WordPress Introduction
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COURSE COST: $295.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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This course shows how to get the most out of the self-hosted version of WordPress 3.x and create feature-rich blogs and websites. Author Morten Rand-Hendriksen explains how to get a web host, set up a domain, and download, configure, and upload WordPress to your newly hosted site. The course then dives fully into the tools in WordPress, demonstrating how to set up your profile and create content to share with your web audience. The course also includes tutorials on everything from adding images, video, formatting, and links that make posts pop, to installing plugins, creating custom themes, and attracting readers with permalinks, social sharing, and more.



*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or lunch, required in your registration. Please refer to your Enrollment Sales Order or Invoice for the additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact us (learn@vtec.org or 207-775-0244). Course subject to minimum enrollment.


Topics include:
Building and modifying a profile
Publishing posts and pages
Utilizing page templates
Inserting images, video, and other media
Working with themes
Understanding widgets
Creating child themes
Working with the Twenty Twelve theme
Setting up a site for search engine optimization (SEO)
Ensuring site security

Part 1. Starting Out with WordPress
1. The WordPress Landscape
2. Signing Up with WordPress.com
3. Installing WordPress on Your Web Host

Part 2. Building a WordPress Blog
4. Creating Posts
5. Choosing and Polishing Your WordPress Theme
6. Jazzing Up Your Posts
7. Adding Pages and Menus
8. Comments: Letting Your Readers Talk Back

Part 3. Supercharging Your Blog
9. Getting New Features with Plug-Ins
10. Adding Picture Galleries, Video, and Music
11. Collaborating with Multiple Authors
12. Attracting a Crowd

Part 4. From Blog to Website
13. Editing Themes: The Key to Customizing Your Site
14. Building an Advanced WordPress Site