Want to build an attractive, sophisticated blog or website—without having to learn how to code? WordPress.org is the answer! WordPress.org is one of the world's most popular web design tools. It's free and easy to use, and it produces professional results. This series of courses will take you from having zero experience and knowledge of web design to more advanced techniques. You don't need any website publishing experience to get started. And, you’ll walk away with your very own website and have the ability to manage it. To take this series, you should be willing to open a hosting account, which costs approximately $120 a year.
Creating Wordpress Websites
Learn how to create attractive, sophisticated blogs and websites—without any coding! WordPress is the world's most popular website publisher, powering more than 25% of all sites on the Internet. WordPress is an easy-to-use solution that will help you put your site on the Web in far less time than by coding, and at a much lower cost than hiring a professional. In these lessons, you'll get hands-on experience with this powerful tool as you create your own WordPress.org site and blog. You'll find out how to use WordPress to create pages and posts, add images and videos, change a site's look and feel, and include user-friendly features. You'll discover the ease of using WordPress design themes to express your creativity, and you'll see how much fun it is to be part of the vibrant WordPress online community. In addition to mastering the technical elements of WordPress, you'll learn how to organize a blog or website, create appealing content, keep your site secure, and achieve better positions on search engine results pages. By the end of this course, you'll be able to confidently use WordPress to create a blog or a personal, business, or organizational website.
The WordPress.org version covered in this class is the platform the pros use. While it normally requires a paid hosting account, this course includes a totally free, no obligation SiteGround hosting account for three months, along with a private place on the Web for practice.
Intermediate Wordpress Websites
Discover how to get the most from websites and blogs built with WordPress, the world's most popular Web page publisher. After reviewing the system's basic features, you'll learn to use an online administrative area that makes creating and updating content as simple as composing an email. Your online visitors will be able to comment on your articles, fill out forms and applications, buy your products, and even make appointments. While WordPress requires no coding, you'll find out how to use simple HTML and CSS to customize a website's appearance. You'll take advantage of the dynamic features known as plugins, which add every imaginable function to your website. And you'll explore how use plugins to turn a site into an ecommerce powerhouse and improve search engine page results. To take this course, you should have at least some blog or website publishing experience and good computer skills. WordPress also requires a paid hosting account, but the class includes 90-days of completely free hosting with SiteGround, one of only four hosting companies that WordPress recommends. If you want to build or maintain a professional WordPress website with all the bells and whistles, this course is for you.
Series bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Just go to www.ed2go.com/kirkwood to register. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Series bundles