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Introduction to WordPress

WDPS-100 (2 Days)
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WordPress Training Overview

WordPress is one of the most widely used open source blogging platforms and content management systems in the world.  Accelebrate's WordPress course teaches students how to create a fully-functional and well-designed WordPress web site.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

WordPress Training Objectives

All students will:

  • Set up WordPress and install a database
  • Get familiar with the dashboard and the settings
  • Manage different WordPress accounts
  • Use the Theme Customizer
  • Work with Widgets and Plug-ins
  • Use custom headers and backgrounds
  • Add and edit content
  • Post from a desktop or mobile device
  • Import content from another WordPress blog or other blogging services
  • Edit images, use video and audio, and create image galleries
  • Work with menus
  • Troubleshoot WordPress
  • Learn best practices and search engine optimization for a WordPress site

WordPress Training Outline

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Introduction
First Steps
  • Setting Up WordPress
  • Using an Installer
  • Setting Up a Database
  • Installing WordPress
  • Putting It All Together
Getting Familiar with WordPress
  • How WordPress Works: An Overview
  • Finding Your Way Around the Dashboard
  • Default Content
  • Upgrading WordPress
  • Putting It All Together
Settings
  • General Settings
  • Writing Settings
  • Reading Settings
  • Discussion Settings
  • Media Settings
  • Permalinks
  • Putting It All Together
Managing Accounts
  • Configuring Your Account
  • Managing User Accounts
  • Putting It All Together
Setting Up a WordPress Theme
  • Using the WordPress Default Theme
  • Choosing a New Theme
  • Using the Theme Customizer
  • Custom Headers and Backgrounds
  • Putting It All Together
Widgets and Plug-ins
  • Widgets versus Plug-ins: What’s the Difference?
  • Adding and Activating Plug-ins
  • Using Widgets
  • Updating Plug-ins
  • Putting It All Together
Adding Content
  • Adding Posts
  • Adding Pages
  • Editing Posts and Pages
  • Setting Up and Using Categories
  • Using Tags
  • Other Ways to Add Content
  • Putting It All Together
Menus
  • Setting Up Menus
  • Adding Menus to Your Site
  • Editing Menus
  • Putting It All Together
Working with Media
  • Using the Media Library
  • Editing Images
  • Creating and Managing Image Galleries
  • Using Audio and Video Files
  • Putting It All Together
Managing Comments
  • Enabling and Disabling Comments
  • Moderating Comments
  • Fighting Spam with Akismet
  • Putting It All Together
Getting Fancy with Themes
  • Customizing Your Theme with CSS
  • Adding a Favicon
  • Editing the Functions File
  • Putting It All Together
Advanced Theme Development
  • Anatomy of a WordPress Theme
  • Building a Theme from Scratch
  • Working with Template Files
  • Working with Template Tags
  • Using the Loop
  • Putting It All Together
Custom Content Types
  • Setting Up a Custom Post Type
  • Using Custom Taxonomies
  • Putting It All Together
One Installation, Multiple Blogs
  • Setting Up a Network
  • Administrating a Blog Network
  • Putting It All Together
More Ways to Customize WordPress
  • Setting Up and Using Jetpack
  • Monetizing Your Site: Ad Integration
  • Using Google Fonts
  • RSS Feeds
  • Putting It All Together
Best Practices
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Setting Up a Sitemap
  • Speeding Up Your Site
  • Using Stats to Evaluate Traffic
  • Backing Up Your Data and Files
  • Putting It All Together
Troubleshooting
  • Nothing Happens
  • Overwriting Changes
  • Updates
  • Admin Access
  • Commenting Problems
  • Where Do I Go for Help?
Online Resources
  • WordPress Information
  • Other Resources
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

40%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

60%

Lab

Course Number:

WDPS-100

Duration:

2 Days

Prerequisites:

No prior WordPress familiarity is presumed.

Training Materials:

All attendees receive comprehensive courseware and a copy of Peachpit Press' WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide (3rd Edition).

Software Requirements:

  • Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux with at least 3 GB RAM
  • PHP 5.2.4 or later
  • MySQL 5.0 or later
  • A web server such as Apache httpd or Nginx
  • A robust text editor with line numbering
  • A modern web browser
  • WordPress 3.x or later
  • If you have purchased this course, please contact us for detailed setup instructions.

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Accelebrate’s training classes are available for private groups of 3 or more people at your site or online anywhere worldwide.

Don't settle for a "one size fits all" public class! Have Accelebrate deliver exactly the training you want, privately at your site or online, for less than the cost of a public class.

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