Intermediate WordPress course at the Paddington Library is a 3-part course on how to build your WordPress website. If you are a beginner and want to quickly pick up the basics of WordPress and learn along the way, this is a great course to attend.
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WordPress Course Syllabus (part 2 of 3)
1. Revise the basic terms: Domains, Web Hosting, Themes, Plugins, Posts, Widgets.
2. Finding the right theme for your website
3. Testing a theme before buying it
4. Plugins – pros and cons
5. Difference between plugins and widgets
6. Where you can add widgets – Header, Footer and Sidebar
7. Setting up a menu
8. Setting up your custom homepage
9. Adding images to pages, aligning them left, right, or centre
10. Adding text links – explaining anchor texts
11. Internal vs external links and how to create both
12. Installing analytics, backup, social, security and SEO plugins and configuring them
13. Setting up a coming soon plugin so that you can work on your site and make it public when it’s ready
WordPress Course Content
The content is based on how one would go about setting up their website on WordPress. Once the basic concepts such as domain, hosting, themes, plugins are out of the way, you can go about creating pages, posts and then create a menu using your desired pages. Installing a custom theme to improve the look and feel of the site.
Intermediate WordPress course at the Paddington Library
Next, adding extra functionalities would be the next step. All your hard work should be saved and nothing works best than a free backup plugin called WP Clone. Then a security plugin Sucuri will ensure your site is protected from basic attacks although having a strong username and password will help immensely.
WordPress Course – Managing expectations
Besides adding basic plugins and building the crucial pages, you will also get to know about a SEO plugin called WordPress SEO by Team Yoast. It can guide you when adding content to your pages and posts with hints on how many words there should be in the content, adding “alt text” to images, adding links,
WordPress Course London
Despite several courses available in London, there aren’t any free courses available apart from the ones available in Padding Library, Central Kensington Library and Google campus.
WordPress Course Calendar
The 3rd and the final part of the WordPress course in the Paddington library is on Wed 19th August 2015 between 6.30pm and 8pm. The next WordPress course at Google campus is on Sat 22nd August however you will need to sign up to a web hosting package. If you can’t make any of these or you’re reading this when those dates have passed, then sign up now for the next upcoming WordPress course.