WORDP_0L2: WordPress Level 2 for Web Designers/Developers

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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, from a basic installation to customizing your first WordPress site.

Audience Profile

This course is for students who are familiar with working in WordPress and want to customize, administer and develop their website further.

At Course Completion

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

  • Installing WordPress on a local environment for testing
  • Customizing header, footer and sidebar areas
  • Creating a Child Theme
  • Working with the Styles and Functions files
  • eCommerce with WordPress


WordPress Setup

  • Installing a web server locally for development and testing
  • Setting up the Database
  • Installing WordPress

Themes and Child Themes

  • Working with the Default Theme
  • Comparing Themes and a Frameworks
  • Creating a Child Theme
  • Custom CSS

Widgets and Plugins

  • The Anatomy of a Plugin
  • Customizing Plug-Ins
  • Recommended Plugins

Creating Custom Content

  • Working with Custom Content Types
  • Adding Custom Content to Posts and Pages

eCommerce Sites

  • eCommerce Plugins
  • Setup the Store
  • Add Products
  • Receiving Payments

Best Practices

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Setting Up a Sitemap
  • Backing Up Your Data and Files
  • WordPress Security

Migrating a Site

  • Exporting and Importing the Data
  • The Config Files
  • Helpful Plugins for Migrating


Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of a WordPress site. The "WordPress for end-users" course is recommended for anyone not currently working with WordPress.