Introduction to WordPress Training Course

Register this course for $390
USA & Canada: +1 240-200-6131
International Call: +1 240-391-8360
9am-6pm DC time or 1pm-10pm GMT

Course Code: hsts-c14

Course Overview:

HSTS’s WordPress training is a hands-on class designed to give web designers the skills, tools, and knowledge to implement and maintain a WordPress site. Students learn how to install and configure WordPress, and to troubleshoot, in case of problems. The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises that provide practical real-world experience.
- Foundations of a WordPress-based website
- Basics of the WordPress User Interface
- Finding and Using WordPress Plugins
- Working with WordPress Themes
- WordPress Content Management
- WordPress Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Managing Multimedia with WordPress
- Troubleshooting Common WordPress Problems

Prerequisites for Attending WordPress Training Course:

Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications, files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles That Use WordPress:

Web Developers
Web Designers

Projects That Use WordPress:

Building Websites
Custom Content Management Systems
Blogging

Related Training and Certification Courses:

Responsive Website Design Using Advanced HTML5 and CSS3
HTML5 & HTML Intro with CSS
Intro to Dreamweaver with Website Development Training
PHP Programming Language
Build Dynamic Applications Using PHP & MySQL
SQL Programming and DB Management
Email and Newsletter Campaign Design Using HTML
jQuery Introduction
Object Oriented Programming with UML Workshop
JavaScript and jQuery Introduction

Class Info

Highlights

  • 10 sessions each 1.5 hours with hands-on training led by experienced instructors
  • Digital courseware and online course tracking
  • Final course project delivery
  • Certificate of Completion for each course
  • Session-based assignment

Enrollment Fee

In-person in DC or Online: $390 per course

Course Session Dates

Our courses are offered all year around. Upon registration we enroll you to the earliest available class but you can reschedule it free of charge.

Location

  • In Person at our office (1525 Newton St, NW, Ste 212 Washington DC, 20010) located 2 blocks from the Columbia Height metro
  • Private custom training on site or at your location
  • Project based training cn site or at your location

Time

  • In Person: 9AM-3:00PM (1 hour Lunch)
  • Private custom & project based training: your preference

Software Versions

Our classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 240-200-6131


Course Outline

1. Domains and Hosts: Getting the Foundation in Place
Understanding DNS Basics
Choosing a Good Domain Name
Registering Your Domain Name
All About Web Hosts and Hosting Websites
How to Manage Settings and Features on Your Web Host

2. Installing WordPress on Your Own Server
Installation Requirements for WordPress
Downloading WordPress to Install Yourself
Installing WordPress on Your Web Host Yourself
Setting Your Directory Permissions

3. Getting Around WordPress
Becoming Familiar with the Dashboard
Posts, Pages, Tags, Media, and More: Content Administration
Tapping into the Core Settings for Your Blog
Other Settings

4. Configuring WordPress to Work Its Best
Choosing the Right Settings for Your Blog
Moderating Comments and Comment Spam
Managing Additional Authors on Your Blog
Caching and Other Tune-Ups
WordPress.com Notes

5. How WordPress.com Is Different Than WordPress.org
WordPress.com and WordPress.org: Complementary Differences
Creating Your Account
Setting Up Different Blogs
Becoming Familiar with the WordPress.com Dashboard
Getting Your Settings Right for WordPress.com
Picking the Right Theme for Your Blog
Configuring Sidebar Widgets on Your Blog
When to Add WordPress.com Upgrades to Your Blog
The Final Word
Summary

6. Organizing the Content on Your Blog
Understanding Posts Versus Pages
Organize Your Posts with Categories
Connect Your Posts Together with Tags
Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies
Adding a Blogroll of Links to Your Blog

7. Creating and Managing Content with WordPress
Hands On with the Editors
Hands on with the New Image Editor in Detail
Adding Media to Your Blog and Posts

8. Finding and Using Plugins
Finding Plugins
Installing Plugins Quickly and Easily
Upgrading Plugins
Recommended Plugins

9. All About Themes
Understanding the Structure of WordPress Themes
Finding Themes and Choosing the Right One for Your Blog
Installing Themes on Your Blog
Configuring Extra Features on Themes
All About Configuring Widgets
Editing a Themes to Make it Your Own
Using Theme Frameworks and Parent-Child Themes
Theme Best Practices
WordPress.com Notes

10. Maintaining WordPress
Updating and Upgrading WordPress
Updating Plugins and Themes
Database Maintenance for WordPress Users
WP-DBManager

Register this course for $390