tells YouTube to show this
video to more people and that is what you

two will do if you do that in these videos
lastly if you really wanted to you can come

over to my website and there's a donate button
there I really don't get a lot of donations

I might get maybe hundred or $200 per month
from various people that are very grateful

for the help I've given them I'm not saying
go and give me money if you wanted to I know

some people will want to and hey Alper I appreciate
that you can come to my website and do that

if you don't have it that is fine as well
that's why just wanted to list out these ways

that you can say thank you and they don't
cost you anything and that is to share the

playlist on social media to talk about it
if anyone brings up anything having to do

with online courses you say hey go check this
guy out he has it all dialed in is not gonna

cost you thing you can learn it all from a
to Z nothing left out also just make sure

you give me those thumbs ups and engage in
my videos that is going to help me more than

you know so lastly I want to tell you what
to do next first I need you to subscribe to

the YouTube channel right now and the reason
is because I'm going to be constantly adding

content to this playlist and if you're not
subscribed to your knocking to be notified

that new video content is added and this is
what I want you to do I want you to click

on the subscribe button now I'm logged into
my channel so I can't subscribe however I

have a another channel right here right and
demonstrated this actually one of my older

channels that I'm revitalizing in it's gonna
be all about creating content you actually

might want to check this out as I start adding
videos to it but this is how I want you to

subscribe to my channel the WP channel I'm
not talking about subscribing to this one

but you can so you're gonna see the subscribe
button it's gonna say WPCrafter.com you're

gonna see a subscribe button I need you to
click on it and that is going to subscribe

you but that's not all this little bell right
here I need you to click on that and it's

gonna produce this pop up and I want you to
click on this checkmark that says send me

all notifications for this channel and then
click on the save button what that is going

to do is tell YouTube that when I release
a new video that you would like an email notification

on that and this is how I went to be able
to keep in touch with you this is how I'm

good to be able to get new content out to
you on the course creator video series it's

the only way you're going to know now if you
don't do this you're going to kind of be left

out when I release more videos on how to do
more new things I have a few videos planned

that I'm going to end up creating that are
just going to make your online course that

much better and you're not gonna want to miss
out on that awesome video content that I'm

going to be adding to this playlist next if
you are in and you're going to go through

this process and you are going to create an
on line course website I need you to declare

it right now I want you to step out from the
Internet shadows and show yourself I want

you to leave a comment below telling me you
are in and what kind of course you're going

to create or you can tell me what is your
biggest struggle with launching an online

course I want to hear from you I want you
to declare to yourself that you're going to

do this that you're going to start this process
and finish this process and finally and finally

create the online course that you had in your
head for so long but you didn't know practically

how to start and how to get to the finish
line and that's when I'm going to help you

to do I'm going to help you start and finish
this process I'm going to stick with you every

step of the way but I need you to declare
it I need you to decide that you're going

to do this and so right now I want you to
say that you are in I want you to leave a

comment say that you're in I want to know
what kind of course you want to create or

I want to know the biggest struggle that you
are facing I am so excited and privileged

to be able to go on this journey with you
I look forward to getting to know your name

and getting to know you if you leave a comment
I'm going to reply so I want you to raise

your hand right now and say that your in

107 thoughts on “How To Build An Online Course Website With WordPress 2017”

  1. Hi Adam:

    Awesome as usual.

    Only 2 questions: 1- Best autoresponder? 2- Best private video hosting?

    Thanks!

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Hey Nicholas, best is subjective unfortunate. For example I personally use Mautic, which is a self hosted marketing automation platform. I love it, its free, its powerful, but some people would prefer not self hosting, so in those cases ConvertKit is the way to go. Video is the same dilemma. I use VooPlayer, but for many Vimeo is just easier.

      1. Hi Adam,
        I compared the price of using self hosted Mautic vs the commercial competition. The cost is not free. The cost of Mautic – if you use Amazon for email services – is about half the cost of email marketing services such as MailChimp. It is a good bargain. The primary problem I have with it is the lack of documentation and glitches since it is not as well known or widely used as the commercial services by regular people. Your videos for Mautic are a great help.

