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Website In A Weekend

Learn how to make your first WordPress website with our free 3-day challenge.  All of our tutorials are completely free and perfect for beginners!

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Day 1

Day 1: Set Up Your Website

Most people make a lot of technical mistakes when setting up their WordPress website for the first time (mistakes that can later cause problems). After following our step-by-step video tutorials you’ll be confident that you’ve done it the right way.

  • Research domain name ideas and register your domain
  • Sign up for web hosting and install WordPress
  • Install a SSL certificate (security) and configure WordPress
  • Install and configure your WordPress theme
  • Install and configure Elementor and Elementor Pro
  • Create an email address for your domain name
Day 2

Day 2: Design Your Website

Why waste your time learning to code? Our videos will teach you how to create and design your entire website visually so you can easily customize everything (drag-n-drop). And with our 600+ free templates you won’t ever have to start with a blank page.

  • Choose your color scheme and download our templates
  • Choose your Google fonts
  • Learn what’s possible with Elementor
  • Create and design pages with Elementor
  • Create and design blog posts with Elementor
  • Create your header and footer
  • Design your logo and site icon
  • Create your blog home page and category archive pages
Day 3

Day 3: Improve Your Design

You're not a designer, right? No problem. Our videos will teach you beginner-friendly design techniques that will make your website look stunning on every device. You’ll be both proud and excited to share your new website.

  • Save pre-designed widgets and copy/paste styles
  • Download, crop, resize, and compress free stock photos
  • Add background images and overlays
  • Add shape dividers between sections
  • Add box shadows and borders
  • Adjust the responsive layout for tablet and mobile
  • Adjust padding and margins
  • Add motion effects and animations

We Make Learning WordPress Easy And Fun For Everyone

  • Video Tutorials For Every Step
  • Checklists With Progress Tracking
  • Fun Motivation And Badges

