In order to build your own site, you will, of course, need hosting. You can sign up for the hosting I show in the video with Bluehost.
Divi* is a really neat WordPress theme that allows for a high degree of customization without technical knowledge. With a little patience, Divi will cut your WordPress setup time down quite a bit.
You can purchase Divi by clicking on this link.
This review and walk through assumes that you are comfortable with web browsers and simple internet tasks. If you are someone who doesn’t use email or only rarely goes online, this tutorial may be a bit of a challenge for you.
If, however, you are fairly comfortable with adding attachments to email, downloading audio files, or simple image editing, then this should be pretty straightforward.
Resources mentioned in the video:
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There are lots of additional Divi tutorials on the Elegant Themes’ documentation page if you get stuck, and Elegant Themes has excellent support – you just have to know how to use the forum search and question posting features.
Divi* is not a perfect theme. For many artists, this might still be too much to handle. Also, while the page builder is a powerful tool, it’s still not going to give you the level of control that having a custom site will give you. That said, overall, Divi is quickly becoming one of my favorite sites to build artist websites on.
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