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Training: WordPress – Administrating a Professional Web Site

Ref. WOP-02
Duration:
2
 days
Exam:
Not certifying
Level:
Intermediate

Description

WordPress is a widely used content management system. If you find a number of solutions that make it easier to publish a blog with WordPress, it is less easy to administer and install WordPress to make it a professional site.

Participant profiles

  • Webmasters / publishers who want to exceed the level of simple user to become a wise administrator of a WordPress used by others (editors, authors, contributors)

Objectives

  • Install a local WordPress site with XAMPP/MAMPP/WAMPSERVER
  • Understand the categorisation system of posts and pages in WordPress
  • Define categories and tags for articles
  • Create a menu
  • Use widgets
  • Define fundamental options (homepage, structure of permalinks)
  • Choose useful plugins for a site (Sitebuilder, Shortcodes Ultimate, Contact form 7)
  • Customise a theme
  • Understand users’ roles and rights (admin, editor, author, contributor)

Prerequisites

  • A good understanding of the web and HTML
  • Experience installing software on its own computer (OSX or Win)
  • A CMS user experience similar to (or of) WordPress

Course content

Module 1: Introduction to WordPress
  • Lesson 1: A brief history
  • Lesson 2: More about WordPress
  • Lesson 3: WordPress Blogs vs. Websites
  • Lesson 4: A brief introduction to WordPress themes
  • Lesson 5: Getting started with WordPress
Module 2: Finding a Home for your WordPress Site (Optional)
  • Lesson 1: Finding a domain
  • Lesson 2: Registering a domain
  • Lesson 3: Choosing a web hosting package
  • Lesson 4: WordPress feature through your host
Module 3: Installing WordPress on Your Site
  • Lesson 1: How to install WordPress
  • Lesson 2: The MySQL database
  • Lesson 3: Uploading your files
  • Lesson 4: The install script
  • Lesson 5: About WordPress Release Cycles
  • Lesson 6: Upgrading WordPress
Module 4: Content Management using WordPress
  • Lesson 1: Archiving content
  • Lesson 2:The purpose of categories
  • Lesson 3: Naming a category
  • Lesson 4: Creating a new category
  • Lesson 5: About static page parents and children
  • Lesson 6: Permalinks
  • Lesson 7: Dressing up links
  • Lesson 8: Customizing links
  • Lesson 9: Checking Links with Your Server
  • Lesson 10: Syndicated content (RSS)
  • Lesson 11: About Feed Readers
  • Lesson 12: RSS options
  • Lesson 13: RSS and Social Media
Module 5: Selecting the Right Tools
  • Lesson 1: Picking a text editor
  • Lesson 2: Picking a web browser
  • Lesson 3: About cross-browser compatibility
  • Lesson 4: An introduction to FTP
  • Lesson 5: Setting up for FTP
  • Lesson 6: Using an FTP client
  • Lesson 7: Transferring files
  • Lesson 8: Editing files (FTP)
  • Lesson 9: File Permissions
Module 6: Image Formats
  • Lesson 1: Image types and formats
  • Lesson 2: Comparing image formats
  • Lesson 3: About graphic design software programs
  • Lesson 4: Raster based software
  • Lesson 5: Vector based software
  • Lesson 6: Image optimization
  • Lesson 7: Image libraries
Module 7: Fonts and Colors
  • Lesson 1: About Color
  • Lesson 2: The color wheel
  • Lesson 3: The color models
  • Lesson 4: Color schemes
  • Lesson 5: Color combinations
  • Lesson 6: Creating colors using codes
  • Lesson 7: About fonts
  • Lesson 8: Web safe fonts
  • Lesson 9: Fonts for graphic design
  • Lesson 10: Installing fonts on a computer
Module 8: Designing Your WordPress Site
  • Lesson 1: Choosing a site width
  • Lesson 2: Fixed widths
  • Lesson 3: Fluid widths
  • Lesson 4: Responsive Layouts
  • Lesson 5: Columns
  • Lesson 6: Navigation
  • Lesson 7: Content display options
  • Lesson 8: The Sandbox environment
Module 9: The WordPress Default Layout
  • Lesson 1: About the layout and structure
  • Lesson 2: Customizing the header image
