wordpress_introA self-study class ($25) enabling students to learn at their own pace includes six lessons guiding you step-by-step through all of the basic aspects of WordPress development.

This introduction WordPress class will teach students how to setup a WordPress from installation, administration, customizing with plugins and themes and understanding how to optimize with SEO techniques.

To give you an idea of how each lesson looks, here is the first lesson free (.pdf) for you to review.

56 comments on “Learning WordPress Intro Class
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  1. Andrea says:

    This link is dead.

    View the complete first lesson (.pdf) to give you an idea of how topics are covered.

    I wanted to see a sample of your lesson if possible. Can you reset?

    Thanks!

    Andrea

  2. Fredrik says:

    Hi Frank!

    I have one questionn. You will teach a class introduction to worldpress the 23rd of may at, http://iwa-hwg.eclasses.org/courseB129/. The question I have is that it only mentions blogging but I am mostly interested in creating a homepage which may be very símilar, or not? Is this course then appropriate for creating a homepage? Or is Joomla then a better tool to use? I only want to create a simle homepage but with many pictures on it since I will display all my photo projects there. I am also concerned about a nice layout but I can use themes instead of creating my on layout. I hope you understand my questions?

    Best Regards,
    Fredrik

    • Hi Fredrik

      Yes, I will cover using WordPress as a CMS in additional to blogging, but if you need more information, you can ask. 🙂

      I have never used Joomla before but Joomla is more geared towards a CMS and features that are not so much concerned with blogging as in WordPress has functionality for blogging and CMS. But WordPress can do both, so it’s a win win.

  3. Erica asile says:

    Hi Frank,
    I’m interested in taking your class. Is the e-mail an mp3 download video where you’re actually showing us what to do or is it written instructions?

    • Hi Erica

      I only give written explanations but if you need more information I can give you links or even do a screen-share to show you specific techniques.

      Hope that helps.

  4. Evangeline says:

    Hi, I have a WordPress website that was set up for me by someone else and I don’t fully understand it. I know just enough to add content (book covers, new pages, etc.) but not enough to fix anything that goes wrong. Right now my site seems to be malfunctioning–it’s getting much harder to add new media and I have no idea why. I have an older version and I see the button that says I should upgrade now but I’m afraid to in case I lose my content.
    Will your course help me troubleshoot my site and find out why it is doing all these annoying little things that it didn’t used to do?

    • Frank Stepanski says:

      Hi Evangeline,

      WordPress is very good at making sure you don’t lose any content when you upgrade to a new version. But as always you should always backup your blog, before any type of upgrade or move of your site.

      A great backup plugin is Wp-DB-Backup

      http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-db-backup/

      Of course you can manually back up your WP database using phpMyAdmin, but that can be tricky for non-technical users.

      A great guide on backing up your WP site can be found here on the codex:

      http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups

      If you have any specific questions let me know.

      Frank

  5. Halina says:

    Dear Frank:

    I already have several WP-based web sites, but have trouble organizing my files on HostGator (without losing track of them). I’m also challenged by regular site backup. Recently, I updated my WP version and had to have HostGator disable my plug-ins, which I now cannot enable. Would your troubleshooting segment in the intermediate WP course advise me of how to take care of such issues? Thank you!

    -Halina

    • Frank Stepanski says:

      Hi Halina,

      Troubleshooting is normally different for each instance dealing with webhosts and WordPress, but I’d be happy to take a quick look at your host setup and let you know what I see.

      Frank

  6. Do you offer a class that shows ways to place a shopping cart on your site? Thanks,

  7. Tammy says:

    I understand the very basics of WordPress. I am a Realtor and want to use WordPress as my main website and be able to have a “featured properties” tab, while also maintaining a blog. I would like to connect this blog to my facebook and have links on my facebook that will link back to my website. Will the above classes help me? Based on one of your classes, I could build a theme from scratch, which might be what I need. Also, I want to know how to put links on my website to other websites without taking them away from my website?
    Thank you so much for your input.

    • Hi Tammy

      The range of functionality a WordPress site can do is unlimited so one class cannot teach you everything but I give you the foundation to customize how you want to. Though I am more than willing to answer your questions about specific custom functionality you would want to do with WordPress and your website.

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