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How To Take This Class:

Live Instructor-Led Online Class
Cost: $900.00

  • Live class with an instructor
  • Hands-on exercises and student labs
  • Classes never cancelled due to low enrollment
  • Six months of instructor email support
  • Course manual and headset shipped to you
  • Money-back guarantee
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Cost: Based on number of students

  • For groups as small as 3 people
  • Expert instructor comes to your location
  • Hands-on exercises and student labs
  • Customization at no extra charge
  • Six months of instructor email support
  • All-inclusive pricing
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Course Duration:

3 Days

Course Description:

This WordPress Training course walks students through the essential parts of WordPress. Each lesson is streamlined to teach a specific aspect of WordPress, helping students to focus on just what they need in order to get the task accomplished.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Plan and prepare your site for WordPress
  • Install WordPress
  • Write, tag, and publish a post
  • Work with the text editor
  • Style paragraphs and create lists
  • Work with media files
  • Link, align, and size an image
  • Work with image galleries
  • Add video and audio
  • Name, schedule, and manage posts
  • Make your site stand out
  • Help others connect to your site
  • Become search engine friendly
  • Optimize your site
  • Back up your site
  • Install and activate plugins

Course Audience:

The course is designed for students who have little to no previous web development experience and are looking to get up and running quickly with their WordPress site.

Course Prerequisites:

Familiarity with HTML or other web development technologies is helpful, but not required.

Course Syllabus:

