WordPress Level 2 for Web Designers/Developers

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, from a basic installation to customizing your first WordPress site.

Intended Audience

This course is for students who already have a strong foundation with working in WordPress and want to customize, administer and develop their website further.

At Completion

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

  • Installing WordPress on a local environment for testing
  • Customizing header, footer and sidebar areas
  • Creating a Child Theme
  • Working with the Styles and Functions files
  • eCommerce with WordPress


Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of a WordPress site. The “WordPress Level 1 for end-users” course is strongly recommended for anyone not currently working with WordPress.


WordPress: The Missing Manual MacDonald, Matthew, O Reilly Media

Course Outline

1. WordPress Setup

  • Installing a web server locally for development and testing
  • Setting up the Database
  • Installing WordPress

2. Themes and Child Themes

  • Working with the Default Theme
  • Comparing Themes and a Frameworks
  • Creating a Child Theme
  • Custom CSS

3. Widgets and Plugins

  • The Anatomy of a Plugin
  • Customizing Plug-Ins
  • Recommended Plugins

4. Creating Custom Content

  • Working with Custom Content Types
  • Adding Custom Content to Posts and Pages

5. eCommerce Sites

  • eCommerce Plugins
  • Setup the Store
  • Add Products
  • Receiving Payments

6. Best Practices

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

7. Migrating a Site

  • Exporting and Importing the Data
  • The Config Files
  • Helpful Plugins for Migrating

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