Wednesdays, October 14 – November 11, 7-8:30pm
Fee: $150 (or $35 per session)
Instructor: John LeBlanc
is a five (5) class series providing entrepreneurs, professionals and even hobbyists the skills & resources to develop attractive, functional and sustainable websites with WordPress for their business or pastime. The classes are intended for people who are looking to build, design and manage their own website.
The series begins with the basics & general overview workshop and builds up to more focused workshop topics like template customization, adding functionality with plugins, collecting data with forms and e-commerce. Attendees may take the entire series at a discounted rate or purchase classes individually.
Additional workshops will be introduced based on student demand for specialized tasks, work environments or industry-specific solutions.
Class is taught using Zoom software. You do not need to install Zoom. Participants will receive simple instructions on how to connect to Zoom prior to the class.
WPWW Week 1: The Basics: Starting Your WordPress Website
WordPress Installation and Configuration
Getting Familiar with the WordPress Dashboard
Fundamentals of Content Creation
WPWW Week 2: Content Creation Techniques & Tools
Working with Shortcodes
Automatic Content Embedding from Popular Services
Understanding Custom Post Types: Events, Testimonials, People, etc.
Ingesting Content from Outside Sources
WPWW Week 3: WordPress Theme Customization
Discovering and Installing Themes
Working with Theme Options
Managing Navigation Menus
Understanding Widgets and Widget Areas
Future-proofing Customizations using Child Themes
WPWW Week 4: Extending WordPress Functionality with Plugins
Discovering and Installing Plugins
Must-Have Plugins Demos
Understanding WordPress Plugin API: (aka Hooks & Filters)
Writing a Custom Plugin
WPWW Week 5: Putting It All Together
John LeBlanc is an independent WordPress specialist and web developer. He’s been developing websites and web content management solutions professionally since 1997, serving as the first staff webmaster at CBS in Boston.