✓ Understand the difference between wordPress.com and WordPress.org
✓ Understand the basics of choosing a theme for a WordPress.org site
✓ Know what Mobile Responsive is and how important it is
✓ Know how to customize the dashboard as well as all other pages
✓ Know how to manipulate all the basic settings of a WordPress site
✓ Feel comfortable creating content – either posts or pages – including the inclusion of hyperlinks, images and videos
✓ Understand the importance of Categories and Tags
✓ Understand how the ideal post is formulated
✓ Be comfortable manipulating images in the Media Library as well as creating users
✓ Understand the addition and manipulation of a wide variety of plugins
✓ Understand what Widgets are and feel comfortable adding images, text or code to the sidebar areas of a blog
✓ Are comfortable creating custom menus
✓ Understand what stats are important how to read the information that various services provide
✓ Understand how to update and backup their site
✓ Understand the basics of SEO with regards to their site
• Although you should have a self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org) site in place to practice the examples on, there are instructions on how to install WordPress on hosting at the beginning of this course.
• You will need a computer and a connection to the internet and I always suggest a good cup of coffee
Social Media and Wordpress Consultant Barb Drozdowich has taught in colleges, universities and in the banking industry. More recently, she brings her 20+ years of teaching experience and a deep love of books to help authors and bloggers develop the website and social media platform needed to succeed in today’s fast evolving publishing world. She owns Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular blog, Sugarbeat’s Books, where she talks about Romance novels.
She is the author of 18 books and over 50+ YouTube videos all focused on helping authors and bloggers. Barb lives in the mountains of British Columbia with her family.