WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design.
During the first week you will learn or refresh your knowledge of all the initial steps and the required elements for having a website. Then find out how to build a simple WordPress website or blog. Topics include introduction to CMS, WordPress installation and setup, page and content creation, administration, themes (selection, purchase, installation and setup), working with widgets and plugins, and more.
Finally, acquire advanced knowledge about WordPress options and features. You will learn how to modify WordPress web pages by hand-coding, learn about simple yet effective search engine optimization (SEO) techniques that improve your website ranking, and much more.
After successfully completing the WordPress Certificate you will know how to build a WordPress website or blog, customize your WordPress site by hand-coding HTML, CSS, and PHP, know necessary regular WordPress maintenance, create WordPress website backup, and know how to apply SEO techniques in WordPress. This Digital Badge requires three class for completion: Website Setup, WordPress Fundamentals and Advanced WordPress.
This Digital Badge requires completion of three courses: Website Setup, WordPress Fundamentals, and Advanced WordPress. ONLY available as a Digital Badge. Courses are NOT offered individually.
About Your Instructor
Andy Helmi is a graphic and website designer, technical consultant and an online marketing specialist located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. His education background includes over ten years of academic training in electronic/computer engineering, graphic and web design, music and digital photography.
Andy’s professional experience in digital media started in 1996. He has worked for a few companies and also has been running his own freelance design business ever since.
Andy also has passion for teaching. He is an Adobe certified instructor and has completed “BC Instructional Skills” certification. He has been developing courses/programs and teaching at several local colleges and universities including Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Community College, Langara College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Website Setup: You will learn all the initial steps and required elements of establishing a website; registering a domain name, selecting a hosting company, point your domain to the host, and getting ready for design and develop your site in WordPress. (9/3-9/27)
WordPress Fundamentals: WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. After successfully completing this course, you will know how to build a simple WordPress website or blog. Topics include an introduction to CMS, WordPress installation and setup, page and content creation, site administration, themes (selection, purchase, installation and setup), and working with widgets and plugins. (10/7-11/1)
Advanced WordPress: This class is for those who have learned how to setup a WordPress website. Now it's time to learn the many advanced options and features of WordPress. You will learn how to modify WordPress web pages by hand-coding and simple yet effective search engine optimization (SEO) techniques that improve your website ranking. Also covered are on-going site maintenance and site security. (11/4-11/29)