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Course Description

Set up and maintain your own responsive website in no time using WordPress, the vastly popular content management system (CMS) that’s free and open sourced. The self-contained platform includes all the tools you need for creating and customizing your WordPress site.

This course focuses on how to:

  • Configure and customize WordPress
  • Create and publish posts and pages using the Classic Editor and new Gutenberg Block Editor
  • Customize the appearance of your website with themes, widgets, and menus
  • Extend WordPress even further with a variety of plugins
  • Incorporate web design best practices

Tips for sharing your website to promote your content, while keeping your site safe and secure will also be introduced.

This course is designed for those with no prior knowledge of coding or web development. 

Course Details

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Use WordPress essential terminology to identify its benefits when compared to other website builders
  • Design and produce a functional website to include content, images and other media viewable on the web
  • Assess, install and activate themes and plugins to customize the appearance and extend the functionality of your website
  • Plan and apply search engine optimization (SEO) and social sharing
  • Apply sound techniques to maintain and secure your website

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)

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Type
Online Synchronous
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 17, 2019 to Nov 19, 2019
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $825.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Easy WP Guide WordPress Manual, Hortin, A. (2018) Madisson Designs

ISBN: 978-0-99-44551-6-1 

Student will have access to the textbook after registering for the course. 

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

You will require access to a computer with an Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Adobe Connect (AC) web conferencing software. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. If you are unfamiliar with the D2L and AC learning tools it is strongly recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least ten calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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