courseWordPress Online Training

Learn WordPress with our WordPress Online Training course!

In our WordPress course, you will be taught about the free state-of-the-art personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, Web standards, and usability.

You do not have to have any prior WordPress experience for this bundle, as we will walk you through the essentials and move on to the more advanced topics from there.

By the end of the course, you should easily be able to build and manage a WordPress website, for either personal or business use!

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it's probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.

Wiki_tick  Unlimited access for 12 months

Wiki_tick  Access anywhere, any time

Wiki_tick  Fast effective training, written and designed by industry experts

Wiki_tick  Track your progress with our Learning Management System

Wiki_tick  Unlimited support

Wiki_tick  Save money, time and travel costs

Wiki_tick  Learn at your own pace and leisure

Wiki_tick  Easier to retain knowledge and revise topics than traditional methods

Wiki_tick  Exam preparation quizzes, tests and mock exams to ensure that you are 100% ready

pexels-photo-57690What the course will teach you:

  • The outline of the CMS
  • Writing, Editing & Managing Posts
  • HTML Quicktags
  • The Visual Editor
  • Post Status, Availability & Metadata
  • Much more

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Units Of Study


Course Duration: 3.5 Hours

A. Introduction to WordPress

Overviewing components of a WordPress blog pt. 1
Overviewing components of a WordPress blog pt. 2
Comparing WordPress to WordPress MU

B. Getting Help

Using documentation
Using the support forums

C. Getting Started with WordPress

Creating a blog at a free hosting site pt. 1
Creating a blog at a free hosting site pt. 2
Signing up with a paid hosting service
Logging in to Site Admin
Logging out
Navigating Site Admin pt. 1
Navigating Site Admin pt. 2
Retrieving a lost password
Changing your password
Changing the admin e-mail address

D. Writing, Editing & Managing Posts

Writing and publishing a basic post
Saving a post as a draft
Backing up a post as you write it
Using the Edit Shortcut link to edit a post
Using the Manage panel to edit or delete a post
Browsing and searching posts in Site Admin

E. HTML Quicktags

Using Quicktags instead of the Visual Editor
Applying bold and italic formatting
Creating a simple bulleted list
Turning a simple list into a numbered list
Using delete and insert
Creating a block quote
Creating a Web page link
Breaking up a long post with “more”

F. The Visual Editor

Using the Visual Editor
Applying basic text and paragraph formatting
Creating bulleted and numbered lists
Linking to an image on the Web
Creating a Web page link
Working with spellchecker and help
Breaking up a long post

G. Pages

Writing a page is similar to writing a post
Making one page the child of another
Changing the order of links in the Pages menu
Browsing, editing, and deleting a page

H. Post Status, Availability & Metadata

Password-protecting a post
Hiding and unhiding a post
Changing a published post to draft and back again
Setting the status of a new post to “publish”
Changing the date of post publication
Changing post author pt. 1
Changing post author pt. 2
Making post Web addresses more descriptive
Setting the post slug

I. Reading & Editing Comments

Reading and leaving comments
Viewing comments in Site Admin
Mass deleting comments
Editing or removing a single comment

J. Avoiding Spam

Setting blog privacy options
Activating Akismet
Helping Akismet get smarter
Moderating comments pt. 1
Moderating comments pt. 2
Triggering moderation only when conditions are met
Setting comment requirements
Getting notified via e-mail about comments
Restricting commenting to logged in users
Closing comments on all new posts
Overriding commenting permissions on a post

K. Managing Users

Enabling open registration
Manually registering a new user
Understanding user roles
Changing roles for new and existing users
Deleting a user

L. Uploading, Using & Managing Files

Uploading a file
Browsing, editing the metadata for, and deleting files
Attaching an uploaded image file pt. 1
Attaching an uploaded image file pt. 2

M. Post Categories

Understanding and navigating with categories
Changing the default category pt. 1
Changing the default category pt. 2
Applying a category or categories to a new post
Applying and removing a category when editing a post
Creating a category in Site Admin
Editing and deleting categories

N. Customizing Your Blog

Setting the number of posts per page
Changing your blog title and tagline
Selecting a WordPress theme
Changing the sidebar with widgets

System Requirements

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems:

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)

Please note: Although this course will work with the system requirements stated above, the software talked about and used in the course may vary. It is recommended that you check with the software suppliers website before making a purchase.