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WordPress Training Course - Introduction

WordPress Training Course

This two-day introductory WordPress course is for users who need to create content on or manage WordPress sites. This WordPress course starts at the foundation level, teaching the processes from setup, adding content including text as well as images and also multimedia. Formatting and organizing content, and creating links are also covered. The course also teaches adding pages as well as the process for allowing for user-generated content via comments if desired. Fundamentals of administration of a WordPress site are also covered, with discussion of user roles, adding users, and settings. Participants also learn WordPress theme basics, understanding how to modify the standard theme, or appearance. A complete list of WordPress course topics is available below the course dates. This WordPress course is useful for those with no previous WordPress training who may already be working in WordPress as well as those just starting with WordPress. Whether you have been given a WordPress site to manage or are looking to understand best practices after learning on-your-own, this WordPress class is the place to start. This regularly scheduled public WordPress course is offered monthly with a live instructor in our classrooms, with the instructor in the same classroom. It can can also be taken as a live online course, or brought to your location for a private WordPress class for your group or organization.

This course is available individually or as part of these certificate programs:

WordPress Training Course - Introduction Course Dates

All classes are led by a live instructor. Class times listed are Eastern time.


Please call 800-851-9237 or 781-376-6044 to schedule a course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

WordPress Training Course Course Topics

Getting started with WordPress

  • Installing WordPress
  • Custom installation
  • One-click installation
  • Logging in to WordPress

Exploring the WordPress dashboard

  • Screen options
  • Customizing your dashboard
  • Editing your profile
  • Logging out

Updating your WordPress installation

  • Updating WordPress, plugins, and themes

Posts in WordPress

  • Difference between posts and pages
  • Creating a new post
  • Using the editor
  • Visual editor
  • HTML editor
  • Adding media
  • Inserting a gallery
  • Full screen editing
  • Autosave
  • Categories
  • Tags
  • Using custom fields
  • Previewing, publishing, and saving drafts
  • Editing an existing post
  • Quick edit
  • Deleting a post
  • Viewing a post
  • Changing the status of a post
  • Changing the visibility of a post
  • Permalinks and shortlinks

Using Media in WordPress

  • The library
  • Scaling and cropping images in WordPress
  • Media metadata
  • Uploading media
  • Seeing where media is being used

Adding Links in WordPress

  • Adding links
  • Link categories

Pages in WordPress

  • Adding, editing, and deleting pages
  • Page attributes
  • Parent pages
  • Templates
  • Ordering pages

WordPress Comments

  • Enabling and disabling comments
  • Setting default behaviors for comments
  • Viewing comment
  • Comment approval process
  • Dealing with spam
  • Deleting comments

WordPress Themes and Appearance

  • Managing themes
  • Installing themes
  • Widgets
  • Menus
  • Appearance Editor
  • Editing the CSS files

WordPress Plugins

  • What are plugins?
  • Finding plugins
  • Installing plugins
  • Activating and deactivating plugins
  • Editing plugin settings
  • Deleting plugins


  • Adding, editing, and deleting users
  • User roles and permissions


  • Available tools
  • Importing content from another site
  • Exporting your WordPress data

WordPress Settings

  • General settings
  • Changing the site title and tagline
  • Changing your URL
  • Using a different homepage
  • Updating the admin email address
  • Changing time zones
  • Date/Time formats

Writing settings

  • Changing the post box size
  • Using emoticons
  • Changing the default post and link categories
  • Post to your site via email
  • Remote publishing

Reading settings

  • Changing default page behaviors

Discussion settings

  • Default article and comment settings
  • Comment moderation settings

Media settings

  • Image sizing
  • Embedding media
  • Changing the default folder for uploaded files

Privacy settings

  • Permalink settings
  • Photo Album configuration

Must have WordPress plugins

Exploring the default WordPress theme

Customizing the WordPress theme

There are no prerequisites for this WordPress class.

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this WordPress course.

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