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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
E9287 Thurs., Nov. 8West CountyAllan Crean
E9377 Tues., Jan. 29West CountyAllan Crean

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
E9288 Fri., Nov. 30West CountyAllan Crean
E9378 Tues., Feb. 5West CountyAllan Crean

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.