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Learn How to Use BigCommerce for WordPress to Sell Products on Your Site

First, a personal note:Like you, we’re navigating these unprecedented times to the best of our ability. We’re staying home and everything is on lockdown right now, while we continue to monitor the ongoing health crisis and do our part to help out in any way we can.
Thankfully, our team has always been remote, so we’re continuing to create courses and answer your questions in our WordPress help forum. We’re continually looking for ways to help you make the most of this quarantine time.
So, today we’re happy to release a brand new course that will help you sell products from your WordPress site. If there is anything else we can do to help you during this time, please feel free to reach out anytime.
New Course! BigCommerce for WordPressDo you want to start selling products on your WordPress website without bogging down your page load times, or buying dozens of expensive add-ons? Looking for an alternative to WooCommerce? In our newest course, we’ll show you how to use BigCommerce for WordPress so you can start selling products on your WordPress site in about 30 minutes.
WordPress is the most popular content management system on the planet, and it provides a fantastic way to manage your website. But WordPress wasn’t designed for ecommerce. And with dozens of ecommerce plugins available for WordPress, where do you begin? It’s easy to become overwhelmed with decisions about how to manage your inventory, accept payments, process orders, handle shipping, security, hosting, performance… and the list goes on.
That’s where BigCommerce for WordPress comes in.
BigCommerce is a specialized ecommerce platform. BigCommerce handles all the heavy lifting so you can focus on growing your business. And, with BigCommerce for WordPress, you can bring all this power directly to your WordPress site.
Once the plugin is installed, BigCommerce takes care of all the important aspects of ecommerce for your WordPress site. Right out of the box, you get a robust set of tools to help you sell products from your site, without having to worry about complicated PCI compliance, processing credit cards, or slowing down your website!
With BigCommerce for WordPress, you can focus on creating content and a stellar customer experience, while BigCommerce works in the background, making sure your store always runs at its best.
Blazing fast ecommerce that doesn’t slow down your site.Displaying products to your site visitors and processing concurrent orders shouldn’t slow down your site. But this is the #1 problem for ecommerce site owners, and it can be costly. BigCommerce solves this problem by offloading the most intensive processes to their dedicated servers, freeing your own web server’s resources so you can handle high traffic, without slowing down your WordPress site.
With BigCommerce for WordPress, you get a powerful, PCI-compliant, ecommerce platform that loads incredibly fast, whether you’re selling one product — or thousands. BigCommerce handles the checkout process, so you don’t have to worry about security or PCI compliance.
We partnered with BigCommerce to create this simple, 13-part introduction to BigCommerce for WordPress.
In this easy, 30-minute course, you’ll learn:Why BigCommerce is the best ‘headless’ ecommerce solution for WordPress.How to download, install, and configure BigCommerce for WordPress.How to add products to your BigCommerce store.How to import a list of existing products into BigCommerce.How to display your product catalog on a page or post.How to customize the colors and layout of the product catalog.How to create custom child templates for BigCommerce.How to launch your BigCommerce store.The major differences between WooCommerce vs. BigCommerce.How to migrate from WooCommerce to BigCommerce.Where to get expert help for BigCommerce.Plus, much more!Check out the introductory video…Best of all, this new course is FREE for All-Access Pass members!If you already have an All-Access Pass, first log into your account, then visit the BigCommerce 101 course description page and click the large, green button that says, “Take This Course.” That’s it! You don’t need to purchase anything else. Once you’ve enrolled in the new course, it will appear in your My Courses page.
Don’t have an All-Access Pass yet?Purchase an All-Access Pass today and you’ll get this new course, plus all of our other courses! In addition to WordPress basics, you’ll also learn how to optimize your site for search engines, sell products from your website, create custom forms, and much more. Learn more and get your All-Access Pass today!
Check out the BigCommerce 101 course outline:View Course Outline

Beaver Builder 101: Learn How to Create Any Page Layout You Can Imagine, in Minutes

Do you feel limited by the page layouts in your WordPress theme? Want to learn how to create your own beautiful page layouts in minutes, using a simple, drag-and-drop page builder?
In this brand new course, Carrie Dils will show you how to use Beaver Builder to build just about any page layout you can imagine… without touching a single line of code.
Beaver Builder is one of the most popular page builder plugins for WordPress, and for good reason. Whether you’re a professional web designer who builds websites for clients, or a website owner who wants to create professional-looking pages for your business website, Beaver Builder enables you to design responsive WordPress page layouts using a simple, drag-and-drop interface.
With Beaver Builder, you can easily create columns, perfectly position images and text, and create content-rich pages that include things like tabs, slideshows, videos, and more. Plus, it works on the front end of your site, so the designs that you create are exactly ..

How to Translate your WordPress Website in 5 Minutes with the Weglot Plugin

Many WordPress site owners have asked us how to translate their WordPress website and display it in multiple languages. But there are many translation plugins to choose from, and some can prove more challenging than others… especially for beginners.
Luckily, all that changes with Weglot – the best rated WordPress translation plugin on the WordPress Directory.
Weglot is the easiest and fastest WordPress translation plugin out there. It translates, displays and allows you to effortlessly manage and edit your translated website content, instantly.
This translation solution works with any WordPress theme or plugin – so there’s zero compatibility issues.
We’ll show you how in just 5 minutes, you’ll have a multilingual WordPress website up and running without the use of any code. Perfect for WordPress beginners and those that want a one-click translation solution.
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The All-New WordPress 101 for WordPress 5.0 is Here!

