Create your website without knowing how to program by expanding WordPress with simple plugins
Ignacio Cruz, web development expert, will teach you how to create a professional website with WordPress, starting from the most basic aspects, such as managing the administration menu and creating content, to delve into more complex areas without the need to know how to program.
You will learn to choose a Theme (the visual aspect of the site) as well as to install important extensions (plugins) that will help you to create a stable, fast web with personalized characteristics.
What's included in this course?
You will begin to know better the work that Ignacio Cruz develops and the most important influences of his career.
Then you will learn what WordPress is for, what features it has, you will create a good test environment and you will know how to use the administration panel.
Once you have installed WordPress on your computer you will see how to configure its visual aspect by means of a Theme.
You will also know what a plugin is and what it is for, what are the widgets, where to place and manage them, you will stop asking yourself what the shortcodes are and you will discover how to create navigation menus within the web. Also, you will learn how to manage web users and the different roles of each one.
Learned the basics of WordPress you will convert a simple blog into a complex content manager extending WordPress functionality without programming knowledge through a wide variety of plugins that will give you the freedom to personalize and transform fonts, improve web performance, create a form, a Social Network, adapt the size of the images, improve the security of your website and optimize SEO strategies.
Finally, when your website is ready, Ignacio will talk about how to select a hosting and upload the website to production.
What is this course project about?
You will build the web that you want, for example, one of recipes where you can add a list of ingredients and allow some registered users to create their own dishes.
Who is it for?
To anyone who wants to build a web page and who is interested in knowing certain advanced aspects of WordPress, practically without touching a single line of code.
If you do not know WordPress, Ignacio Cruz will teach you from the beginning. And if you know it, you will learn things you did not know existed and you will end up handling tools that can make your web very powerful.
No previous knowledge is needed but if you want to reach more, some HTML and CSS never come badly.
From the point of view of the materials, you will need a computer, a text editor, internet and a little coffee, or a beer, why not.
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Ignacio Cruz is a web developer specialized in WordPress. He works for WPMU DEV and Edublogs and, under this platform, develops plugins and themes.
He is very involved in the WordPress Community and in addition to co-organizing the WordPress Madrid Meetup, he devotes part of his time to fixing bugs and proposing improvements.