Learn to Build a Website and Blog with Wordpress

at Proctor University - Midtown East

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$100 6 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Oct 22, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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Location:
Midtown East, Manhattan
211 East 43rd Street 7th Floor
between 3rd and 2nd Avenues
New York, New York 10017
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Bring with you to class: Laptop with Wi-Fi capability and electrical power cord
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Description
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Terry P.

What you'll learn in this wordpress training:

In this WordPress (WordPress.org) class, you will learn all the steps involved in setting up and using a WordPress website and blog for business or personal use. Instructor will guide you through the entire process.

Course Outline:
WordPress Installation and Setup

(1) Website
  • Domain
  • Hosting

    *If you do not already have domain and hosting, please let us know in advance, and arrive earlier than the scheduled class time, and we will be more than happy to help you complete this process.
(2) Installing WordPress.org (NOT WordPress.com)

(3) Setup
  • Introduction to WordPress dashboard and dashboard tools
  • Configure Website Settings
Customizing Website | Blog


1) WordPress Themes
  • Designing website/blog layout
  • Choosing a WordPress theme
  • Installation of WordPress theme
(2) Customizing Theme

(3) Plugins and Widgets
  • Understanding plugins and widgets
  • Installing plugins and widgets
Using | Managing your Website|Blog

(1) Pages
  • Make a list of Pages you want to add to your site, such as About, Contact, or Home. Remember you always add new pages later
  • Create new pages
  • Understanding Page Attributes incl. Parent, Template
  • Add text content incl. formatting text content
  • Adding media content incl. images, video etc
  • Understanding and Using Featured Image
  • Add pages to menu
  • Ordering pages on the menu
  • Create subpages / dropdown
  • Publishing Pages incl. Date, Status, Visibility
(2) Post
  • What will you write about?
  • Develop a content strategy and list of topics to blog about., and then make a list of the categories to organize your content by groups
  • Create new post
  • Add text content incl. formatting text content
  • Adding media content incl. images, video etc
  • Understanding and Using Featured Image
  • Understanding and Using Categories
  • Understanding and Using Tags
  • Publishing Pages incl. Date, Status, Visibility
(3) Editing Posts and Pages
  • Quick Edit vs Full Edit
  • Turning off comments esp. for PagesVisual / Text views
Please note: You must bring a laptop with Wi-Fi capability and electrical power cord.

Additional Information:
  • This is a hands-on WordPress (WordPress.org / NOT WordPress.com) class for novice/beginners who really want to learn how to do-it-yourself.
  • You will work on your live website/blog during the class.
  • You will build your website during the class.You must have a self hosted website to participate (not wordpress.com). If you do not currently have a domain + hosting, we will guide you through the setup process.
  • Please bring payment information (major credit card) to complete the online transaction during the class.
  • Price of the class does not include the cost of hosting + domain (approx. $100.00 per year)

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Refund Policy
Any cancellation up to 5 business days before date of the class may receive a full refund or credit to an upcoming class within the next 90 days.

Any cancellation less than 5 business days before the date of a class may be applied to an upcoming class within the next 90 days.

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 9:30pm Terry P. 1 $100
5:30pm - 8:30pm Terry P. 1 $100

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Question from james i.
What is the reasoning for Wordpress.org over Wordpress.com?
Answer from Terry P. Verified Educator
WordPress.org is self hosted and provides more options and features such as plugins, customization etc that are not available in the limited free version of Wordpress.com.
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Question from ALisha N.
How do I let the teacher know ahead of time that I don't have a domain or hosting? How early should I show up before class to get assistance in setting this up? Thanks.
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Alisha! For help in setting up domain or hosting, the school suggests you come in for the class at least 10 minutes before the time.
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Question from Bobby F.
Is it ok to bring an Apple computer to work on for this class?
Answer from Chermalyn P. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi, Bobby! The only requirement indicated by the school is that you bring your own laptop that has Wi-Fi capability and an electrical power cord.
Answer from Saverio L. Verified Student
Yes
Answer from Deirdre B. Verified Student
Yes. I didn't but someone else did!
Answer from Marisa A. Verified Student
Yes, works even better.
Answer from Annie C. Verified Student
Yes.
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Reviews of Classes at Proctor University (215)

(215 Reviews)
Learn to Build a Website and Blog with Wordpress
Reviewed by Stephen H. on 6/26/2019
Great Class and Instruction.
Learn to Build a Website and Blog with Wordpress
Reviewed by Mirna J. on 4/25/2019
Terry is a terrific and knowledgeable instructor
Learn to Build a Website and Blog with Wordpress
Reviewed by Cely P. on 3/22/2019
I liked the instructor but the class is too short for so much information and there were only 4 people including myself but space for 2 more and everyone has questions so I feel 6 might be to big a size. Not all questions get answered until the end and things can feel over whelming with just a a 3 hour class.
Learn to Build a Website and Blog with Wordpress
Reviewed by bulent B. on 3/21/2019
Terry is really knows his stuff. Very aprochable instructor. Even I had sempaty for her condition one of attendee brought her few month baby with a stroller plus she did not bring her laptop.
Learn to Build a Website and Blog with Wordpress
Reviewed by Johnny D. on 3/20/2019
I loved it,
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