        Romeo

        1. Adam @ WPCrafter

          Actually I would like to challenge your math here. To calculate the true cost depends on how many emails you will send. So with a traditional email service you pay per month regardless of if you send any emails, your pain based on how many contacts you have. With Mautic you don’t pay for anything except you do need a way to send the emails and if you’re going to send a large quantity of emails it’s best to use a transactional email service. So for example you can use SparkPost to send up to 100,000 emails per month free. If you choose to use Amazon SES it will cost you $0.10 per 1000 emails you send. Now also keep in mind that Mautic is a marketing automation platform, it is more equivalent to Drip. Now go take a look at Drips pricing to put things in more perspective.

  2. Nicolas Osorio

    Thanks Adam!
    Let me see if I understood correctly your answer. Do you have Mautic hosted in InmotionHosting.com and you don´t have any problems for send emails from there? and You use Vooplayer as video hosting and also as a video player?

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Hey Nicholas, yes that is correct. Now regarding Mautic, I do have videos on my other YouTube channel on how to install it however they are a little outdated. I’m currently working on creating an entire video playlists identical to the quality of the playlist for my course creators, but realistically that won’t be available until next week. In the video training for it I will be using InMotion hosting and setting up outbound email sending via the email account that you create on your hosting account and Amazon SES. The better method being Amazon SES.

      And yes that is what I use for my video playing. VooPlayer does provide some video hosting storage capacity but is limited to 5 GB. That being said most video courses if properly optimized, don’t really take up that much space at all so I guess it would be adequate.

  3. Dear Adam tell me is it possible from You to archive data from the very first lesson online course for 2016, which You had used for 60 minutes

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      I want everyone to use the new 2017 version and not the 2016 version. There is no benefit really to using the 2016 version. What is the reason you wanted the 2016 version over this new one?

  4. Hi Adam,

    Thanks for the the great video tutorials.
    When will you make the resource files for the latest online-course builder available?
    Looking forward to building my own course platform.

    Regards
    Navi

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      The download button is right here on this page, did you not see it at the top right underneath the videos?

      1. Actually I did download ( twice) but for some reason the resource folders were empty – so I figured the files were no longer available!
        I have done a download now and everything’s there.
        Will check it out over the weekend.
        Once again – thanks a million & keep up the great work Adam.

        Regards
        Navi

      2. Hi Adam,

        I was able to download the resources – but there is no All-inOne-WP template file that I can import.
        The files that did download are the child theme, LifterLMS Stripe extension, GeneratePress Child themes, some images & Elementor Page Templates.
        There’s no sample courses etc.
        I’ve tried the download several times now – from both the 2016 & 2017 Course builder resources & get the same results.
        Would appreciate it if you could email me the required resource file.

        Regards
        Navi

        1. Adam @ WPCrafter

          That is the way the 2016 version worked. The 2017 version is entirely different. If you watch the videos in the video series you would see that.

  5. Hi Adam,
    Amazing video tutorial.I am also building an online course website but i don’t want the user to be redirected to the purchase page. My course is free for all.If you can suggest me the workaround that after login the user is directed straight towards the course.
    Thanks and Regards
    Rishi Verma

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      So you don’t even want to have them register for a course? You don’t have to charge for your courses, but it’s perfectly acceptable to have someone enroll in the course. Also you can mark individual lessons as free, so in this case you can mark them all is free if you want them to bypass the enrollment into the course.

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      There is no need for that. All you have to do is head over to the generate press website user forums and do a quick search, and you get the instructions on how to change it via function. Also if you go to generate presses website and look at their documents you will find instructions there as well.

  6. The download resources button is not working. Not able to download anything. Any other method to download the files

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      You are the third person to tell me that, so there must be a problem. I will email you personally.

    2. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Actually I think I just found the problem, you downloaded this already in an email was sent to you on February 21. My system has measures in place to not email someone the singing thing twice. You still have access to that email so that you can click on the download link in it?

  7. Hi Adam, I already have hosting with one of those “other” not-so-great companies. I want to switch to InMotion after the first of the month. Is it difficult to transfer my domain over? Anything I need to know ahead of time? Thank you.

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Well I assume your domain name will stay with the existing host until it is about to expire, then you can transfer it out. So what I usually do for folks, is make the necessary changes to point the domain to InMotion Hosting, to make the process easier on you.

