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WordPress courses updated

  • Published on September 27, 2018
WordPress courses updated

American Graphics Institute is offering new options for learning WordPress, with the addition of advanced WordPress courses that have been added to the lineup of existing WordPress classes which have been available for many years, along with new delivery formats. The new advanced WordPress class runs over two-days, and covers topics involved with customizing or modifying a standard installation and theme as well as template files. It is available in Boston or online.

This advanced WordPress course covers everything necessary to fully understand WordPress themes and their customization. WordPress themes are a big part of any site installation, as they control the appearance of the site for visitors and for those entering posts or stories. The advanced WordPress class covers theme customization and development, including building child themes in WordPress that are built off the primary theme. The course also teaches how to build WordPress themes using traditional HTML and CSS. This course also covers WordPress development using a local server, as well as moving WordPress installations once they’ve been developed locally. Users also gain an understanding of options for customizing what information can be entered and posted by users through the use of custom fields and custom post types that can be created.

The advanced WordPress course requires that users have a foundational understanding of how WordPress sites are configured and operate. This can either be gained through experience, or through attending the introductory WordPress class that is offered monthly. The course also includes an introduction to PHP so that users understand the functionality necessary to effectively self-manage WordPress sites and the overall installation, upgrade, and customization process for sites. Class participants also learn to more effectively customize sites by learning to code WordPress template files.

The advanced WordPress course also moves beyond the default WordPress options and custom theming to teach participants some of the most useful plug-ins and available resources to make it possible to manage site more efficiently, along with troubleshooting techniques to address common concerns encountered by WordPress site administrators.

As with all existing WordPress classes, this course is being offered with a live instructor in the same classroom with the participants, or as a live online class. The course can also be customized, and delivered as a private class on-site at a company or organization.


About the author

Christopher Smith is president of American Graphics Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the publisher and editor of the Digital Classroom book series, which have sold more than one million copies. At American Graphics Institute, he provides strategic technology consulting to marketing professionals, publishers and to large technology companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and HP. An expert on web analytics and digital marketing, he delivers Google Analytics classes along with workshops on digital marketing topics. He is also the author of more than 10 books on electronic publishing tools and technologies, including the Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies. Christopher did his undergraduate studies the at the University of Minnesota, and then worked for Quark, Inc. prior to joining American Graphics Institute where he has worked for 20 years.