WordPress Training Course

WordPress Training: Course Description

Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Virtually Online Live & On-Site

Course Overview:

ThinkBIG’s WordPress training is a two-day hands-on class designed to give web designers the skills, tools, and knowledge to implement and maintain a WordPress site. Students learn how to install and configure WordPress, and to troubleshoot, in case of problems. The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises that provide practical real-world experience.
• Foundations of a WordPress-based website
• Basics of the WordPress User Interface
• Finding and Using WordPress Plugins
• Working with WordPress Themes
• WordPress Content Management
• WordPress Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
• Managing Multimedia with WordPress
• Troubleshooting Common WordPress Problems

Locations for WordPress:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for WordPress:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Prerequisites for Attending WordPress Training Course:

Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications, files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles That Use WordPress:

Web Developers
Web Designers

Projects That Use WordPress:

Building Websites
Custom Content Management Systems
Blogging

WordPress Training Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

Software Versions:

ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

WordPress Training Course Reviews:

“Training with ThinkBig was a great experience! The staff is courteous and nice. The trainers are very knowledge and easy to work with. I recommend others to use them for training.” – Chad G. – American Geophysical Union

“I took the WordPress class and I enjoyed learning extra information that isn’t necessarily covered in the book, like what websites to find additional WordPress components. It helps to know where to look when you are creating websites.” – Matthew V. – Associated Administrators LLC

“Everything was great! The facility was wonderful, staff was super nice and my instructor was awesome. Even though some of the course was a bit more technical than I work with on a regular basis, he took the time to explain what he was talking about so I understood everything and felt comfortable with the process. [He] rocked!!! It was a great experience[.]” –Amy E.

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HTML5 & HTML Intro with CSS
Photoshop ACA Training & Certification Pack
Photoshop CC Advanced
Photoshop CC Intro
Dreamweaver ACA Training & Certification Pack
Dreamweaver CC Advanced – Website Development
Dreamweaver CC Intro – w/ HTML Fundamentals
JavaScript & jQuery Advanced with JSON & Ajax
JavaScript & jQuery Intro
PHP MySQL Programming

WordPress Training: Course Outline

1. Domains and Hosts: Getting the Foundation in Place
Understanding DNS Basics
Choosing a Good Domain Name
Registering Your Domain Name
All About Web Hosts and Hosting Websites
How to Manage Settings and Features on Your Web Host

2. Installing WordPress on Your Own Server
Installation Requirements for WordPress
Downloading WordPress to Install Yourself
Installing WordPress on Your Web Host Yourself
Setting Your Directory Permissions

3. Getting Around WordPress
Becoming Familiar with the Dashboard
Posts, Pages, Tags, Media, and More: Content Administration
Tapping into the Core Settings for Your Blog
Other Settings

4. Configuring WordPress to Work Its Best
Choosing the Right Settings for Your Blog
Moderating Comments and Comment Spam
Managing Additional Authors on Your Blog
Caching and Other Tune-Ups
WordPress.com Notes

5. How WordPress.com Is Different Than WordPress.org
WordPress.com and WordPress.org: Complementary Differences
Creating Your Account
Setting Up Different Blogs
Becoming Familiar with the WordPress.com Dashboard
Getting Your Settings Right for WordPress.com
Picking the Right Theme for Your Blog
Configuring Sidebar Widgets on Your Blog
When to Add WordPress.com Upgrades to Your Blog
The Final Word
Summary

6. Organizing the Content on Your Blog
Understanding Posts Versus Pages
Organize Your Posts with Categories
Connect Your Posts Together with Tags
Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies
Adding a Blogroll of Links to Your Blog

7. Creating and Managing Content with WordPress
Hands On with the Editors
Hands on with the New Image Editor in Detail
Adding Media to Your Blog and Posts

8. Finding and Using Plugins
Finding Plugins
Installing Plugins Quickly and Easily
Upgrading Plugins
Recommended Plugins

9. All About Themes
Understanding the Structure of WordPress Themes
Finding Themes and Choosing the Right One for Your Blog
Installing Themes on Your Blog
Configuring Extra Features on Themes
All About Configuring Widgets
Editing a Themes to Make it Your Own
Using Theme Frameworks and Parent-Child Themes
Theme Best Practices
WordPress.com Notes

13. Maintaining WordPress
Updating and Upgrading WordPress
Updating Plugins and Themes
Database Maintenance for WordPress Users
WP-DBManager

Disclaimer:

All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Watch the below video to learn more about WordPress. This is not a reflection of our online courses which are actually live.

WordPress Training: Course Reviews

“The trainer was great at handling a variety of different skill levels in our group, but still kept the class going at a good speed and covered a lot of material.” – John C.- University of Maryland

“Mark is an engaging, interesting, and entertaining presenter. Our website will be looking and performing better thanks to this WordPress training!” – Sandi B. –Maryland Association of Boards of Education

“Great experience, Mark is great. He helped us find out we had big problems with our current site. Overall, Great teacher, easy to understand.” – Randy G. -Maryland Association of Boards of Education

“I appreciated the small class, the informality, the ease in getting your questions answered and the masterful help in getting back on track when lost” – Lisa S. – Maryland Association of Boards of Education

“The WordPress class was great and well thought out. The instructor we had made the learning curve disappear with her fun teaching style that really stuck. I would highly recommend any of these courses.” – Nick H. – Tenax Corporation

“I always enjoy my training at ThinkBig LearnSmart! The facilities are excellent as are the instructors. They also have excellent snacks and a free lunch!” – Jill S. – Department of Defense

“I really enjoyed the Word Press class. The instructor was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the classroom environment was good. By providing lunch to all the students, that allowed students to mingle and get to know each other during the breaks. Great experience, I hope to come back for another class soon!” – Theresa D. – Corporate Network Services

“Training with ThinkBig was a great experience! The staff is courteous and nice. The trainers are very knowledge and easy to work with. I recommend others to use them for training.” – Chad G. – American Geophysical Union

“I took the WordPress class and I enjoyed learning extra information that isn’t necessarily covered in the book, like what websites to find additional WordPress components. It helps to know where to look when you are creating websites.” – Matthew V. – Associated Administrators LLC

“Everything was great! The facility was wonderful, staff was super nice and my instructor was awesome. Even though some of the course was a bit more technical than I work with on a regular basis, he took the time to explain what he was talking about so I understood everything and felt comfortable with the process. [He] rocked!!! It was a great experience[.]” –Amy E.

Mark was great! I feel like I learned so much and I feel so much more confident moving forward with web development. I definitely want to come back and take additional courses in HTML and CSS.” – Rachel S. – American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Mark was an excellent instructor in teaching WordPress and showed a great interest in encouraging students to continue training in technology. I will surely be back!” – Ryan M.

“Learning the back end of wordpress and coding–Great  explanations and beginner approach, really learned a lot and more than I thought I was going to–I never thought that I would be learning this and I think it is great I was given the opportunity to.” Victoria P. 

“I took the wordpress class and I enjoyed learning extra information that isn’t necessarily covered in the book, like what websites to find additional wordpress components. It helps to know where to look when you are creating websites. It was a great class and I learned a lot from [The Instructor]. I enjoyed meeting Christine [CEO] and liked the facility. It was also great to have the complimentary food and beverages.” – Matthew V. – Associate Administrators

 

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