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WDV 240 - Intro WordPress

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This hands-on course in an introduction to WordPress as an Open Source database-driven web content management software. Students learn to use WordPress to plan, design, theme and produce commercially oriented websites.
Prerequisite: WDV 101   or Instructor Approval
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the WordPress application
    1. Discuss the brief history and current state of the WordPress application.
    2. Discuss suitable platforms for WordPress installation
    3. Download, install, and perform basic configuration of WordPress.
    4. Diagnose and resolve common installation problems.
    5. Navigate and customize the Dashboard.
    6. Demonstrate understanding of the WordPress tools & functions.
  2. Develop WordPress Posts
    1. Create a WordPress Post.
    2. Categorize and tag posts.
    3. Upload and edit media.
    4. Demonstrate understanding of advanced text formatting.
    5. Incorporate images and media into Posts.
    6. Store and publish posts.
    7. Configure and manage comments.
  3. Develop WordPress Pages
    1. Differentiate between WordPress Posts & Pages.
    2. Create a basic WordPress Page.
    3. Obtain and apply Page Templates.
    4. Organize page hierarchy.
  4. Demonstrate skill in changing and managing the appearance
    1. Select and install themes from the WordPress directory.
    2. Select and install custom themes.
    3. Use Theme Customizer to modify themes.
    4. Install and utilize Widgets in page design.
    5. Modify themes to be ready for mobile devices.
    6. Explore building a theme from scratch.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and skill with WordPress Plugins
    1. Select and install various WordPRess Plugins.
    2. Activating and deactivating plugins.
    3. Add social media & sharing buttons.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge and skill managing users, profiles, and settings
    1. Edit a user profile.
    2. Add and manage users.
    3. Create a Gravatar profile.
    4. Modify user levels.
    5. Configure general settings.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge and skill managing and updating the WordPress site
    1. Import and apply security plugins.
    2. Create user-friendly permalinks.
    3. Troubleshoot a site crash.
    4. Update content in the site.
    5. Update version as applicable.



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