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WordPress: Create a Website or Blog

Learn to Build & Manage a WordPress Site

WordPress enables you to create and maintain a website, even if you have no web design background. Whether you want to create a new website or blog, or manage an existing WordPress website, this class is for you. This course is geared for anyone, so you do not need prior experience with computer graphics or coding.

If you’re a developer that wants to learn how to code custom themes, your should look at our WordPress: Build Custom Themes class.

  • 6 Hours
  • Mac or PC provided
  • Book included
  • Free retake

Register for a class

$325 Discounts

NYC or Live Online

What You’ll Learn

  • Become familiar with the WordPress Admin and interface
  • Create posts and format text such as headings and lists
  • Add links, images, and video
  • Install themes and customize their appearance
  • Learn to use WordPress plugins
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WordPress: Create a Website or Blog Class Syllabus

What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Creating a WordPress Site (Installing WordPress)

Topics

  • Installing WordPress with a Web Host’s “1-Click Install”
  • Manually Installing WordPress
Logging Into the WordPress Admin & General Site Settings

Topics

  • Logging Into the WordPress Admin
  • General WordPress Settings
  • Editing Your Profile
  • Setting Your Profile Picture (Gravatar)
Writing Posts & Formatting Text

Topics

  • Posts versus Pages
  • Creating a New Blog Post
  • Using the Visual Editor
  • Pasting Without Formatting & Clearing Formatting
  • Formatting Headings
  • Formatting Bulleted & Numbered Lists
  • Formatting Blockquotes
  • Publishing a Post
  • Deleting a Post
  • Restoring a Post from the Trash (or Deleting it Delete Permanently)
Publishing a Post (Making it Live)

Topics

  • Publishing a Post (Making it Live)
  • Status
  • Visibility
  • Publish Date & Time
Adding a Read More Link to a Post

Topics

  • Adding the Read More Tag
  • Changing the Text in the More Tag
Creating Links (Hyperlinks)

Topics

  • Linking to Another Website
  • Opening a Link in a New Tab
  • Linking to a Page Within Your Site
  • Editing & Removing Links
Adding Images & Managing the Media Library

Topics

  • Adding an Image to a Post or Page
  • Editing Images (Manually Resizing, Cropping, & Rotating)
  • Media Settings (Customizing the Size of Thumbnail, Medium, & Large)
  • Adding a Featured Image
  • Uploading Images & Files Directly Into the Media Library
  • Editing & Deleting Images in the Media Library
  • Deleting Unused Images (Cleaning Out the Media Library)
Adding an Image Gallery

Topics

  • Adding an Image Gallery
  • Editing an Existing Image Gallery
  • Turning Galleries into Slideshows (with a Plugin)
Adding Video

Topics

  • Ways to Properly Embed a Responsive Video
  • Embedding Responsive Videos with a Plugin
  • Embedding Responsive Videos without a Plugin
  • Uploading a Video File

Section 2
Categories, Tags, & Reading Settings

Topics

  • Categories & Tags Explained
  • Creating & Editing Categories
  • Changing the “Uncategorized” Default Category Name
  • Setting the Default Category
  • Creating & Editing Tags
  • Changing Categories/Tags for Multiple Posts
  • Reading Settings
Widgets

Topics

  • Editing & Adding Widgets
Making Pages

Topics

  • Pages versus Posts
  • Creating a New Page
  • Publishing a Page (Making it Live)
  • Deleting a Page
  • Changing the Page Order
Menus

Topics

  • About Menus & Locations
  • Adding & Removing Links in Menus
  • Creating Submenus
  • Opening Menu Links in a New Tab
Installing Themes

Topics

  • What Are WordPress Themes?
  • Where Do I Get WordPress Themes?
  • Installing & Activating a Theme
  • Manually Uploading & Activating a Theme
  • Deleting a Theme
Customizing Theme Appearance

Topics

  • Customizing Appearance
  • Customizing the Site Identity (Logo, Title, & Tagline)
  • Adding a Site Icon (Favicon)
  • Customizing the Header
  • Customizing Colors
Changing the Template Layout for a Page/Post

Topics

  • Changing a Template Layout
WordPress Plugins: About, Installing, & Updating

Topics

  • About WordPress Plugins
  • Installing a WordPress Plugin
  • Updating Plugins
WordPress Plugins You May Want to Install
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

Topics

  • Creating SEO-Friendly Permalinks (URLs) for the Site
  • Customizing the URL of an Individual Page/Post
  • Setting Titles & Meta Descriptions with an SEO Plugin
  • Install WordPress using 1-click install

    Learn how easy it is to install WordPress.

  • Customizing themes in WordPress admin

    Learn the capabilities of adding and customizing themes.

  • Adding image media to WordPress website

    Add images and create a stunning gallery.

  • WordPress plugin search page

    Install plugins to add features to your websites.

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Create WordPress Websites

This one-day class will teach you the essentails of using WordPress to create and manage websites and blogs. Learn these skills in small classes, guided by an industry professional instructor.

Create a Website or Blog in WordPress

WordPress
  • WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) that lets you create & manage a website or blog.
  • It’s popular for blogging, but you can build websites that don’t even have a blog.
  • Over 30% of all websites use WordPress (and growing).
  • Without having to know code, you can manage content (text, images, etc.). That’s why it’s called a content management system (CMS). Learn how to build a website or blog in our WordPress: Create a Website or Blog class.
  • Coders make themes to control the look of the site. Learn how to edit and code custom WordPress themes in our WordPress: Build Custom Themes class.
WordPress Blog versus Site
  • WordPress is popular for blogging, but you can build websites that don’t even have a blog!
  • Using WordPress as a content management system (CMS), you can manage content (text, images, etc.) without having to know web coding. Your content can be posts in a blog, or regular web pages. While WordPress is great for blogging, but you can have an entire WordPress site that does not even have a blog. What you put our a WordPress site is completely up to you!
  • Learn more in our class WordPress: Create a Website or Blog.
WordPress Themes
  • WordPress themes control the look and feel of a WordPress site.
  • You can install a WordPress theme made by someone else (free or paid), or code your own.
  • If you don’t know code, you can customize some aspects of the layout & appearance of a WordPress site, but there are limitations.
  • Coders create WordPress themes using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, & PHP. Learn how to edit and code custom WordPress themes in our WordPress: Build Custom Themes class.

Learn then Practice

Learn to use WordPress by first by watching a short demo, then by actually creating pages, posts, and editing themes. Our instructors are all industry professionals who draw on their experience to teach you practical, professional skills.

Instructor teaching student to create websites with WordPress

Custom WordPress Workbook Included

Our WordPress class comes with a custom step-by-step training manual sold to universities and schools around the world. Recreate the class projects anytime after the class. 

Each WordPress class comes with a custom workbook

Step-by-step Training

“Noble Desktop is the place to go to take your computer training courses. They provided a top notch instructor, in a comfortable learning environment. They were able to break down complicated material into an easy to follow, step by step process. I now have the confidence to post and edit our websites, thanks to Noble Desktop WordPress training.”
Sara Nicoll, Public Relations

Students learning WordPress in class at Noble Desktop

Register for WordPress: Create a Website or Blog

$325 Discounts

NYC or Live Online