How to Make a Website 2017 | WordPress Tutorial for Beginners

WordPress tutorial for beginners – how to make a WordPress website 2017. Learn step by step how to create a $3,000+ website.

DreamHost discount: Divi theme: In this WordPress tutorial for beginners, create an agency level WordPress website step by step, and save $2,000 – $3,000+ with this FREE WordPress tutorial for beginners.

Follow along with step-by-step instructions and access additional resources at:

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The tools you’ll need to create your WordPress website (affiliate links):
HOSTING (DreamHost discount + FREE domain):

The features you can expect in this ‘how to build a WordPress website 2016 – 2017’ tutorial:
– Agency level website (this website was designed by a digital agency)
– Fully responsive (looks great on all devices)
– 100% customizable (layouts, colors, elements…EVERYTHING!)
– Search engine ready (Make sure your website can be found!)
– Google Analytics installed (Measure the performance of your website.)
– Website email included (we’ll show you how to set up an email for your website i.e. ‘’ using Google Apps)
– Newsletter opt-in enabled (build a community around your business, brand or project)
– Use a drag + drop editor to create stunning layouts with no coding skills required, this will help you to save time and create something that is uniquely you!

0:00 Introduction

Preparation (WordPress theme, domain, hosting, logo)
17:47 Step 1.1 | Purchase and download your WordPress theme
23:50 Step 1.2 | Secure your domain
27:38 Step 1.3 | Set up hosting
31:48 Step 1.4 | Logo & favicon design

Planning & design
35:06 Step 2.1 | Wireframes & page layouts
40:52 Step 2.2 | Content design
46:55 Step 2.3 | Design elements

Install WordPress
48:52 Step 3.1 | Install WordPress on DreamHost

Upload & install WordPress theme
51:47 Step 4.1 | Upload & install Divi WordPress Theme

Set up email for your website
53:58 Step 5.1 | Set up an email account for your website (Google Apps)

Set up email marketing / newsletter opt-in
1:00:26 Step 6.1 | Set up email marketing / newsletter with AWeber

Customizing your website
1:03:37 Step 7.1 | Customize the default WordPress settings
1:08:37 Step 7.2 | Customize the Divi theme options
1:14:16 Step 7.3 | Install any additional plugins required for our website
1:20:31 Step 7.4 | Use the Theme Customizer to execute your design
1:33:08 Step 7.5 | Use the Divi Builder to create page content & templates
1:33:08 Part 1: Using the Divi Builder – How to create pages
1:49:20 Part 2: Creating the Homepage (1 of 2)
2:18:23 Part 3: Creating the Homepage (1 of 2)
2:49:57 Part 4: Creating the Services & Sub-Services ‘Web Design’ page
3:34:14 Part 5: Creating the Contact & About pages
4:04:31 Part 6: Creating the Blog, Our Work & How it Works pages
4:32:28 Part 7: Creating the Pricing, Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions & Thank You pages
4:55:41 Step 7.6 | Add custom CSS to Divi Theme Options page

Set up Google Webmaster Tools
5:01:30 Step 8.1 | Set up Google Webmaster Tools & index your website for search

Set up Google Analytics
5:07:59 Step 9.1 | Set up Google Analytics

The Divi theme is incredibly well supported and you can access the Divi documentation and video tutorial library for more details here:

This is the first of many digital marketing and WordPress tutorials aimed at helping you with everything from how to build a WordPress website to how to market it effectively through leveraging Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM) – specifically Google AdWords, social media marketing, email marketing and more.

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32 responses to “How to Make a Website 2017 | WordPress Tutorial for Beginners”

  1. Alfran Luarez Avatar

    Thank you Lurn Digital for this very informative, step-by-step tutorial. May I ask, @ "Customize the Divi theme options" I didn't find where I'll put API key for Mailchimp API user. Thanks…

  2. Andréw S. Avatar

    on the full width header where i put the text 'Create A Remarkable Website' it gets white text background so that the text doesn't show. Just a white text background

  3. Andréw S. Avatar

    Appearance –> Editor –> Theme footer(footer.php)

    I don't have that code at the bottom on the php file?

