WordPress 101

This course is for website designers who have a basic understanding and are experienced in creating WordPress websites. This class will help you take your website, along with your design and development, skills to the next level.

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*Please Note: The early bird pricing ends 2 weeks prior to the start date of the course.

Course Details

Course Length: This course is 18 hours and is offered either over 3 days (9am – 5pm) or 6 evenings (6pm – 9pm).
Course Location: Eleven Fifty Academy
Skill Level: Beginner

The WordPress Designer 101 course will expand your skills beyond basic website creation. In this class, you will learn how to customize beyond the WordPress basic tools to enrich and enhance your website functionality and fine tune your website to your own specific needs. In this class, we will pull back the hood and work with the code using CSS, HTML. We will also focus on search engine optimization (SEO) tools to increase the web traffic to your new, improved engaging site.

You will create and customize a full-feature Content Management System (CMS) for a WordPress website.

  • History and Use
  • Basics
  • Site Administration
  • Appearance Menu
  • Plugins
  • Pages
  • Menus
  • Posts
  • Creating Custom Post Types
  • CSS Styling for the WordPress TwentySeventeen Theme
  • Using Widgets
  • Contact Form
  • User Administration
  • Security and Backups

To be successful in this class, you need the following skills and experience:

  • Create basic WordPress sites
  • Know how to include HTML to create a static website
  • Can use <DIV> tag attributes such as borders, margins and padding to arrange content

Some PHP and/or JavaScript coding experience is helpful but not essential.

If you aren’t sure if you have the experience needed for this class, consider taking our Introduction to Word Press class.

Hardware: Students are required to bring their own Mac OS or Windows laptop with latest operating system installed.

If you have a Windows laptop, here is what you will need to be successful:


  • Latest version of Google Chrome
  • Adobe Brackets code editor
  • MAMP integrated environment with WordPress and MySQL
  • An FTP client application

All required software installs with detailed instructions will be provided two weeks before the class start date.

We Offer More Than Just A Way to Learn to Code

Immerisve Learning

Learn by doing. Actual coding takes place on day one.

Career Enhancement

Stay competitive by growing your list of in-demand skills.

Soft Skill Developement

Develop the skills that make coders so invaluable to employers.

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Additional information


Oct 9 – Oct 11 (9a-5p), Oct 22-Nov 1 (6p-9p)