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28 Days to Your First WordPress Site Independent Study Workshop

By Jesse Friedman

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SKU# U0900

A simple guide to developing your first website

You likely know it as a blogging platform, but WordPress has evolved into a full content management system. It’s been embraced by developers and designers all over the world, and now powers nearly 20% of the internet. Building your website on WordPress can be simple and quick, or it can push the limits of your creativity through thousands of plugins, themes and widgets available for use with the system. Join Jesse Friedman on a journey to create your first WordPress site, and in just 28 days, you’ll learn WordPress— and how to build a business, blog or personal site with nearly no out of pocket expenses.

In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • About creating your first website in WordPress
  • Discover server requirements and hosting
  • About selecting themes and functionality
  • About choosing the right settings

Who should take this course:

  • New web designers
  • Marketing professionals
  • Entrepreneurs

Workshop outline:

LESSON 1
  • WordPress History
    • Difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
  • Signing up for WordPress.com
    • WordPress.com strategies
    • Activating a Theme
    • Activating Plugins
    • Creating Posts, Categories and Tags, Pages, Menus, and Comments and Discussions
    • Understanding WordPress.com limitations, and when to host yourself
LESSON 2
  • Server Requirements and Hosting
    • Choosing a hosting server
    • Learning about their system
  • Installing WordPress
    • Automatic install via Bluehost (server of choice)
    • Manual install for more advanced users
LESSON 3
  • Creating your first website with WordPress
    • Buying or Downloading Themes
    • Customizing Your Theme
    • Manual changes and creating a child theme
    • Using Theme options to make changes
    • When to hire a WordPress designer / developer
  • Buying or Downloading Plugins
    • Installing your first plugin & ensuring that your plugin doesn’t conflict
    • Manual install for more advanced users
LESSON 4
  • Settings Overview
    • Default, Plugin, Advanced Features, and Reading and Writing settings
    • Permalinks, Privacy, Users, and Roles settings
  • WordPress Community
    • Forms, Themes and Plugins

About the Presenter: Jesse Friedman is an experienced Web Developer, Professor at Johnson & Wales University and the Director of Web Development for Neal Advertising. When Jesse isn’t working he’s enjoying life with his family in Rhode Island. Look for Jesse’s book on WordPress coming out Aug 2012 by New Riders under their “Voices that Matter” series.


These workshops are self-guided, "offline" versions of our online workshops at HOW U. You receive the same curriculum and supplemental materials, but you do the work completely on your own, making them an ideal choice for students who truly want to work at their own pace

 In contrast to our online workshops, where class is "in session" for a specified period of time, there's no set time line for an independent study class, you could approach it as an intensive crash course, pick it up on weekends over several months, or whatever works best for you.

SKU U0900
Author/Speaker/Editor Jesse Friedman
File Type ZIP
Format Collection

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These workshops are self-guided, "offline" versions of our online workshops at HOW U. You receive the same curriculum and supplemental materials, but you do the work completely on your own, making them an ideal choice for students who truly want to work at their own pace. In contrast to our online workshops, where class is "in session" for a specified period of time, there's no set time line for an independent study class, you could approach it as an intensive crash course, pick it up on weekends over several months, or whatever works best for you.

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