8-Week Live Course
WordPress Site Building Course
From scoping to deploying a new WordPress based website you’ll understand how to do it easily using the Divi builder used on half a million websites.
Weekly Classes Wednesday at 1 ET / 10am PT February 19th until April 8th.
$500 Super Early Bird $250
or include with All Access Membership
What you’ll learn:
The fundamentals of planning website development.
Launching a WordPress site
WordPress is a powerful site-building platform but it can seem overwhelming. You’ll feel ready to easily launch a site with the powerful Divi builder.
Essential Site Elements
Menus, designs, plugins, and layout will empower you to customize your site.
Designing Compelling Pages
Beyond just the function you’ll learn how to build more engaging page designs.
About the Instructor
Brad (Schenck) Caldana is a leading digital and engagement strategist for nonprofits and political campaigns. He’s been driving engagement via the internet for over a decade and the author of “The Digital Plan — Strategic guidance and planning to: Win political campaigns. Grow nonprofit organizations. Launch projects and meet goals.”
Important roles he’s held: President Obama’s 2012 Training Director and battleground state digital strategy, Digital Strategy for the Democratic National Committee, Digital Strategy for the Obama-Biden 2012 Inaugural team, founding Digital Strategist for Organizing for Action, CREDO SuperPAC Digital Strategy, Head of Engagement for Vote.org, Rainforest Action Network Digital Engagement Director, and dozens of other campaigns and international nonprofits.
Weekly Classes Wednesday at 1 ET / 10am PT February 5th until March 25th.
- Goals and Strategy of a Site
- Kinds of sites and scoping impacts
- Realistic Timelines
- Tips and Template for Scoping
Launching WordPress Basic Setup
- How to launch wordpress.
- Launching a theme.
- Updating core look and feel.
- Essential Link Structures
Building a basic page
- Page elements
- How to use a visual builder
- Basic page styling
- Using Templates
Setting up a blog
- Page and post differences in WordPress
- How to deploy a basic blog
- Using the blog feature for other content
Interior and landing pages
- Important page styling options
- Embedding videos
- Embedding forms and actions
- Row and widget options
Structuring a home page
- Essentials home page features
- Varying a homepage from other page types
- Core strategy for the homepage
Developing Footer, Menus, SideBars, Widgets
- Basic menu design
- Building Sidebars
- Building widgets
- Basic Footers
- Creating dynamic footers
Plugins and Multi-Stage Dev
- Covering essential plugins
- Understanding how plugins interact with you site
- Learning to test on a development site before deploying (breaking) your live site.
This cohort is great for:
This course will equip you with the skills to deploy a wordpress site quickly and effeciently. There are plenty of digital leaders with backgrounds in strategy and content but not WordPress site building. Add this to your knowledge base in 8 weeks.
Many of use have found ourselves managing a website someone else built and tinkering around the edges. This course will equip you with the ability to launch an truly manage your site.
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Never used WordPress? No Problem! If you feel comfortable with basic HTML and using web apps this course will get you ready to build pages, launch a basic site, and more.
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