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WordPress

Course length: 1 day

Overview: This one-day course will teach you everything you need to know to set up, maintain and secure your WordPress website, including how to back up and restore your SQL database.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Windows, as well as basic keyboarding skills.

Students will receive a USB flash drive so they can take the exercise files with them.

Class Fee: $149

 

Class Outline

Lesson 1: Foundations of a WordPress-based website

  • Understanding and Using domain names
  • WordPress Hosting Options
  • Installing WordPress on a Dedicated Server
  • Understanding Directory Permissions

Lesson 2: Basics of the WordPress User Interface

  • Understanding the WordPress Dashboard
  • Pages, Tags, Media and Content Administration
  • Core WordPress Settings

Lesson 3: Finding and Using WordPress Plugins

  • Finding and Installing Plugins Quickly and Easily
  • Upgrading WordPress Plugins
  • Recommended WordPress Plugins

Lesson 4: Working with WordPress Themes

  • Understanding the Structure of WordPress Themes
  • Finding Themes and Choosing the Right One
  • Installing and Configuring Themes
  • Editing and Customizing Themes
  • Using Theme Frameworks and Parent-Child Themes
  • Theme Best Practices

Lesson 5: WordPress Content Management

  • Understanding Posts Versus Pages
  • Organizing Posts with Categories
  • Connecting Posts Together with Tags
  • Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies
  • Managing Lists of Links

Lesson 6: Creating and Managing Content

  • Hands-On Training on the WordPress Editors
  • Hands-On Training on the New Image Editor
  • Adding Video and Audio Media to a WordPress Site

Lesson 7: WordPress based Sites

  • WordPress as a Blog vs. WordPress as a Website
  • Converting a Website to WordPress
  • WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Beyond blogging: Other Uses for WordPress

Lesson 8: WordPress Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

  • A Checklist for WordPress SEO
  • Using SEO Plugins and SEO Friendly WordPress Themes
  • Mastering Google Webmaster Tools
  • Writing and Linking for SEO
  • Avoiding Black Hat SEO tactics that will get you into trouble with Google

Lesson 9: Managing Multimedia with WordPress

  • Organizing Pictures, Videos and Downloadable Files in WordPress
  • Alternatives to Using WordPress for Managing Media Online
  • Using WordPress Photo Galleries

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If you would like to register for a course, call (619) 876-4224 ext 210 or you may register online.