How to create a Dynamic Website or Blog with WordPress

Beginner WordPress Training in NYC

This WordPress course focuses on how to create a WordPress site quickly and efficiently, even if you don't have a background in web development! You'll learn to create a website using WordPress, add posts and pages, customize existing templates, and make updates to each component of your site.

This WordPress course is held at our web design school in SoHo, located at 594 Broadway.

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$325 7 Hours 594 Broadway, NYC In-person classroom training

This course is offered at our design school, Noble Desktop, in SoHo. View upcoming dates and register for this course directly on Noble Desktop’s website.

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What You'll Learn

  • Become familiar with the WordPress Admin and interface
  • Create posts and format text such as headings and lists
  • Add links, images, and video
  • Install themes and customize their appearance
  • Learn to use WordPress plugins

Full Course Syllabus

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Creating a WordPress Site (Installing WordPress)

  • Installing WordPress with a Web Host’s “1-Click Install”
  • Manually Installing WordPress

Logging Into the WordPress Admin & General Site Settings

  • Logging Into the WordPress Admin
  • General WordPress Settings
  • Editing Your Profile
  • Setting Your Profile Picture (Gravatar)

Writing Posts & Formatting Text

  • Posts versus Pages
  • Creating a New Blog Post
  • Using the Visual Editor
  • Pasting Without Formatting & Clearing Formatting
  • Formatting Headings
  • Formatting Bulleted & Numbered Lists
  • Formatting Blockquotes
  • Publishing a Post
  • Deleting a Post
  • Restoring a Post from the Trash (or Deleting it Delete Permanently)

Publishing a Post (Making it Live)

  • Publishing a Post (Making it Live)
  • Status
  • Visibility
  • Publish Date & Time

Adding a Read More Link to a Post

  • Adding the Read More Tag
  • Changing the Text in the More Tag

Creating Links (Hyperlinks)

  • Linking to Another Website
  • Opening a Link in a New Tab
  • Linking to a Page Within Your Site
  • Editing & Removing Links

Adding Images & Managing the Media Library

  • Adding an Image to a Post or Page
  • Editing Images (Manually Resizing, Cropping, & Rotating)
  • Media Settings (Customizing the Size of Thumbnail, Medium, & Large)
  • Adding a Featured Image
  • Uploading Images & Files Directly Into the Media Library
  • Editing & Deleting Images in the Media Library
  • Deleting Unused Images (Cleaning Out the Media Library)

Adding an Image Gallery

  • Adding an Image Gallery
  • Editing an Existing Image Gallery
  • Turning Galleries into Slideshows (with a Plugin)

Adding Video

  • Ways to Properly Embed a Responsive Video
  • Embedding Responsive Videos with a Plugin
  • Embedding Responsive Videos without a Plugin
  • Uploading a Video File

Categories, Tags, & Reading Settings

  • Categories & Tags Explained
  • Creating & Editing Categories
  • Changing the “Uncategorized” Default Category Name
  • Setting the Default Category
  • Creating & Editing Tags
  • Changing Categories/Tags for Multiple Posts
  • Reading Settings


  • Editing & Adding Widgets

Making Pages

  • Pages versus Posts
  • Creating a New Page
  • Publishing a Page (Making it Live)
  • Deleting a Page
  • Changing the Page Order


  • About Menus & Locations
  • Adding & Removing Links in Menus
  • Creating Submenus
  • Opening Menu Links in a New Tab

Installing Themes

  • What Are WordPress Themes?
  • Where Do I Get WordPress Themes?
  • Installing & Activating a Theme
  • Manually Uploading & Activating a Theme
  • Deleting a Theme

Customizing Theme Appearance

  • Customizing Appearance
  • Customizing the Site Identity (Logo, Title, & Tagline)
  • Adding a Site Icon (Favicon)
  • Customizing the Header
  • Customizing Colors

Changing the Template Layout for a Page/Post

  • Changing a Template Layout

WordPress Plugins: About, Installing, & Updating

  • About WordPress Plugins
  • Installing a WordPress Plugin
  • Updating Plugins

WordPress Plugins You May Want to Install

SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

  • Creating SEO-Friendly Permalinks (URLs) for the Site
  • Customizing the URL of an Individual Page/Post
  • Setting Titles & Meta Descriptions with an SEO Plugin

Learn to Create a Website or Blog in WordPress

Hands-on WordPress Training

WordPress enables you to create and maintain a website, even if you have no web design background. Whether you want to create a new website or blog, or manage an existing WordPress website, this class is for you. This course is geared for anyone, so you do not need prior experience with computer graphics or coding.