      1. Thank you for replying. I have my domain name through GoDaddy, and my hosting through HostGator on a month to month basis. Since I paid for a year of my domain name, I think I can transfer hosts anytime, but I’m not sure. Maybe just have to change CPanel settings. This is all kind of new to me. Also, if you haven’t already recommended it before in your videos…one thing that I learned really quick! When a person buys a domain name, DEFINITELY pay the few extra dollars to keep your contact information “private”! OMG, I had probably 7 solicitation calls a day after I bought my domain and many were (I don’t know the right term) “phishing”? attempts…pretending to be FROM my host trying to get my credit card info. :/ One big giveaway is that they had thick Indian (?) accents.

        1. Adam @ WPCrafter

          Yes so in this situation it would be really easy to sign up for a new web hosting account with InMotion hosting and then point the domain name that you have added Go Daddy to InMotion. I can help you with that is needed. Now what you can also do is create a cPanel backup on Hostgator and then upload that to your new InMotion hosting account. Then what you would do is submit a support ticket asking them to restore that. I do have a video on making the backup and uploading it to InMotion.

          1. Please I need that Video on how to go about the back and and upload to In motion. Again, when you move your domain from one host company to another, do you still need to be paying for annual subscription to the former?

  8. When I try to install the theme provided from the resources here I get an error message stating, “The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

    Theme install failed.”

    Any solution?

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      They are on the way. Much of it is self explanatory, but I am going to go into everything in detail. Many of the videos are recorded, just need time to edit and upload. I just need a few days.

  9. I went through a created a home page along with your video. It was very informative and helpful. I feel like I have learned a great deal and am so grateful for your tutorial. I still feel like I like and prefer your other home page design (the masculine one) for my purposes anyway. Is there a way to import that page and then customize it to my needs? I’ve completed most of the course, but would like to change to the other design. Thanks so much for your help.

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Yes I would suggest that you re-download the resources file because I made a couple edits to the other two homepage styles. Also some people were having some problems importing them. So go ahead and re-download that and then import the homepage that you want. Then you can begin editing it to make it look exactly how you want it to.

  10. Hi Adam, Great Tutorials. I am setting up my course website and I am super excited with these tutorials. Thanks for everything you do. One Problem though, I am not getting the same lesson layout as you shown in the introduction video. I am not able to embed video in the dark background as you shown. I know somewhere I am missing. I went back and forth in the tutorials but I can’t find the solution. Can you help?

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Did you install the child theme from the resources package? If so there is a page header feature where you would put your embed code and choose the color of the background. I haven’t made a video on that yet but it should go up this week.

  11. Adam im getting this message when installing theme:Installing the theme…

    The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

    Theme install failed.

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      You have to first make sure you have installed the parents theme as demonstrated in the video.

  12. Hi Adam,
    I’m stepping out from the internet shadows! I’m in! Your tutorials are mesmerizing. Awesome content. Thank you.

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      I tell you, I had to do the same thing. Step out from the Internet shadows myself. Here I am three years later and I’m so happy that I did that and this is exactly what I want for you and for everyone else. To take what you have a new and share it on the Internet with other people. Good for you! Let me know if there’s any help I can provide.

  13. Hi Adam,

    A bit off topic, but what plugin do you use to create the pop up login form for this website? It looks great.

    And for membership sites, it would be great if you could do a tutorial or indicate how you add the member’s avatar to the top menu.

    Thanks.

    Romeo

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Actually I think that is on-topic because on this video series we are creating websites that people will log into. Now here is the bad news, it’s something custom to the WordPress theme that I am using. If you want to see the being that I’m using, it’s called newspaper and I have a link in the footer of my website for you to see it.

  14. ? for you! do you know for sure if vooplayer videos can be inserted using the thrive themes responsive video element in their content builder?? (they have auto options for vimeo and youtube and say you can also use self-hosted videos, but i wasnt sure if this would fall into that category) thanks!

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      I think they have an embed or in HTML option. That would be the better one to choose whenever you need to embed some content.

