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WordPress Training – Fundamentals

This basic WordPress course is perfect for anyone getting started with WordPress.  We cover all of the basics from A-Z, with plenty of time for Q&A, as well as working side-by-side with you on your own site.  Topics covered in this course are:

What WordPress is, and how it works

Learn about all of the powerful things that you can do with your WordPress site.  Whether you want to use it for a plain website, photo portfolio, blog, or more – WordPress has a lot of flexibility.

How to set up your home page 

Most WordPress themes include a lot of options for setting up your home page to feature the information that is important to you.  Learn how to add the page, slideshow, most recent posts and more.

How to add pages

(and get them to show in your menu).  Learn how to create a page and have it show up in the navigation menus.  We’ll show you how to get the page to lay out the way you want,

How to manage images

Pictures make a site more interesting.  And while WordPress makes it easy to add images, it may not be clear how to get the image to show up the right size, in the right place, with the right caption, and whether it should link (or not) to a page, the full size image, or show the full-sized version in a lightbox.

How to manage comments

Comments are usually used for blogging purposes, and can be turned on or off at any time.  Learn whether you should or shouldn’t use comments, how to enable them site-wide or on a post-by-post basis.  Get the inside scoop on how to remove comments site-wide quickly and easily.

Sidebars, Widgets, and Themes

One of the most flexible, and confusing areas of WordPress are sidebars and widgets.  Understanding how to use your sidebars and widgets will greatly empower you to add more functionality to your WordPress website and do more over time.  Themes are the design and the look of your website, and often include specific functionality.

Settings

Your site settings can either work against you or for you – we’ll walk you through how to set the site settings so that you understand what they are, and what they should be set to for your site.

Course Cost: $49 per registrant

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