AI-Course Outline and Procedure

Overview

In this class you will learn to launch your website quickly with the help of a quick WordPress installation guide; create a quality website with a proper assembly of important subpages; install and work with plugins and widgets; install and create attractive themes for your website; create custom menus to improve the user experience of your website; upload multimedia content such as images, audio, and video easily and effectively.

This WordPress Level 1 course will be the building block to your experience with WordPress. It will give you the fundamental administrative functions of the WordPress dashboard and a solid understanding of basic themes and plugins.

More than just providing an easy way to make a good looking web site or blog, WordPress was developed with search engine optimization in mind. The class also covers how to use powerful SEO plugins so that you will be more easily found online.

Audience

Anyone new to WordPress or who is self-taught on the product is a good candidate for this course. No prior WordPress knowledge is needed. No prior web development or programming skills are required. This course is designed for non-technical users who are more interested in content management and search engine optimization than the technical aspects of web site creation.Anyone new to WordPress or who is self-taught on the product is a good candidate for this course. No prior WordPress knowledge is needed. No prior web development or programming skills are required. This course is designed for non-technical users who are more interested in content management and search engine optimization than the technical aspects of web site creation.Anyone new to WordPress or who is self-taught on the product is a good candidate for this course. No prior WordPress knowledge is needed. No prior web development or programming skills are required. This course is designed for non-technical users who are more interested in content management and search engine optimization than the technical aspects of web site creation.

Course Outline

Module 1: Setup and Configure WordPress
Section 1: Understanding the WordPress.org Downloads Website
Section 2: Uploading Your WordPress Files via FTP
Section 3: Installing WordPress
Section 4: Logging into Your Dashboard

Module 2: Administering WordPress, Theme and Plugin Updates
Section 1: Understanding the WordPress Dashboard – Updates Screen
Section 2: Understanding Version, Release and Modification Updates
Section 3: Updating Based on WordPress, Theme and Plugin Compatibility
Section 4: Upgrading to the Latest WordPress Release

Module 3: Creating and Administering Posts
Section 1: Setting Up Categories and Tags
Section 2: Understanding Title and Content Areas
Section 3: Configuring the Publish Area
Section 4: Setting the Featured Image

Module 4: Creating and Administering Pages
Section 1: Differences between Pages and Posts
Section 2: Creating Your Basic Website Pages
Section 3: Using HTML to Extend Page Content

Module 5: Creating and Administering Menus
Section 1: Creating Your First Menu
Section 2: Adding Pages, Post and Categories to Your Menu
Section 3: Enabling Advanced Menu Options
Section 4: Adding Custom Links to Your Menu

Module 6: Media Library
Section 1: Understanding the Default Width and Height Settings
Section 2: Understanding WordPress Image File Creation
Section 3: Understanding the Default Month Year Folder Structure
Section 4: Uploading and Managing Media Files

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