To My WP Classroom Students In New York City – This Is For You!
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What You Will Need For This Class
I will provide you with a WordPress site to practice what you learn.
Eventually you will want your own web hosting service to set up your site. I recommend that you use Bluehost, so let me tell you more about this service.
Syllabus. If You Need One.
I’m not big on the syllabus thing, but if you need one, here you go. I reserve the right to change things because I am always learning new WP things and I don’t like to stick to a strict agenda.
NOTE: This syllabus is a bit out of date as it applies to a 4 week class. This class is now 6 weeks. We will cover what is in that doc and more.
The 6 Week Line Up
- Week 1: WP At 10,000′
Getting started with the basics.
- Week 2: Building Your Site
All about links and setting your navigation.
- Week 3: All About Blogging
Setting up a WP blog.
- Week 4: Plugins – The Apss That Make WP Cool
The plugins used on most sites.
- Week 5: Plugins and Some Advanced Stuff
More plugins and some advanced topics.
- Week 6: Your Time/Show And Tell
Your time to work on your site, get some help and show your stuff.
Download this zip file which provides some starter copy and images to make some pages and posts.
You have countless choices but you will need to pick on web hosting company to host your WordPress web site. For this class I continue to recommend BlueHost.
Here’s my video on how to install WordPress using Bluehost.
My Super Duper Resources
The first two of these resources I have created so you know they are really good.. The last two are services that I love and yes, I do get a small commission for making the recommendation. But I would make the recommendation even if I didn’t get any moolah for it.
- My Plugins List
My more or less up to date list of plugins that I have used.
- Beginners’ Guide To Using The HTML Text Editor
I write this baby so you have to LIKE it.
The web hositng company I have used for over 5 years.
- WP Apprentice
Learn more WordPress beyond this class with high quality professional videos. I also work with the owner of this service, Kirk Biglione.
The Standard Stuff
The net is choking with a gazillion WP resources. Here are a few that I picked for you and that I use too.
The WordPress Mother Ship
- Getting Started With WordPress
A PDF doc that I did not create which is as good a starting point for learning WP as I’ve seen.
- WordPress.org Codex
The online manual for WordPress which is a must if you are serious about learning WP.
- WordPress TV
Sort of a YouTube site just for WordPress
THE place to go for WordPress Themes
- Elegant Themes
The name says it all.
- Bootstrap WP
The awesome theme that is the backbone of this web site.
- WordPress Security Checklist
A great PDF to help you practice safe WordPress.
- Child Theme
Here is how to create a Child Theme according to WordPress.
- Top 50 Best WordPress Plugins
Great WP site which includes this list of great plugins.
You hardly need to use the free theme I am using in our class.
These are the names of some great free themes you can use to expirment with:
- Times Square
- Zerif Lite
- Snowbird (info)
- Baton (info)
And there are thousands more to choose from.
Get these themes within your WP Admin (Appearance) or at WordPress.org (Themes Directory).