WEA Sample Website

This page has many links which point to Hosting, Themes, Plugins and other WordPress resources you might need in creating your WordPress website.

The Sample site we will be working on can be found at wea.justimagineit.com.au

Home page of the website created at the WEA WordPress course.

The Sparkling Theme

Colorlib Sparkling theme is one of the WordPress resources available from this page.

The theme we will be using is from colorlib.com/wp/themes/sparkling/

Most themes have a support area with instructions.
For this theme it is at colorlib.com/wp/support/sparkling/

Glyphs for the menus are at getbootstrap.com/components/#glyphicons

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Links to WordPress Resources

The following links are some of the many resources available for WordPress. They are listed for convenience. Please research to ensure they will work in your circumstances. Those that I have found worked best for me I have shown with a star.
Disclosure: Some of the links on this page are ‘affiliate links’. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.


1. Kadence

“Create Beautifully Effective Websites with our WordPress Themes & Plugins” Together with its Kadence Blocks plugin you can build great sites without having to purchase Page Builders such as Elementor. Both the Kadence Theme and Kadence Blocks have a Free option which is a really quite powerful team.

The Membership suite which gives access to all themes and plugins released costs:
Yearly access $169 unlimited websites or
Lifetime access $599 unlimited websites

Start with the free version as promotional prices are offered regularly

See also Kadence Blocks below under Plugins

2. Divi

Divi claims to be The Most Popular WordPress Theme In The World And The Ultimate WordPress Page Builder. It probably does match that. This theme has great online presence in Facebook and Youtube. Each week the post a new template and How-To content.

Divi comes as a Theme and a Builder.
Get both for $89 pa or $249 one-time

3. Astra

Astra claims to be the Most Popular Theme of All Time. It is offered as a free theme or purchase the Pro version for more features.

Astra Pro $59 / $523 (as at 1/7/2021 on special for $47/$249)

Essential Bundle $276 / $996 (as at 1/7/2021 on special for $169/$449)
This bundle includes either Elementor or Beaver Builder

4. Ocean WP

You can install OceanWP from the Themes page in the Appearance menu in WordPress. When activated it will be suggested that you also install three plugins: Ocean Extra, Elementor and WP Forms.

The Pro version comes with Annual or Lifetime prices – as at 1 July 2021

Personal $39 / $159 for 1 site
Business $79 / $319 for 3 sites
Agency $129 / $519 for 25 sites

Page Builders (Plugins)


Web-Server Software