WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content-management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL, which runs on a web hosting service. Features include a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by more than 18.9% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites.
This course is designed for people who require the proficiency to take over the content management of a WordPress web site.
The student must be proficient at the use of word processing packages (typing, editing and formatting text) and have a basic knowledge of handling image files (saving, copying and resizing). No programming necessary!
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
To gain the necessary proficiency to take full control of the content management of a WordPress developed site.
- Create, delete, categorise and edit posts
- Create, delete, categorise and edit pages
- Add media files to media section
- Insert media files to posts and pages
- Manage the menus on the site
- Manage themes
- Manage widgets
- Manage plugins
- Manage comments and users
General introduction to website design (HTML, CSS, Authoring, etc)
Introduction to Content Management Systems
Data base and template usage
Blogs/Forums and Other CMS available
Creating a First Post
Inserting media onto a post/page
Sourcing a theme
Uploading a theme
Activating a theme
What are widgets
Users & Comments
Creating new users
Explaining Spam risks
Editing template’s CSS
Using advanced templates – demonstration