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