This course will provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of WordPress for anyone who wants to learn how to create a WordPress website: small business owners or managers who want to build or manage a WordPress site; hobbyists who want to share their passion; Designers and Developers who want to add WordPress to their website skills, and anyone interested in becoming a part of the vibrant and growing WordPress economy as a career opportunity.
Attendees begin with a sample website. All of the text, images, and other media are provided. Each training unit builds on the previous, adding new content and features to your student site. Comparing your results to the model site, and correcting and enforcing your knowledge before moving on to the next lesson assure your success in mastering the fundamental building blocks of WordPress.
Also, as part of the course, you will select the subject for your student WordPress project. This might be a hobby, your business, or even a web site you would like to make for your family or friends.
After each success, you will repeat the training unit on your student project. This means that by the end of the WordPress Fundamentals course, you will have created two complete WordPress sites – your sample student site, which provides you useful examples of all the most common tasks performed in WordPress, and your own unique creation.
Many students transfer their student WordPress project site to permanent hosting. Be sure and view our portfolio of finished student sites for examples of what previous students have done in this course. We look forward to adding your web site to our hall of fame!
|Module 1||Getting Started with WordPress|
|Unit 1||Web Hosting|
|Unit 2||What is a FTP|
|Unit 3||Installing WordPress|
|Unit 4||Changing Your WordPress Site Title and Tagline|
|Unit 5||Creating Pages|
|Unit 6||Organizing Your Content - Navigation|
|Unit 7||Adding Blog to Your site|
|Unit 8||Homework Project|
|Module 2||Structuring Your WordPress Site for Success|
|Unit 1||Entering and Formatting Content - Exercise 1|
|Unit 2||Completing Our Text Formatting|
|Unit 3||Managing Posts|
|Unit 4||How to Manage Images in WordPress 3.5|
|Unit 5||How to Manage Image Galleries in WordPress 3.5|
|Unit 6||Finding Images|
|Unit 7||Linking Content Inside Your Site|
|Unit 8||Linking to Things Outside Your Website|
|Unit 9||Theming Your WordPress Site|
|Unit 10||Choosing Themes - The Importance of Color|
|Module 3||Adding Functionality to Your Site|
|Unit 1||Student Project Review|
|Unit 2||Modifying Your Theme|
|Unit 3||Introduction to plugins|
|Unit 4||Adding to Your Site's Appearance With Widgets|
|Unit 5||Some Suggested Business Plugins for WordPress|
|Unit 6||In-Class Work on Your Student Projects|
|Module 4||Bring It All Together|
|Unit 1||Maintaining Your WordPress Site|
|Unit 2||Securing Your WordPress Site|
|Unit 3||Detecting Problems With Your Site|
|Unit 4||Backup Your Site to Protect Your Content|
|Unit 5||Summary of WordPress Security|
|Unit 6||Please Take a Minute...|
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Getting under the Hood of WordPress
If you want to learn how to customize a WordPress site to make it look the way you'd like to this class is for you. Learn the process of how to transform any WordPress theme so that your pages will meet your design criteria.
Each student is set up as an Administrator of your own sub-site of the Hands On WP Training site. All of the text, images, and other media are provided. Each training unit builds on the previous, adding new content and features to your student site. Comparing your results to the model site, and correcting and enforcing your knowledge before moving on to the next lesson. This approach allows you to experiment with a plugin configuration, try out some short codes on a page, and insert special content into a widgetized area, without bumping into the changes made by your fellow classmates.
Our ‘Purpose Driven’ WordPress Training Program assures your success in mastering the tools needed to enhance and customize a WordPress site.
Note: This course has been developed for those who are already comfortable with the WordPress CMS. Total beginners should register for our WordPress Fundamentals course.
Who will benefit from this class?
Those who may already have a WordPress site or two and want to take your WordPress site to the next level.
Designers and developers who want to get beyond the basics and under the hood of the WordPress framework. This course is ideal for people who would like to learn HTML, CSS, PHP and Java Script for WordPress. If you are going to design custom sites for others this class is a must.
Graphic designers who currently use WordPress and want to upgrade their skill set to customizing the appearance of their WordPress sites
Graduates of WordPress Fundamentals course who want to learn how to customize their sites with HTML, CSS, PHP, and Java Script.
|Module 1||HTML for WordPress|
|Unit 1||Intermediate WordPress Overview|
|Unit 2||How Does the Browser Know?|
|Unit 3||HTML is for Structure, NOT Design|
|Unit 4||The Need for Design - Intro to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)|
|Unit 5||Making the Computer Make the HTML - Intro to PHP|
|Unit 7||Part II - Building HTML|
|Unit 8||Nesting HTML|
|Unit 9||Simple HTML Formatting Tags|
|Unit 10||Special Characters in HTML|
|Unit 11||Experimenting With HTML|
|Unit 12||A Peek Under the Hood - Learning HTML on Your Own|
|Module 2||Introduction to CSS for WordPress|
|Unit 1||Introduction to cPanel|
|Unit 2||Managing Website Files With FTP|
|Unit 3||Installing WordPress With cPanel|
|Unit 4||What is CSS?|
|Unit 5||CSS Won't Work Without HTML — How They Connect|
|Unit 6||Understanding and Using CSS Rules|
|Unit 7||Connecting to Specific Page Elements With IDs and Classes|
|Unit 8||Understanding CSS Inheritance|
|Unit 9||Examples of Simple Inheritance|
|Unit 10||CSS Properties That Inherit, Properties That Don't, and Why|
|Unit 11||Understanding Font-Size Inheritance|
|Unit 12||Setting the Stage for Responsive Designs|
|Unit 13||The CSS Box Model|
|Unit 14||An Introduction To Mobile Responsive Design|
|Unit 15||Making Text Responsive|
|Unit 16||Making Images Responsive|
|Module 3||Introduction to PHP for WordPress|
|Unit 1||What is PHP?|
|Unit 2||How do I insert PHP into an HTML page?|
|Unit 3||Understanding WordPress Theme Files|
|Unit 4||The Required Files in a WordPress Theme|
|Unit 5||Commonly Used WordPress Theme Files|
|Unit 6||Customizing Your Theme With Variables|
|Unit 7||Variables in Conditional Statements|
|Unit 8||Understanding Conditional Statements in PHP|
|Unit 9||WordPress Conditional Statements and Tags|
|Unit 10||A List of Important WordPress Conditional Tags|
|Unit 11||Functions in PHP|
|Unit 12||Writing WordPress Shortcodes|
|Unit 13||Understanding WordPress Hooks and Filters|
|Unit 14||Enhanced CSS by Extending WordPress Body Classes|
|Unit 15||Examining the WordPress Database|
|Unit 5||Sending PHP Data to a Script|
|Unit 7||Changing the Loading Order of Scripts|
|Unit 8||Changing the Loading Location of Scripts|
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