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Getting Started with WordPress

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About This Class

WordPress is the premier content management system for those seeking an easy, user-friendly way to set up and maintain a website. In this class, you’ll walk through the basics of getting your site live quickly and discover various free templates as well as premium resources that require little to no coding skills and will have your site looking polished and professional. Once your site has gone live, you’ll learn how to update and maintain it using the WordPress dashboard, as well as common problems and pitfalls to avoid. Plus you’ll find out how to customize your site to get the exact look you’re going for.

Takeaways

  • Learn the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org (self-hosted site)
  • Create and update content (pages, blog entries, photos etc) in WordPress quickly and efficiently
  • Discover different themes, what they are, where to get them, and how to customize them
  • Master plugins, widgets and settings

Prereqs & Preparation

This is a beginner to intermediate course which is designed to be helpful to those who have never seen WordPress before or those who have been using WordPress but without a formal understanding of the mechanics behind it. We only require students to bring their own laptop, and have a familiarity with navigating websites and the internet. You can also bring a paper and pen to take good notes, and bring questions! This class is a broad overview with time for answers on each topic.

About the Instructor

Jose Cervantes
Jose Cervantes, Web Developer & Marketer

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.

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