Learn the basics of creating a website with the easy-to-install WordPress, a leading Content Management System (CMS) for many of today’s websites. Discover how to install WordPress to create and edit your website pages, including adding images and text. Explore both free and premium WordPress themes to change the appearance of your website. Learn how to extend WordPress to suit your needs with a variety of helpful plug-ins. Basic concepts of e-commerce and getting into Google (SEO) will also be discussed. Taught in a PC lab but compatible for Mac users.
PREREQUISITES: Good computer skills including file and folder management, and working with file formats and shared network drives and/or Dropbox. Familiarity with keyboard shortcuts (copy and paste). Photoshop experience an asset but not required.
Note: This course qualifies for an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.
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