Are you ready to learn how to use the new Block Editor in WordPress 5.0 to build your own personal blog, business site, or online store? Our highly-popular WordPress 101 course is all-new, completely rewritten from the ground up and expanded to 34 videos. See what’s new!
We couldn’t be more excited to announce the release of our brand-new, completely rewritten WordPress 101 course for beginners. Earlier this year, we celebrated our 10th anniversary. Since 2008, we’ve updated and re-recorded the WordPress 101 videos a whopping 25 times. But this release was different.
As you know, WordPress 5.0 was released on December 6th. And it brought some big changes to the editor… actually, a complete overhaul of the editing experience we’ve all come to know and love. The new Block Editor, code-named “Gutenberg,” introduces a whole new way to create media-rich pages and posts that simply wasn’t possible in WordPress before, without turning to third-party add-ons.
The current editor got us through ..

Ready or not, WordPress 5.0 is here! Here’s what you need to know.

WordPress 5.0 was just released, and it’s arguably one of the most significant releases we’ve seen in more than ten years. Here’s what you need to know…
WordPress 5.0 was just released, and it brings some big changes to the editor. The new Block Editor is code-named, “Gutenberg,” and it’s a project that actually started a couple of years ago with the goal of creating a completely new editing experience that makes it easy for anyone to create rich post layouts.
The current editor got us through the last 14 years. We want Gutenberg to get us through the next 14.” — Matt Mullenweg, Creator of WordPress
The new block-based editor is the first step toward a completely new WordPress experience across your entire site. And it will enable you to create custom page and post layouts that simply weren’t possible before… unless you’re an expert at writing code. We think you’re going to love creating content with the all-new Block Editor, but it definitely comes with a learning curve.
Here’s a snea..

New Course: An Introduction to Gutenberg

Have you heard about Gutenberg, the all-new content editor coming soon to WordPress? It will completely transform the way you create content in WordPress!Don’t get caught by surprise when Gutenberg completely transforms the Editor in your WordPress site! Our 17-part video course by Joe Casabona will introduce you to the all-new Gutenberg Editor in WordPress and show you how to use all of its exciting new features.
Gutenberg will transform the WordPress editor into a powerful tool that will enable you to create rich content with more control over layouts. Gutenberg introduces the concept of ‘content blocks,’ and it's sure to have a massive and long-lasting impact on how you create content in WordPress.
“Gutenberg” is the codename for the project that started a couple of years ago to create a completely new editor experience for WordPress. The goal is to create a new editing experience that makes it easy for anyone to create rich post layouts.
Gutenberg will be the new editor as of ..

WP101 Celebrates 10 Years of Service to the WordPress Community

How time flies! Today marks the 10th anniversary of our WordPress 101 video tutorial series, and what an amazing journey it’s been.
In 2008, I was designing WordPress websites and then providing one-on-one training for my clients in their offices. After completing dozens of these in-person workshops, I decided to record a series of WordPress video tutorials that I could furnish to my clients as a follow-up resource.
When I shared my idea with a couple of other WordPress professionals, they encouraged me to publish the videos as an online course so they could send their customers to the WordPress 101 videos as well.
Need a chuckle? Click here to view a screenshot of what that first version looked like.
We’ve come a long way in the decade since.
I never could have imagined that the WordPress tutorial videos would go on to help millions of site owners learn how to use WordPress to build and manage their own websites. Every single day, I’m humbled and honored by the opportunity to answer y..

New Course: How to Add an Event Calendar to your WordPress Site

If you’d like to publish a calendar of events on your WordPress website in a beautiful, easy-to-read format, you’ll need an events calendar plugin. But how do you choose from the dozens of event calendar plugins that are available for WordPress? How can you tell which one is best? Even after you decide, how do you promote your events, start accepting RSVPs, or sell tickets?In this brand new video tutorial series, Brian Hogg will introduce you to TWO of the best event calendar plugins available for WordPress today: The Events Calendar and Event Espresso

Both of these event calendar plugins will enable you to display the dates, times, and even maps for your events, plus collect attendee details, RSVPs, and more.
But there are also add-ons available to create even more powerful calendars, like shortcodes to promote events anywhere on your site, or even create and send email newsletters, making your events even more successful. In this course, we’ll cover some of the most popular features..

New Course: How to Create Custom Forms in WordPress with Ninja Forms

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And when you dive into it, you’ll quickly find that it’s one of the most powerful and flexible WordPress form builders available for WordPress today! Out of the b..

Introduction to the MailPoet Email Newsletter Plugin for WordPress

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So, where do you begin?
MailPoet is one of the easiest ways to create and send email newsletters — without leaving your WordPress dashboard.
In fact, more than 400,000 WordPress site owners use MailPoet today to send welcome emails, notifications about new posts, and email newsletters to their site's visitors. MailPoet is a breeze to set up. You can get started for free in less than 20 minutes!
We partnered with the ..