  15. Surbhi Bhardwaj

    Great and soo much informational…just exactly what I am searching for,,, 🙂
    all I want is help right now as whenever I click on to DOWNLOAD RESOURCE button it redirects me to this same page again….no pop-up arise in which I can fill my email details!!!
    please resolve my problem

    Rest I am excited to go through all the video to learn more:))

    1. Surbhi Bhardwaj

      just resolved it by deleting my cookies…sorry for the trouble…thanks for such awesome stuff

  16. Hi Adam,
    I tried to download the resources but it keeps taking me back to the home page, how do I fix this?
    Secondly, I would like to use my domain name with one of the hosting companies you didn’t recommend, what then should I do?
    Thanks.

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      It shouldn’t be taking you to the homepage at all. I would suggest trying in a different web browser.

      You can use a different host, but many will be problematic.

  17. Virginia Richardson

    Hi Adam, thanks so much for your great content. After watching and working alongside your 2017 training course, I know we are finally headed in the right direction. I’ve purchased tons of themes and other resources that simply did not have the capacity to do what we needed. Starting from the ground up with your program is the way to go. Thanks so much for helping us take major leaps toward our vision!

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Thank you so much Virginia for saying that. I agree, and am 100% behind you and here to help you.

  18. Hello Adam, I have a couple of questions:
    1. Which video explains how to back up domain from a host company and then restore it to Inmotion?
    2. The child’s theme don’t show the template option where I can select full width, what could be wrong?
    3. When I point or move my domain from it’s current host company to Inmotion, will I be paying for for the annual subscription with the former?

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Hey, let me try to help you:
      1. Here is that link
      2. That is when you install and activate a plugin named full width page templates. It’s covered in the plugin video.
      3. No, if you are no longer using their hosting you are only paying for the domain name, which can be $15 per year or so depending on what they charge.

  19. Gloria Brooks

    I’ve been excitedly waiting for this series. Currently, I’ve been building my courses on Weebly, which works, but, I want to see if I can handle learning and maintaining a course website on my own. It’s daunting as a newby, but, I want to put forth the effort. I sell online science and math courses to homeschoolers.

    1. Gloria Brooks

      I meant to say, I want to see if I can maintain a WORDPRESS course website on my own, just to clarify. I hear it’s can be a real challenge to maintain one as a one person band.

      1. Adam @ WPCrafter

        I find that WordPress requires very little maintenance. Of course like any platform if someone leaves you a comment your going to want to respond to that and have to do bits of customer service here there, but I’m sure you’re already doing this.

    2. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Happy to have you in Gloria! I know you can do this all by yourself, well with the help of my videos of course.

  20. Gloria Brooks

    Hello, Adam! Thank you for all the time and amazing effort you put into this course! I’m super excited. I already ordered InMotion hosting via your site back in Nov. ’16, I think it was. Also, I installed WP on my new site. I also have LifterLMS’s Universe pro plan. How do we handle this? Do I need to re-upload your files and will that delete all that I have? I guess I’d have to reupload the LifterLMS Universe bundle stuff too. NOt a big deal since I’ve been waiting for your course to come out and I’ve done very little work on the site, actually none other than making sure that plugins are updated. I just want to understand what I”m doing. I”m assuming that I need to re-install everything and it will wipe everything I currently have out. I reckon I would have to get the LifterLMS keys back into the site again as I think your files will wipe all that out. Otherwise, there’s nothing to lose. I can get those LifterLMS keys back in probably relatively easily. Thank you!

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Well the way I provided this, the older version, would require you to download a package to restore on your website. This time around I don’t do it that way because what I found was I was robbing the people of the experience of getting comfortable using WordPress and I thought it was better to empower people by teaching them how to set everything up themselves. So if you have an existing site that already has LifterLMS on it, you can actually stick with that. You can skip to the video where I at all the plug-ins and you can continue on from there. This time around I’m using a different page builder, it’s called Elementor. It is such a fantastic page builder and you can build pretty much anything with it.

      1. The Elementor video ROCKED my world. I thought I understood Elementor’s capabilities but I had only scratched the surface. Thanks for all the information you have shared. I sincerely appreciate it!

        1. Adam @ WPCrafter

          I am happy to hear that! I will be adding additional videos on different homepage layout for this course creator video series.

  21. Hi Adam
    None of this works in WordPress.. The new Plugin part of WordPress give you a list of about 20 that are either already activated or ready for upgrade.. The Generate press is not available. And there is no permalinks tab?

