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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.

Why Learn WordPress to Create a Website or Blog?

  • 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).
  • Coders make themes to control the look of the site. Users can install themes, even if they don’t know code.
  • Plugins can be installed to add features beyond the core WordPress features.

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

Upcoming Classes

Price: $325 Click for Discounts

  • 6 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Mac or PC
  • In New York City and Live Online

We Literally Wrote the Book!

Wordpress

To make the perfect class we had to write our own workbooks which are included with each class.

Can’t take a class? Our workbooks are the next best thing.

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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

Why Train With Noble?

27 Years of Experience

Noble Desktop has been teaching computer graphics and web development since 1991. In all those years we have perfected the craft of teaching. If students get hung up on any issue, we tweak the class to make it work better. Every instructor uses the same time-tested curriculum we have developed. Ask around: Noble Desktop has a stellar reputation for exceptional computer graphics training.


Our Teaching Method is Better

We don't ask you to simply "follow along," copying what the instructor does. Instead we ask you to focus 100% attention on the lesson at hand. Only after the lesson do you then put into practice what you have learned by working on a computer with our step-by-step workbooks. This "learn, then practice" method results in the student learning and retaining much more than traditional "follow along" classes.


We Wrote the Book Ourselves

Most of our classes include a custom training workbook written by our top instructors. Take it home with you: with step-by-step exercises and power-user keyboard shortcut guides, it’s like having a refresher course right on your desk. We wrote the book ourselves because we couldn't find any book that was good enough. Now our books are being used by other schools and training centers worldwide.


We Provide Computers, Mac or PC

Since when did training centers expect you to "bring a laptop"? Noble Desktop has always had classrooms full of computers, Mac and PC. Each computer is loaded with software and has a 19-inch monitor. The next time you are asked to "bring a laptop," ask why you aren't being provided a computer. Noble Desktop always has up-to-date equipment in our state-of-the-art classrooms.


Not Just Anyone Can Teach

All our instructors are working professionals who bring on-the-job experience to the classroom. But we don't just let anyone teach a course. How many experts do you know who can't teach? We've learned to audition and test our instructors. Only after they have been through our screening process will they be put in front of students. And they are required to use our time-tested curriculum, assuring a positive learning experience for all our students. Read our instructor bios.


Money-Back Guarantee

We’re the only school to offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. If within the first half of the class you don’t absolutely love it, we’ll give you a full refund. Please note any request needs to be made before the halfway point of any class.


We Are NY State-Licensed, and Adobe Authorized

When looking at a computer training school, check to see if they are NY State-licensed. Any school in New York should be licensed by law. Noble Desktop follows state-issued guidelines for curriculum development and teacher licensing. Adobe Authorized means our instructors have passed the rigorous Adobe Certification Exam, and that we follow Adobe's quality-control standards.


Our Students Love Us! 2200+ Testimonials and Counting

We offer our guarantee because we think we’re the best—but don’t take our word for it. Ask more than 2200 industry professionals who have enjoyed our classes and are putting what they learned to use on the job. Read their testimonials.