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LinkedIn Learning

Building a Small Business Website with WordPress

via LinkedIn Learning

Overview

Build a great website for your small business with WordPress.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Building a small business website with WordPress
  • What you need to follow this course
  • Installing WordPress
  • Demo project overview
1. Preparing to Build Your Site
  • Establishing site purpose and goals
  • Identifying site requirements
  • Making a basic content inventory
  • Tips for writing copy
  • Tips for sourcing images
  • Working with images
2. Configuring Site Appearance
  • Overview of Full Site Editing
  • Finding a theme that meets your needs
  • Installing and activating Astra
  • Exploring customization options
  • Using starter templates
  • Setting up the front page
  • Customizing the theme
  • Customizing the site using widgets/blocks
3. Extending Functionality with Plugins
  • Understanding the plugin landscape
  • Finding plugins that meet your needs
  • Roundup of plugins for this course
4. Adding Key Content
  • Posts vs. pages
  • Create an about page
  • Create a contact page
  • Create a blog or news page
  • Add a Custom Menu
5. Advanced Topics in Website Ownership
  • Showing up in search engines
  • Understanding cost of ownership
6. Go Live
  • Reviewing site specifications
  • Testing the site before going live
  • Securing your site and managing spam
  • Ongoing site maintenance and health
Conclusion
  • Taking your website further

Taught by

Carrie Dils

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