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VIRTUAL TRAINING

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In this class you will learn to launch your website quickly with the help of a quick WordPress installation guide; create a quality website with a proper assembly of important subpages; install and work with plugins and widgets; install and create attractive themes for your website; create custom menus to improve the user experience of your website; upload multimedia content such as images, audio, and video easily and effectively.

This WordPress Basics course will be the building block to your experience with WordPress. It will give you the fundamental administrative functions of the WordPress dashboard and a solid understanding of basic themes and plugins.

Audience
Anyone new to WordPress or who is self-taught on the product is a good candidate for this course. No prior WordPress knowledge is needed. No prior web development or programming skills are required. This course is designed for non-technical users who are more interested in content management and search engine optimization than the technical aspects of web site creation.

BUILD A WEBSITE IN CLASS

PERFECT CLASS FOR BEGINNERS

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STEP-BY-STEP
INSTRUCTION BOOKLET

INTRODUCING WORDPRESS
Getting into WordPress
Understanding the common terms
Why choose WordPress?
Getting to know the WordPress family
The Features of WordPress
WordPress Online Resources
Staying updated with WordPress news
Getting support from other users
Using theme and plugin directories

GETTING STARTED WITH WORDPRESS
Building your WordPress website
The two worlds of WordPress – the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org
Getting and installing WordPress
Installing WordPress through an auto-installer script
The wp-admin panel

CREATING BLOG CONTENT
WordPress admin conventions
Posting on your blog
Discussion on your blog – comments
Adding and managing categories

PAGES, MEDIA, AND IMPORTING/EXPORTING CONTENT
Pages
Media library
Importing/exporting content

PLUGINS – WHAT THEY ARE AND WHY YOU NEED THEM
Breaking down plugins – what are they?
Installing a plugin – how to go about this
The must-have pack of plugins

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Carolee Shank

Carolee is a Graphic Designer and Website Developer and has been developing websites for over 25 years.  She has been using WordPress to develop websites for 7 years. She loves teaching and showing others how easy it is to develop and maintain a professional looking website with WordPress and sharing her knowledge of all things WordPress.

TESTIMONIALS

This class was very informative. Taking this class has put in perspective how much easier website building is than I had anticipated.

Melanie

The class manual was very helpful to have when the class was over. Having those step by step instructions with screenshots was invaluable.

John

It was so exciting learning about all of the amazing customization options and tools that were available in WordPress. 

Kayla

This class enabled me to have full control over my website to make any changes I needed without having to rely on someone else’s schedule.

Nakita

STEP-BY-STEP
INSTRUCTION MANUAL

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