I’m SUPER excited to announce the release of my latest course, Beaver Builder 101, a video-based series showing how to get started with the Beaver Builder plugin for WordPress! The course is a collaboration with WP101, the most popular WordPress video tutorial series for beginners.
Below I’ll share some info about the course and a few behind the scenes details you may (or may not!) find interesting.
Note there are affiliate links in this post, which means the heavens rain down gold coins on my head if you make a purchase through one of my links. It hurts when those coins hit, but it’s totally worth it. You can read more about my affiliate policy here.
About Beaver Builder 101
As the name suggests, this is an entry-level course designed to get you up and running with Beaver Builder. You’ll learn:
- What Beaver Builder is and how it works within the context of other products in the Beaver Builder family
- How to work with rows and columns to create page layouts
- How to use ready-made templates to quickly create basic pages for your site
- How to create rich content with modules
- Where to go to get help, inspiration, and even connect with other users
- And more…
I also include personal insights and practical suggestions I’ve learned after 5+ years of using Beaver Builder to build WordPress sites for myself and my clients.
Who is this course for? You don’t need any particular expertise to bring to the table, but you’ll get the most out of the course if you have some basic knowledge of using WordPress to publish content.
By the way, if you’re already a WP101 customer and have their all-access pass, this course is included for free. It’s also included as part of the WP101 plugin.
Additional resource articles
- Beaver Builder Review (from a developer’s perspective)
- Case study: Using Beaver Builder with WooCommerce
Working with Shawn Hesketh of WP101
Creating and launching this course represents an important milestone for me. I don’t know if you’ve had the pleasure of meeting Shawn Hesketh, the creator of WP101, but I can tell you that he’s an incredibly smart, generous, and gifted educator. He’s also my friend. His wife is also a badass, but I digress.
I can’t tell you how many years I’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to collaborate on a project with Shawn. That opportunity came in the form of this Beaver Builder course and I’m proud to launch it into the wild.
Even though I’ve created online educational content for years both as an instructor for LinkedIN Learning and at The Fearless Freelancer®, the process of working with Shawn to produce this course was a wonderful learning experience and one that will make me a better educator.
Shipping the Course
In addition to the chance to work with Shawn, launching this course is important to me for another reason: It represents a completion of the various projects I had in the works before my accident in August 2019.
Nothing like some surgeries, a week-long hospital stay, and a months-long recovery process just to be able to walk again to really throw a wrench in the works.
At the time of the accident, I was knee-deep (no pun intended) in creating this course as well as a couple of Genesis Framework courses for LinkedIN Learning. All of that ground to a screeching halt.
Needless to say, I’m appreciative for the understanding and patience of everyone I was working with at the time. It also feels incredibly good to clear my desk of overdue projects so that I can focus on creating even more educational resources for you, dear reader.
Well, I won’t keep you from it any longer. Enjoy the course and let me know what you think!