WordPress

Learning Method: Instructor-led Classroom Learning Duration: 1.00 Day


Overview: 

WordPress is the single most popular way to create a website or blog. It’s used by Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, authors, photographers, bloggers and non-profits to build a professional website easily.

You can do the same – and you don’t need to be a computer expert or web geek. This easy-to-use, visual guide shows you everything you need to know.

Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for individuals who would like to learn how to use WordPress to create professional looking websites.

At Course Completion:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Choose a great domain name and get good value, reliable web hosting
  • Install WordPress in a few mouse clicks
  • Publish posts and pages with correctly formatted text
  • Give their website a professional touch by using images and videos
  • Customize their web design without needing to be a programmer
  • Easily add complex features to their site with free and premium “plugins”
  • Use Search Engine Optimization to get ranked better by Google
  • Keep their website secure
  • Solve the most common WordPress problems

Pre-requisite(s):  A basic understanding of the computer operating system you are using is recommended.


Outline:

Lesson 1: Installing and Setting Up WordPress

  • WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org – What is the Difference?
  • How to Buy a Great Domain `Name
  • How to Set Up Web Hosting
  • Installing WordPress the Easy Way
  • Logging In and Out of WordPress Admin
  • 5 Settings to Customize Before Launching Your Website

Lesson 2: Publishing Content With WordPress

  • How to Write and Publish a Blog Post
  • Adding Images & Image Galleries
  • Adding Videos
  • Adding Audio
  • Keeping Organized: Categories and Tags
  • Allowing Comments & Dealing with Spam
  • Posts vs. Pages

Lesson 3: Changing the Design

  • Customizing the Default WordPress Theme
  • Using Custom Header Images
  • Adding Custom Navigation Menus
  • Adding Dynamic Elements With Wedgets
  • Finding Themes: Free vs. Premium
  • Installing and Customizing Themes

Lesson 4: Extending WordPress with Plugins

  • Installing and Managing Plugins
  • Recommended WordPress Plugins
  • Adding a Contact Form with a Plugin

Lesson 5: How to Keep WordPress Secure

  • Making Automated Backups
  • Keeping WordPress Updated
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