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Creating WordPress Websites

Learn how to create attractive, sophisticated blogs and websites—without any coding! WordPress is the world's most popular website publisher, powering more than 25% of all sites on the Internet. WordPress is an easy-to-use solution that will help you put your site on the Web in far less time than by coding, and at a much lower cost than hiring a professional.

In these lessons, you'll get hands-on experience with this powerful tool as you create your own WordPress.org site and blog. You'll discover the ease of using WordPress design themes to express your creativity, and you'll see how much fun it is to be part of the vibrant WordPress online community. By the end of this course, you'll be able to confidently use WordPress to create a blog or a personal, business, or organizational website.

The WordPress.org version covered in this class is the platform the pros use. While it normally requires a paid hosting account, this course includes a totally free, no obligation SiteGround hosting account for three months, along with a private place on the Web for practice.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Creating WordPress Websites Details + Objective

Course Code: cww

You Will Learn
  • Learn to user WordPress to create pages and posts, add images and videos, change a site's look and feel, and include user-friendly features
  • Learn how to organize a blog or website and create appealing content
  • Discover how to keep your site secure and achieve better positions on search engine results pages
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Confidently use WordPress to create a blog or a personal, business, or organizational website
  • Open the door to more career opportunities as a WordPress designer for small businesses
  • Create your own personal website to brand yourself and your business services online
Creating WordPress Websites Outline
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Week 1

Discover how to use WordPress to create an attractive, dynamic blog or website—without learning any special code. Then, build a blog with WordPress—by creating, refining, and categorizing posts. You'll also find out how to encourage and control visitor feedback.

Week 2

Learn to use WordPress to create and organize Web pages as well as how to convert your blog to a traditional website—or vice versa—with the click of a button. Then, discover how to choose a theme, install it, and tweak it.

Week 3

Discover how to use WordPress to upload and insert images and multimedia files including photos, drawings, charts, videos, and audio clips. Then, learn how to find and use plugins to add features to your WordPress site.

Week 4

Learn to pinpoint and eliminate usability problems with your website. Then, get even more hands-on experience as you create a front page featuring both static and dynamic content; add links to pages, documents, email, and other sites; and repair typos, grammatical errors, and other mistakes.

Week 5

Find out what makes search engines tick and how to get them to visit your pages. Then, focus on how to analyze stats so you can improve your site and how to tie your WordPress pages into social sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Week 6

Learn how you can protect a WordPress site against hackers, and review money-making strategies for blogs and websites. Finally, you’ll tour the hosting control panel, discuss domain naming strategies, and review where to get help after the course ends.

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Creating WordPress Websites Instructors
John Agress

John Agress has been active in the computer world since the 1980s and has been developing and designing websites for more than a decade. He was among the first designers to recognize that WordPress, which was originally created as blogging software, can also produce content management websites that can be updated as easily as sending an email. He loves helping his Web design clients take control of their WordPress blogs and websites. John graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Communication Studies and spent many years as a radio and television news anchor, writer, and producer.

Creating WordPress Websites Requirements / Prerequisites

No software purchase or installation is necessary. WordPress.org requires a paid hosting account, which normally costs around $8/month. Included in the course is a free 90-day hosting account (US only) and temporary domain with SiteGround, one of the world's most respected hosts. You'll receive instructions for registering for and accessing your free account. WordPress runs on any Windows operating system from Windows Vista to Windows 10 and on all versions of Mac OS X. No specific knowledge or skills are required, just a general familiarity with the Internet.

Creating WordPress Websites Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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