What You Will Learn In WordPress Web Design Course

WordPress Web Design Course Overview

This WordPress course covers all the important aspects of this website-developing platform. Explore WordPress solutions for your business or project. We will outline the steps to install WordPress and help you understand its basic principles and methods to start building your own website. You will also discover more about the platform’s management and its dashboard. Learn the basics of this popular content management system (CMS).

Curriculum on this WordPress Website Design Course

  1. Recap of WordPress installation and setup
  2. Understanding the WordPress dashboard
  3. Exploring themes and plugins
  4. Reviewing post types, categories, and tags
  5. Overview of media management
  1. Advanced theme selection criteria
  2. Customizing themes using the WordPress Customizer
  3. Introduction to child themes for advanced customization

  4. Understanding theme frameworks and starter themes

  1. Exploring essential plugins for functionality and optimization
  2. Configuring and customizing plugins to suit specific needs
  3. Introduction to plugin development concepts for customization beyond available plugins
  1. Creating and managing pages effectively
  2. Optimizing content for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  3. Implementing content scheduling and editorial workflows
  4. Utilizing custom post types and taxonomies for diverse content structures
  • Implementing e-commerce functionality using WooCommerce
  • Integrating third-party services via APIs and plugins
  • Building membership sites and subscription-based content
  • Implementing advanced forms and user interactions using plugins like Gravity Forms or WP-Forms
  • Understanding website speed and performance metrics
  • Implementing caching and CDN (Content Delivery Network)
  • Optimizing images and multimedia content
  • Conducting website audits and troubleshooting common performance issues

Implementing WordPress security best practices

  • Understanding common security vulnerabilities and mitigation techniques
  • Utilizing security plugins and monitoring tools
  • Implementing backups and disaster recovery plans
  • Introduction to website analytics using tools like Google Analytics
  • Analyzing user behavior and traffic patterns
  • Implementing A/B testing and conversion rate optimization techniques
  • Utilizing data-driven insights to optimize website performance
  • Understanding responsive design principles
  • Testing and optimizing websites for various devices and screen sizes
  • Implementing mobile-specific features and optimizations
  • Introduction to AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) for improved mobile performance
  • Introduction to version control with Git
  • Collaborative development workflows using Git and GitHub
  • Implementing staging environments for testing and deployment
  • Deploying WordPress websites using various methods (FTP, Git, hosting platforms)
  • Effective client communication strategies
  • Managing client expectations and project timelines
  • Utilizing project management tools for WordPress projects
  • Handling feedback and revisions professionally
  • Resources for staying updated on WordPress trends and best practices
  • Engaging with the WordPress community through forums, meetups, and WordCamps
  • Exploring advanced topics based on personal interests and career goals
  • Building a portfolio of WordPress projects and showcasing skills effectively

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FAQS on Content Management Systems Training

WordPress itself is a free, open-source web software but to use it you will need to invest in a web hosting plan. You can find hosting for as little as KES1000 per month on a shared hosting plan, but we recommend spending a bit more on a managed WordPress hosting plan to make setting up and maintaining your website easy.

A widget is a small content area that appears at various spots on your site. Though the exact location depends on your WordPress theme, they’re usually located in a sidebar or your footer:

Common widgets include recent posts, contact information, social media channels, and search bars. They’re often highly visible, and not considered part of your primary site content.

A WordPress developer needs to exhibit skills such as:

  • Communication
  • Graphic design
  • Programming
  • Project management
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Creativity

Careers related to that of a WordPress developer include:

  • App developer
  • Software developer
  • IT specialist
  • SEO specialist
  • Web designer
  • Database administrator

As a WordPress developer, you can focus on one of the platform's three main components:

  • WordPress core: This is the software for the WordPress platform. It consists of files that developers can access and troubleshoot for issues.
  • Themes: Developers with graphic design skills can develop themes to style the appearance of WordPress websites.
  • Plugins: Developers create WordPress plugins to improve the functionality of the WordPress content management system without affecting core files.

Absolutely not! Most WordPress users are not developers since there’s no need to learn complicated CSS or PHP when there are plenty of feature rich themes and plugins to make changing your website easier.

Yes – you can export content from your old blog to then import on your new WordPress blog. For full instructions based on your old blog platform checkout the official WordPress guide for importing content.

A domain name is your website's address on the internet — for example, our domain name is 'oradmt.com'. If you want to use self-hosted WordPress, you'll need your own domain name

Yes, You can make your careers as a freelancer after this course. You can manage or pick projects from several freelancing portals.

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