Join 20,000+ Users Learning To Make Their Own Website

Daniel W.
LaunchParty completely blew me away. It was much more than a tutorial. It guided me step-by-step to success. The resulting website looks amazing and I learned a ton of tips & tricks on the way. The template blocks are versatile and make building a website as fun as playing with LEGOs. The course itself is well thought out, with videos, transcripts and motivating badges. Oh, and it's free. Wait, what? Yup. Mind blown. LaunchParty rocks!
Daniel W.
Kathryn C.
I really wanted to create my own website, but I had NO technical knowledge on how to do it, nor had I ever done anything like this before. It was important to me my website looked professional. LaunchParty was the key to me being able to do it all on my own. The tutorials are well done, explaining in detail each step. Matthew is an amazing teacher!!! He doesn't leave out any steps or assume you know anything. Not only does LaunchParty give you the steps, they also give you design ideas. When I showed my finished website to my 30 year old niece, she said, 'it looks so professional.' I was so happy and proud of myself that I'd accomplished what I wanted....and I couldn't of done it without LaunchParty! I can't recommend them enough!!
Kathryn C.
Nicole L.
I am so in love with LaunchParty. It is by far the best time investment I made for my business. The tutorials are the ultimate guide to building a professional website with ZERO coding skills needed! Not only am I thrilled about the resulting site that I built for my business but I'm also impressed with how easy it is to repeat the same for other clients. This added a new service to my overall business offerings. Above all, I can not believe that a course, complete with step-by-step videos and countless templates, costs ZILCH... ZERO... Not ONE PENNY! I recommend that everyone add this secret weapon to their arsenal!
Nicole L.
Nathan R.
These tutorials are excellent. It's by far the clearest, most comprehensive and easiest course I've seen for startups to get things moving. Highly recommend for both new business owners and experienced entrepreneurs looking for a quick and easy way to set up a website without paying anything at all to gain this knowledge! The step-by-step video tutorials are very straightforward and use the best tools available in the industry to ensure that your business gets off to the best possible start. The FAQs also help to clear things up. You could pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for someone to set this stuff up for you – which would take months - or you could watch these videos for free and achieve a better result in just 3 days. The choice is pretty clear.
Nathan R.
Luke
I needed a website for my business, and the amount of money that some of these agencies charge I could not believe! I stumbled onto LaunchParty trying to learn how to do the website myself. Since finishing Matthew's tutorials I have built 3 websites! I am very happy with the videos and Matthew's teaching style! I tried a few other WP development courses out there and they just could not hold my attention, but I could not stop watching the videos on LaunchParty! The videos are to the point, informative and very easy to follow. Thank you Matthew for providing such a great service for free!
Luke
Michele M.
The moment I discovered LaunchParty I knew it was something special. As a student I feel like the team has done everything they can to set me up for success in the course and in the wild. The structure is well thought out and delivered in a way that is easy to follow for any learning preference. As you progress through the course you are awarded achievement badges with confetti that help boost your confidence! The lessons are practical and transferable, and will be used for years to come. The value of this course exceeds any paid course I have taken. I'm blown away this is offered for free. Thank you for creating a truly phenomenal course. Five enthusiastic gold stars!
Michele M.
Phil D.
LaunchParty is untouchable. The learning platform and badges, the on-site customizations, the walkthroughs and thoughtful detail for interacting with Elementor itself. It's all very well laid out and goes super deep somehow right when you need it. You'll actually want to bookmark this site and not just grab and go. Kudos and thanks!
Phil D.
Ann S.
LaunchParty has been an essential resource for me as I built my business. I always thought building websites required a lot of time and knowing how to code. LaunchParty smashed these preconceptions and allowed me to build my website for my business in record time. LaunchParty's videos are easy to follow and information is presented in a logical order, without over-explaining the steps. I highly recommend LaunchParty to anyone looking to build a website.
Ann S.
Marissa M.
I visited many websites to learn how to design with Elementor and work with WordPress. But most of the tutorials are very generic and only explain basic guidelines. I loved the level of detail I got at LaunchParty and the amount of additional resources it makes available. I am very grateful for all your support. Without that information, I doubt I would have been able to move forward with my website design.
Marissa M.
Kyle M.
I likely would have never gotten my business off the ground without LaunchParty. I had banged my head repeatedly against the wall when trying to learn WordPress & was getting nowhere to the point where I was about to throw in the towel & had no way at the time to hire a developer. Once I came across LaunchParty, I was able to finally make progress on my website & ultimately become self-sufficient and get a successful business off the ground. I’m very thankful for LP & honestly am not sure where I’d be today without it.
Kyle M.
Heidi G.
I cannot BELIEVE how this 52-year old woman has learned to build a WordPress website so easily! Before LaunchParty, I had been struggling to see any real progress on building a decent site. I had many stops and starts trying different ‘easy’ tutorials randomly discovered all over the internet. It wasn’t until finding and working through the systematic layout of LaunchParty’s challenge (using Elementor!) that I saw PROGRESS! In just a few days, I have created a website I am very proud of. LaunchParty is focused on getting your website launched while empowering you to know all the skills needed to be creative and unique in making YOUR mark in the online space! All of this in a sequence of tutorials that provides EVERYTHING in one place. First class stuff that I will rave about to anyone who wants to get their website DONE!!
Heidi G.
Geoff L.
I can't believe Matt and the guys at LaunchParty give this course away for FREE! I built a fully functioning website in less than a week (I had other things to do too). So in a week, I can add the title of 'web designer' and 'web administrator' to my list of accolades! :). And I have the know-how and tools to build my next website using WordPress. So cool! Matt and the team have gone the extra mile, making it super easy to follow along in each video so that you can build up your website step-by-step. This is one of the best investments of time I've ever made into a course. Thanks for such an awesome course and for offering it for FREE! Just wow!
Geoff L.
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Free Challenge Overview

Entire Challenge Is
Completely Free

Our entire 3-day challenge is absolutely free. Our goal is to provide free educational resources to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and students.

Made For Absolute
Beginners

We simplify WordPress in a way that anyone can understand. Our step-by-step video tutorials were created specifically for non-coders and non-designers.

No Coding,
No Confusing Terminology

We teach how to make websites visually. This means we won't be using any coding and we won't be confusing you with hard-to-understand terminology.

Progress Tracking For
Every Single Step

Our step-by-step progress tracking will help you move through our challenge at your own pace and visualize the exact steps needed to finish making your website.

Complete Control Over
Your Design

You will be using the Elementor page builder to customize every aspect of your website using their visual drag-n-drop editor.

Professional Elementor
Templates

We created our very own collection of professional Elementor templates exclusively for this challenge so you never have to start with a blank page.

Total Cost To Make Your Own Website

While all of our tutorials are 100% free, there are a few things you will need to purchase in this course in order to create a website with WordPress:

1) You will need a domain name, 2) you will need web hosting, and 3) you will need Elementor Pro. (Elementor is the most popular drag-n-drop visual editor WordPress).

The total cost of these three services will be less than $10 per month. Our video tutorials will guide you through this entire process step-by-step from start to finish.

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FAQ

How do I sign up for this free course?

