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Course Title
WordPress Blogging Essentials


Blogging continues to increase in popularity; in both business and personal avenues.  Whether you are passionate about a topic and want to share your thoughts or simply want to try your skills at being a writer, this course is for you!  You will learn the basics of owning, customizing and maintaining a WordPress blog.


At the completion of this class the participant will be able to:

  • Edit and format a WordPress site
  • Create and update users and profiles
  • Understand the difference between  WYSIWYG Editor vs. HTML Editor
  • Write/Edit Posts/Pages
  • Understand SEO for WordPress
  • Understand and use RSS Feeds



  • What is WordPress/Blogs/CMS
  • Plug-Ins - free, useful suggestions
  • Search and demo themes
  • Install a theme on WordPress website.
  • Integrate with our twitter API so we can display our most recent tweets on our website.
  • Implement a contact form.
  • Writing/Editing Posts/Pages
  • Search Engine Optimization - SEO for WordPress

Method of Instruction

Lecture with demonstration, discussion, hands-on exercises, and problem solving. 


Participation in class discussions and completion of skill practices in and outside of classroom is expected.