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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]

Virtual Classes: Our WordPress classes are now available online with an instructor present for the entire course. You will see the instructor's screen throughout the class and you can share your screen if you need individual help from the instructor. You will have time to practice, ask questions, and receive hands-on training on our WordPress servers.

In-person classes are also available at our West County facility with limited enrollments to promote social distancing. When you register, choose your class section based on how you want to attend the class: virtual or in-person.

  • Choose "West County In-Person" if you want to attend a class at our West County location.
  • Select "Live Online" if you want to attend virtually from your workplace or home.

For more information, email info@cetc.umsl.edu.

Introduction to WordPress

(Prerequisites: If you have no previous web experience, it is recommended that you take Introduction to HTML.) Understand the concepts of WordPress, a content management system used for creating and maintaining a web site. Work with the Dashboard to add content and manage settings. Use the WordPress built-in editor to create new pages and posts, and add pictures, videos, audio, links, and text to your site. Help your readers find posted information by organizing your site with categories and tags. Learn to add custom menus with title attributes, manage and moderate reader comments, and install and use plugins to add functionality to your site. Explore how to improve the appearance of your site by selecting an appropriate theme. Other topics discussed include configuring WordPress settings, linking to internal and external content, and designating the home page. [Course Outline]
Fee: $239

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E1371 Fri., Dec. 4Virtual/WCAllan Crean

Intermediate WordPress

(Prerequisites: Introduction to WordPress or equivalent experience.) Extend your knowledge of WordPress and learn seven key settings that will enhance your site and help it stand out with search engines. Develop strategies for working with images and aligning them properly on your pages. Understand the importance of an effective home page and how to set one up to draw customers. Learn to add widgets to WordPress sidebars, footers, posts, and pages depending on your theme to improve the experience of your visitors and help them navigate content. Discover how to create audio and video playlists and add them to your site. Examine the CSS customizer and its role in improving the appearance of your site. Topics include navigation menus, basic security steps, working with widgets, plugins, settings, and customization. Additional topics include adding users, updating user profiles, understanding roles, and other administrative tasks. [Course Outline]
Fee: $239

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E1372 Fri., Dec. 11Virtual/WCAllan Crean

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

Classes are available in other web topics such as CSS and HTML. Web development classes are also available in Javascript.

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