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In the course WordPress Web Development participants learn how the open source Content Management System WordPress can be used to develop different types of Web Sites.
The course starts by downloading and installing WordPress from scratch and creating a Home page.
Next the administration area called the Dashboard of the site is explored.
The different content types that can be placed in WordPress are discussed as well. The participants will learn about pages, blog items, posts, categories, products, comments, forms and other items.
The general layout and look and feel of a site is determined by its theme and participants will learn how to find, choose and install a theme.
Next attention is paid to the WordPress directory structure on the Web Server, the important configuration files there and how these files can be accessed using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
A WordPress installation can be given additional functionality by the use of Plugins. Numerous plugins are available on the Internet, many are free, for others you will need to buy a license.
The finding and installation of plugins is discussed and attention is paid in particular to a Theme Plugin, an IP Blocker plugin, a Multi Language plugin and a plugin for Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
This course targets persons that want to use WordPress for the design of a Web site or Web Application.
No specific knowledge is required to participate in this course. General knowledge of Web applications and experience with computers is desired.
The theory is discussed on the basis of presentation slides. Demo's are used to clarify the treated concepts. In a number of subsequent exercises participants create a WordPress Web site with often used functionality.
After successful completion of the course participants receive an official certificate WordPress Web Development.
Module 1 : WordPress Intro
Module 2 : Using the Dashboard
Module 3 : Content types
Content Management Systems
|WordPress User Interface
Media and Content Administration
WordPress as Blog and Website
WordPress as CMS
|Pages and Tags
Posts Versus Pages
Organizing with Categories
Connecting Posts with Tags
Custom Post Types
Video and Audio Media
Module 4 : WordPress themes
Module 5 : Configuration
Module 6 : Plugins
|What are Themes?
Structure of Themes
Styling and CSS
Theme Best Practices
|Server Directory Structure
Fixing Common Database Issues
|Whats are Plugins?
Multi Language Plugin
All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.
We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.
The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.
We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.
Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.
The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.
The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.
At the end of each course, participants are requested to evaluate the course in terms of course content, course material, trainer and location. The evaluation form can be found at https://www.klantenvertellen.nl/reviews/1039545/spiraltrain?lang=en. The evaluations of previous participants and previous courses can also be found there.
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