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Create and Manage WordPress Blogs and Websites

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Most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

Before each sesson, Tech Training will provide a Zoom link for live online classes, along with any required class materials.

This class is your launching pad to finally get started with WordPress - the most popular content management system in the World. Enroll now to learn from the ground up how to install, setup, and begin to use this amazingly-powerful website-engine system.

It's equally super-popular among major universities, news organizations, governments, multinational corporations, and individuals like yourself.

You can use it to create any website: from your personal blog or small side-business to your department's information page. And you can do it fast, even if you are a complete rookie.

The crazy part, the software is free. You can just take it and use it immediately - if you choose. And it's amazingly easy to get started with and to learn quickly - almost overnight.

In fact, this class will serve as your launching pad, where you'll learn WordPress step by step quickly - from the ground up. So you are finally ready to take it and use it for your benefit.

In this one-day session will learn how to:

  • Easily understand what WordPress is, what it does, and how it works.
  • Quickly install your WordPress site on the Stanford system. So you can be up and running in no time.
  • Access your WordPress site to begin working on it immediately.
  • Become comfortable with the WordPress admin panel and the toolbar.
  • Correctly configure the most important settings for your brand-new website.
  • Create pages and posts to publish your awesome content.
  • Understand user roles and permissions in WordPress and what you can do with them.
  • Benefit from WordPress categories and tags and understand the difference between them.
  • Take advantage of the WordPress themes to customize the appearance of your website.
  • Take advantage of plugins to expand the functionality and to secure your site.
  • Understand certain limitations when using WordPress on Stanford's system.

University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students, and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees, including Stanford Health Care, Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, Stanford Medicine Partners, and Stanford Medicine Children's Health. A valid SUNet ID is needed to enroll in a class.