WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) available today. This hands-on course will teach you how to use the power of WordPress CMS to build modern, easy-to-navigate websites. Learn how to install, setup and publish websites using the core functionality of the WordPress platform. You will also be introduced on how to customize themes, build e-commerce shops, and implement basic SEO into your WordPress website. Prerequisites: HTML and CSS or have similar working knowledge and experience.

Module 1

  • Intro to WordPress: What is WordPress CMS and why use it?
  • WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
  • A Quick Tour of the WordPress.com Dashboard
  • 5 Minute Installation of WordPress.org
  • A Quick Tour of WordPress.org Dashboard
  • Building A Website in WordPress.com
  • Quiz #1 (review week 1)

Module 2

  • Homework #1 Due:
  • Gmail / Google Analytics Account
  • WordPress.com Website with posts, pages, and widgets and menus
  • Using Plugins
  • BuddyPress
  • SEO: Yoast & Google Analytics
  • Free and Premium Themes
  • Working with Twenty Twelve Theme and a Premium Theme
  • Building A Website (open source version)
  • Quiz 2 (review week 2)

Module 3

  • Homework #2 Due: WordPress.org Website with posts, pages, media, widgets and plugins
  • HTML & CSS Review
  • How to use HTML & CSS within WordPress
  • Using WordPress Theme Editor
  • Customizing Themes WordPress Level I Course Syllabus and Outline
  • Building An E-Commerce Website
  • Quiz 3 (review week 3)

Module 4

  • Final Project Due: WordPress.org Website with posts, pages, media,
  • widgets, plugins and theme customization
  • Final Exam (review weeks 1-3)
  • Intro to Advanced Theme Development
  • PHP Basics
  • In depth look at Google Analytics
  • More SEO
  • Quiz 4 (review week 4)

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