Discover how to build content management websites and blogs with WordPress.org, the world's most popular Web page publisher.
Content management lets you control your own site by providing an easy-to-use online administrative area that makes creating and updating content as simple as sending an email—no coding required! Your online visitors will be able to comment on your articles, fill out forms and applications, buy your products, and even make appointments.
You'll master each step, from selecting a domain name and a hosting company to installing WordPress and creating pages. You'll discover how to add images and multimedia, create a user-friendly navigation system, and take advantage of the dynamic add-on feature known as plugins. You'll explore how to turn your website into an ecommerce powerhouse and improve search engine page results. And you'll also learn some HTML and CSS coding to customize your site's look and feel.
To take this course, you should have some blog or website publishing experience and have (or be willing to open) a hosting account, which costs approximately $75 a year.
If you want to build or maintain a professional WordPress website with all the bells and whistles, this course is for you.
Course Revised March 2015
About The Instructor
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.