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Course on Website Design and Development

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Course Description

WordPress is a free open source blogging tool and content management system.  WordPress can be used to create a traditional blogging site; however, it can also be used to create a standard website for business or personal use.   This course focuses on creating websites using WordPress.  No previous experience is needed.  This course is structured in a way to help all students, regardless of their experience, learn WordPress. 

Students will learn how to:

  • Set up a domain and hosting account
  • Set up a MySQL database on their server
  • Install WordPress on the MySQL database
  • Plan their website by choosing colour schemes, fonts, layouts, and more
  • Search for themes in WordPress
  • Select, install, and activate a theme
  • Add posts to their website
  • Create website pages
  • Add images, photo galleries, and more
  • Create tags for SEO and categories to organise their posts
  • Use WordPress as a content management system (CMS)
  • Use widgets and plugins
  • Create an e-commerce site
  • Integrate WordPress with social media
  • Customise a WordPress site using PHP, CSS, and HTML
  • And more.

Each lesson covers a different aspect of WordPress and contains sections to teach students what they need to know.   Step-by-step instructions, along with screenshots and demonstrations, make learning to use WordPress a breeze.  By the end of the course, all students will be able to successfully create their own customized website using the information they've learned.

Topics covered / Highlights


Course Requirements

You should have a high school reading level and be competent in basic computer usage and terminology. 

Course Topics

Lesson 1: Introduction to WordPress

  • A brief history
  • More about WordPress
  • WordPress Blogs vs. Websites
  • A brief introduction to WordPress themes
  • Getting started with WordPress

Lesson 2:  Finding a Home for your WordPress Site

  • Finding a domain
  • Registering a domain
  • Choosing a web hosting package
  • WordPress feature through your host

Lesson 3:  Installing WordPress on Your Site

  • How to install WordPress
  • The MySQL database
  • Uploading your files
  • The install script
  • About WordPress Release Cycles
  • Upgrading WordPress

Lesson 4:  Content Management using WordPress

  • Archiving content
  • The purpose of categories
  • Naming a category
  • Creating a new category
  • About static page parents and children
  • Permalinks
  • Dressing up links
  • Customizing links
  • Checking Links with Your Server
  • Syndicated content (RSS)
  • About Feed Readers
  • RSS options
  • RSS and Social Media

Lesson 5: Selecting the Right Tools

  • Picking a text editor
  • Picking a web browser
  • About cross-browser compatibility
  • An introduction to FTP
  • Setting up for FTP
  • Using an FTP client
  • Transferring files
  • Editing files (FTP)
  • File Permissions

Lesson 6:  Image Formats

  • Image types and formats
  • Comparing image formats
  • About graphic design software programs
  • Raster based software
  • Vector based software
  • Image optimization
  • Image libraries

Lesson 7:  Fonts and Colours

  • About Color
  • The colour wheel
  • The colour models
  • Color schemes
  • Color combinations
  • Creating colours using codes
  • About fonts
  • Web safe fonts
  • Fonts for graphic design
  • Installing fonts on a computer

Lesson 8:  Designing Your WordPress Site

  • Choosing a site width
  • Fixed widths
  • Fluid widths
  • Responsive Layouts
  • Columns
  • Navigation
  • Content display options
  • The Sandbox environment

Lesson 9:  The WordPress Default Layout

  • About the layout and structure
  • Customising the header image
  • Choosing a header image
  • Creating your own header image
  • Custom navigation
  • About widgets
  • Using widgets
  • Adding widgets to a sidebar or footer
  • The text widget
  • The RSS widget

Lesson 10:  Themes and Templates

  • About WordPress themes
  • PHP and MySQL
  • Defining PHP
  • The template tag
  • Using PHP
  • Managing your database
  • Template files
  • How templates work with WordPress themes
  • Stylesheets
  • About the Main Index and The Loop
  • The different templates
  • Template tags, values, and parameters
  • Using template tags in blog posts
  • Connecting templates
  • Using more than one stylesheet

Lesson 11: More on Widgets and Template Tags

  • Common template tags
  • Calendar
  • List pages
  • Post archives
  • Categories
  • Content types
  • More template tags
  • Adding widget areas
  • Registering widget ideas
  • Adding widget areas to template files
  • Using template files
  • Named templates
  • Template parts
  • Page templates
  • Adding support

Lesson 12: Parent and Child Themes

  • Understanding parent and child themes
  • Creating a child theme
  • Loading a parent theme style
  • Customising the parent theme style
  • Using images in child theme designs
  • Edit theme structure with child themes
  • Overriding parent template files
  • Adding new template files
  • Removing template files
  • Modifying theme functions file
  • Preparing a parent theme

Lesson 13:  Creating a Custom Site

  • Getting acquainted with CSS
  • CSS Selectors
  • Classes and IDs
  • CSS properties and values
  • Changing background mage or colours
  • Adding a custom background
  • Changing the background with CSS
  • Positioning your header image using CSS
  • Repeating or scrolling background images
  • Changing theme elements
  • Adding effects
  • Setting font, color, and size
  • An introduction to basic HTML
  • Inserting images
  • Inserting links
  • Inserting lists

Lesson 14: Using WordPress as a Content Management System

  • Creating the front page
  • Creating a static page
  • Using a static page as your front page
  • Making a blog look like a website
  • Creating blank blog pages
  • Assigning the new page as a blog page
  • Creating custom page templates
  • The default page template
  • Comparing templates
  • Using different sidebarand footer templates
  • Custom styles for sticky, category, and tag posts

Lesson 15: Using WordPress Plugins

  • Installing plugins using the dashboard
  • Finding plugins
  • Installing and activating plugins
  • Installing plugins manually
  • Ecommerce plugins
  • Photo galleries and portfolios
  • Inserting images onto pages or into posts
  • Creating web forms using plugins
  • About BuddyPress
  • Integrating plugins with social networks

Who can attend this ?


IT STUDENTENTS (WEBDESIGN AND DEVLOPMENT)

With speed and simplicity, pull your business, organisation or project into our thrilling web-oriented future.

WordPress is the most powerful, accessible and popular web-publishing and content-management tool in the world. Over 20% of websites, and well over 60 million websites overall, use WordPress. With almost 40% of the world population using the internet today, the maintenance of a polished, tailored and well-functioning website is paramount for businesses, organisations and individuals everywhere.

With coding lessons creeping into schools, the next generation will soon speak this new language - web design - that sits at the very core of our technologically focused society. WordPress is the key to not being left behind. Best-selling author and web-design expert Wendy Willard to show you how, with breathtaking ease, to use WordPress to create a beautiful, dynamic and powerfully-functioning website that gives you complete control over your business, organisation or personal project’s online presence.

Pre requisites


Course Requirements

You should have a high school reading level and be competent in basic computer usage and terminology. 

IT Students

Computer Science Students etc

What am I going to get from this Class ?


You should have a high school reading level and be competent in basic computer usage and terminology. 

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Ashifa

M.Tech with Computer Science

I have over 5 years experience of teaching Mathematics and Computer Science to students of different backgrounds. Hands on experience in teaching mathematical concepts to young students, to create their interest in subject of mathematics, improve their mental math by creating a friendly environment...


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