I have been teaching WordPress for around 15 years and recently asked a group of my students:
“What do you think is missing from most WordPress courses, that YOU feel all WordPress users need to know.”
This course is the result of that questionnaire.
If you have a working knowledge of WordPress, but want to learn more and become a better website developer, then this course can help.
This course does not teach you how to use WordPress. That much is assumed.
This course includes more information on :
- WordPress files on your server and how to access them with FTP or through cPanel.
- Child themes and how to create them.
- WordPress pages including parent-child relationships, page templates, template hierarchy, conditional statements, custom page templates and custom post templates.
- Why redirects are important and how to use them successfully.
- HTTP to HTTPS conversion on web hosts that support Let’s Encrypt.
- Improving page load times by optimizing your site, and checking your site is mobile-friendly.
- Design stuff like Themes, Dynamic Widgets, Custom Sidebars, Jump Links, Page Builders & Favicons.
- The Media Library and image galleries.
- WordPress Users and roles. Your’ll also learn how to create your own roles.
- GDPR and how to ensure you are compliant.
- Autoresponders – how they work and why you should use them.
- Site Structure – how to create different types of site with WordPress using the tools available within the Dashboard.
- CTR & Time on Site, and how to improve these by monitoring and tweaking.
- WordPress Problems and how to solve the majority of them quickly and easily.
- Staging Sites and how to create them so you can work on a copy of your site and only push updates to the live site when you are ready.
- Developer Tools built into Google Chrome (& Firefox) to help examine the code behind your site, and tweak it.
By the end of this course you will have a more complete tool set to create engaging, successful websites using WordPress.