WordPress Class Goals

I certainly hope no one expects me to cover the Phase content in any particular order. The Phases are meant to be a general guide, especially because of the dynamic Theme we will our basis.

PHASE I – Introduction To WordPress
* Why WordPress is the perfect platform for non-techies
* Content Management site vs blogging site or both
* Demonstration – setting up a WordPress website in less than 10 minutes
* Criteria for selecting a hosting account – must have a cPanel and why that’s important
* Domains, Add-on Domains, Sub-Domains – the differences and the costs
* Selecting your personal domain name
* The difference between Word and WordPress
* The difference between pages and posts
* Setting up initial values for your site
* Creating your first page and post
* Making your text and data eye catching with free stuff
* Why your picture belongs on your website
* Protecting your website and its data

 PHASE II – Making Your Website Attractive To Visitors
* What are themes, where to find them, and how to use them
* Free themes vs premium themes
* What are plugins, where to find them, and how to use them
* Free plugins vs premium plugins
* The free plugins that are absolutely essential to your website
* What’s a Sidebar and how do I use Sidebar Widgets
* How to put pictures on your website
* How to put videos on your website
* How to create a photo slider
* Best way to allow visitors to contact you
* How to protect yourself from spam contacts
* How to tell the search engines you’re here and ready to do business
* The value of a site map to the roaming Internet bots
* Pinging URLs
* How to monetize your website
* Creating a better UX (user experience) – with better Content – but who decides content is good or bad

I  look forward to your creating your first WordPress website. It will be fun to see what you can accomplish.

This is not rocket science. There is a recipe for everything. Learn the recipe and create all the websites you want.

And in my class……………..No one gets left behind !!!

Tom Ryan

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