Lorelle VanFossen to Start Teaching a WordPress Class at Clark College

A huge congratulations to Lorelle who will be teaching, possibly the first, WordPress class for actual college credit. Lorelle has been a long-time member and activist in the WordPress community. She has spoken at a number of WordCamps and conferences around the world and she has even written a book, Blogging Tips. She is also a columnist for the Blog Herald.

Here is a small excerpt from her announcement,

Beginning January 10 through March 20 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, this 10 week class (20 hours) is from 6-8PM. Registration is through Clark College. Contact the Clark College Computer Technology Office (CTEC), Reesa McAllister at 360-992-2106 for details. You will need the following when you call: Item Number 4538 and Course ID CTEC 280.

I am very excited for her and also excited for the students that get to partake and join her class, as I wish I had a class like this when I was in college.

Here are the details of what the class will entail:

  • What is WordPress?
  • How to setup a WordPress.com blog.
  • Categories, tags, and content organization and navigation.
  • Web publishing with the visual editor, HTML editor, QuickPress/PressThis, mobile, and alternative publishing tools.
  • Publishing multimedia with WordPress.
  • Content development and management.
  • Introduction to basic core site customization (header art, widgets, etc.).
  • Introduction to dynamic web page generation.
  • Introduction to dynamic web design.
  • Introduction to WordPress Themes.
  • How to use Post Format Types.
  • Comments and spam management.
  • Multiple users and authors (permissions/authorities).
  • Managing multiple contributors.
  • Basic analytics and statistics with WordPress.com Stats.
  • WordPress and SEO.
  • Introduction to WordPress hybrid sites.
  • How to create and manage custom menus.
  • WordPress Widget functionality and customization.
  • Understanding WordPress interactivity through trackbacks, pingbacks, and pings.
  • WordPress feed management, integration, and customization.
  • Integration of social media to and from WordPress.
  • Managing a private or restricted access WordPress site.
  • Introduction to WordPress Plugins.
  • WordPress installation options.
  • Troubleshooting WordPress.
  • Introduction to WordPress development for employers and clients.


    • By Jon on

      Happy to share the news :)

      Very proud of what you’re doing and to see you continuing to push WordPress mainstream, it’s a great thing for our community.

      Wish you all the best in teaching the class.

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