WordPress for End Users Course

Course Details:

Length: 2 days

Price: $1,165/person (USD)

Group Price: Request Quote

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Course Features:

Live Instructor Teaching

Certificate of Completion

Courseware: Print

Hands-On Learning?: Yes

Software Lab Included?: N/A

Delivery Methods:

Live Online

Individuals and Groups
@ Your Location

Onsite for Teams

Group Teams
@ Your Organization

This is an instructor-led course. It is taught by an instructor live online or at organizations for groups.
For team training, we can teach onsite at your office or private live online.

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Course Overview

In this WordPress training class, you will start with the basics of setting up WordPress and learn how to create and maintain a successful WordPress site.

In this training, you will learn to:

  • The two different versions of WordPress.
  • Website hosting and domain registrars. How to set this up with separate registrar and host, for more security.
  • How to install WordPress.
  • An overview of the Dashboard including how to find hidden items.
  • Cleaning out the stuff that is installed by default.
  • Finding and installing WordPress themes to instantly change the look and feel of your website.
  • Plugins. What they are and how you can use them to create magnificent websites.
  • How to update WordPress, themes, and plugins.
  • Every single Dashboard setting, what they do, and what you should use in the settings of your website.
  • How to find and use the RSS feeds on your site to help search engines find your content.
  • The importance of user profiles, and how to assign a "Gravatar" image to your email address.
  • How to create great navigation systems on your site, with custom menus, internal linking, and related post sections.
  • Enabling and dealing with visitor comments.
  • Using the media library for images, video and more.
  • The difference between pages and posts, and a simple way to know which one you should be using for each bit of content you publish on your website.
  • Effective use of categories and tags. Using these incorrectly can get your site penalized or even banned from search engines.
  • How to create content using both the Classic editor and the new Gutenberg editor.
  • How to publish posts, and even schedule them so they will be published at some future date.
  • Using post revisions.
  • Two different types of homepage. A blog style page v a more traditional "static" homepage.
  • Using widgets on your site to add neat features.

Register Early: Registration Deadline is 2 Weeks Prior to Class Start.

Course Notes

This course is not about Wordpress programming or development. Please see our 5 day PHP Programming with MySQL course for that.

Course Topics

Learn how to get started with WordPress, create new content.
Learn to change what appears on a home page, blog post, and more.
Learn to handle media uploads, audio/video players, and podcasting.
Learn to create basic themes.
Learn to publish, move, maintain, and secure your WordPress sites.

A Little History - 1

What is WordPress? - 4
Some of the Features That Make WordPress Great
WordPress.com WordPress.org
• WordPress.com
Do you still want to use WordPress.com
• WordPress.org

The Costs of Owning a Site - 10
The Website Domain
Website Hosting
Registrar & Web Hosts

The Domain Name - 13
The domain TLD
Tasks to Complete

Domain, Host, Registrar & Installing WordPress - 15
Tasks to Complete

Log In and Out of Your Dashboard - 16
Tasks to Complete

WordPress Web Pages - 18

Pre-Installed WordPress Themes - 21
Delete Un-Used Themes
• Whoops, I've Deleted the Wrong Theme

An Overview of the Dashboard - 26
The Sidebar
Screen Options, Help, Profile & Logout
The Main Screen
Tasks to Complete

Cleaning Out the Pre-Installed Stuff - 29
Deleting the "Hello World" Post
• Something to try
• Before We Delete It
Deleting the Sample Page
Deleting Widgets
• A Note About Sidebars
Deleting Plugins
Tasks to Complete

Dashboard Updates - 43
Tasks to Complete

WordPress Settings - 46
General Settings
Tasks to Complete

RSS Feeds - 63
WordPress Has Multiple RSS Feeds
RSS Feeds Can Help Pages Get Indexed
Posts Only
Tasks to Complete

User Profile - 67
Tasks to Complete

Tools - 76

Appearance Menu - 78
Customize Live Editor
The Theme Editor Menu
Tasks to Complete

Plugins - 89
Deleting Plugins
Plugins that Modify Menus
Installing Important Plugins
• UpdraftPlus
• Ninja Forms Contact Form
• WP-Insert for "Legal Pages"
• Yoast SEO
• Wordpress Security
• Akismet Anti-Spam
Tasks to Complete

Comments - 106
Moderating Comments
• What Kinds of Comments Should you Send to Spam/Bin?
Tasks to Complete

Media Library - 110
How to Upload New Media
Tasks to Complete

Pages V posts - 116
When to Use Posts and When to Use Pages
Tasks to Complete

Categories & Tags - 122
A Few Guidelines for Using Tags
Setting Up Categories & Tags in Your Dashboard
Adding A New Category
• Parent Categories & Hierarchy
• Adding Tags
Tasks to Complete

Writing Posts - 135
Choosing the Classic Editor or Gutenberg

The "Classic" WYSIWYG Editor - 137
Adding Images
Post Formats
Post Category
Post Tags
Post Excert Publishing the Post

The Gutenberg Editor - 148
Using the Forward Slash to Add Blocks
Paragraph Block Properties
• Reusable Blocks
Moving a Block in Gutenberg
Inserting Blocks in Between Existing Blocks
Delete a Block
Available "Building" Blocks
• The Table Block
• The Buttons Block
• The Columns Block
Yoast SEO Settings for the Post
• The SEO Tab
• The Schema Tab
• The Social Tab
• Post (Document) Properties
• The Process for Publishing a Post
Publishing & Scheduling Posts in Gutenberg
Using the HTML Editor to Edit Your Post

Editing Posts -183
Why Use Revisions?
Tasks to Complete

Differences with Pages - 187
Tasks to Complete

Making it Easy for Visitors to Socially Share Your Content - 188
Other Social Share Plugins
Tasks to Complete

Internal Linking of Posts - 192
Related Posts With YARPP
Tasks to Complete

The Homepage of Your Site - Blog or Static? - 198
Tasks to Complete

Navigation Menus - 200
Menu Hierarchy
• Other Menu Item Settings
• Edit an Existing Menu
• Navigation Menu Widgets
Tasks to Complete

Viewing Your Site While Logged In - 210
Tasks to Complete

WordPress Security - 213
Tasks to Complete

Monitoring Website Traffic - 214
Tasks to Complete

Building the 3 Site Models - 215
A Business Site
• The Posts Page
• Creating a Posts Page
• Steps to Create this Business Site
A Blog
• Steps to Create this Blog Site
A Hybrid Website (Typical Site)
• Steps to Create this Hybrid Site

Appendix I. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - 220

Index - 227


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