WordPress is the most powerful, accessible and popular web-publishing and content-management tool in the world. Over 20% of all websites, and well over 60 million websites overall, use WordPress. Moreover, with the almost total ubiquity of the internet today, the maintenance of a polished, tailored and well-functioning website is paramount for businesses, organisations and individuals everywhere.
With coding lessons creeping into schools, the next generation will soon speak this new language - web design - that sits at the very core of our technologically focused society. WordPress is the key to not being left behind. Best-selling author and web-design expert Wendy Willard will show you how, with breathtaking ease, to use WordPress to create a beautiful, dynamic and powerfully-functioning website that gives you complete control over your business, organisation or personal project’s online presence.
The first unit provides a broad overview of preparing to build a web site, from setting site goals to identifying the target audience. It then outlines how WordPress is used to meet a variety of goals and serve varying different audiences.
The second unit moves into the process of setting up your first WordPress site. This involves selecting a domain name, registering with a hosting provider, and finally installing WordPress on the host computer.
This unit discusses how WordPress functions as a content management solution. It then provides an overview of the WordPress primary navigation and its various options, before covering all of the basic WordPress settings.
In the fourth unit, we move away from the set-up process and into the actual writing of content. Pages and posts are covered in depth, from how to create them to how they are managed.
The fifth unit explores WordPress's Media Library, to show how to add non-text-based content to your site. This unit also discusses how to add and manage themes to change the look and feel of your site.
In this unit, we look at ways to structure your content to make it more accessible to users. You learn to organize the content into manageable pages and posts, then link them together through categories, tags, and menus.
The seventh unit tackles two very important aspects of WordPress, particularly as you decide to extend your site beyond a series of static web pages. The installation and setup of plugins are covered, as well as how to take advantage of widgets.
With the expectation that your site will be around for a while, the eighth unit provides an overview of a variety of ways to maintain your site, from user roles and management to making updates and backups.
The ninth unit outlines some essential plugins used to extend the capabilities of your site. In Part 1, we cover plugins related to handling user comments, integrating social media, optimizing for search engines, and analyzing your site traffic.
The final unit outlines more plugins used to extend the capabilities of your site. In Part 2, we cover plugins related to managing the site, using forms, and selling products.
Pricing is for 12 months access.
Completion Time: 20 hours (average)
Our author, Wendy, has an outstanding reputation for explaining essential web design concepts, clearly, having co-authored our best-selling Web Design course. She has jointly written this course with a practical focus explicitly in mind. The course is also constantly updated with responses to customer requests and updates in web technology - all this is included with your course..