  • Lesson 3: Choosing a header image
  • Lesson 4: Creating your own header image
  • Lesson 5: Custom navigation
  • Lesson 6: About widgets
  • Lesson 7: Using widgets
  • Lesson 8: Adding widgets to a sidebar or footer
  • Lesson 9: The text widget
  • Lesson 10: The RSS widget
Module 10: Themes and Templates
  • Lesson 1: About WordPress themes
  • Lesson 2: PHP and MySQL
  • Lesson 3: Defining PHP
  • Lesson 4: The template tag
  • Lesson 5: Using PHP
  • Lesson 6: Managing your database
  • Lesson 7: Template files
  • Lesson 8: How templates work with WordPress themes
  • Lesson 9: Stylesheets
  • Lesson 10: About the Main Index and The Loop
  • Lesson 11: The different templates
  • Lesson 12: Template tags, values, and parameters
  • Lesson 13: Using template tags in blog posts
  • Lesson 14: Connecting templates
  • Lesson 15: Using more than one stylesheet
Module 11: More on Widgets and Template Tags
  • Lesson 1: Common template tags
  • Lesson 2: Calendar
  • Lesson 3: List pages
  • Lesson 4: Post archives
  • Lesson 5: Categories
  • Lesson 6: Content types
  • Lesson 7: More template tags
  • Lesson 8: Adding widget areas
  • Lesson 9: Registering widget ideas
  • Lesson 10: Adding widget areas to template files
  • Lesson 11: Using template files
  • Lesson 12: Named templates
  • Lesson 13: Template parts
  • Lesson 14: Page templates
  • Lesson 15: Adding support
Module 12: Parent and Child Themes
  • Lesson 1: Understanding parent and child themes
  • Lesson 2: Creating a child theme
  • Lesson 3: Loading a parent theme style
  • Lesson 4: Customizing the parent theme style
  • Lesson 5: Using images in child theme designs
  • Lesson 6: Edit theme structure with child themes
  • Lesson 7: Overriding parent template files
  • Lesson 8: Adding new template files
  • Lesson 9: Removing template files
  • Lesson 10: Modifying theme functions file
  • Lesson 11: Preparing a parent theme
Module 13: Creating a Custom Site
  • Lesson 1: Getting acquainted with CSS
  • Lesson 2: CSS Selectors
  • Lesson 3: Classes and IDs
  • Lesson 4: CSS properties and values
  • Lesson 5: Changing background mage or colors
  • Lesson 6: Adding a custom background
  • Lesson 7: Changing the background with CSS
  • Lesson 8: Positioning your header image using CSS
  • Lesson 9: Repeating or scrolling background images
  • Lesson 10: Changing theme elements
  • Lesson 11: Adding effects
  • Lesson 12: Setting font, color, and size
  • Lesson 13: An introduction to basic HTML
  • Lesson 14: Inserting images
  • Lesson 15: Inserting links
  • Lesson 16: Inserting lists
Module 14: Using WordPress as a Content Management System
  • Lesson 1: Creating the front page
  • Lesson 2: Creating a static page
  • Lesson 3: Using a static page as your front page
  • Lesson 4: Making a blog look like a website
  • Lesson 5: Creating blank blog pages
  • Lesson 6: Assigning the new page as a blog page
  • Lesson 7: Creating custom page templates
  • Lesson 8: The default page template
  • Lesson 9: Comparing templates
  • Lesson 10: Using different sidebarand footer templates
  • Lesson 11: Custom styles for sticky, category, and tag posts
Module 15: Using WordPress Plugins
  • Lesson 1: Installing plugins using the dashboard
  • Lesson 2: Finding plugins
  • Lesson 3: Installing and activating plugins
  • Lesson 4: Lesson 5: Installing plugins manually
  • Lesson 6: Ecommerce plugins
  • Lesson 7: Photo galleries and portfolios
  • Lesson 8: Inserting images onto pages or into posts
  • Lesson 9: Creating web forms using plugins
  • Lesson 10: Integrating plugins with social networks

Documentation

  • Digital “WordPress” courseware included

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Prix de l'inscription
CHF 1'300.-
Inclus dans ce cours
  • Training provided by an industry expert
  • Digital documentation and materials
  • Achievement Badge

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