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About This Workshop Series
WordPress is awesome, but often misunderstood. What is it? How can it be used for website development? What are plugins, themes and widgets? What do we look for when choosing a template? What is WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org?
In this course we will develop a custom WordPress website in class, from scratch. We will take an empty domain, install WordPress through a server, and go through all of the necessary magic to have the site running live and dynamic using WordPress — complete with a blog and content!
Topics we’ll cover are: requirements for a WordPress installation; recommended best practices and settings; how to publish, organize and leverage WordPress’s content capabilities; recommended plugins; and how to research, install and customize WordPress themes.
Afterwards, you will be able to edit content on a WordPress website, manage a site’s backend admin navigation, and leverage an array of existing plugins and themes that will help take a site from a simple blog to a fully functional content management system (CMS). All customizable; all on WordPress.
- Understand the capabilities of WordPress as a blogging platform and CMS
- Learn how to install WordPress
- Help develop a custom website from scratch in class
- Learn how to customize the website’s settings, plugins, themes and look
- Understand how to leverage the WordPress plugin and theme libraries
Prereqs & Preparation
Students must bring a laptop to class. Students will be provided with a live website that they will use to learn WordPress, so having your own domain or web host is not necessary. If you have a web host or domain already, or even a WordPress website, you could also work on it during class, but we encourage students to use the sample website as learning grounds for understanding WordPress, themes, plugins and concepts. More experienced students can work on both the class website and a personal website on the side during the class. A general understanding of domains and web hosting is helpful, but not required. If desired, bring a note-taking system (pen and paper or notes on the laptop) and also good questions, as the workshop is collaborative.
About the Instructor
Jose Cervantes is a digital marketing and web development professional with a decade of experience helping corporations, small businesses and individuals operate and succeed in online business. Jose has worked for corporations such as Herbalife Nutrition and FOX Networks Group, and is currently employed by OceanX.
Jose has been teaching since 2015 in the areas of digital marketing, coding and web development. In his spare time, he also enjoys helping businesses and individuals create and market their online business through his consulting business.
Jose loves writing, learning, sports, and exploring the outdoors whenever possible.