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Content Management Using WordPress Classes

In the growing world of content management on the Web, WordPress is emerging as leader in the field - popular because it makes collecting, managing and publishing information easy. It also handles many of the visual aspects of a Web site making it easier for non-technical users to contribute. [More on WordPress]

Introduction to WordPress

(Prerequisites: Introduction to HTML or equivalent experience.) Understand the concepts of WordPress, a content management system, for handling your website. Use the WordPress built-in editor to create new pages and posts, and add pictures, video, audio, links, and text to your site. Help your readers find posted information by organizing your site with categories and tags. Explore how to improve the appearance of your site by using WordPress' standard themes and customizing visual themes. Learn to manage and moderate reader comments, install and use plugins to add functionality, and importing, exporting and deleting tools. Other topics discussed include configuring WordPress settings and working with the dashboard. [Course Outline]
Fee: $239

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E8401 Tues., Jan. 9West CountyGeoff Fry
E8577 Thurs., Apr. 19West CountyGeoff Fry

Intermediate WordPress

(Prerequisites: Introduction to WordPress or equivalent experience.) Extend your knowledge of WordPress and understand how to enhance a site to meet your needs. Learn to add widgets to WordPress sidebars to enhance the experience of your visitors. Understand how to create audio and video playlists and add them to your site. Learn to maintain and add users, update user profiles, work with roles, and handle other administrative tasks. Discover how to create a custom navigation menu and enhance your site with plugins and widgets. Understand basic security steps you can take with your site. Topics include working with widgets, custom menus, and spell-checking and proofing your content. Addtional topics include theme enhancement, custom content types, monitoring site traffic, and sharing site content among social media sites. [Course Outline]
Fee: $239

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E8402 Tues., Jan. 16West CountyGeoff Fry
E8578 Thurs., Apr. 26West CountyGeoff Fry

Advanced WordPress

(Prerequisites: Intermediate WordPress or equivalent experience.) Extend your knowledge of WordPress and understand how to customize a site to meet your needs. Expand your knowledge of theme design and development as well as learn best practices for using theme frameworks and parent-child themes. Learn about the WordPress page structure, including the template files which comprise a WordPress theme. Discover how to customize your site with basic HTML and CSS. Modify the CSS rules which control the appearance of a WordPress site. Understand site maintenance for updating and installing WordPress, updating plugins and themes, and performing database maintenance. Review the directory structure of WordPress and find the files associated with themes and plugins. Topics include updating the header and background images, shortcodes, the CSS editor, network sites, site navigation, and Wordpress infrastructure. Additional topics include optimizing WordPress, user management, troubleshooting, and using WordPress as a Content Management System by creating and customizing static pages.
Fee: $239

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E8403 Tues., Jan. 23West CountyGeoff Fry
E8579 Wed., May 2West CountyGeoff Fry

If you would like to register for a course, call (314) 984-9000 or register online.

Classes are available in other web development topics such as PHP, CSS/CSS3 and HTML/HTML5. Web design classes are also available in Dreamweaver, Designing Mobile Web Sites Using Dreamweaver, and creating and optimizing web graphics using Photoshop.

Our Responsive Web Design class shows you how to use the tools available in HTML5 and CSS3 to make your Web site mobile-friendly.