40 Days to a DIY Website
If you’ve always wanted your own website, this is the place to start. In this 40-day, 10-course series, you’ll develop a strategy to create a successful website and learn the basics of designing it using WordPress — no code required.

In 40 Days to a DIY Website, you’ll learn how to register a domain, get hosting for your website, install WordPress, and use it effectively. The course begins with a big-picture strategy to help you determine the purpose and function of your site. It then focuses on helping you iron out details like content. It’s more than just a WordPress nuts-and-bolts tutorial; it’s a comprehensive strategy for designing the perfect website.

40 Days to a DIY Website is divided into ten 4-day courses. Each course employs a 4-day “WARP method” — watch, act, reflect, plan — to ensure you’ve had time to think through everything you need to do and keep from getting overwhelmed.

  • In the first day of each course, you’ll watch a video laying out the tasks encompassed in that course.
  • On day two, you’ll take an action step to aid you in completing your site.
  • The third day gives you time to reflect on what you’ve done so far and what areas need improvement and completion.
  • The fourth day gives you the opportunity to plan ahead for what’s coming next.

The Basic package gives you access to all ten courses via email. Each morning for 40 days, you’ll receive an email with instructions for that day’s tasks. The Enhanced package gives you access to the courses and also includes one year of hosting and domain registration*. The Ultimate package includes access to the courses, one year of hosting and domain registration, and a custom logo**.

* Hosting and registration package is the 1&1 Managed WP Basic package from 1and1.com.
** Logo design is provided by Scott Cuzzo Illustration and Design and includes 2 logo concepts and 3 revisions.

About the instructor

Jonathan Guenther is MPWR Design’s founder and serves as lead designer. He first entered the website development world in 2003, serving as head of web programming and graphic design for Gertz Web Design. He began using WordPress in 2009, and now designs custom sites and develops custom plugins and themes with MPWR Design. He loves equipping people to manage their own websites with WordPress.

Watch the first session

If you’d like to learn more about the course before you register, you can watch the first day’s video here.