Training Team Update for January 6, 2016

We now have a Gantt chart to track our progress, which you can read all about in this week’s meeting notes.

The team’s current progress on Tier 1, a user level set of workshops that focus on getting to know WordPress that is the current focus of the training team, is:

Plans Ready to Test

  • Basic WordPress Concepts
  • Choosing and Installing Plugins (tested 1x)
  • How to Find Help with WordPress
  • How to Install WordPress on a Server
  • High Level Overview (tested 1x)
  • Overview of the Dashboard
  • Settings
  • Theme CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.
  • What to do when you Forget your Password

A full list of plans that are ready to test is located here:

Plans In Copy Editing

  • Posts vs. Pages

Plans Being Written Now

  • User Management
  • Content Editor Overview
  • Overview of Common Plugins**
  • Local InstallLocal Install A local install of WordPress is a way to create a staging environment by installing a LAMP or LEMP stack on your local computer.
  • Introduction to the Customizer
  • Choosing and Installing Themes
  • Managing Media
  • Managing Widgets
  • Categories vs. Tags
  • Troubleshooting Basics
  • Setting a Static Page as Your Main Page
  • What is a Theme (may be combined with Choosing and Installing Themes)
  • What can you do with WordPress**
  • What is Google XML Sitemap*
  • What is Contact Form 7*
  • What is Yoast SEO*
  • What is Duplicator*
  • What is Akismet*

*These may be Tier 2 plans.
** These are planned to move into copy editing in January