These are the recommended resources for students of the Udemy Course, “The Complete WordPress Website Business Course.” All of these services have been tested and are used during the course. Please use the links that follow to set up your business, hosting, practice and staging areas, and learning and development environments.
Many of the links offer an exclusive discount! However, you do NOT have to purchase anything to complete the course.
Link to student hosting: SiteGround offers WPDevCourse Students a 90-day free hosting account for coursework! As noted throughout the course, I use a SiteGround Cloud Hosting account for reselling hosting to clients.
Link to all SiteGround Hosting Programs: SiteGround WordPress Hosting
Link to Flywheel student hosting: Flywheel offers a 60-day Free Demo Site for WPDevCourse Students (usually 14 days for regular humans).
If you choose to use Flywheel for your own business: Flywheel Promotional Code for WPDevCourse Students is flywpdevcourse
Use the promotional code above to receive 3 months free on any annual bulk plan. That’s the type of plan I use for reselling Flywheel hosting to clients.
Cloudways – Speedy, hands-off hosting with fast WordPress installation, starting at $5.00 USD/month, free trial for 14 days
Pantheon – Managed WordPress Hosting with a developer-centric interface, staging areas and team utilities
Rackspace – CloudSites hosting for scalable hosting, great support
Media Temple – Solid hosting, with a variety of plans
LightningBase – Managed WordPress at a medium cost level
WPMU Dev Premium Plugins – Excellent WordPress Plugins, many for WordPress Multisite, free trial after which you can keep the plugins you used!
Envato Marketplace – Premium WordPress Plugins and a lot more
Graphics and Miscellaneous:
WP Elevation – The best free information and paid membership for WordPress developers and consultants
Upwork – Freelancer’s Client Finder and a great way to start out in your WordPress business
Pixlr Editor – Excellent Image Editing, browser-based utility from Autodesk
Envato Marketplace – Video, Graphics and Images, Audio Sounds, and more
Mailchimp – The Most Awesomest Marketing Email List Provider, 2000 contacts free
Website Import Files
Sample Page Import File – If your sandbox site seems to be missing the Sample Page under Pages, use this .xml file to import it back into your site. Use Tools –> Import, use the WordPress Importer to upload the .xml file linked here, and choose your user account under “assign posts to an existing user” and click “Download and import file attachments” when importing the file.