Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
Word Press On-Demand: Comprehensive (Level 1 & Level 2) Course Outline
This course has not yet been approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Please contact us for an update on when the class will be available in New Hampshire.
Note: This is an On-Demand Self-Study Course, 4 days of content, 6-months unlimited access, $1195.00. (Applicable State and Local taxes may be added for On-Demand purchases, depending on your location.)
You may take this course at any time; there are no set dates. The course covers WordPress Level 1 and Level 2 topics.
In this class you will learn to launch your website quickly with the help of a quick WordPress installation guide; create a quality website with a proper assembly of important subpages; install and work with plugins and widgets; install and create attractive themes for your website; create custom menus to improve the user experience of your website; upload multimedia content such as images, audio, and video easily and effectively.
WordPress Level 1 will be the building block to your experience with WordPress. It will give you the fundamental administrative functions of the WordPress dashboard and a solid understanding of basic themes and plugins.
This WordPress Level 2 course builds on the Level 1 course by providing an intermediate understanding of the backend functions of WordPress, such as SEO maintenance and Backup and Recovery functions, along with additional understanding of plugins and how
they can extend your WordPress website.
More than just providing an easy way to make a good looking web site or blog, WordPress was developed with search engine optimization in mind. The class also covers how to use powerful SEO plugins so that you will be more easily found online.
Anyone new to WordPress or who is self-taught on the product is a good candidate for this course. No prior web development or programming skills are required. This course is designed for non-technical users who are more interested in content management and search engine optimization than the technical aspects of web site creation.
Course Outline - Level 1
1: INTRODUCING WORDPRESS
Getting into WordPress
Understanding the common terms
Why choose WordPress?
Getting to know the WordPress family
Digging into WordPress – the features
Learning more with online WordPress resources
Staying updated with WordPress news
Understanding the Codex
Getting support from other users
Using theme and plugin directories
2: GETTING STARTED WITH WORDPRESS
Building your WordPress website – start here
The two worlds of WordPress – the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org
Getting and installing WordPress
Installing WordPress through an auto-installer script
The wp-admin panel
Getting a Gravatar
3: CREATING BLOG CONTENT
WordPress admin conventions
Posting on your blog
Discussion on your blog – comments
Adding and managing categories
4: PAGES, MEDIA, AND IMPORTING/EXPORTING CONTENT
5: PLUGINS - WHAT THEY ARE AND WHY YOU NEED THEM
Breaking down plugins – what are they?
Installing a plugin – how to go about this
The must-have pack of plugins
Course Outline - Level 2
1: SECURING YOUR WORDPRESS WEBSITE
The principles of WordPress security
The best practices for WordPress security
Installing an SSL
Security plugins and which ones to get
Setting up secure user accounts
User roles and abilities
User management plugins
2: CHOOSING AND INSTALLING THEMES
The factors to consider when choosing a theme
Installing and changing themes
3: CUSTOMIZING YOUR WEBSITE APPEARANCE/DESIGN
Optimizing for mobile and working with AMP
4: SOCIAL MEDIA INTEGRATION, PODCASTING, AND HTTPS
Integrating social media
HTTPS – what, why, and how?
5: CREATING A NON-BLOG WEBSITE PART ONE - THE BASICS
The must-do tasks
Corporate or business websites
6: CREATING A NON-BLOG WEBSITE PART TWO - E-COMMERCE WEBSITES AND CUSTOM CONTENT ELEMENTS
Video blogs and photo blogs
Introducing custom post types
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