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WordPress - An Introduction

at Future Media Concepts

Learn how to build a professional website from scratch using WordPress, the world's most popular Content Management System. Gain hands-on experience and discover the key features and tools needed to create and manage a successful site. No coding is required.

Course Details
Price $1,195
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Location Live, interactive online classroom
Important
Class Level Beginner
Age Requirements 18 and older
Average Class Size 8
System Requirements PC Hardware
  • Intel Pentium III 1GHz or faster 
  • 128MB or more of RAM 
  • Operating System: Windows Vista (32-bit) / Windows XP (Service Pack 2) 
  • Recommended Web Browsers: Internet Explorer 7 or later OR 
  • Firefox 2 or later 
MAC Hardware

  • PowerPC G3 500MHz or faster 
  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor 
  • 128MB or more of RAM 
  • Operating System: Mac OS X v10.4, 10.5 (Intel) / Mac OS X v10.4 (PowerPC) 

Recommended Web Browsers: Firefox 1.5.0.3, 2.x or later OR Safari 2.x or later


Internet Speed: Most internet connections are fast enough for online courses. There is an easy way to test your internet speed using speedtest.net. As long as your download speed is .75 Mb/s (megabits per second) or faster, you're all set!



You must have Adobe's Flash Player plugin installed on your computer. The player must be version 8 or higher.



You will need the software being taught in the course already installed on your computer



If your course requires course materials, they will be provided to you through the mail or an online link within five to ten days before the class begins. The courseware will also include any media files required for exercises.
Class Delivery FMC Online uses state-of-the-art desktop sharing technology to connect our leading Certified Instructors to students in a virtual classroom. Students are able to fully participate live by viewing application demonstrations, completing hands-on exercises, and asking questions by chat. Additional information on how to log into the online environment will be provided after purchasing the class.

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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this wordpress class:

WordPress, the world's most widely used Content Management System, gives you the ability to make any kind of web site without knowing code. You'll be watching demonstrations and getting hands-on experience to build a typical WordPress site.

Who Should Attend
If you need to learn how to make a WordPress site from scratch or are responsible for working with a site at work this class is for you.

What You Will Learn
  • In this class you'll follow time tested methods of making a typical site learning how to...
  • create content and add media to your pages and posts
  • work with links and set your site's navigation
  • create and manage a blog
  • find and use any plugin to extend what WordPress does by default
  • select a theme and learn how to customize its style
Prerequisites:
  • Understanding of either Windows or Mac OS X Operating System
  • Basic Web knowledge
  • There is no need to purchase software.
Course Outline:
You will be given a starter WordPress site which you will use for the hands-on segments of the class.

Day One

Getting Started:
  • The difference between wordpress.com and wordprss.org
  • A tour of the key features of a WP site admin
  • Creating first pages and posts with images and videos
  • The difference between Gutenberg, the new WordPress page editor and the Classic Editor
  • Understanding the nature of a blog
  • Introduction to themes and plugins
  • How to get a domain name and web hosting service
  • The famous 5 minute WP installation
Beyond The Basics
  • What to look for when choosing a theme
  • Exploring any theme's key features & menus, customization, templates, and more
  • Adding pages and managing them in your site
  • Creating links to pages on your site and to other sites
Day Two

All About Blogging
  • Adding and removing widgets
  • Using categories and tags
  • Managing comments
  • Adding a featured image
  • Using blog formatting
Plugins
  • How to find and install any plugin
  • Plugins that do all kinds of things that WP does not do out of the box
  • SEO and Social media plugins
  • Plugins that integrate your site with third party vendors who perform a wide range of tasks, such as e-commerce and email propagation

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

Cancellation Policy:

  • If notice is given 16 or more business days before the start of a class, the student may receive a full refund less a $100 administrative fee.
  • If notice is given less than 16 business days no rescheduling or refunds are permitted.
  • Clients who commence a master class may not cancel and are responsible for the entire Master Class fee.
  • Any exam cancellations will be accessed a $50 administrative fee.

All cancellations and registration changes must be received in writing. Please e-mail to [email protected]. Attendee substitutions may be made for any student without penalty or additional cost at any time until the class begins.


Rescheduling Policy:

  • If notice is given 16 or more business days before the start of the class a student may reschedule.
  • A student can reschedule a class up to two (2) times. Additional reschedules will not be allowed.


No Shows:

If a student does not attend a scheduled session, there will be no refund or rescheduling permitted. Payment is forfeited. The school reserves the right to cancel classes with insufficient enrollment or in other circumstances. We will endeavor to give as much advance notice as possible of any change to the schedule. We shall not be responsible for any incidental or consequential loss arising whatsoever.


In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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In 1994, Jeff Rothberg and Ben Kozuch launched Future Media Concepts as the world's first Avid Authorized Training Center. Over the years, FMC expanded its curriculum to become the nation's premier digital media training center representing the leading software manufacturers, including Adobe,...

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