Course Outline

Installing WordPress

  • Hosting options
  • Sandbox Server
  • Setting Your Directory Permissions

Getting Around WordPress

  • Dashboard
  • Posts, Pages, Tags, Media, and More: Content Administration
  • Tapping into the Core Settings for Your Blog
  • Other Settings

Configuring WordPress

  • Choosing the Right Settings for Your Blog
  • Moderating Comments and Comment Spam
  • Managing Additional Authors on Your Blog
  • Caching and Other Tune-Ups
  • Notes
  • How Is Different From
  • and Complementary Differences
  • Creating Your Account
  • Setting Up Different Blogs
  • Becoming Familiar with the Dashboard
  • Getting Your Settings Right for
  • Picking the Right Theme for Your Blog
  • Configuring Sidebar Widgets on Your Blog
  • When to Add Upgrades to Your Blog
  • Organizing the Content on Your Blog
  • Understanding Posts Versus Pages
  • Organize Your Posts with Categories
  • Connect Your Posts Together with Tags
  • Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies
  • Adding a Blogroll of Links to Your Blog
  • Creating and Managing Content with WordPress
  • Hands On with the Editors
  • Hands on with the New Image Editor in Detail
  • Adding Media to Your Blog and Posts


  • Finding and Using Plugins
  • Finding Plugins
  • Installing Plugins Quickly and Easily
  • Upgrading Plugins
  • Recommended Plugins


  • Understanding the Structure of WordPress Themes
  • Finding Themes and Choosing the Right One for Your Blog
  • Installing Themes on Your Blog
  • Configuring Extra Features on Themes
  • Configuring Widgets
  • Editing a Themes to Make it Your Own
  • Using Theme Frameworks and Parent-Child Themes
  • Theme Best Practices
  • Notes

Maintaining WordPress

  • Updating and Upgrading WordPress
  • Updating Plugins and Themes
  • Database Maintenance for WordPress Users
  • WP-DBManager


Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of operating system and browsers.

 14 Hours

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