WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. During the first week, you will learn or refresh your knowledge of all the initial steps and the required elements for having a website. Then find out how to build a simple WordPress website or blog. Topics include an introduction to CMS, WordPress installation and setup, page and content creation, administration, themes (selection, purchase, installation, and setup), working with widgets and plugins, and more.
   Finally, acquire advanced knowledge about WordPress options and features. You will learn how to modify WordPress web pages by hand-coding, learn about simple yet effective search engine optimization (SEO) techniques that improve your website ranking, and much more. 
   After successfully completing the WordPress Certificate you will know how to build a WordPress website or blog, customize your WordPress site by hand-coding HTML, CSS, and PHP, know necessary regular WordPress maintenance, create WordPress website backup, and know how to apply SEO techniques in WordPress. 

CEUs/ILUs: 4.8
Length (in hours): 48
Price in USD $495.00

Three Month Course

Agenda

Unit 1

Website Setup

All the initial steps and the required elements for having a website, including the process of registering a domain name, signing up for a host company, pointing your domain to the host and getting ready for website design in WordPress. 

Unit 2

WordPress Fundamentals

After successfully completing this course, you will know how to build a simple WordPress website or blog. Topics include an introduction to CMS, WordPress installation and setup, page and content creation, administration, themes (selection, purchase, installation, and setup), working widgets and plugins, and more. 

Unit 3

Advanced WordPress

Now that you have learned how to set up a WordPress website, it's time to learn advanced options and features of WordPress. You will learn how to modify WordPress web pages by hand-coding. You'll also learn about simple yet effective SEO techniques that improve your website ranking. We will also cover very important on-going site maintenance and site security. 

Next start date

Feb 3 – Apr 24, 2020