WordPress Level 1 for End Users

Planning Information

The duration of this course is 2 Days.
Classes are priced from $790.00. See individual sessions for details.


WordPress is a free, open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. With WordPress, you can add and edit web pages from anywhere you have an internet connection.

With more than 60 million websites using WordPress, it has become the most popular blogging system in use on the Web. This class will get you started with WordPress, as a content provider and end user.

Intended Audience

This course is for students who are new to blogging and CMS concepts and want to build and administer their own websites.

At Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have covered the following topics:

  • Understanding pages, posts, menus, plugins and widgets
  • Setting up user accounts, admin settings and menus
  • Categorizing posts
  • Using the media library to manage pictures and galleries


​Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs and working with windows. Students should also have basic knowledge of the web and how to navigate using their browser.


WordPress: The Missing Manual MacDonald, Matthew, O Reilly Media - Kindle Edition

Course Outline

1. Introducing WordPress

  • WordPress.org and WordPress.com
  • Anatomy of a WordPress Site
  • Deciding on a WordPress Host

2. Getting Familiar

  • Overview of How WordPress Works
  • A quick WordPress Installation Overview
  • The Dashboard
  • Upgrading WordPress

3. WordPress Settings

  • General Settings
  • Writing, Reading, Discussion and Media Settings
  • Permalinks

4. Managing Account Settings

  • Understanding WordPress account roles
  • Working as a WordPress team

5. Setting Up Your Theme

  • The Default Theme
  • Choosing a New Theme
  • The Theme Customizer
  • Custom Headers and Backgrounds

6. Widgets and Plugins

  • Using Widgets
  • Adding and Updating Plug-Ins

7. Content

  • Adding Posts and Pages
  • Editing Posts and Pages
  • Using Categories and Tags

8. Menus

  • Setting Up and Editing Menus
  • Adding a Menu to Your Site

9. Working with Media

  • Using the Media Library
  • Editing Images
  • Creating Image Galleries

10. Managing Comments

  • Enabling and Disabling Comments
  • Moderating Comments
  • Fighting Spam

11. Best Practices

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Setting Up a Sitemap
  • Backing Up Your Data and Files

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