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Blogging Basics

Interested in starting a blog? This comprehensive course will help you setup and manage your very own blog using WordPress makes it easy to maintain a website, even if you have no web design background. This is probably why WordPress is the most popular blogging platform on the web today!

This class is geared for anyone and everyone, no experience with computer graphics or coding is required! At the completion of the course you will have a fully functional blog, web address and the skills required to run it. Your blog will be up and running!

  • Learn to apply and use themes to change the look of your blog.

  • Upload custom header graphics to give your blog a look of its own.

  • Organize your posts with Categories and Tags.

  • Themes can change the entire look of your blog in seconds.

  • No blog would be complete without comments. We show you some more advanced tips and tricks.

  • We walk you through all the initial setup options, so you’ll leave class with a real working blog.

  • Learn to use the many different options in the dashboard.

  • Link your blog to outside sites.

  • Learn to manage all your media content.

  • Create pages, and learn how they are different from posts.

  • We show you all the different options available when creating posts.

Upcoming Classes

  • No classes scheduled at this time.

Price: $325 Click for Discounts

  • 6 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC

What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Setting Up Your Account


  • Creating an Account
  • Logging Into Your Account
  • Writing Your First Post (using QuickPress)
Customizing Your Account


  • Updating Personal Settings
  • Updating Profile
  • Editing General Settings
  • Changing Themes (How the Blog Looks)
Writing Posts


  • Adding a Post
  • Using the Visual Editor
  • Adding Hyperlinks
Categories, Tags, & Reading/Writing Settings


  • Using Categories and Tags
  • Managing Categories and Tags
  • Controlling the Number of Posts That Are Displayed
Understanding Comments


  • Managing and Moderating Comments
  • Trackbacks and Pingbacks

Section 2
Making Pages


  • Adding and Deleting a Page
  • Pasting from Text Files
  • Changing the Page Order
Adding and Managing Media


  • Adding a Photo
  • Adding a Video
  • Adding Other Content (.pdf, .doc, etc.)
  • Managing Uploaded Content
  • Media Settings
Working with Link Lists


  • Adding Links
  • Managing Links
Appearance Customization


  • Changing the Header Image
  • Customizing the Sidebar with Widgets
  • Previewing Custom Fonts
Using the Dashboard


  • Managing Recent Comments
  • Tracking Statistics
  • Customizing the Dashboard’s Appearance