WORDP_0L1 : WordPress Level 1 for End Users

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About this Course

WordPress is a free, open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. With WordPress, you can add and edit web pages from anywhere you have an internet connection.

With more than 60 million websites using WordPress, it has become the most popular blogging system in use on the Web. This class will get you started with WordPress, as a content provider and end user.

Audience Profile

This course is for students who are new to blogging and CMS concepts and want to build pages, posts and menus on a WordPress website.

At Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have covered the following topics:

  • Understanding pages, posts, menus, plugins and widgets
  • Setting up user accounts, admin settings and menus
  • Categorizing posts
  • Using the media library to manage pictures and galleries

Outline

Introducing WordPress

  • Wordpress.org and Wordpress.com
  • Anatomy of a WordPress Site
  • Deciding on a WordPress Host

 

Getting Familiar

  • Overview of How WordPress Works
  • A quick WordPress Installation Overview
  • The Dashboard
  • Upgrading WordPress

 

WordPress Settings

  • General Settings
  • Writing, Reading, Discussion and Media Settings
  • Permalinks

 

Managing Account Settings

  • Understanding WordPress account roles
  • Working as a WordPress team

 

Setting Up Your Theme

  • The Default Theme
  • Choosing a New Theme
  • The Theme Customizer
  • Custom Headers and Backgrounds

 

Widgets and Plugins

  • Using Widgets
  • Adding and Updating Plug-Ins

 

Content

  • Adding Posts and Pages
  • Editing Posts and Pages
  • Using Categories and Tags

 

Menus

  • Setting Up and Editing Menus
  • Adding a Menu to Your Site

 

Working with Media

  • Using the Media Library
  • Editing Images
  • Creating Image Galleries

 

Managing Comments

  • Enabling and Disabling Comments
  • Moderating Comments
  • Fighting Spam

 

Best Practices

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Setting Up a Sitemap

Backing Up Your Data and Files

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs and working with windows. Students should also have basic knowledge of the web and how to navigate using their browser.