This past week on Lorelle’s WordPress School the focus was on the web browser, helping you to learn the basics of the most important tool in your arsenal for working with WordPress. Like any tool, the more you learn about how it works, the better you work with it.
- WordPress School: Web Browsers
- WordPress School: Web Browser Shortcuts
- WordPress School: Browser Tabs
- WordPress School: Web Browsers and The Search
- WordPress School: Bookmarks
I’ve one more web browser post and then we are moving into some basic HTML and CSS, the programming language that instructs a web browser on how to display a website. With the basic elements of web design programming under your belt, we can move forward with confidence through the rest of the course as we move into site customization and WordPress Themes and Plugins.
This week 10 – wow! A great landmark week!
This week is the start of my WordPress college course at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. CTEC 160 is packed with some amazing people eager to learn web publishing, social media, web design, web development, and web programming. There are some journalism and business tech students in there, too, making for a beautiful mix. They represent the quilt that is the WordPress Community, people from all walks and ages of live brought together with a common interest.
For some, this is a required course in their degree. For others, they are in the class by choice. For you, it is all about choice. The choice to join us, the choice to participate, the choice to use this knowledge on your own site or possibly for another such as a non-profit or employer.
I know what pushes my students forward: grades. Without the grade, they can’t take another step forward on the chess game that is their educational life and career.
What is it that pushes you forward in this process? I’m not hounding you to submit assignments on G+ or in the comments below. There is no grade here. No judgment. No pressure. What keeps you going?
This I know. Whatever it is that keeps you going is what keeps you going in life. It is the passion for living and learning. It is the desire to be better. It is the need to learn how to do it yourself. It is the desire to see things through.
Or maybe a friend or relative is pushing you to do this.
Whatever the reason, keep going. The lessons you learn in this course the most have nothing to do with WordPress. They have to do with you.
Whatever gets in your way has been there before. Whatever pushes you forward has always been there. If you wish to change the obstacles and focus more on the pushes, that is up to you.
Either way, you are welcome here. That is part of the magic of the WordPress Community. We take all, deny few, accept the unacceptable, push out the harmers, and cherish the relationships the find us on our unusual journey through a virtual world.
The WordPress School Google+ Community Discussions and Assignment
Each week, our WordPress School Google+ Community features additional discussions and assignments helping you learn more about how WordPress works and all the ways to use WordPress. This post’s G+ discussion is “Week 10 Summary: Web Browser.” Come join us.
Current additional assignments and discussions held in the Google+ Community include:
- Share Your Tagline
- WordPress Feature Presentation
- What Tools, Software, or Programs Do You Use to Write, Edit, and Publish in WordPress?
- Where to find copyright free, royalty free, and public domain images?
- What Graphic Program Do You Use and Recommend?
- Why Learn WordPress
- Discussion: Five for the Future of WordPress
- Blogging Prompt: Planet Earth
- Discussion: WordPress Security Things to Do
- Blogging Prompt: Show Us Your World
- WordPress.com Classic Editor Tips and Access
- What Computer Do I Need for WordPress?
If you are new to the Community, join us by by responding to the assignment posts rather than starting your own thread on the assignment discussion. This keeps the discussions together so we can learn from each other as we work on each assignment.
This is a tutorial from Lorelle’s WordPress School. For more information, and to join this free, year-long, online WordPress School, see:
- Lorelle’s WordPress School Introduction
- Lorelle’s WordPress School Description
- WordPress School Tutorials List
- WordPress School Google+ Community
- WordPress Publishing Checklist
- How to Give Feedback and Criticism