WordPress Intermediate Skills

If you use WordPress, this course takes you beyond the basics and teaches you skills essential to all WordPress users.
WordPress Intermediate Skills
File Size :
6.10 GB
Total length :
8h 42m



Andrew Williams


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WordPress Intermediate Skills

What you’ll learn

Intermediate skills to take your WordPress skills to the next level.
About the WordPress files installed on your server
The importance of child themes and how to create them.
More information about WordPress pages, including parent-child relationship, page templates, template hierarchy, conditional statements, custom page templates and custom post templates.
Why redirects are important and how to implement them.
Quickly converting your site to HTTPS if supported by your web host (most do).
How to speed up your site, and how to check if it is mobile friendly.
Design stuff like dynamic widgets and sidebars, page builders, Google Maps without plugins and much more.
Better media library control and image galleries.
Wordpress users and roles, plus how to create your own roles.
GDPR – everyone needs to be compliant.
How autoresponders work and why you should use them.
Creating different site structures using WordPress.
Why time-on-site & CTR are important and how to monitor them and tweak elements on your page to improve these metrics.
How to create a staging platform to work on your site behind the scenes until you want to push changes to the live site.
WordPress developers tools built into Google Chrome, and how to use them to tweak your page design.

WordPress Intermediate Skills


You should be able to use WordPress to build a website, and want to learn more.


I have been teaching WordPress for around 15 years and recently asked a group of my students:”What do you think is missing from most WordPress courses, that YOU feel all WordPress users need to know.”  This course is the result of that questionnaire.If you have a working knowledge of WordPress, but want to learn more and become a better website developer, then this course can help.  This course does not teach you how to use WordPress.  That much is assumed.  This course includes more information on :WordPress files on your server and how to access them with FTP or through cPanel.Child themes and how to create them.WordPress pages including parent-child relationships, page templates, template hierarchy, conditional statements, custom page templates and custom post templates.Why redirects are important and how to use them successfully.HTTP to HTTPS conversion on web hosts that support Let’s Encrypt.Improving page load times by optimizing your site,  and checking your site is mobile-friendly.Design stuff like Themes, Dynamic Widgets, Custom Sidebars, Jump Links, Page Builders & Favicons.The Media Library and image galleries.WordPress Users and roles.  Your’ll also learn how to create your own roles.GDPR and how to ensure you are compliant.Autoresponders – how they work and why you should use them.Site Structure – how to create different types of site with WordPress using the tools available within the Dashboard.CTR & Time on Site, and how to improve these by monitoring and tweaking.WordPress Problems and how to solve the majority of them quickly and easily.Staging Sites and how to create them so you can work on a copy of your site and only push updates to the live site when you are ready.Developer Tools built into Google Chrome (& Firefox) to help examine the code behind your site, and tweak it.By the end of this course you will have a more complete tool set to create engaging, successful websites using WordPress.


Section 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Course & Instructor Introduction

Section 2: WordPress on the Server

Lecture 2 WordPress File Structure

Lecture 3 FTP

Lecture 4 File Manager

Lecture 5 WordPress Files & Folders

Lecture 6 Functions.php file

Section 3: Child Themes

Lecture 7 Child Themes

Lecture 8 Manually Create a Child Theme

Section 4: WordPress Pages

Lecture 9 What are Pages?

Lecture 10 Parent-Child Relationship

Lecture 11 Full Width Pages

Lecture 12 Page Templates

Lecture 13 Template Hierarchy

Lecture 14 Conditional Statements

Lecture 15 Custom Page Templates

Lecture 16 Custom Post Templates

Section 5: Redirects

Lecture 17 Redirects Overview

Lecture 18 301 Redirects

Lecture 19 A Redirects Plugin

Lecture 20 Short Links Plugin

Section 6: HTTPS

Lecture 21 SSL Overview

Lecture 22 Let’s Encrypt

Lecture 23 Testing SSL

Section 7: Site Speed & Mobile-Friendly

Lecture 24 Testing Google Mobile-Friendly

Lecture 25 Site Speed

Lecture 26 GTMetrix

Lecture 27 Image Optimization

Lecture 28 Caching

Lecture 29 Litespeed Caching Plugin

Lecture 30 W3 Total Cache

Lecture 31 An Asset Manager Plugin

Lecture 32 CDN

Lecture 33 Accessing Cloudflare?

Lecture 34 Add a Domain to Cloudflare

Lecture 35 Cloudflare Interface

Section 8: Design Stuff

Lecture 36 Design Stuff Overview

Lecture 37 Themes

Lecture 38 Dynamic Widgets

Lecture 39 Custom Sidebars

Lecture 40 Jump Links

Lecture 41 Google ReCaptcha

Lecture 42 Page Builders

Lecture 43 Gutenberg

Lecture 44 Elementor

Lecture 45 Elementor Pro

Lecture 46 Google Maps

Lecture 47 Post Order

Lecture 48 About Us Best Practices

Lecture 49 Favicons

Lecture 50 Creating a Favicon

Lecture 51 Installing a Favicon

Section 9: Media Library

Lecture 52 Media LIbrary Overview

Lecture 53 Image Galleries

Section 10: WordPress Users

Lecture 54 Users & Roles

Lecture 55 Default Roles

Lecture 56 Role Editor

Section 11: GDPR

Lecture 57 What is GDPR

Lecture 58 Principles of GDPR

Lecture 59 Individual Rights under GDPR

Lecture 60 Does GDPR affect me?

Lecture 61 Compliant Plugins

Lecture 62 GDPR Plugins

Lecture 63 Privacy Policy

Lecture 64 GDPR Checklist

Section 12: Autorepsonders

Lecture 65 Autoresponder & Newsletter Services

Lecture 66 Web Host Autoresponder

Lecture 67 How these work

Section 13: Site Structure

Lecture 68 Site Structure Overview

Lecture 69 Your Tools

Lecture 70 Using Tags

Lecture 71 Example: A Typical Website

Lecture 72 Example: Blog

Lecture 73 Example: Business Site

Lecture 74 Purpose of a Sitemap

Lecture 75 Yoast SEO for Managing Sitemap

Section 14: CTR & Time On Site

Lecture 76 Click-Through Rates

Lecture 77 Time On Site

Section 15: WordPress Problems

Lecture 78 Plugins are Usually to Blame

Lecture 79 Maintenance Mode

Section 16: Staging Sites

Lecture 80 Creating a Staging Site

Lecture 81 Web Hosting Staging Option

Lecture 82 Staging Plugin

Section 17: WordPress Developer

Lecture 83 Chrome Developer Tools – The Basics

Lecture 84 Chrome Developer Tools – Inspecting Elements

Lecture 85 Alternative Developer Tools

Section 18: In Closing

Lecture 86 Bonus Lecture

WordPress users that want to learn more skills relevant to WordPress development.

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 8h 42m | 6.10 GB
Created by: Andrew Williams

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