WordPress Level 2 Course Outline
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.
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.
Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.
Completion of the WordPress Level 1 class or equivalent experience.
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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