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On the web content is king! In order to satisfy the search engines and help get people flowing to our site we need great content as well as an easy way to manage changes to our content. Getting Started with WordPress: Content Management will teach you the ins and outs of adding and maintaining your website content like the pros.

WordPress is a popular web site or blog platform that makes managing our content easy. Come join us for an overview of setting up WordPress on wordpress.com or on your own hosting account with wordpress.org. After taking this class, be sure to register for our follow up course that takes you under the hood covering settings, user management and plugins.

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Getting Started with WordPress: Content Management Course Description

Take charge of your website or blog by learning how to navigate the state-of-the-art publishing platform that is WordPress. This course will help you become proficient in managing your site content and basic functionality.

You will learn how to: find a host and setup your WP site; navigate the WP dashboard; configure your blog and web pages; use categories & tags to organize content; upload and manage media files; personalize your site with widgets; develop custom menus; install & configure new themes. This class is appropriate for both WordPress.com sites and self-hosted WordPress.org sites.


  • Basic computer and Internet Browser skills

Our Focus: Managing WordPress Content

We begin with a brief history of WordPress and discuss what exactly it is. Then we will learn how to setup or install our WordPress site and talk about the best options for choosing a hosting account and purchasing a domain name.

Once we are comfortable with installing a new WordPress site we will get an in-depth review of creating and managing the content for our site. We will examine the four primary content types provided by WordPress: Posts, Pages, Media and Comments.

With some content in place we will take a look at switching themes, creating custom menus and using widgets to add additional content to our sites.

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WordPress Content Management Class Resources

Getting started with WordPress initially seems to be a daunting task. But, after taking the class you will be able to wrap your head around the basics and get started on your way to managing your content. Your new skills will allow you to increase your website traffic and are sure to help you improve your conversion rates. Below are even more resources to help you move forward with your understanding of WordPress content management. From online user’s manuals and handy tips to support forums with community help, your WordPress answers are always within reach.

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