You can click the “Sign Up” button at the top right of the page to create a completely free account. Once you sign up, you can immediately begin our 3-day challenge and start learning how to create your website.

Is this entire course really free? How do you make money?

Yes. Everything we offer on our entire website is 100% free. When you sign up for a free account you will have instant access too all of our video tutorials. There’s no catch. Our goal is to provide free educational resources to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and students.

Our free course is supported by the small affiliate commission we receive when you purchase SiteGround Hosting and Elementor Pro through the links on our website.

The total cost of all the tools you need to create your website (domain name, SiteGround hosting, and Elementor Pro) will cost around $10-15 per month.

What is Elementor?
Read our Elementor Pro review
Read about SiteGround hosting

How much will it cost to make a WordPress website?

While all of our tutorials are 100% free, there are a few things you will need to purchase in this course in order to create a website with WordPress:

1) You will need a domain name, 2) you will need web hosting, and 3) you will need Elementor Pro. (Elementor is the most popular drag-n-drop visual editor WordPress).

The total cost of these three services will be somewhere around $10-15 per month. Our video tutorials will guide you through this entire process step-by-step from start to finish.

What is Elementor?
Read our Elementor Pro review
Read about SiteGround hosting

How long will it take to make my website?

In theory, you can have your website up and running in a few hours. However, we tell our users to expect to finish their website in a weekend (or longer). This course is intended for people who are serious about creating a professional looking website, and aren’t looking to take any shortcuts.

Most of our students like to work at their own pace, so we’ve added progress tracking to all of our tutorials so you can come back at any time and continue where you left off.

Will this guide me through every step from start to finish?

Yes. Our completely free course will walk you through every single step required to create and launch a fully functional WordPress website. We break down the entire process into easy-to-follow video tutorials created specifically for beginners.

Can I track my progress?

Yes. Our step-by-step progress tracking and checklists will help you move through our course at your own pace and visualize the exact steps needed to finish making your website. Most of our students like to work at their own pace so you can come back at any time and continue where you left off.

Our custom progress tracking also includes fun animated gifs, badges, and other achievements you can earn as you complete each tutorial.

Are there video instructions?

Yes. We offer step-by-step walkthrough videos for every step in this course. All of our videos are up-to-date, easy-to-follow, and straight-to-the-point.

We also include written checklists that accompany each video to make it easy to track your progress and visualize every important step.

Note: If English is your second language, you can turn on our optional English subtitles for each video.

I don't have any design experience, is that ok?

No problem! We simplify design in a way that anyone can understand. Our step-by-step video tutorials were created specifically for non-coders, non-designers, and absolute beginners who feel overwhelmed by the thought of making a professional website.

We have even included more than 600 completely free Elementor templates so you won’t ever have to start with a blank page. And you’ll learn how to customize these templates to fit your exact needs.

We also have an entire day of design tutorials (Day 3) that are specifically focused on improving your design skills with Elementor.

What is Elementor?
Read our Elementor Pro review

Is there any coding in this course?

No. There is absolutely zero coding in this entire course. Our step-by-step video tutorials were created specifically for non-coders, non-designers, and absolute beginners who feel overwhelmed by the thought of making a professional website.

We will teach you how to make your website visually using Elementor’s easy-to-use drag-n-drop editor. Elementor gives non-coders the ability to design websites in a way that was never before possible without knowing how to code.

What is Elementor?
Read our Elementor Pro review

What is Elementor?

Elementor is the most popular page builder plugin for WordPress (currently powering more than five million websites). It allows you to design your entire website visually using their drag-n-drop editor. All of our tutorials are centered around using Elementor since it’s a lot more intuitive and a lot more powerful than the default WordPress editor.

What is Elementor?
Read our Elementor Pro review

Do I need the Elementor Pro add-on?

Yes. Most of the tutorials in our course will require that you have Elementor Pro. We will walk you through how to purchase, download, and install Elementor Pro in Day 1 of our course.

The total cost of all the tools you need to create your website (domain name, SiteGround hosting, and Elementor Pro) will cost around $10-15 per month.

What is Elementor?
Read our Elementor Pro review

Will this teach me how to make a blog?

Yes. Our course will teach you how to create professionally designed blog posts in WordPress using Elementor.

You will learn how to create a global/dynamic blog post template, design your blog post content using Elementor, create your blog home page, and set up your blog archives.

The unique method we using for teaching how to create and design blog posts using Elementor will allow you to publish truly unique and engaging layouts.

Will this teach me how to make an e-commerce store?

That depends. If you’re looking to sell digital products or online courses, then yes. We recommend using our tutorials to build your website and then use third-party tools to sell your products (since they can handle both the payment and delivery). Here are our recommended tools for selling digital products and selling online courses.

