Programming & Development

WordPress Fundamentals


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.

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.

Course Outline:

Intro to Content Management Systems (What is a CMS?)
About WordPress
Website hosting for WordPress
Domain names
Free online accounts
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
What is dashboard?
The difference between a post and a page
Creating your first blog
Organizing your posts
Dashboard tips and tricks
Allowing comments
How long should comments stay posted?
Ongoing conversations
Dealing with Spam
Creating your first page (Home page)
Creating additional pages
Linking your site by building a site navigation menu
Custom Menus
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
Changing the appearance of your WordPress site by customizing the theme
Using Widgets
What are Plugins?
Mobile Themes
Using Jetpack
Theme code editing
Keeping the readers in the loop
Having readers share
Manage your sites feed
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Site statistics
Launching your site
Setting up permalinks
Where to find additional plugins and themes
Backing up your site

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