  4. Andréw S. Avatar


    when I'm trying to Install Theme from uploaded file: it says;

    Unpacking the package…

    Installing the theme…

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

    Theme install failed.

  5. Andréw S. Avatar

    what exactly is it that cost $3000+?

  6. Nick Cherry Avatar

    Hi, where can i get the, red/yellow/green tab display from please.

  7. Wafi Alharbi Avatar

    Thank you guys for your amazing job , I have question. Why shall I change the DNS? I bought a hosting plan with SIte Ground == then I installed my word press through it. Why should I change the name server ? what is the benefit for my site to make it?

    Thanks and I am looking to hear from you

  8. Idea Apriori Avatar

    just perfect. Thanks to you, we built an amazing website!

  9. Elias Smeir Avatar

    For beginers!
    You talk too fast
    Redo you tutorial for beginers

  10. Berkay Sari Avatar

    Can I add woocommerce to this theme?

  11. ProjectElon Avatar

    I love what you've done here LD. I especially like that you have a contents in the description so people don't have to go through the entire 5 hour video to pick bits they want.

    I like how you have done your header. At the start of the video it shows how the header is transparent, but at 00:28 as you scroll down, the background of the header turns white so you can still see the titles. Could you point me out where in the video you show how to do this please? My website has a transparent header but when I scroll down, it stays transparent so you can't see the titles if the text is the same colour as the page.

    Thanks again, and love your work!

  12. Sarah Mckenzie Avatar

    This is absolutely incredible, I can't thank you guys enough. I started this tutorial knowing absolutely nothing about web dev and now I'm confident I can pull this off on my own – miracle! THANK YOU

  13. Rajiv Gupta Avatar

    Sir can you plz send image file, unable to download it and facing the problem while creating the website.
    I will glad to you.
    Plz send image file to email:
    Thank you.

  14. Mike R Avatar

    how can you say 2017 when you uploaded this video in July of 2016? click-bait title

  15. Voja Bubulj Avatar

    Great tutorial I think the best one on the youtube. But I think that you missed something , how to add MENU text in front of the navigation. 😀

  16. Gypsum Hong Avatar

    seriously your web design skill is awesome !!1
    thanks for the tutorial

  17. Faisal Waseem Avatar

    Its a best DIVI tutorial I have seen.Its help me a lot to learn. Thank You for this. When you upload the new one. I am waiting 🙂

  18. GreatPerformers1 Avatar

    When getting to menu page… can you put in your own "names" instead of the pre existing ones you added? ( eg.,, about us, contribute, advertise, …etc. ) ?Thanks

  19. Clark Bolding Avatar

    Ive been seraching for wordpress tutorials for more than one year! so far the best!!!

  20. Alex Schad Avatar

    WOW, really Amazing Tutorial, Thank You!!

  21. Kunal Bhoir Avatar

    Appreciate your dedication ….learned a lot

  22. Krystaphel Reid Avatar

    Could you give me this demo that you created to use for my website? the wp username and password? I would just edit it to how I want it. I cannot afford the Divi Theme, it is too expensive for me.

  23. Mahesh Maharjan Avatar

    is the theme free or paid one??

  24. Krystaphel Reid Avatar

    Isnt there a free theme that has a great price table like this one?

  25. Neu Website Avatar

    DIVI 100 is not showing on my dashboard even though the plugin is successfully activated. Why is this happening?

  26. Betânia Grecco Avatar

    Thanks a lot, you are wonderful! 🙂

  27. Brad Watson Avatar

    By FAR this is the best tutorial I have ever seen! Thank you so much!

  28. VideoSimple Avatar

    Why is this a advert? People don't usually watch 5 hour ads….

  29. Shumit Ahmed Avatar

    Awesome Tutorial!! Super Professional and very easy to learn.

  30. The Daily Ply Avatar

    Hey there! Great tutorial – I’ve almost finished putting my website together, how do I add the word ‘menu’ to the fullscreen menu option like you have in the example? Thanks.

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