Module 1: Getting Started with WordPress
A no-nonsense WordPress quick-start guide. By the time you’re through you’ll have WordPress up and running on your own web hosting account and you’ll be well on your way to creating professional looking websites.
- WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com: which one is right for you?
- Finding a Web Host
- Installing WordPress
- Get To Know the WordPress Dashboard
- Importing Content
Module 2: Creating Content with WordPress
What’s a beautiful looking website without great content? This module teaches you everything you need to know about getting your content into WordPress, with advice on how best to use posts and pages.
- Posts vs. Pages
- How to Write a Post
- Manage and Edit Posts
- How to Write a Page
- Manage and Edit Pages
- WordPress SEO
- Create a Collection of Links
Module 3: Organizing WordPress Content
Learn how to organize your content so your visitors can easily find what they’re looking for. It just so happens that improving your site’s organization will also lead to better search engine rankings.
- Categories vs. Tags
- Using Categories
- Using Tags
- Creating Custom Menus
Module 4: Working with Media
WordPress isn’t just for words. You can use it to publish photos, video, and podcasts too. This module shows you how to add media with ease.
- Add Videos to Your Posts
- Add Photos and Create a Photo Gallery
- Using the WordPress Media Library
Module 5: Customizing Your WordPress Site
What good is a professional looking website if it looks like every other WordPress website? These lessons will show you how to customize your theme and spruce up your site with widgets and plugins. By the time you’re done you’ll have set your site apart from the masses.
- Using WordPress Themes
- Customize Your Theme
- How to Change WordPress Theme Fonts
- Using Plugins
- Using Widgets
- Supercharge Your Site with Jetpack
Module 6: Getting Conversational
Learn how to facilitate conversations, moderate comments, and prevent comment SPAM.
- Manage Comments
- Stopping Comment SPAM
Module 7: WordPress Site Management
Whether you’re adding new users or upgrading WordPress, these lessons guide you through the essential maintenance steps that ensure your site remains happy and healthy.
- WordPress Security Briefing – this 55 minute webinar shows you how to keep your WordPress site secure
- Upgrading WordPress
- Import and Export WordPress Content
- WordPress User Roles Explained
- Managing WordPress Users
- Create a WordPress Plugin Inventory
- Preparing for a WordPress Disaster
- WordPress Backups: BackupBuddy
- WordPress Backups: VaultPress
Module 8: WordPress Settings
The WordPress settings screens can be downright intimidating. This series of lessons will help you tame your settings and fine tune your site.
- General Settings
- Writing Settings
- Reading Settings
- Discussion Settings
- Media Settings
- Privacy Settings
- Permalink Settings
Bonus Module: Introduction to Web Basics
WordPress is designed to shield non-techies from the overly technical underpinnings of the web. Unfortunately, sometimes there’s just no substitute for knowing a little bit about how the web really works. These non-technical lessons demystify some of the more confusing Internet jargon you’ll encounter while building your WordPress website.
- DNS: The Internet’s Phone Book
- Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About IP Addresses
- FTP Demystified
- HTML Basics
- CSS Basics
- More on the way based on member feedback
Ditch the boring tech books and learn the basics quickly by watching our easy to follow videos. Presented in a screencast format, these videos are like watching over the shoulder of an expert as he explains exactly how WordPress works.
Convenient on-demand training helps you learn WordPress at your own pace, any time of the day or night. View lessons from your home, office, or on the go. All video lessons are mobile friendly and play on tablets and smartphones.
Learn Core WP Skills
Our curriculum includes over 40 WordPress video tutorials (6 hours of training), covering all of the core WordPress skills. Once you’ve mastered the basics you’ll be ready to create your own site, or take over management of an existing site.
Because everyone needs a little help along the way, you’ll have access to our exclusive member’s forum. An expert is on hand to answer all of your WordPress questions.
Pay once, access the training as many times as you need to. No recurring charges or monthly fees. All WP Apprentice courses include unlimited lifetime access to the training videos and related materials.
Risk Free Guarantee
Try the WordPress Essentials course risk free for 30 days. If the course isn’t right for you, we’ll happily refund 100% of your purchase price.
– D. Miles
– Maritza Parra
– John Stillwell
– Stock Emiko