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WordPress Plug-Ins

Skill Level 1

$325 • one day (6 hours)
meets 9:30am–4:30pm

Not currently scheduled. However, custom training and consulting are available: contact us for rates and information.

Class Description

Navin was fantastic in answering everyone's questions. Really helpful in answering my personal business specific questions and relating it to the topic at hand.
WordPress student

Plugins are extensions or apps that can add powerful functionality to your WordPress site with just a few clicks. In fact, plugins are a big reason why WordPress is such a great tool for building websites. They can easily help with SEO, Ecommerce, multimedia, security, performance, and more. In this class, we’ll explore some of the most popular and useful plugins. We’ll also cover the details of using them properly. Best of all, the plugins that we’ll learn about in class are free, easily available on the web, and there is no coding required! See below for the complete list covered in class.

who should take this class?

what we cover—in detail

(always customized for the students attending)

Ecommerce
  • overview of ecommerce options for your WordPress site
  • integrating a Paypal button
  • using the WooCommerce shopping cart plugin
  • adding products
  • tax and shipping
  • payment gateways
  • email notifications
  • further customization options
Multimedia
  • using the NextGen Gallery to create slideshows, thumbnail galleries, and portfolios
  • using Slideshow Gallery plugin for interactive slideshows
Forms
  • using Contact Form 7 to create a sophisticated job application form
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • review of best practices for SEO
  • keyword research using Google keyword planner tool
  • overview of WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin
  • basic settings and preferences
  • creating descriptive titles
  • setting a focus keyword for each page
  • adding meta tags such as description
  • adding alternate text for images
Translation
  • using Google Translate plugin to translate your site into foreign languages automatically
Social Media
  • installing Jetpack to integrate social media sharing and other powerful features
Backups and Security
  • using Wordfence Security plugin to thwart hackers
  • monitoring activity in your site to identify threats and weaknesses
  • the best security settings to keep your site safe
  • using WordPress Database Backup to save regular backups of your site that can be easily restored
Performance
  • using W3 Total Cache plugin to make your site faster

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This is a "Level 1" class

Level 1: For students new to the software or skill being taught, or with broad gaps in knowledge, but familiar with the concepts under discussion

Required Knowledge: The following (or equivalent experience) is Required:

Not required, but may be useful before taking this course:

All of our classes require basic computer skills

Not currently scheduled. However, custom training and consulting are available: contact us for rates and information.

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