How To Make A WordPress Website 2017


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Create your inspiring website for 2017! You are going to love this amazing site and what it will transform for your business…

*****SERVICES SECTION***** – After you add your new services in the right column under CATEGORIES be sure to check off categories Type A & Type B so your new categories will display on the home page.

James Stafford

41 Comments
  • Stoian Rusev
    Posted at 22:05h, 28 May

    hello,is this theme is good for online shop ?

  • Maia Torreira
    Posted at 13:16h, 29 May

    Very useful! Thanks 🙂

  • TheHybriQ
    Posted at 12:24h, 30 May

    Hi James, I have one queastion: do I have to upgrade my WordPress page to Business to have all the plugins you mentioned in the video?

  • Paul Friedopfer
    Posted at 21:18h, 30 May

    Got to demo content part and when i tried to upload it had errors and didn't work… What enjoying this video until that, what should i do now??

  • cromwellm1
    Posted at 00:29h, 31 May

    Hi there.. this video is very helpful but for some reason when I come to the pat around 46:30 in regards to creating/customizing the page I am not being shown the same screen that is on this video. Instead I am shown a page in regards to updating the text that is on the page. Help!

  • Jen Rock
    Posted at 00:50h, 31 May

    Brilliant! Thank you so much, looking forward to the updated version

  • Domitrex
    Posted at 17:05h, 31 May

    org or com?

  • loco13
    Posted at 20:44h, 31 May

    wow i learned html5 css3 java etc. just to see this shit lol.

  • Sharon Moana Hei
    Posted at 01:30h, 01 June

    Truly the best training to follow along with step by step – by the end of this tutorial I had a live website wella!
    Thank you so much and love your accent!

  • Josh Franco
    Posted at 00:01h, 02 June

    Great video and advice, Thanks for the help!!

  • Janet Ferry
    Posted at 15:39h, 02 June

    After I installed sydney and went to the blog address I did not find the download of images button. Please advise.

  • cynthia wright
    Posted at 22:11h, 02 June

    Hey great video, I completed the all the sessions but one small problem when I click on the home button it leaves my site and take me to a new Sydney website… but contact, blog, about us buttons, works properly, what to do? HELP!!

  • Bhack711
    Posted at 02:58h, 03 June

    Are you using wordpress.com or wordpress.org in this example?

  • Christian Zeitouny
    Posted at 20:48h, 04 June

    I am beyond happy for having launched my website today thanks to you James!
    In as short as 2 hours only I have built all the basics and learned a lot.
    Keep it up, James! Looking forward to seeing more tutorials.

  • Aaron Bulawan
    Posted at 07:13h, 05 June

    Hi, I'm having a problem on installing the wordpress. It says here that "Installation directory is not empty. Please install to an empty location". What could be the problem?

  • Unmotodox Adventures
    Posted at 10:37h, 05 June

    what a great video with everything explained so well. Thanks for guiding us with such an inedible video. There must have gone a lot of handwork in putting up the video. 🙂 god bless. thanks

  • Jasim Apon
    Posted at 11:53h, 05 June

    very learning video

  • Ioni Appelberg
    Posted at 18:19h, 05 June

    Great tutorial! Can I use namecheap instead of hostgator? Namecheap is cheaper (20 usd/year).

  • Kevin DeLaune
    Posted at 21:23h, 05 June

    Excellent tutorial, James!

  • Daniel Buentello
    Posted at 05:43h, 06 June

    YOU TOTALLY ROCK JAMES!!! THANKS SO MUCH… Have no idea of how much help your video has been. Thanks man!

  • Micha Tomadin
    Posted at 01:54h, 07 June

    Hi James, thanks for this amazing video!
    I think I changed the image size settings on the second and third header slides and now the images are not taking up the whole screen? Can you please help me? Thank you 🙂

  • Grey Sensation
    Posted at 19:18h, 07 June

    great, thanks mate!

