Wordpress Level 1: Building Websites and Blogging

at Ascend Training - Near North Side

Course Details
$697 5 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Oct 15, 9:30am - 4:00pm

Near North Side, Downtown/Loop
515 N State St 14th Floor
Grand Ave & State St
Chicago, Illinois 60654
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this web development course:

WordPress makes it easy for any computer user to create webpages and blogs. This 1 day quick-start class will teach you to easily develop and customize your own website. WordPress is a free online application that allows users to create beautiful pages that you can incorporate your own logos, images or photos into.

Basic Web Topics
  • What is HTML and how does it create websites?
  • Understanding file formats such as JPG, GIF and PNG to import into your website.
  • Comprehending how Search Engines find web pages.
  • Understanding the difference betweeen Static and Dynamic webpages.
About Wordpress
  • What is Wordpress and how is it different from Adobe Dreamweaver?
  • How is a Blog different from a website?
  • Why use Worpress for Blogs and web pages?
  • How does Wordpress use HTML?
  • About Search Engines.
  • Wordpress for Mobile Devices.
Setting Up Your Wordpress Account
  • Choosing a Domain Name
  • Ensuring Search Engines can see your site.
The Wordpress Dashboard And Interface
  • Using the behind the scenes interface where your settings and content are stored.
  • The different tools and navigation to create your Blog or Webpage.
  • Modifying settings and adding taglines.
  • Uploading main images.
Creating Webpages With Wordpress
  • Using Templates for consistent webpages.
  • Creating links to other pages, other websites or downloads.
  • Choosing from Wordpress themes.
  • Adding and formatting text to your page.
  • Creating Subpages.
  • Working with the Administration Panel to access your pages.
  • Basics for creating pages that search engines can find.
Developing A Blog
  • Deciding what topic to use for a blog.
  • What are Widgets and how you can customize your Blog by incorporating them.
  • Blogrolls and using the Links Widget.
The Wordpress Blog Page Interface
  • Creating headlines and body content.
  • Using the Visual Editor to see a more user friendly interface.
  • Adding links to your blog.
  • Publishing your blog post.
  • Editing already published blogs.
Importing Graphics
  • Using the Image icon to incorporate JPG, GIF or PNG files.
  • Adding captions, Titles, and links to graphics.
  • Adding video to your blog via YouTube.
Getting Seen!
  • Adding tags to your blog posting.
  • What kind of word combinations are effective?
  • Viewing the "Tag Surfer."
  • Why comments and sharing are important.
  • Viewing Blog Stats.

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