About the Workshop
The workshop is designed for beginner web developers and D.I.Y website enthusiasts looking to build their own websites and to get help with their projects.
Divi Link for Workshoppers!
Thanks for coming everyone. Enjoy divi and if you or any of your friends need a developer then send them my way. If you need advice on plugins and hosting scroll down.
It would be great to get some feedback from you about the Workshops, a little testimonial from you would also be greatly appreciated.
Name: Tom Thorley
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Setting up a new WordPress site
Firstly, you will need a domain name. We host a lot of our sites with Siteground so we tend to register domain names with them too, so that’s who we recommend.
Best WordPress theme
Recommended Theme – DIVI
We recommend using the Divi theme by Elegant themes. It’s the perfect starter WordPress theme for non-coders.
Why is it so good?
Easy to create a great looking website. No coding skills required.
Quick to learn and very powerful
A lot of documentation and online support
The only other pagebuilder we would recommend is Elementor which can be used as a Plugin on any theme and performs in a similar way to Divi.
For more great themes check out ThemeForest and if you use our link you will get 25% off!
Essential WordPress plugins
Choosing plugins for your WordPress site can be overwhelming, there are so many to choose from but only a few outstanding ones.
Below is our list of recommendations based on experience, the highlighted affiliate links will take you to the relevant plugin page.
Best Ecommerce Plugin
Woocommerce is without a doubt the best ecommerce plugin for WordPress and the only one we would recommend.
Best Slider Plugin
The best lightweight slider plugin for WordPress is Soliloquy. Alternatively I would use something like owl slider or slick slider but these require coding to implement so I won’t officially add them to this list.
Best Forms Plugin
Probably the best premium option for a forms plugin is Gravity Forms. It comes with so many options and extensions vailable you can do pretty much anything you can imagine.
Alternatively just use the form module built into the Divi theme builder.
Best Image Optimisation Plugin
Best Speed Optimisation Plugin
There is only one real choice when it comes to the speed optimisation on your WordPress site.
WP Rocket – just get it. it’s worth it.
Best Security Plugin
Best SEO plugin
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