Creating WordPress Websites Series
Want to build an attractive, sophisticated blog or website—without having to learn how to code? WordPress.org is the answer! WordPress.org is one of the world's most popular web design tools. It's free and easy to use, and it produces professional results.
This series of courses will take you from having zero experience and knowledge of web design to more advanced techniques. You don't need any website publishing experience to get started. And, you'll walk away with your very own website and have the ability to manage it.
To take this series, you should be willing to open a hosting account, which will incur additional costs.
University of the District of Columbia
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 34% 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 find out how to use WordPress to create pages and posts, add images and videos, change a site's look and feel, and include user-friendly features. 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.
In addition to mastering the technical elements of WordPress, you'll learn how to organize a blog or website, create appealing content, keep your site secure, and achieve better positions on search engine results pages. 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.
Intermediate WordPress Websites
Discover how to get the most from websites and blogs built with WordPress, the world's most popular web page publisher.
After reviewing the system's basic features, you'll learn to use an online administrative area that makes creating and updating content as simple as composing an email. Your online visitors will be able to comment on your articles, fill out forms and applications, buy your products, and even make appointments.
While WordPress requires no coding, you'll find out how to use simple HTML and CSS to customize a website's appearance. You'll take advantage of the dynamic features known as plugins, which add every imaginable function to your website. And you'll explore how use plugins to turn a site into an ecommerce powerhouse and improve search engine page results.
To take this course, you should have at least some blog or website publishing experience and good computer skills. If you want to build or maintain a professional WordPress website with all the bells and whistles, this course is for you.
The WordPress.org version covered in this bundle is the platform the pros use. Note: WordPress.org requires a paid hosting account. You'll receive instructions on how to sign up for an account.
Series bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Series bundles.
How the course is taught
- Instructor-led online course
- 48 course hours
Richard Mansfield is a best-selling author and widely recognized expert on computer programming. He holds a master's degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has written numerous articles and columns on computer topics, and was the editor of Compute! Magazine. In addition, he has authored or co-authored 44 books, including the best sellers Machine Language for Beginners (Compute!) and The Visual Guide to Visual Basic (Ventana). His more recent titles include Creating Web Pages for Dummies (co-authored, Wiley), XML for Dummies: All-in-One Desktop Reference (co-authored, Wiley), Mastering VBA for Office 2019 (Sybex), and Programming: A Beginner's Guide (McGraw-Hill). Richard's books have sold more than 600,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into 12 languages.
Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
- This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
- PC: Windows 8 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- WordPress.org requires a paid hosting account. You'll receive instructions on how to sign up for an account.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.