WordPress Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site at Your Location

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Outline & Course Information

ThinkB!G Exclusive LogoDuration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Complimentary Lunch)

Locations for Training:
In Person at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland near Baltimore, Washington D.C., Virginia region.
Virtually Online Live (VOLT) From Anywhere! Students Join the Same In Person Class Remotely.
Upon Request: Onsite Custom Private Training at Your Location!

Course Description: In this hands-on, two-day WordPress website training course, you will learn the skills, tools, and knowledge on how to use WordPress, how to create a website using WordPress, and how to maintain a WordPress site. This WordPress for beginners course teaches you how to install and configure WordPress, and how to troubleshoot WordPress, in case of problems. The topics covered in this course include understanding the foundation of WordPress with domains and hosts, learning more about WordPress hosting and what a CMS is, installing WordPress on your server, setting up a local WordPress development environment, becoming more familiar with the WordPress dashboard, organizing the content on your blog, managing users and permissions, finding and using plugins, learning about themes, and maintaining WordPress.

Prerequisites: 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

WordPress 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. WordPress and Content Management
What is a CMS?
How does a CMS manage a website?
WordPress as a CMS
What type of hosting is required to run WordPress?

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

4. Setting up a Local WordPress Development Environment
Installing Local Web Server
Installing Code Editor
Configuring local WordPress database
Installing local instance of WordPress

5. 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

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

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. Managing Users and Permissions

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

10. 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

11. Maintaining WordPress
Updating and Upgrading WordPress
Updating Plugins and Themes
Database Maintenance for WordPress Users

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

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.

What You Get
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT), and others
  • Official Curriculum Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Remote Access to ThinkB!G Student Computer with Software licenses & Class Files Pre-Installed for Use During Training--No Installs or Downloads
  • Instructor's Real-Time View of ThinkB!G Student Computer Screen for Immediate Live Interactive Support
  • If Certification Training is Selected, It May Include a Test Prep Tool, Testing Voucher with Free Retake, and Proctor Fee (if taken with ThinkB!G Virtually)
  • Note: IT Support is Available to Pre-Flight Virtual Class Set Up Before & During Training

Public Enrollment Training

This course is currently not on our Public Enrollment Training Calendar. If you are interested, please click the link below to complete our request form.

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Custom Private Training – Onsite at Your Location, Online Live, or at ThinkB!G

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Dates to Register

We have instructors ready to teach this class, but we do not currently offer it on our Public Enrollment Training Calendar. If you are interested in this class, please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly about your training options!

Custom Private Training

We offer this course as Custom Private Training or Project Based Training®!

If you have a team of individuals, you can receive bulk discounts by doing your own Private training session & cover your specific learning objectives! We can have the Private Training at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland, Virtually Online Live (Available for Most Courses), or Onsite at Your Location.

What's Included?

  • Custom Outline to include Targeted Topics Based on Your Learning Needs
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you!

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Payment Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training class.


Payment Policy for Private & Project Based Training® Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training service.  Pricing provided is firm fixed price based on number of students.  Client is responsible for entire amount regardless of change in number of registrations.


Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

  • Classes may be canceled if less than 4 students are registered. We will notify you of cancellations no later than 16 business days prior to class.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling more than 16 business days prior to class: You are eligible for a refund or free reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling less than 16 business days prior to class: No refund. No Reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • No Shows without contact: No refund. No Reschedule.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Custom/Private and On-Site Training Classes

  • No penalty if cancellation/reschedule is 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class.
  • 50% penalty will be incurred if cancellation/reschedule is less than 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class. This fee is to cover instructor expenses, travel, and course materials purchased.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Individual Students in Custom/Private Training Classes

  • Individual students registered in a private class, who cancel or do not show, are not eligible for a partial refund or reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel. 

Average Review: 4.67 out of 5 - 6 Reviews

Coming to Think BIG for this training was like a 5-star experience.
"Coming to Think BIG for this training was like a 5-star experience. From breakfast and lunch, to the personalized training, it was fantastic. Christine and our instructor clearly took the time to research our organization's problems ahead of time and made sure we had the answers we needed during the training." - Lauren, Merritt (WordPress Training)
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"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 and liked the facility. It was also great to have the complimentary food and beverages." - Matthew V. - Associate Administrators (Wordpress Training Classes)
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"Training with Think BIG 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. - AGU (WordPress Training Course)
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I Always Enjoy Training at Think BIG!
"I always enjoy my training at Think BIG. Learn Smart! The facilities are excellent as are the instructors. They also have excellent snacks and a free lunch!" - Jill S. - SSA (WordPress Training)
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Instructor Made Learning Curve Disappear With Fun Teaching Style
"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 (WordPress Class)
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Engaging, Interesting & Entertaining Presenter
"Our instructor is an engaging, interesting, and entertaining presenter. Our website will be looking and performing better thanks to this training!" – Sandi B. –Maryland Association of Boards of Education (WordPress Training)