WordPress Fundamentals Training

WordPress is best known as a powerful, open-source blogging tool, but its simple, powerful set of web content management features, plug-ins and templates have made WordPress the most popular web publishing platform, with over 25 million users. AcademyX's WordPress Fundamentals training will provide you with the practical experience necessary to design a website or blog which is both highly-usable and visually impactful. You will leave this training prepared to begin designing a site with WordPress and power your site with the extensive array of themes, widgets and plug-ins developed by the global community of WordPress users and developers. Your AcademyX instructor has experience with the technical aspects of designing a site with WordPress, as well as the perspective required to develop sites which communicate clearly and compel your target audience to take action.


  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS will allow you to get more out of this class.

Getting Started with WordPress

  • Set up a WordPress site and connect it to a database
  • Use the installer tool to install WordPress
  • Navigate the Dashboard and set default content
  • Upgrade WordPress to take advantage of expanded features

Work with Settings and Accounts

  • Specify WordPress settings for writing, reading, discussions, and media
  • Handle permalinks effectively and efficiently
  • Configure administrative accounts and manage user accounts

Set Up a WordPress Theme

  • Overview of the default WordPress theme
  • Select a new theme and tweek it with the customizer tool
  • Customize a theme using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • Create custom headers and backgrounds
  • Create and add favicon

Add Widgets and Plug-ins

  • Differentiate between widgets and plug-ins
  • Add, activate and update plug-ins
  • Learn how to use pre-built widgets

Work with Content and Menus

  • Add and edit pages and posts
  • Learn how to setup and use categories
  • Add tags and discover other ways to add content
  • Set up, add and edit menus

Media and Comments

  • Use the media library to embellish the user experience
  • Create and manage custom image galleries
  • What to understand about audio and video files
  • Enable, disable and moderate comments
  • Prevent comment spam with the Akismet tool

Best Practices in WordPress

  • Promote organic hits with search engine optimization
  • Increase loading speed and evaluate site traffic
  • Back up your data and files
  • Set up a site map for more efficient navigation
  • Prevent comment spam with the Akismet tool

WordPress Fundamentals classes are offered at four locations