WordPress: Intro


WordPress: Intro


SKU WordPress: Intro Category


Learn to use WordPress to manage your website in this comprehensive 2 day, hands-on training class. You’ll learn to use and customize templates, add extensive functionality through the most-important plug-ins, add and manage content in an organized way, and more.


  • Lesson 1 – Foundations of a WordPress-based Website
    • Understanding and Using domain names
    • WordPress Hosting Options
    • Installing WordPress on a Dedicated Server
    • Understanding Directory Permissions
  • Lesson 2 – Basics of the WordPress User Interface
    • Understanding the WordPress Dashboard
    • Pages, Tags, Media and Content Administration
    • Core WordPress Setting
  • Lesson 3 – Finding and Using WordPress Plugins
    • Finding and Installing Plugins Quickly and Easily
    • Upgrading WordPress Plugins
    • Recommended WordPress Plugins
  • Lesson 4 – Working with WordPress Themes
    • Understanding the Structure of WordPress Themes
    • Finding Themes and Choosing the Right One
    • Installing and Configuring Themes
    • Editing and Customizing Themes
    • Using Theme Frameworks and Parent-Child Themes
    • Theme Best Practices
  • Lesson 5 – WordPress Content Management
    • Understanding Posts Versus Pages
    • Organizing Posts with Categories
    • Connecting Posts Together with Tags
    • Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies
    • Managing Lists of Links
  • Lesson 6 – Creating and Managing Content
    • Hands-On Training on the WordPress Editors
    • Hands-On Training on the New Image Editor
    • Adding Video and Audio Media to a WordPress Site
  • Lesson 7 – WordPress Based Sites
    • WordPress as a Blog vs. WordPress as a Website
    • Converting a Website to WordPress
    • WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS)
    • Beyond blogging: Other Uses for WordPress
  • Lesson 8 – WordPress Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
    • A Checklist for WordPress SEO
    • Using SEO Plugins and SEO Friendly WordPress Themes
    • Mastering Google Webmaster Tools
    • Writing and Linking for SEO
    • Avoiding Black Hat SEO tactics that will get you into trouble with Google
  • Lesson 9 – Managing Multimedia with WordPress
    • Organizing Pictures, Videos and Downloadable Files in WordPress
    • Alternatives to Using WordPress for Managing Media Online
    • Using WordPress Photo Galleries
  • Lesson 10 – WordPress Site Maintenance
    • Updating and Upgrading WordPress itself
    • Updating Plugins and Themes
    • Database Maintenance for WordPress Users
    • WP-DBManager
  • Lesson 11 – WordPress Security
    • Securing WordPress Passwords
    • Updates and Patches to Keep Your Site Secure
    • Connecting Securely to Your WordPress Site
    • User Management
  • Lesson 12 – Troubleshooting Common WordPress Problems
    • Fixing Posts and Pages if They Break
    • Fixing Broken Widgets
    • Fixing Theme Issues
    • Fixing Plugins
    • Identifying and Fixing Common Database Issues

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