  • WIlcox Ekenta
    Posted at 21:16h, 08 June

    when I click the call to action button and click on edit, even the services type A section under pages.. it doesnt have the title and everything after that.. its just blank….what do I do?

  • Sha Sha
    Posted at 22:13h, 08 June

    Hello, does the slider image should be a specific size? although u mention the theme is resizing the images, but mine wont be resized and after the upload only the black banner appears without my image. the image is 426×640. i appreciate your response

  • Heather Chavez
    Posted at 22:17h, 08 June

    The "Simple Custom CSS" doesn't seem to be aviable anymore. When I do a search for it, nothing returns. I even tried "CSS". ANy other recommendations?

  • Daryl Misrac
    Posted at 22:50h, 08 June

    Hi there. I've uploaded my XML file and as many below, I received "Failed to Import" messages for all the files. I've noticed the purple message at the top of the video say "if the images failed to load, not to worry", but when I click on that notification, it doesn't take me anywhere that explains how to solve this. Am I to keep working and you address this later in the instructional? Love it so far, by the way!! Thanks much!

  • iyan s
    Posted at 10:28h, 10 June

    Thanks Theo,, really like this,
    Recommended this tutor
    God bless you

  • Coral Laroc
    Posted at 13:13h, 10 June

    It was all going well until I tried to upload the demo content. Then I just got a massive list of 'fail to import media' messages ? I see looking at the comments, that this is a common problem. Come on Theo-don't let down an otherwise great video by not providing a solution to this.

  • Power Ranger
    Posted at 13:23h, 10 June

    I didn't get quite get that, is it a good theme?

    lol, thanks for making this tutorial 😉

  • Coral Laroc
    Posted at 13:46h, 10 June

    Oh it might be worth mentioning that not all themes have the same options (am I the only one who didn't know this?). I am not using the Sydney theme so don't have 'Header Type or Header Slider for e.g.

  • Nelson Ramon Ortega
    Posted at 18:06h, 10 June

    this is beautiful stuff.
    i am.using this to teach web design to my students.
    but does anybody know how can I insert my own icons (from flaticon.com) and insert in my services section?

  • Informaciones y consultas
    Posted at 21:18h, 10 June

    Hi, I can not upload the file: sydney demo content

    COmes always this message: The server is temporarily unable to service your
    request due to maintenance downtime or capacity
    problems. Please try again later.

    what can I do ?

  • DIVINE SOUL RISING
    Posted at 22:00h, 10 June

    Hi James amazing video thanks, I've learnt so much. I had been using page builder then switched to Elementor. After importing your xml file, the page builder features didn't show up, even though I deactivated Elementor. So, can I use Elementor Page Builder with the the Sydney theme, or how do I get the page builder features to show.

  • Solar Phonics
    Posted at 21:02h, 12 June

    quick question when i search custom css in plugins it says not found why is this

  • Solar Phonics
    Posted at 21:17h, 12 June

    ok a where do i find it ive used the search plugins and it says no results i then tried deleting by moving to trash the titles on your next section and it says error in moving to trash ….help please

  • Frances Holder
    Posted at 14:39h, 13 June

    James, this is such a fantastic resource, thank you! Alas, unlike some other users, I'm getting a "Failed" message when trying to import the XML files. Any tips? Thanks again x

  • Manali Acharya
    Posted at 13:12h, 14 June

    Thanks James, I have created my first website ever and it is awesome! Thanks to you for being precise and simple. Great content and teaching.

  • Enrique Cruz
    Posted at 20:40h, 17 June

    THanks so much for this video, I was shown in college how to use WordPress a more complicated way but you made it look so much easier than it should be.

  • Malcolm Nicoll
    Posted at 23:56h, 19 June

    I'm lost. Most of the features you cover in your tutorial are NOT available with the Word Press programme I bought. Sigh…

  • Play Active
    Posted at 10:53h, 20 June

    Hi James, I'm trying to upload the xml file, but i got the message: "The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later." What is happening? I'm doing something wrong?

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