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Microsoft ExcelOver 75 million websites are built with WordPress. It’s flexible, versatile, and free. In these three classes, you will get a hands-on introduction to the most powerful website platform on the Internet. We’ll go step-by-step through setting up WordPress, showing you how to install the software, configuring it for speed, and extending it with plugins. We’ll give you tips for making your website easy to use and smartphone/tablet friendly. We’ll cover optimization, backing up, and maintaining your website. We’ll go through securing WordPress and keeping it up-to-date. When you are done, you will have a secure WordPress foundation and the base knowledge to begin building your own professional and functional website.

$199

per class


8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Lunch is on your own
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

10% discount for University of Arkansas Faculty, Staff and Current Students. To receive the discount, you must register with your uark email address and enter coupon code 'UA10' at checkout. Status will be verified and correct rate will be applied. Additional discounts do not apply.​
No refunds of the UA 10% discount, or any other discount, will be granted once registration is complete.

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modthink logo - digital - social - web


PART 1

In this one day class, you will build a WordPress website as we take you step-by-step through the process of planning, installing, and configuring your new website.

Attendees will leave the course with a basic understanding of:

  • WordPress tools, themes and plugins
  • Installing and configuring WordPress
  • Navigating the admin dashboard
  • Adding and managing users, passwords, and permissions
  • Configuring comments and anti-spam measures
  • Using widgets, menus, and sidebars
  • Finding and selecting customization plugins
  • Securing WordPress from hackers
  • Optimizing the database, video, and images
  • Using sitemaps and redirections
  • Backing up and maintaining your website
  • Basic SEO best practices

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PART 2

In this one day class, we will add design templates to our WordPress website and demonstrate how to add graphics and web copy, visual features, and additional functionality and customization.

Attendees will leave the course with an understanding of:

  • The WordPress theming system
  • Where to find themes and editing tools
  • Installing, configuring, and customizing themes
  • Adding advanced features with widgets and plugins
  • Finding add-ons that are safe and reliable
  • How to update themes and plugins
  • How to add your logos and colors to your website

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PART 3

Once you have a fully functioning WordPress business website, this course will cover how you plan and execute content management, editorial and social media integration strategies for the site.

Attendees will leave the course understanding:

  • How to optimize your website content for search engines
  • How to connect your website to the social media platforms most important for your business.
  • How to plan content updates to attract customers from these platforms into your site.
  • How to create forms and Calls-to-Action that turn website viewers into qualified business leads
  • How to design a user flow for your site visitors utilizing:
    • Landing Pages
    • Calls-to-action
    • Web forms
    • Email notifications
    • Autoresponders

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Instructors

Brad Lawless

Brad Lawless
Chief Strategy Officer
@ Modthink

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Brent Robinson

Brent Robinson
CEO/Founder
@ Modthink

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