WordPress Fundamentals

Price
$790.00
Duration
 2 Days
Delivery Methods
 VILT    Private Group
Eligible UT Programs: Learning Credits, Coupons, Technical Training Pass, Training Passport

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.

 

Upcoming Class Dates and Times

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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.

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.

Agenda

1 - WORD PRESS INTRO
  • Intro to Content Management Systems (What is a CMS?)
  • About WordPress
  • Website hosting for WordPress
  • Domain names
  • Free online accounts
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
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
4 - COMMENTS
  • Allowing comments
  • How long should comments stay posted?
  • Ongoing conversations
  • Dealing with Spam
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
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
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
8 - GETTING NOTICED
  • Keeping the readers in the loop
  • Having readers share
  • Manage your sites feed
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Site statistics
9 - FINISHING TOUCHES
  • Launching your site
  • Setting up permalinks
  • Updates
  • Where to find additional plugins and themes
  • Backing up your site
 

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