Web Page Design

Developing a WordPress Website

In this course, participants will learn to develop a WordPress website from the ground up. This course explores initial configuration, using the Dashboard, content management, extending WordPress, and Publishing a site.

Dates & Times

CourseDate & TimeLocationCost
Developing a WordPress WebsiteJanuary 30 & January 31 - 8:30 - 4:30LathamRegister
Developing a WordPress WebsiteMarch 29 & March 30 - 8:30 - 4:30LathamRegister

Course Outline

Corporate and NYS discounts do not apply for this course.

This course is recommended for individuals who have XHTML and website development knowledge and are interested in learning how to use WordPress to create and maintain a website.

Includes:
Comprehensive reference manual
Follow-up support by email or phone for an unlimited period

Lesson 1: General WordPress Information

  • History
  • Current State
  • WordPress Community
  • WordPress Content

Lesson 2: Getting Started

  • Installing WordPress
  • Database Configuration
  • First time administration
  • First Post

Lesson 3: The Dashboard

  • Dashboard widgets
  • Customizing the Dashboard
  • Screen options
  • Admin Menu

Lesson 4: Creating and Managing Content

  • Creating Posts
  • Managing Posts
  • Creating Pages
  • Managing Pages
  • Links
  • Trash

Lesson 5: Categorizing Content

  • Categories VS. Tags
  • Post Categories
  • Tagging Posts
  • Categorizing links

Lesson 6: Working with Media

  • Media Library
  • Uploading Media
  • Inserting Media

Lesson 7: Comments and Discussions

  • Managing Comments
  • Moderating Comments
  • Handling Spam

Lesson 8: Extending WordPress

  • Themes
  • Widgets
  • Plugins

Lesson 9: Configuring WordPress

  • General Settings
  • Writing and Reading
  • Discussion
  • Media
  • Privacy
  • Permalinks

Lesson 10: Making the site available to others

  • Publishing a WordPress Site