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      The only reason why you wouldn’t be able to see the same things that everyone else is able to see is if your WordPress login does not have the correct permissions. Every WordPress login can be assigned permissions, typically if you set your own WordPress website up for yourself you would have admin permissions, but if someone set the website up for you they could have given you lower permissions in order to protect you from breaking your own site.

  22. Hello, Adam! It looks like I may be one of the ones that doesn’t have the editor under Appearances so I can make additional tweaking changes. I think that may be because I did not do your fresh WordPress install. I used inmotion’s install months ago. Odd that they don’t offer the editor. So, does this mean that when I decide I can handle holding my courses on WP (and go ALL in and no longer build courses on Weebly), that I would have to purchase the GeneratePress pro thingie? That’s fine, I just want to know ahead of time. At this point, it would be a real pain to have to do a fresh install of WP just to have the editor feature as I”ve already started working on the site according to your videos. Am I right? I’ll just purchase GeneratePress’s premium and let the additional editing stuff go?

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      It is not always the host that hides it. It can also be your theme or a particular plug-in. What theme are you using? And are you using any security plug-ins on your site?

      1. Adam,

        I’m using your Generate Press theme only and deleted the LifterLMS Launchpad theme when I replaced it with Generate Press. So, maybe a plugin? I’m using the following:

        Elementor, Fullwidth Page Templates, iThemes Security, LifterLMS, Lifter LMS Helper, LifterLMS PayPal Gateway, LifterLMS Stripe Payment Gateway, Lifter LMS WooCommerce, Nav Menu Roles, UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore, WP-Mail -SMTP and finally, Yoast SEO. Actually, I think pretty much everything I’ve added has been from your courses. I will probably just let the editing go until I’m ready to go all in and will just purchase Generate Premium unless you have a simple solution for now. Thank you!

        On a different note, I”m assuming that I”m doing all of the work I’m supposed to be doing in the child theme of Generate Press, correct? I sure hope so! He he!

        Gloria Brooks

        1. Adam @ WPCrafter

          Yes it’s a good idea to have the child theme activated when you start using or making any of these changes inside the customizer.

      2. I’m using Generate Press for my theme and I’m pretty much using the plugins you’ve mentioned in your courses including using some security plugins too. Maybe there’s one that you didn’t recommend that I picked up along the way?

        I’m using Elementor, Fullwidth Page Templates, iThemes Security, LifterLMS, LifterLMS Helper, LifterLMS PayPal Gateway, LifterLMS Stripe Gateway, LifterLMS Woocommerce, Nav Menu Roles, UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore, WP-Mail-SMTP, Yoast SEO.

        Thank you for looking at this!

        Gloria Brooks

        1. Adam @ WPCrafter

          Those plug-ins are all good ones. I do notice that you have multiple payment gateways in their that you might not be using with LifterLMS. I would just suggest you decide on which way you’re going to accept payments and only have that gateway installed and activated.

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Unfortunately there isn’t a reliable solution to accomplish that. There are some video gallery plug-ins, but I find they are all poorly coded.

  23. Nice video, I think this course related only for graduated of any computer sciences. Its easy to build a website and uploading​ videos.

  24. Hi Adam WHEn I activate LifterLMS it shows this error Message

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.
    Fatal error: Can’t use method return value in write context in /home/photoshi/public_html/wp-content/plugins/lifterlms/includes/models/model.llms.course.php on line 424

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      I believe that message is when you are running a very outdated version of PHP. If you follow my tutorials I walk you through making sure you’re using PHP version 7 on your hosting account. You must be using a 10-year-old version of PHP which will also make your website run very slow.

  25. Hello Adam. I’m having a little difficulty with the theme colors. The link hover color is pink and my course buttons are pink. I changed the color in Appearance, customize and the colors tab in the back end. However, that did not change it. I also used your CSS code provided in the resource files but removed and replaced all colors you originally had to my own colors. I verified this and re verified. I’m not sure what to do to change the link hover colors and the default pink buttons. The buttons change to blue when you hover over them.

    Any suggestions?

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Those theme colors are in the functions file of the child theme. I did talk about that in the video where I set up everything in the customizer. It was towards the end of the video.

