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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.
Igor Ovchinnikov

Igor Ovchinnikov has been teaching software productivity classes for over 20 years. Stanford staff have enjoyed his training since around 2007. His training philosophy stems from a strong belief that learning is a perpetual cycle of new discoveries and improvement.

Custom training workshops are available for this program

Technology training sessions structured around individual or group learning objectives. Learn more about custom training

University IT Technology Training sessions are available to a wide range of participants, including Stanford University staff, faculty, students, and employees of Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, such as Stanford Health Care, Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, Stanford Medicine Partners, and Stanford Medicine Children's Health.

Additionally, some of these programs are open to interested individuals not affiliated with Stanford, allowing for broader community engagement and learning opportunities.