If you’re looking to create an e-commerce store that sells physical products you can definitely still use Elementor along with WooCommerce. Elementor Pro has some great WooCommerce widgets that will allow you to completely customize your WooCommerce pages. However, we do not teach WooCommerce in our course since it’s a little too advanced for our beginner audience.

Will my website be responsive and mobile-friendly?

Yes. We will teach you how to customize your website design on desktop, tablet, and mobile. Elementor allows a ton of advanced customizations for mobile devices so you can actually adjust your designs specifically to the device your users are using.

Also, all of our free Elementor templates are pre-designed and tested to look great on every device. This way you always have an easy starting point and won’t ever have to start from scratch or get overwhelmed with your mobile layouts.

What is Elementor?
Read our Elementor Pro review

Will my website be secure?

Yes. We will walk you through step-by-step how to install a free SSL certificate to secure your website.

An SSL certificate is important for both security and Google search engine rankings. After installing an SSL certificate your website’s URL will be using “https”. This tells your visitors that they are accessing a secure connection and that their personal information will be protected.

Will it be easy to make changes to my website's design?

Yes. After finishing your website, you will have the skills to come back and edit your content, adjust your designs, and create new pages and blog posts when you need them.

We focus on teaching you how to have complete control over your design so that you can continually modify your website as your ideas grow and evolve.

And since our tutorials are available for free forever, you can always re-watch our tutorials to continue developing your craft.

Will this teach my how to create email opt-in forms?

Yes. We have an entire bonus module that walks you through how to set up MailChimp (our recommended email marketing service) and integrate MailChimp with Elementor.

Elementor Pro’s form builder functionality allows you to easily create custom designed email opt-in forms and call-to-actions for your website. Elementor also allows you to easily create popup opt-in forms with advanced conditions and triggers.

If you want to use a different email marketing service other than MailChimp, the process is mostly the same so you should still be able to follow our tutorials and create great looking opt-in forms.

What is Elementor?
Read our Elementor Pro review

Is using WordPress better than using Wix or Squarespace?

Yes. WordPress is the better long-term option for most websites because it allows for more advanced flexibility (anything is possible with WordPress).

You can think of it this way, most successful websites that start on Wix or Squarespace will eventually run into limitations and have to move over to WordPress.

What's the difference between WordPress.org (free) and WordPress.com (paid)?

WordPress.com is a different (and very limited) version of WordPress that is unrelated to this course. You do NOT want to sign up for WordPress.com.

In this course, we will teach you how to install the free version of WordPress by WordPress.org (also referred to as the “self-hosted” version of WordPress). When most people refer to WordPress, they are referring to this version.

Our video tutorials will walk you through the entire process of installing the free version of WordPress from within your SiteGround hosting account.

Can I use this course to create multiple websites?

Yes. Many of our users use our unique method to create multiple websites. Also, both SiteGround (our recommended hosting) and Elementor offer plans that allow you to create an unlimited number of websites.

This is another one of the many advantages of using WordPress (you don’t have to pay a monthly fee on a per-website basis).

What is Elementor?
Read our Elementor Pro review

Will this course teach me how to become a web designer?

It’s a great place to start. Many of our users have used our unique method to start offering design services and build websites for their clients. Our system is easy to follow and easy to repeat.

Also, if you sign up for Elementor’s Expert plan, you can install their pro add-on on an unlimited number of client websites.

What is Elementor?
Read our Elementor Pro review

What if I already have a domain name and hosting?

If you already have a domain name and hosting with WordPress installed you can skip most of the tutorials in Day 1 of our 3-day course except for the following:

Make sure you do not skip our tutorials for installing the Astra WordPress theme with our recommended Customizer settings, and installing Elementor and Elementor Pro with our recommended settings.

After that, you can continue with our Day 2 tutorials.

What is Elementor?
Read our Elementor Pro review

Will you spam my email if I sign up?

Absolutely not. When you join our 3-day challenge, you will receive a daily email during the challenge and another email when the challenge is finished (around 3-4 total emails).

After that, we hardly ever send out any emails. We don’t really use email marketing as a source of revenue and we also don’t allow anybody to advertise to our list.

As always, it’s super easy to unsubscribe from our email list at any time and you can also send us an email if you want us to completely delete your account.

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How Can This Be Free?

All of our tutorials are supported by the small affiliate commission we receive when you purchase SiteGround Hosting and Elementor Pro. We are not associated with SiteGround or Elementor in any way.