  26. Hello,

    I just recently found out about you and wow. I had been using Tesseract for the last 4 years and bought plus back in December. Wow did your one video really clear up some confusion.

    Well now I’m learning how to use generate press with Beaverbuilder and I am now a raving fan of yours.

    By the way, do you have a video on how to save a wordpress site as a template that can be sold? I’m trying to learn how to design from scratch and how to use a child theme to make a new improved theme.

    Have a great one and thank you for opening my eyes to the shady stuff Tesseract is doing.

    StayFrosty,

    -Carl, Jr.

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Hey Carl, I am so happy to have you here! I like having doers here, that make things happen.

      One thing I used to do was design an entire website, then use a plugin called all in one migration to create a backup and distribute it. This way you can sell completely done websites.

      Is that what you were thinking?

  27. I am in! I started watching your 2016 videos and then I got stuck on choosing hosting (me and my students are all located in the Nordic countries and I wanted something local, but also something that was not too expensive, not to limited, and that could explain things for a non-techie like me. Didn´t go so well  but I think I am getting there). But I have realised that I really like my ideas for online courses, so now I am back and found your amazing 2017 version. Thanks so much! I am a total beginner on everything to do with an online presence – from creating my business website to including this template for online courses – so this resource is really, what I need! (The courses I am setting up are for beginning university students who need support in academic reading and writing or for teachers who want to add that kind of support to their courses).
    Thanks! /Karin

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Wow Karin, I really hope the videos help you make this happen. I put a lot of effort into explaining every step yet leaving options for people to create what they want.

      I am here to support you every step of the way.

  28. Hi Adam,
    I can’t seem to install your files because it says – The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet. Can you please explain what is it I’m doing wrong why I cannot seem to upload the wpcrafter customised theme. I already have Generate press uplaoded no problem.

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Did you follow the video where I FIRST installed the GeneratePress theme?

      Opps…it looks like you did. Can you confirm?

      Also what is the name of the file you are trying to upload?

  29. Yes I followed the video and I have installed the generate press theme and I have downloaded onto my computer your wpcrafter files but its from there I cannot seem to upload those files to my site because it says……… The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet?

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Yes, but what exactly are you uploading? The child theme is zipped, it should be zipped with you upload it. This is why I am asking exactly what you are uploading. The exact file name.

  30. Hello, Adam! I’m going to have a store on my course site as well, so, I reckon the best plugin for that is Woocommerce. I’ve already installed it. I want to purchase the Elementor Pro with that and start building the store with Elementor, especially since Elementor has some nice Woocommerce page building features. My question is, is it then necessary for me to get a Woorcommerce child theme ? I think if I’m going to be editing Woocommerce all in Elmentor, then that means anything I do with your Elementor child theme and I won’t have to do double duty getting a separate Woocommerce child theme, correct?

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      No need for a WooCommerce child theme. If you are using GeneratePress, that will be all you need. Also, I know that GeneratePress is about to add a TON of WooCommerce features soon, like really soon. I will be doing a video on it this week for sure.

  31. Adam, I’ve figured out how to add Woocommerce using Elementor, but, I can’t seem to figure out how to add my blog using the Elementor page builder to my website. May I ask how do I add m blog to the course website? I mean, do, I just set up regular blog posts within WordPress (probably purchase GeneratePress for better blog building features) but then, how do I get the posts to show up on my Website using Elementor? I have tried looking all over including Elementor’s video helps to figure this out and I’m just not finding it. Thank you!

    1. This is actually quite easy to do. You can create a new page in name it whatever you want, or just name it blog. Then you would go into the reading settings of your website and tell WordPress that this page you created is going to be for your blog. You get there by going to settings and then clicking on reading options. I do think I have a video on it but I’m sure you’ll figure it out from there.

  32. Henry Ehis okooboh

    Hello Adams, i really appreciate all your effort, you have really shaped my skills, pls what free plugin can i use to move my wordpress site from localhost to live host?
    thanks alot.

  33. Hey, Adam. God bless you buddy. I need to get that VooPlayer through you but your button is taking me to a page not found tab. Do you have the link I can buy this at this price from you?

  34. Hi Adam, I just buy a Elementor plugin which is $49, how do I get the course you offer on your site please? Thanks.

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