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Intermediate WordPress Websites

Discover how to get the most from websites and blogs built with WordPress, the world's most popular Web page publisher. To take this course, you should have at least some blog or website publishing experience and good computer skills.

WordPress requires a paid hosting account, but the class includes 90-days of completely free hosting with SiteGround, one of only four hosting companies that WordPress recommends. If you want to build or maintain a professional WordPress website with all the bells and whistles, this course is for you.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Intermediate WordPress Websites Details + Objective

Course Code: cw2

You Will Learn
  • Learn to use an online administrative area that makes creating and updating content simple
  • Find out how to use simple HTML and CSS to customize a website's appearance
  • Understand how to use plugins effectively
  • Learn to build and maintain professional WordPress websites
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 professional-looking 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
Intermediate WordPress Websites Outline
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Week 1

Find out why WordPress is the world's most popular Web publishing platform and how it helps non-technical people create good-looking, dynamic websites. You’ll learn how to set up a self-hosted WordPress site and choose a domain name, find a hosting company, and access your piece of the World Wide Web! You’ll also learn how to manage website files and tour the WordPress administrative area.

Week 2

Learn how themes work, where to find them, and how to install them. Then examine how to enter and organize the information your visitors are looking for, and how to create pages and posts. You'll also find out how to put together a custom menu to guide your guests around the site.

Week 3

Learn how to add photos, videos, and documents to your Web pages without leaving the WordPress application. Then, you’ll learn how to effectively use plugins.

Week 4

Explore the basics of HTML and CSS coding language, and you'll quickly discover how to change font styles, sizes, and colors; create lists; and work with margins. Then you’ll continue customizing your website by finding out more ways to change the way your site looks, creating a custom WordPress theme without learning the basic scripting language, and setting up widgets.

Week 5

Learn ways to create pay-per-click, advertising, and affiliate marketing programs to use your website to make money. Then, you’ll find out how to create a consistent style and set up an eye-catching slide show on your home page. You’ll also learn how to market your site using social networking plugins designed for WordPress.

Week 6

Learn how to get higher search page results, and explore ways to collect and analyze data to ensure you're attracting and informing your target audience. Finally, you'll learn to use the WordPress Loop to customize your website. You’ll also learn some time-saving tips and tricks about handling contributors, bolstering security, and making your pages look great in mobile browsers!

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Intermediate 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.

Intermediate WordPress Websites Requirements / Prerequisites

WordPress software is free, but in order to use it, you must have a paid account with a hosting company, which costs approximately $100 a year. The course includes a free 90-day hosting account from SiteGround, which includes a temporary practice site. (This is not available for students who took advantage of this offer in the introductory WordPress class.)

You'll need a computer with broadband Internet access, running any recent version of the Windows or Mac operating systems. We recommend using the Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browsers.

If you don't have prior experience with either WordPress or any other Web publishing tools, you should have a strong familiarity with the Internet and good computer skills. Otherwise, we recommend the introductory course, Creating WordPress Websites.

Intermediate 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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