    • Thinking Like WordPress
      • Dynamic vs. Static Websites
      • Content Management Systems
      • How WordPress Assembles Pages
      • How WordPress Manages Content
      • Try It
    • Planning Your Site for WordPress
      • How Content Will Be Entered
      • How Categories Will Be Organized
      • How the Site Should Look
      • Try It
    • Installing WordPress
      • Uploading the WordPress Files
      • Setting Up Your Database
      • Doing the Installation
      • Try It
    • Admin Area Overview
      • Logging In
      • The Dashboard
      • Customizing Admin Screens
      • Getting Around the Admin Area
      • Try It
    • Basic Admin Settings
      • Settings to Get You Started
      • Setting Your Personal Profile
      • Try It
    • Adding a New Post — Overview
      • Anatomy of a New Post
      • Writing a Post
      • Categories and Tags
      • Publishing a Post
      • Try It
    • Working with the Text Editor
      • Anatomy of the Text Editor
      • Sizing the Text Editor
      • StylingText
      • Working with Text Links
      • Importing Text
      • Try It
    • Laying Out Text
      • Styling Paragraphs
      • Creating Lists
      • Tips for Laying Out Posts
      • Try It
    • Advanced Post Options
      • Advanced Options Overview
      • Excerpts and the More Button
      • Discussion and Comments
      • Handling Revisions
      • Try It
    • Adding a New Page
      • Pages vs. Posts
      • The Add Page Options
      • Creating Sub-Pages
      • Try It
    • The Basics of Handling Media Files
      • The Media Library vs. Galleries
      • The Upload/Insert Menu
      • Inserting an Image into a Post
      • Try It
    • The Upload/Insert Window Tabs
      • The From Computer Tab
      • The From URL Tab
      • The Gallery Tab
      • The Media Library Tab
      • Try It
    • Image Options in Detail
      • Titles, Captions, and Descriptions
      • Linking Images
      • Choosing an Alignment
      • Choosing a Size
      • Insert vs. Save
      • Try It
    • Editing and Laying Out Images
      • Align and Resize — An Overview
      • The Popup Image Editor
      • Moving and Resizing in the Text Editor
      • More Complex Image Layouts
      • Updating an Image
      • Try It
    • Working with Image Galleries
      • Creating an Image Gallery in a Post
      • Adding and Removing Images from a Gallery
      • Changing the Order or Size of Gallery Images
      • Using Galleries from Other Posts
      • Try It
    • Adding Video and Audio
      • Uploading/Inserting Video
      • The Embed Media Button
      • Adding Audio
      • Try It
    • Adding Documents
      • Uploading and Inserting a Document
      • What Types of Documents to Upload
      • Updating a Document
      • Try It
    • Managing Posts and Pages
      • Finding Posts and Pages
      • Renaming, Rescheduling, and More with Quick Edit
      • Using Bulk Edit
      • Changing Your Homepage
      • More Admin Settings for Posts and Pages
      • Try It
    • Managing Media Files
      • Finding Files in the Media Library
      • Editing and Deleting Media Files
      • Admin Settings for Media
      • Try It
    • Managing Post Categories and Tags
      • Managing Categories
      • Managing Tags
      • Converting Categories and Tags
      • Try It
    • Managing Widgets
      • What Are Widgets?
      • The Widgets Screen
      • Activating and Editing Widgets
      • Moving or Removing Widgets
      • Try It
    • Linking to Other Sites
      • Managing Links
      • Managing Link Categories
      • Displaying Links
      • Try It
    • Managing Comments
      • Allow Comments or Not?
      • Admin Settings for Commenting
      • Finding Comments
      • Approving, Editing, or Deleting Comments
      • Dealing with Spam Comments
      • Try It
    • Connecting to Content on Other Sites
      • Connecting to Your Social Media Accounts
      • Adding Content Feeds from Other Sites
      • Try It
    • Helping Others Connect to Your Site
      • RSS Feeds of Your Content
      • Setting Pingbacks and Trackbacks
      • Setting Permalinks
      • Try It
    • Having Multiple Site Users
      • User Roles and Their Capabilities
      • Adding a User
      • Changing a User’s Capabilities
      • Users and Security
      • Try It
    • Customizing Your Header Content
      • Built-in Header Customization
      • Using the Theme Editor
      • Adding a Logo
      • Try It
    • Customizing the Look of Posts
      • Making Text Easy to Read
      • Coloring Links and Headings
      • Creating Special Text Areas with CSS
      • Try It
    • Customizing Design and Layout
      • Changing the Background of the Header
      • Changing Theme Graphics
      • Moving the Sidebar
      • Try It
    • Optimizing Your Content
      • Writing Useful Titles
      • Writing Useful Content
      • Linking Effectively
      • Tagging Images
      • Try It
    • Optimizing Your Site as a Whole
      • Optimizing Admin Settings
      • Customizing Permalinks
      • Naming Categories
      • Using Meta and Title Tags
      • Try It
    • How Is Your Site Doing?
      • Monitoring Pingbacks and Incoming Links
      • Monitoring Site Statistics
      • Try It
    • Keeping Up to Date
      • Updating WordPress
      • Updating Plugins
      • Updating or Installing New Themes
      • Try It
    • Backing Up Your Site
      • A Backup Routine
      • Backing Up Your Web Server Files
      • Backing Up Your Database
      • Some Database Backup Plugins
      • Try It
    • Installing and Activating Plugins
      • What Is a Plugin?
      • Finding Plugins
      • Installing and Activating Plugins
      • Troubleshooting Plugins
      • Try It
    • Example Plugins
      • Photo Gallery Plugin — NextGEN Gallery
      • Form Creation Plugin — Contact Form 7
      • Try It
    • Ten Other Common Uses for Plugins
      • Social Networking
      • Mobile
      • Ad Managers
      • Search Engine Optimization
      • Podcasting and Videos
      • Google Maps
      • E-commerce
      • Random Content
      • Comment Enhancement
      • Housekeeping
      • Try It
    • Extending WordPress Even Further
      • Template Hierarchy
      • The Power of Custom Fields
      • Keeping Things User-Friendly and Flexible
      • LSome Final Thoughts
    • Troubleshooting WordPress
      • Troubleshooting an Installation
      • Troubleshooting After Installation
      • Finding Help Online