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Getting to Know WordPress (151)

  • Class Highlights:
    • Setting up WordPress
    • Setting up a blog
    • Setting up web pages
    • Adding photos and graphics
    • Adding audio and video
    • Creating navigation
    • Creating menus
    • Using themes to quickly apply design styles
    • Using plugins and widgets
    • Managing multiple contributors
    • Managing visitor comments

    “I decided to learn Wordpress and I have to say it's one of my best decisions ever. It tremendously speeds up production and gives my clients all the access and ease of use they need to maintain their websites on their own.”

    — P.S.

  • Class Description:

    WordPress is spectacular for web designers and clients alike, a great way to quickly and easily create high-quality web sites. Its a powerful, easy-to-use, cross-platform Web publishing system with a powerful plug-in architecture and template system.

    WordPress enables web designers of all skill levels to easily create, customize and manage websites. Its ready-made framework provides all of the basic web site functions, making website’s go-to-live time very short. Web site appearance is easily changed by using readily-available themes. Page customization and added functions are easily accomplished using plug-ins, without writing HTML or PHP code. A favorite among web developers and designers alike, WordPress is used by over 14% of Alexa's "top 1 million" websites.

    WordPress is by far the most popular content management system, boasting over 50% of the market share, with the second most popular coming in at only 9%.

    This class is for designers, not programmers. It focuses on using WordPress’ built-in functions to provide the web site mechanics and back-room operating environment. The goal is to free designers to focus on perfecting and implementing a high-quality web design. This class explores different methods for setting up website designs and achieving your design vision.

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    Though not absolutely required, a basic understanding of web sites and concepts is very helpful.

    If you are completely new to web design, we recommend taking Create a Web Page Workshop first.

  • Platform: This class is for Mac and Windows computers
  • Class length: 2 days
  • Class cost: $895.00
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