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Software Skills Training, Inc.


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Duration: 3 Days

US Price: $1395

Delivery Option: Courses are delivered via online live remote attendance option 8:00 am - 4:00 pm PST. Students receive digital course materials prior to the start of the course.

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This comprehensive hands-on WordPress course is designed to give attendees the skills, tools, and knowledge to create a professional looking WordPress Blog or Website. The course will thoroughly cover; how to install, configure and work with WordPress, develop a cohesive creative design, and launch a cutting-edge responsive website. Participants learn to use WordPress Themes and other third-party plug-ins and widgets to create customized menus and layouts that include compelling images, audio, and video content. The course also covers troubleshooting and fundamental administrative functions of the WordPress dashboard.


Basic knowledge of a Mac or PC computer. A familiarity with HTML is helpful but not required.

Course Overview

Setting Up and Configuring WordPress

  • Understanding the Downloads Website
  • Using Domain Names
  • WordPress Hosting Options
  • Uploading Your WordPress Files via FTP
  • Installing WordPress
  • Logging into Your Dashboard
  • WordPress Blogs vs. WordPress Websites


WordPress, Theme and Plugins

  • WordPress Dashboard
  • Version, Release and Modification Updates
  • Understanding WordPress Themes
  • Finding and Choosing the Right Theme
  • Theme and Plugin Compatibility
  • Editing and Customizing Themes
  • Upgrading to the Latest WordPress Release

Creating and Administering Posts

  • Categories and Tags
  • Title and Content Areas
  • Configuring the Publish Area
  • Setting the Featured Image

Creating and Administering Pages

  • Differences Between Pages and Posts
  • Organizing Using Categories
  • Creating a Basic Website Pages
  • Managing Posts and Links
  • Using HTML to Extend Page Content
  • Understanding WordPress SEO

Creating and Administering Menus

  • Creating a Menu
  • Adding Pages, Post and Categories to a Menu
  • Enabling Advanced Menu Options
  • Adding Custom Links to Your Menu

Configuring Website Settings

  • Configuring General Settings
  • Configuring Reading Settings
  • Configuring Permalinks

Media Library

  • Default Width and Height Settings
  • WordPress Image File Creation
  • Default Month Year Folder Structure
  • Uploading and Managing Media Files
  • Using WordPress Photo Galleries

Themes and Plugins

  • Installing and Configuring a Theme
  • Switching Between Themes
  • Adding Menu, Media and Content to a Theme
  • Administering, Upgrading and Maintaining Plugins
  • Installing and Configuring a Form Plugin
  • Installing and Configuring a Media Library Plugin

WordPress for Mobile Devices

  • iOS
  • Android

WordPress Security

  • Securing WordPress Passwords
  • Updates and Patches
  • Connecting Securely to a WordPress Site
  • User Management

Administering User Accounts

  • Built-in User Accounts
  • Setting Up User Security
  • Installing and Configuring a User Management Plugin
  • Merging and Deleting User Accounts

Comments and Discussions

  • Comments Dashboard Settings
  • Commenting User Options
  • Administering Website Comments


  • Fixing Posts and Pages (if they break)
  • Broken Widgets
  • Fixing Theme Issues
  • Fixing Plugins
  • Identifying and Fixing Common Database Issues

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Website Development with HTML5, CSS and Bootstrap
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