How to Make a CUSTOM Website and Blog with WordPress - BEGINNER Tutorial

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In this step-by-step video tutorial, I walk you through how to make a custom website with WordPress using the free Virtue theme from Kadence Themes. This tutorial is designed for absolute beginners to be able to easily follow along. I hope you enjoy it!

Things Covered in the Video:
0:00:00 Welcome Message
0:00:36 Bullet list of video contents
0:02:36 Complete walkthrough of what you’ll be creating
0:06:27 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!)
0:12:13 Installing WordPress onto your hosting account
0:14:54 Logging into the backend of your WordPress site and taking care of some basic settings
0:19:18 Downloading and installing the free mobile friendly Virtue theme from Kadence Themes
0:21:31 Shout out to the optional Virtue Premium theme upgrade
0:22:09 Creating pages
0:24:36 Creating navigation menus with drop down functionality
0:28:02 Adding icons to your navigation menus
0:38:12 Specifying which page is your home page and which page is your optional blog page
0:39:40 Adding text and image content to your pages using the visual editor
0:43:51 Finding free high quality stock photos to use on your website
0:48:10 Creating a contact page that includes a contact form
0:48:18 Downloading and installing WordPress plugins
0:53:00 Adding a YouTube video to your pages
0:54:40 Creating an image gallery with a “lightbox" effect
0:58:46 Coming up with your own color scheme and using free online resources to come up with color scheme ideas
1:03:16 Creating a custom logo
1:11:30 Customizing the background colors on your site
1:14:25 Using repeatable textures for your site background
1:16:54 Using hi-resolution photographs for your site background
1:20:37 General Virtue theme settings including custom fonts and additional color customizations
1:27:25 Setting up a home page
1:29:59 Adding an icon menu to the home page
1:34:02 Adding an optional slideshow and cropping images to fit perfectly on your slide show
1:41:21 Adding text over your slides and making your slides clickable links to other pages
1:45:02 Setting up an optional portfolio carousel on your home page
1:54:53 Setting up an optional blog and going over blog categories
2:01:07 Configuring blog comment settings
2:06:13 Discussing widgets and widget areas and adding several widgets to enhance the functionality of your site
2:19:45 Closing message and ways to say thanks 🙂

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Want to redirect your custom domain name to your blog address or choose a custom domain name for your blog follow the simple steps in this video tutorial to edit the cname entries and get your job done.

This Tutorial is universal no matter whichever domain registrar you have chosen you can change the cname entries by following the video.

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