Beginners WordPress

Beginners WordPressWordPress is one of the most widely used content management systems, found on 25% of the world’s websites.  The popularity of WordPress comes from its ease of use for people of all skill levels.  This beginners WordPress class is intended for those who are new to WordPress and need to learn the basics of the software, the terminology, and managing content effectively.

In this Beginners WordPress class, you will start by learning the step by step basics of creating a WordPress website. Our goal is to help you understand the history and terminology of WordPress and provide you with the skills and confidence to start your own.

In addition, we will teach you how to take a WordPress website to the next level and customize it using themes, plug-ins, and widgets. By the end of this course, you will possess the “know-how” to make a WordPress website stand out from the rest; the power that every web designer wants, is now at your fingertips.

Class Objective: You will learn the basics of the WordPress interface and learn how to build and customize a website using the WordPress platform.

Performance Based Objectives

In this Beginners WordPress class, you will learn:

  • An introduction to WordPress
  • History of WordPress
  • Installation requirements
  • Posts vs. Pages
  • Sidebar features
  • Search capabilities
  • Using media in WordPress (images and links)
  • Choosing and installing a Theme
  • Customizing a Theme
  • What are plug-ins and how to use them
  • What are sidebar widgets
  • Customizing the appearance

Important Note: If you want to customize a site to your individual needs, there is no easy answer from any web technology. WordPress is the industry leader for blogging and content management systems for a reason (it is simple to use!), but it does take a commitment to get everything you want out of it. This class does not go into specific detail regarding installation and/or building your specific site since this process varies greatly from project to project.

If you are interested in installing/building your own WordPress site or working on your own particular web project with the assistance of one of our knowledgeable web design instructors, we offer hourly consulting and would be happy to help you every step along the way.  Request a customized hourly consult here

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Computers or equivalent knowledge. Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 is helpful, but not required.

Training Type: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities*.  Available for Private or Group Sessions.

*Online student training is offered in a lecture-style format only. Hands-on application not available for online WordPress training.

Class Includes

  • Professional Textbook
  • Download materials with practice examples
  • Free access to CoWorking space on class days (FC Only)
  • One month of technical support
  • One year for a free re-take (for attended students of public classes only)
  • Certificate of Completion

Class Info:

  • Classroom equipped with computers
  • 6 hours of training
  • Breaks are taken throughout each session
  • Class size limited
  • Target Audience: Beginner

Financial Aid

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Terms and Conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions before you register.

Certificate Program
This course is part of one of the DWC Certification Programs.

 

Available Classes


Dates/Times Information
Mon 10-16-2017
   2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wed 10-18-2017
   2:00pm - 5:00pm

Price: $299.00
Space Available: 15 seat(s)
Course Closing Date: 10-14-2017
Location: Digital Workshop Center - Ft. Collins - View Map
Classroom: Classroom
Instructor(s): David Hayes

Dates/Times InformationONLINE
Mon 10-16-2017
   2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wed 10-18-2017
   2:00pm - 5:00pm

Price: $309.00
Space Available: 16 seat(s)
Course Closing Date: 10-09-2017
Location: Online
Instructor(s): David Hayes

Dates/Times InformationONLINE
Mon 12-11-2017
   2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wed 12-13-2017
   2:00pm - 5:00pm

Price: $309.00
Space Available: 16 seat(s)
Course Closing Date: 12-04-2017
Location: Online
Instructor(s): David Hayes

Dates/Times Information
Mon 12-11-2017
   2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wed 12-13-2017
   2:00pm - 5:00pm

Price: $299.00
Space Available: 16 seat(s)
Course Closing Date: 12-09-2017
Location: Digital Workshop Center - Ft. Collins - View Map
Classroom: Classroom
Instructor(s): David Hayes
Interested in scheduling a private training session? If the public class schedule above does not meet your availability, please contact us.

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