Build your WordPress Website


Learn how to build a gorgeous WordPress website from scratch.

The live workshop will take place April 5th-7th. Each session will start at 7pm CST. Don’t worry if you can’t join live. You’ll have lifetime access to all of the content once you register. Find your time zone here.


Sign up now | $97

Are you ready to create your own website using one of the best online content management systems out there? WordPress is a state-of-the-art blogging and website platform designed for ease of use, allowing users to create beautiful, responsive sites themselves. This three-day live online workshop for beginners will teach you the basics of WordPress from start to finish. By the end of this program, you’ll have enough knowledge to create a website of your own.

We will guide you through installation and setup of WordPress on a web host, and show you how to run a successful, beautiful, responsive website you can be proud of. You will go from nervous newbie to confident WordPress user, ready to share your talent with the world.

This workshop will cover:

– Buying a domain and selecting a hosting company
– WordPress installation and setup
– Learn how to navigate WordPress
– Plugins and must-have tools
– Social media integration
– Optimizing for SEO
– Setting up an email newsletter
– Finding your niche and crafting your brand for your WordPress site
– Visual marketing for beginners

Sign up now | $97

About the instructor:

Mara Burkes is the founder of Market Beautifully, which is dedicated to helping female entrepreneurs run their businesses effectively and also, as the name implies, market beautifully. In order to achieve this goal, Burkes teaches workshops, hosts the Market Beautifully Podcast, and also runs a community on Instagram.

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The Schedule:

The live workshop will take place April  5th-7th.  Each session will start at 7pm CST. Don’t worry if you can’t join live. You’ll have lifetime access to all of the content once you register.

Find your time zone here.

Session One – Setting up your site

In this hour-long session, you’ll learn to register and purchase a domain name and set up with a hosting company (a service that holds your WordPress software and files on a server). Marketing guru Mara Burkes will also walk you through some basics of using WordPress.

We will cover:

– Buying your domain and finding hosting
– Setting up your wordpress site
– Navigating wordpress

Session Two – Customizing Your Site

In this hour-long session, Mara Burkes will share some of her tech and marketing know-how. Learn about plugins, what they are and why you need them, and other tools that make running a WordPress site easier. You’ll also learn how to develop your niche, build your brand, and some tips on using visual elements to sell your products or services.

We will cover:

– Finding your niche and crafting your brand
– Plugins and must-have tools
– Visual marketing for beginners

Session Three – Optimizing your site

This hour-long session led by business and marketing expert Mara Burkes covers some website essentials, like linking to your social media. You’ll also learn how to set up an email newsletter (and why you need one), and why SEO, or “search engine optimization” is crucial to the visibility and success of your site.

We will cover:

– Social media plugins
– Setting up your email newsletter
– Optimizing your site for SEO



Sign up now | $97

This three-day live online workshop will give you access to:

3 Interactive Sessions

Each workshop sessions is hosted via live-streamed video. You will get the opportunity to interact directly with your instructor, connect with like-minded professionals and get your questions answered in real time.

3 Daily Email Lessons

Each live session will include a daily email lesson packed with resources to help you put everything you learned into action.

Comprehensive workbook

All of the content is packaged into a downloadable comprehensive workbook that will give you lifetime access to the recorded workshop content.

How does it work?

You will get a welcome email with information on how to access your live workshop upon registering. The program includes access to three interactive sessions. Each session includes an hour-long live streamed video with our instructor, an interactive chatroom, where you can connect with other participants, and daily emails packed with resources to help you put what you learned into action.

Don’t worry if you are unable to join the workshop live. All of the content is recorded and packaged into a downloadable PDF that you can work through at your own

What if I don’t like the workshop?

We want everyone to leave 100% happy. Let us know if you are not totally satisfied with the workshop, and we will give you a complete refund.

Who’s this workshop for?

This workshop is for creatives who want to build a business around their passion.

Who created this workshop?

This course was created by the Instructors above in partnership with Modern Thrive.

What if I’m just starting out?

This workshop was designed for creatives at all levels. This workshop will help you find the path to building a business around your passion. (regardless of where you are in the journey)

Got another question?

Email us:  modernthrive@gmail.com