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Are you ready to build your first WordPress website, from scratch, in 8 hours or less? Wondering if this can really be done? Read more and join us to learn how this is possible and how you can do it.

Here's What You'll Learn

Install WordPress

We'll perform a basic scripted installation of WordPress which is a great way to get started for most marketing websites.

Plug it In

Plugins extend the functionality of WordPress. We'll learn about plugin capabilities along with how to install, activate, and delete plugins.


Themes control the look and feel of your website including colors and fonts. We'll cover the purpose of themes, explore theme options, and learn the basics of configuring one specific theme for the site we are building.

Pages and Posts

Understanding the WordPress layout for Pages and Posts will help you create a successful site the first time without having to re-work content later.

Content Planning

The technical pieces of your website hold it all together, but without content and a content strategy it's nothing but a pretty picture. We'll unlock the content your site needs and your homework will include assignments to create the first few pages.

Menus and More

We'll learn to create menus and link items to them plus more of the basic WordPress principles.

And Much More...

Course Pre-Requisite Domain Name and Site Hosting

Before you start building your website, you'll need a domain name and website hosting. For basic hosting, I recommend SiteGround. As your site grows, you may have larger hosting requirements. This is a great place to get started. Links from my site to SiteGround are Affiliate links. I receive a commission if you purchase using these links.

Training Video

Transcript of the Video


Hey everybody, it's Kim Shivler. Welcome. Today I am going to show you my very favorite tool for transcribing video or audio. Uh, sometimes I just do audio only. Sometimes I have a video with audio and if you're doing this for YouTube or classes or podcasts, you want to have a transcript. I use Temi, that's T E M i.com. This is an automated AI powered application that costs 15 cents a minute and while it's not perfect, it is very often as accurate as what I used to pay a real person, a dollar to a dollar 50 a minute to transcribe and it has some really helpful little tools that make it easier than when you're actually shipping a file back and forth between a live transcriber. So I am here, this is my Temi dashboard. I had already uploaded this video and when you upload the video you'll get a notice that they uploaded. It tells you we're going to transcribe it and shows you how much it's going to cost. And then you, once you say, okay it chart, it'll charge your credit card once the transcript is done. This is now done for me and I get an email and I click on view transcript. And by the way, it's pretty darn fast.


Now here I am and what you're seeing here is we have the speakers, we have the, yes, my hard drive is low space. Uh, it shows you your speakers. Now this in this case is just me. So when we export, I'm not going to put in a speaker name. However, if I had multiple speakers, I can come in here and enter the different names and then it will show in the transcript who's speaking. And that is the functionality I use when I tape an interview with somebody or have a group on a call.


One of the things that always happens with me is if I use my name. And in this one I did not use my name right at the beginning. It always spells my name wrong. So I have to come in and fix it.


My favorite thing here is that if I'm reading along and usually what I do is I read and if everything's reading accurate, I don't actually go a hundred percent back through the video, but when I get to an area that maybe I'm not quite sure what it says, I can just click right there, click over here on play and I can hear it right from that point. So when I used to send this off to somebody else, they would send it back. If it said something like "inaudible," which will happen when it can't pick up what you were saying, then I would always have to go try to bounce around in the text or in the audio and figure out where it was. This is as easy as scrolling through and reading and when you see something and wow, this one may not even have an inaudible in it, but when you see something that either is inaudible or you just read it and it thinks it's right and it doesn't sound right, you just click, press play


and there you go. You can hear it now. If you want to change something, you just highlight it. So I did see you want to change a word, you just highlight it and you can type in the word and change it. The words that show in orange are tend to be when it's not a hundred percent sure. Or for example I have all, which is a filler word when I'm teaching live classes and this was a recording of a live class. I don't go back and re remove those, but you have the opportunity to do so if you want to. So once I have gone through the whole thing and I'm done and I know I'm ready to go and this was a long one. Once you do that and Oh here we go. Ah Kim at Kim Shivler no we're going to cop. It's Shivler.


There we go. And it auto saves as you're doing this now if you have something. So for example, recently I did one on Zoom and Zoom was always typed here in lowercase and I wanted it the uppercase zoom cause we were talking about this specific product. Then I can come over here to where these little dots are and here I have options. I can undo something I did, I can redo it, I can find and replace, so for example, I could search for zoom if I had it here and then replaced it with the capital and then I would have to click case sensitive and I'd be able to replace all. Now in this case it's like we don't have that word here. We can't find it


but that is an option for you and you can just remove filler words. If you want resetting, it goes back to the beginning and for this we're not going to handle shortcuts and once you've done all of that you can either share it and that is right here. You can actually send somebody a shareable link. A lot of times if you're working, for example, with an admin, a virtual assistant as I do, you could actually send them a virtual link here. Now in my case because I have an assistant doing a lot of these, I don't need to do that extra step each time. I just share my account with her or him via the Last Pass password manager. When I'm ready to download it, I just click download and I have a few different options here. When I am downloading for something I'm going to then post into or paste into a blog post, I download to Microsoft Word.


You have other options, PDF, et cetera. I do it to Word because then I can grab it and copy and paste it into my WordPress file. Do I want the speaker names? In this case I don't because it's just me. Again, if there were multiple people I would. Do I want timestamps? Yes. I always want timestamps. It helps people find it easier where they are. If they're trying to get three specific area, I have the option if I don't want a whole transcript to highlight it and only export that and again I can remove the filler words. I'm going to go ahead and export and what you see here at the bottom is it is actually downloading that word document to my hard drive. Now if you'll notice under download, there were some other options here for the format. And the big important when we want to look at is captions. When you're posting a video online you want to have captioned, this is that closed caption option where people can read what it says along the bottom of the screen and this actually will export into either the sub rip or web V T T caption options. Either of these can be uploaded to YouTube. I just use the SRT. So I do go ahead now and I export that


so that when I upload to YouTube I can add my, uh, I can go ahead and add my transcript there. With YouTube. YouTube will automatically do one. But just like I got to proof wanted to proof this one first because it might be inaccurate, that's why I like to put the one that I've proof read. I know my name is spelled right. I know any type of web links I've put on are going to be accurate as opposed to lost in translation. That's the overview of my favorite favorite transcription tool. I'm Kim Shivler. Let me know if you use this or if there's something else you really like and let me know what else and what other tools you'd like to hear about in the future. I'm Kim Shivler. I'll see you next time. Bye.


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