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WordPress Fundamentals

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Tue, Nov 26, 9:00am - Nov 27, 4:00pm (2 sessions)

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Santa Clara
5201 Great America Pkwy #254
Santa Clara, California 95054
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 4

What you'll learn in this wordpress training:

WordPress is best known as a powerful, open-source blogging tool, but its simple, powerful set of web content management features, plug-ins and templates have made WordPress the most popular web publishing platform, with over 25 million users. 

WordPress Fundamentals training will provide you with the practical experience necessary to design a website or blog which is both highly-usable and visually impactful. You will leave this training prepared to begin designing a site with WordPress and power your site with the extensive array of themes, widgets and plug-ins developed by the global community of WordPress users and developers. Your instructor has experience with the technical aspects of designing a site with WordPress, as well as the perspective required to develop sites which communicate clearly and compel your target audience to take action.

Getting Started with WordPress

  • Set up a WordPress site and connect it to a database
  • Use the installer tool to install WordPress
  • Navigate the Dashboard and set default content
  • Upgrade WordPress to take advantage of expanded features

Work with Settings and Accounts

  • Specify WordPress settings for writing, reading, discussions, and media
  • Handle permalinks effectively and efficiently
  • Configure administrative accounts and manage user accounts

Set Up a WordPress Theme

  • Overview of the default WordPress theme
  • Select a new theme and tweek it with the customizer tool
  • Customize a theme using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • Create custom headers and backgrounds
  • Create and add favicon

Add Widgets and Plug-ins

  • Differentiate between widgets and plug-ins
  • Add, activate and update plug-ins
  • Learn how to use pre-built widgets

Work with Content and Menus

  • Add and edit pages and posts
  • Learn how to setup and use categories
  • Add tags and discover other ways to add content
  • Set up, add and edit menus

Media and Comments

  • Use the media library to embellish the user experience
  • Create and manage custom image galleries
  • What to understand about audio and video files
  • Enable, disable and moderate comments
  • Prevent comment spam with the Akismet tool

Best Practices in WordPress

  • Promote organic hits with search engine optimization
  • Increase loading speed and evaluate site traffic
  • Back up your data and files
  • Set up a site map for more efficient navigation
  • Prevent comment spam with the Akismet tool

Prerequisites:

  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS will allow you to get more out of this class.

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Refund Policy
If you need to reschedule or cancel a class, it's usually no problem. We will move you to a different session, or give you a full refund as long as you give us at least 7 days' notice. If, however, you notify us less than one week before the class (a "late-cancellation"), we do not offer a refund and you only qualify for a late-reschedule. We charge $25 for any reschedule, $50 for reschedules with fewer than 72 hours' notice, and $100 for reschedules with fewer than 24 hours' notice (or no-shows)
Students may withdraw from any course (except when they have late-rescheduled) after instruction has started within 2 hours and receive a full refund, provided the reason for their withdrawal is dissatisfaction with the course. In the case of multi-day and multi-evening courses, students may withdraw after any session before the course's half-way point and receive pro-rated refund for the unused portion of the tuition.

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