My WordPress I course at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, just across the river from Portland, Oregon, is open for registration for Summer Quarter 2014.
The course begins July 7, 2014, on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30-9:30PM.
This is a five credit hour course, 50 hours of all WordPress basics in 8 weeks.
Registration is open for the public as well as students in a degree program at Clark. First-time registration at the college can take some time, so begin the process now. For more information on registration, see the Clark College Admissions information. The deadline for enrollment is June 20, so hurry to get one of the few seats available.
During the course, students will be working on 4-5sites including their own experimental site on WordPress.com, a self-hosted version of WordPress in a testing (sandbox) environment, the class magazine (multiple contributor WordPress site), and a final project site as a collaborative team project.
Here is a brief list of the things you will learn in the college course.
- What is WordPress?
- How to setup a WordPress.com blog
- Web Publishing with WordPress:
- Web publishing with the visual editor and text editors
- Article structure and format
- Basic content HTML tags
- Publishing multimedia
- Content development and management
- WordPress Site Organization and Structure:
- Pages verses Posts
- Categories and tags
- Custom menus
- Content organization and navigation
- WordPress Site Management:
- Post Format Types
- Comments and spam management
- WordPress interactivity: trackbacks, pingbacks, and pings
- WordPress Design and Development:
- Core WordPress customization (header art, widgets, etc )
- Dynamic web page generation
- Dynamic web design
- WordPress Widget functionality and customization
- WordPress Site Models
- Theme features and functions
- Child Theme design and development
- WordPress Plugins
- Test/Sandbox Environments for WordPress
- Troubleshooting WordPress
- Multiple Contributors in WordPress:
- Multiple users and authors (permissions/authorities)
- Guest Blogging
- Site design for multiple contributors
- Managing multiple contributors
- WordPress for Businesses:
- WordPress and SEO
- WordPress hybrid sites
- How to create and manage custom menus
- WordPress feed management, integration, and customization
- Integration of social media to and from WordPress
- Managing a private or restricted access WordPress site
- WordPress development for employers and clients
In Fall, there are two classes scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays. An afternoon class is from 1:00PM – 3:30PM, and an evening class is 6:30-9:30PM.
The demand for basic WordPress courses at the college is high as it is required for two degrees and one certification program, and an elective for other departments. Take advantage of this short 8 week quarter at Clark College and spend the summer with Lorelle and WordPress.
For more information on the WordPress course:
- Clark College Students Want to Interview You
- Fall 2013 WordPress College Courses
- WordPress Introduction Course in Vancouver, Washington
- Introduction to WordPress Class at Clark College Continuing Education
- Introduction to WordPress Course at Clark College Continuing Education
- WordPress Summer College Course at Clark
- What My First WordPress College Class Taught Me
- Spring Quarter Introduction to WordPress College Course Begins April 10
- Clark College WordPress Class in the News
- WordPress Credit Course at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington