WordPress Fundamentals

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This course shows you how to use WordPress 4.7’s themes, widgets, plug-ins, and souped-up editing and multimedia tools to build just about any kind of site.

  • 25
    Jul
    2 days, Thu 8:00 AM CST - Fri 4:30 PM CST
    Online
    • Group Rates Apply (6 or more) $1,438.19 excl. GST + PST (SK)
    • $1,495.00 excl. GST + PST (SK)
  • 07
    Nov
    2 days, Thu 7:00 AM CST - Fri 3:30 PM CST
    Online
    • Group Rates Apply (6 or more) $1,438.19 excl. GST + PST (SK)
    • $1,495.00 excl. GST + PST (SK)
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Description

COURSE OBJECTIVES
This course provides a thorough A to Z look at WordPress. You will learn the basic skills and knowledge of WordPress including how to create, manage, maintain, and extend a WordPress site. This course is a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises that provide practical real-world experience.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Whether you’re a budding blogger or seasoned Web designer, WordPress is a brilliant tool for creating websites, once you know how to tap its impressive features.

AGENDA

MODULE 1- WORD PRESS INTRO
• Intro to Content Management Systems (What is a CMS?)
• About WordPress
• Website hosting for WordPress
• Domain names
• Free online accounts

MODULE 2- INSTALL AND MANAGE YOUR WORDPRESS SITE
• Planning your site
• Setting up the website hosting and creating a database
• Install WordPress (w/Autoinstaller)
• Install WordPress (manually)
• Working with the interface
• Configure settings

MODULE 3- YOUR FIRST POST
• What is dashboard?
• The difference between a post and a page
• Creating your first blog
• Organizing your posts
• Dashboard tips and tricks

MODULE 4- COMMENTS
• Allowing comments
• How long should comments stay posted?
• Ongoing conversations
• Dealing with Spam

MODULE 5- WEB PAGES AND MENUS
• Creating your first page (Home page)
• Creating additional pages
• Templates
• Linking your site by building a site navigation menu
• Custom Menus

MODULE 6- MANAGING CONTENT
• Working with existing content
• Adding images to the media library
• Creating a Photo gallery
• Using featured images
• Tags and categories to organize your content
• Embedding video
• Playing audio
• Embeds and Short codes

MODULE 7- CUSTOMIZING CONTENT
• Changing the appearance of your WordPress site by customizing the theme
• Using Widgets
• What are Plugins?
• Mobile Themes
• Using Jetpack
• Ecommerce
• Theme code editing

MODULE 8- GETTING NOTICED
• Keeping the readers in the loop
• Having readers share
• Manage your sites feed
• Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
• Site statistics

MODULE 9- FINISHING TOUCHES
• Launching your site
• Setting up permalinks
• Updates
• Where to find additional plugins and themes
• Backing up your site

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.