My WordPress Course

Coming soon - Q4 2020.

A no-code WordPress course that will allow you to start your own agency, even if you’ve never touched a website before. I’ll be showing you all the tools that I use when I build my own website, as well as how to tackle e-commerce sites, sales funnels and more.

Why learn from me?

Hi, I’m Ben from BenJenkins.co

I’ve built a lot of Elementor websites for clients, and have tested my fair share of WordPress tools to know what’s good and what’s not. 

Jenksdev.com is one of my businesses. It is a small agency that focuses on building and maintaining WordPress websites for its clients. 

I’ll also soon be launching a niche agency that will be an arm, and sister company to JenksDev, that focuses on a specific industry. I’ve got the experience and toolkit to tackle this, and I want to share that knowledge and toolkit with you.

I look forward to working with you and sharing the knowledge that I’ve acquired while building client-focused sites for the past ten years.

All the best,

Ben

What you'll learn in this (mostly) no-code WordPress course

During this course, you’re going to learn to do the following:

  1. Find a reliable web host, and install WordPress
  2. Set up WordPress with Elementor
  3. Build your own website from scratch with Elementor, and then how to do so at lightning speed with ‘blocks’
  4. Link your website with your autoresponder / email software
  5. Build a sales funnel in WordPress, using Elementor
  6. Build a linktr.ee-esque landing page with your links
  7. Build a full ecommerce store from the ground up, using Elementor and WooCommerce
  8. Tackle Search Engine Optimisation (the basics of on-page tactics)
  9. Speed up your WordPress website
  10. Secure your WordPress website
 
And more. The aim is that you’ll learn enough to be able to go away and start building your own websites, and websites for your clients, after completing the course. I’ll give you the tools to adapt the workflows to fit your needs.

Tools mentioned through the course

I use the same tools for each of my clients’ websites; they’re hosted on WPMU Dev, built on WordPress, using Elementor, and then I recommend ConvertKit if my clients opt to have an email list.

I’ll also be looking at two popular alternatives when it comes to WordPress hosting and autoresponders – Bluehost and GetResponse, both of which I have used and like. 

Core software

WordPress

free

WordPress is a content management system. It’s essentially the engine that drives your website – like Windows on a computer. It has become so popular, that an estimated 30% of websites in existence are built on it. There’s a huge community of developers that work together to continuously try and improve it, while ensuring that it remains fast and secure. 

Elementor

from £0p/m

Elementor has quickly become one of the best page builders around. I think it’s THE best, which is why I now use it to build all of my websites. 

It has a nice drag and drop interface to allow you to visually design websites, and comes with a plethora of features to build complex sites as well as simple one pagers. 

One of the first things I do when setting up a new website is install this plugin.

WordPress hosts

WPMU Dev

£38p/m ($49) for three websites

WPMU are my web host provider. They also provide a lot of the speed-enabling and security software that is used on all of the websites that I build. Their support is incredible and they tend to go above and beyond to fix the issues that you’re having. In addition to this, there’s a strong community and training area for people to learn new skills.

Bluehost

from £3.78p/m ($4.99)

Bluehost are one of the most popular WordPress hosts for people who are just starting out. Their plans are great value for singular sites, or multiple smaller sites. As people grow and need more tools, a lot leave for more specialised tools, but they do also offer VPS solutions (and even more powerful servers) to account for the heavier user. Their support is known to be very helpful too.

Email software / autoresponders

ConvertKit

from £0p/m

Convert Kit is mailing list software, and is free for up to 1,000 subscribers. It’s also the best software I’ve come across in terms of delivering emails straight to people’s inboxes, rather than junk folders.

GetResponse

from £11.40 ($15.00) p/m

GetResponse is an email software provider, very similar to ConvertKit in many ways. A fantastic feature of theirs is the webinars. With their integrated software, you can store up to 20 hours of recordings, and host up to 1,000 live attendees if you want to host at scale. These guys are definitely worth considering.

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