WordPress Introduction and Basic Configuration

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system. There are many new features in the latest version, WordPress 4.1. The new default theme, Twenty Fifteen, is a responsive design that lets your writing take center stage. In this course, you will learn how to install and configure WordPress as well as how to work with content, themes, and plugins.

Target Audience

Web site designers who want to become more familiar with WordPress and its functionality



Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

WordPress as a Solution

Installing using the Web Interface

  • install WordPress using the Web interface
  • WordPress.org versus WordPress.com

  • describe the differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
  • Installing Themes

  • describe how to install different WordPress themes
  • Installing Plugins

  • perform the installation of different WordPress plugins
  • Upgrading WordPress, Themes, and Plugins

  • use the functionality to upgrade WordPress, themes, and plugins
  • Examining the Dashboard

  • describe the WordPress dashboard and its features
  • Examining the Administration Menu and the Admin Bar

  • describe the WordPress administration menu and admin bar
  • Examining the Writing and Reading Settings

  • configure some of the settings for reading and writing
  • Examining the Media and Permalinks Settings 

  • configure some of the settings for media and permalinks
  • Creating Posts (Part 1)

  • create and edit a standard post
  • Creating Posts (Part 2)

  • manage posts with categories and tags
  • Creating Pages

  • describe how to create a new page
  • Posts Versus Pages

  • compare the differences between posts and pages
  • Working with HTML

  • work with HTML
  • Working with Shortcodes

  • work with shortcodes
  • Working with Media Files

  • work with various media file types
  • Exploring Feeds

  • define what feeds are in WordPress
  • Exploring the Customizer

  • identify the different elements of the customizer
  • Using Widgets

  • recognize when and how to use widgets
  • Getting Additional Widgets

  • get additional widgets
  • Using Menus

  • perform menu creation within themes
  • Examining the Header and Backgrounds

  • recall how headers and backgrounds are applied
  • Working with Starter Themes and Theme Frameworks

  • work with a starter theme and theme framework
  • Examining How Plugins Work

  • describe how plugins work
  • Evaluating Plugins

  • evaluate different plugins
  • Troubleshooting Plugins

  • troubleshoot plugins
  • Exercise: How WordPress works





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