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WordPress Introduction Course Outline

 (2 days)
Version 4.x

Overview
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.

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.

Audience
Anyone new to WordPress or who is self-taught on the product is a good candidate for this course. No prior WordPress knowledge is needed. 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

1: INTRODUCING WORDPRESS
Getting into WordPress
Understanding the common terms
Why choose WordPress
Getting to know the WordPress family
Digging into WordPress the features
Getting familiar with the new feature list since 3.7
Learning more with online WordPress resources
Staying updated through 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
Using WordPress.com
Installing WordPress manually
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, MENUS, MEDIA LIBRARY, AND MORE
Pages
Menus
Header
Background
Advanced site customization
Media library
Importing/exporting your content

5: PLUGINS AND WIDGETS
Breaking down plugins what are they?
Why use plugins
Where to get plugins from
Finding new plugins
Installing a plugin the how-to
The must-have pack of plugins
Widgets

6: CHOOSING AND INSTALLING THEMES
Finding themes
Some not-design-related theme basics
Installing and changing themes

7: DEVELOPING YOUR OWN THEME
Setting up your design
Converting your build into a theme
Creating template files within your theme
Making your theme widget-friendly
Enabling a menu in your theme
Creating a child theme
Sharing your theme

8: FEEDS, PODCASTING, AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTEGRATION
Getting started with feeds
Working with built-in WordPress feeds
Adding feed links
Podcasting
Integrating social media

9: DEVELOPING PLUGINS AND WIDGETS
Plugins
Widgets
Shortcodes
Summary

10: COMMUNITY BLOGGING
Concerns for a multi-author blog
User roles and abilities
Managing users
User management plugins

11: CREATING A NON-BLOG WEBSITE PART 1 THE BASICS
The must-do tasks
Static websites
Corporate or business websites
One-page websites

12: CREATING A NON-BLOG WEBSITE PART 2 COMMUNITY WEBSITES AND CUSTOM CONTENT ELEMENTS
Membership websites
Video blogs and photo blogs
Social networks
Introducing custom post types

13: ADMINISTRATING WORDPRESS
System requirements
Enabling permalinks
The importance of backing up
Upgrading WordPress
Migrating or restoring a WordPress website
Acting in case of a site crash
Setting file permissions
Troubleshooting
Tips for theme development
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Fee:  $895

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