What’s this course about?

In short: Learn how to set up a hosting account – install WordPress – upload themes and plugins – customise your site using a mobile-ready theme and page creation plugin to create responsive column based content

This course will include a hosting account for 1 year with Spiral Hosting and we will cover in detail the following:
(For more information on the hosting account, please have a look below or at our Hosting Provider Spiral Hosting page.)

  • Setup of Spiral Hosting account
  • Registering the domain name
  • Uploading WordPress software using Softaculous installer
  • Installing a new theme
  • Adding a child theme
  • Installing new plugins
  • Image editing for the web
  • Customising the theme ‘Vantage’
  • Creating pages with the plugin ‘Page Builder’
  • Creating a slider using the plugin ‘Meta Slider’ including overlay images
  • Instruction on how to switch from a temporary URL

The WP theme Vantage

Vantage is an advanced multi-purpose WordPress theme. Vantage’s flexibility offers the ability to create anything from a simple blog to a complete business website, portfolio or online store. With tremendous flexibility, Vantage is a theme that grows and shrinks with your needs. You can choose not to install any of the supported plugins if you don’t need them, and Vantage will continue working without any problems.

Vantage is a fully-responsive and retina ready WordPress theme. It scales nicely to fit smaller, mobile screens, whilst leaving none of your content behind.

It also works hand-in-hand with WooCommerce, the most popular eCommerce platform on the web. Read more

Site Builder

Page Builder by SiteOrigin is the most popular page creation plugin for WordPress. It makes it easy to create responsive column based content, using the widgets you know and love. Your content will accurately adapt to all mobile devices, ensuring your site is mobile-ready.

Page Builder gives you complete freedom to choose any WordPress theme you like. It’s not a commitment to a single theme or theme developer. The advantage is that you’re free to change themes as often as you like. Your content will always come along with you. Here you can find more about SiteOrigin’s PageBuilder.

About the hosting provider Spiral Hosting

After extensively researching the Irish hosting company market, I have decided to offer WordPress.org courses with Spiral Hosting account setup. I compared lots of hosting providers with my main criteria being:

  • Server location in Ireland
  • Ease of setting up the hosting account and installing WordPress
  • Bandwidth
  • Uptime
  • Price / value
  • And most of all – reliable, fast, friendly and efficient customer support. Read more