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.