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Beginners Wordpress – Working with Your Wordpress

Wordpress is a hugely important platform for content and sales on websites worldwide.  What started as a straightforward blogging platform has grown to the point where it is now the most used content management system on the web.

It also has a huge community providing support, software and ideas.  Find out how to use this movement's expertise to get your ideas online efficiently and begin your web design journey.


Wordpress themes: benefits and pitfalls
Install a new theme
Changing a theme’s options
Updating themes
The world of plugins and why they can be a safer bet than custom coding
Discovering and installing plugins.
Important plugins you should install and why. Critical functions to build in from the start
Updating plugins
Comments: the lifeblood of blogs and how to administer them
Creating a contact form
Modifying the sidebar
Being seen and knowing what's happening on your website –SEO and analytics

The day will be most productive if you bring a laptop.  Tablets are sometimes more difficult to navigate certain parts of the WordPress interface; though the latest changes to WP have made this less of a problem. A dummy website will be prepared for the day so you will not need to install any software on the day. An up to date web browser is needed and up to date versions of Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari or Edge should work smoothly.

It will be a good idea to bring a couple of samples of text  around 300 - 500 words in length and some photos, graphics or other images that you can upload to your website as you work through the day's activities. Also have a link to a YouTube or Vimeo video, that can be included in a post, saved or bookmarked for the day. Please ensure that you know, or have a record of, the logins to any of your own websites, hosting and domain accounts that are already active as well as a Google.

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