WordPress | An Introduction

  • Web designers who wish to learn about WordPress
  • Anyone wishing to incorporate WordPress into their web workflow

Prerequisite
Please contact us for information about prerequisites.

Expected Duration
2 day

Description

In this course, you will learn the skills, tools, and knowledge to implement and maintain a WordPress site. You will learn how to install, configure, and troubleshoot WordPress. This course is a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises that provide practical real-world experience.

Objective

1. Foundations of a WordPress-based website

  • Understanding and Using Domain Names
  • WordPress Hosting Options
  • Installing WordPress on a Dedicated Server
  • Understanding Directory Permissions

2. Basics of the WordPress User Interface

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

3. Finding and Using WordPress Plugins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. WordPress Site Maintenance

  • Updating and Upgrading WordPress itself
  • Updating Plugins and Theme s
  • Database Maintenance for WordPress Users
  • WP-DB Manager

11. WordPress Security

  • Securing WordPress Passwords
  • Updates and Patches to Keep Your Site Secure
  • Connecting Securely to Your WordPress Site
  • User Management

12. Troubleshooting Common WordPress Problems

  • Fixing Posts and Pages if They Break
  • Fixing Broken Widgets
  • Fixing Theme Issues
  • Fixing Plugins
  • Identifying and Fixing Common Database Issues

13. WordPress for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone Devices

  • Write Posts
  • Edit Pages
  • Upload Photos
  • Manage Comments

SUBSCRIPTION COST


$1,195.00

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