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Introduction to WordPress

1 Day, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

This course introduces students to WordPress — a Web-based software program that anyone can use to build and maintain a website or blog. This course is hands-on, instructor-led, and can be delivered virtually or in person. Users will learn how to use WordPress to implement and manage websites, add and manage content in an organized way, use and customize templates, add extensive functionality through the most-important plug-ins, work with multimedia, and more.

Course Objectives

  • Manage the website with the dashboard
  • Design the website and pages
  • Add and work with content
  • Create a menu
  • Manage multimedia with WordPress
  • Expand the website with plug-ins

Course Outline

Managing the Website with the Dashboard

  • Overview of the Dashboard
  • Navigating the Toolbar
  • Updating WordPress

Adding and Site Content

  • Working With the Block Editor
  • Adding a New Page
  • Adding a New Post
  • Block Editor Tools
  • Block Editor Options
  • Adding Media Blocks
  • Adding Design Blocks

Working with Widgets

  • Archives Block
  • Calendar Block
  • Categories Block
  • Social Icon Block

Working with Classic Editor

  • Adding a New Page
  • Adding a New Post
  • Adding Content With the Visual Editor
  • Reviewing Past Revisions
  • Inserting Video, Audio or Other File Type

Adding HTML Links

  • Inserting an HTML Link
  • Editing an HTML Link
  • Deleting an HTML Link

Working with Site Content

  • Editing Existing Content
  • Deleting Content
  • Fullscreen Editing

Working with Site Appearance

  • Selecting Your Theme
  • Customizing Your Site
  • Adding a Menu
  • Editing an Existing Menu Item
  • Managing Menu Locations
  • Keeping Your Site Updated


Cost and Delivery Format Options

We offer the above listed class on our public schedule and as a private group class in the following delivery formats:

Public Class: Live Virtual
Per student $560
Private Group Class: Live Virtual
1-4 students $1960
5-8 students $2240
9-12 students* $2520
*$175 per additional student
Private Group Class: At Your Location
1-4 students $2210
5-8 students $2490
9-12 students* $2770
*$175 per additional student

Private Group Training

Private group classes are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your location, you are responsible for the classroom setup which should include:

  • A computer for each student (with the appropriate software installed), and
  • An instructor workstation connected to a visual display (e.g., projector, smartboard, etc.).


Softek can easily customize a training course that covers the specific topics you require and integrate examples relevant to your work environment. Course customization is billed at $150 per hour and covers time needed to meet, discuss, prepare, and incorporate any specific examples into the training program. Once we have a better idea of what you have in mind, we will be glad to provide a specific price quote for the customization.

Why Choose Softek?

  • Live, virtual or in-person training
  • Instructors with 15+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee