End goal for WordPress user training: master the WordPress dashboard.

Introductory Topics

General history
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High level overview
This lesson is an introduction to WordPress for people who have heard of it but are not quite sure what it does or if it is the right tool for them. You’ll learn about the origins of WordPress and its evolution from a blogging platform to a full fledged content management system. We’ll also look at some of its components and how they are used to build a functional website. Finally, we’ll talk about the third party services you’ll need to operate a self-hosted WordPress site.
Basic WordPress concepts
What is a theme, pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, etc.? Difference between .org and .com?
What can you do with WordPress
What are pages, posts

Managing your Installation

How to install WordPress (standard)
How do you get WordPress up and running online? This lesson walks through the tools and steps needed to setup WordPress on a live server.
What exists by default that you may want to turn off
User management
Choosing/installing a theme
There are close to 3000 free themes in the official WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ directory and at least as many in the commercial space. This lesson will give you the tools needed to thoroughly evaluate themes and choose the most appropriate for your site.
Choosing/installing plugins
There are more than 45,000 free plugins in the official WordPress.org Plugin Directory, as well as thousands more in the commercial space. This lesson will give you the tools needed to thoroughly evaluate, install, and choose most appropriate plugins for your sites along with resources on how to get help with plugins.
Managing menus
Managing widgets
Widgets provide a convenient means of adding content and features to a website and require no coding experience. This lesson will provide an introduction to finding and including widgets in your website. We will demonstrate how to use the widgets included in the theme installed on a website, add widgets from plugins and customize a widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. using simple HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites..
Backing up Your WordPress Site
Managing updates
Themes, plugins, WordPress
What to do when you forget your password
How to find help with WordPress
Troubleshooting basics

Content Management

Overview of the dashboard
The WordPress Dashboard is the first screen you see after logging in to WordPress. On it you’ll find both status information and links to all the administrative areas of the site. This lesson will show you how the Dashboard is organized and how to use it to access the various features of WordPress.
Overview of the WordPress Editor
Are you ready to start adding your content? This step-by-step walkthrough will give you an introduction to the content editor and how to use it.
Pages vs. posts
What is the difference between a page and a post? How do I know which to use and where to add and edit them. This lesson plan walks through the differences between posts and pages as well as covers how to work with them both in WordPress.
Categories vs. tags
Using Post Formats
This lesson guides users through creating post formats with the Twenty Thirteen theme.
Managing media
This lesson plan discusses the various ways the WordPress Media Manager handles media.

In this lesson plan you’ll learn how to upload and insert image files, document files, audio files and video files. You’ll learn how to resize, format, link and include these media files into your posts and pages.

Managing comments
In this lesson you will learn how your readers can communicate with through Comments and how to manage them
RSS feeds


WordCamp/Meetup Speaker Training
Diversity Speaker Training
The focus of the workshop will be to help generate topics to give a talk on, boost your speaking confidence, and allow you to practice speaking in a safe space. At the end of the workshop you will have a few ideas for talks and a chance to practice speaking in a small group.