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Help with your technology including digital media, content management systems, and the apps listed below. Training can be conducted onsite or online using the latest in training technology.

CMS Training


In this training you will learn to develop your website quickly with the help of my live WordPress® or Drupal® training.

Create a quality website with all your important information.  Learn how to install and work with plugins and widgets; install and create attractive themes for your website; create custom menus to improve the user experience of your website; upload multimedia content such as images, audio, and video easily and effectively.

My training will be your building block to your understanding of your installed applications. I will give you the fundamental administrative functions of your dashboard and a solid understanding of basic themes and plugins.

The training also covers the powerful SEO plugins to improve your search rankings.


  • Anyone new to CMS applications or who is self-taught is a candidate for my training.
  • No prior WordPress knowledge is needed.
  • No prior web development or programming skills are required.
  • This course is designed for non-technical users who are more interested in content management and search engine optimization than the technical aspects of web site creation.

Course Outline

Module 1: Setup and Configure WordPress
Section 1: Understanding the Downloads Website
Section 2: Uploading Your WordPress Files via FTP
Section 3: Installing WordPress
Section 4: Logging into Your Dashboard

Module 2: Administering WordPress, Theme and Plugin Updates
Section 1: Understanding the WordPress Dashboard – Updates Screen
Section 2: Understanding Version, Release and Modification Updates
Section 3: Updating Based on WordPress, Theme and Plugin Compatibility
Section 4: Upgrading to the Latest WordPress Release

Module 3: Creating and Administering Posts
Section 1: Setting Up Categories and Tags
Section 2: Understanding Title and Content Areas
Section 3: Configuring the Publish Area
Section 4: Setting the Featured Image

Module 4: Creating and Administering Pages
Section 1: Differences between Pages and Posts
Section 2: Creating Your Basic Website Pages
Section 3: Using HTML to Extend Page Content

Module 5: Creating and Administering Menus
Section 1: Creating Your First Menu
Section 2: Adding Pages, Post and Categories to Your Menu
Section 3: Enabling Advanced Menu Options
Section 4: Adding Custom Links to Your Menu

Module 6: Configuring Website Settings
Section 1: Configuring General Settings
Section 2: Configuring Reading Settings
Section 3: Configuring Permalinks

Module 7: Media Library
Section 1: Understanding the Default Width and Height Settings
Section 2: Understanding WordPress Image File Creation
Section 3: Understanding the Default Month Year Folder Structure
Section 4: Uploading and Managing Media Files

Module 8: Themes and Plugins
Section 1: Choosing a Theme
Section 2: Installing and Configuring a Theme
Section 3: Switching Between Themes
Section 4: Adding Menu, Media and Content to a Theme
Section 5: Administering, Upgrading and Maintaining Plugins
Section 6: Installing and Configuring a Form Plugin
Section 7: Installing and Configuring a Media Library Plugin

Module 9: Administering User Accounts
Section 1: Understanding the Built-in User Accounts
Section 2: Setting Up User Security
Section 3: Installing and Configuring a User Management Plugin
Section 4: Merging and Deleting User Accounts

Optional Module 1: Comments and Discussions
Section 1: Understanding the Comments Dashboard Settings
Section 2: Setting Up and Commenting User Options
Section 3: Administering Website Comments

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need to install software?2019-03-11T12:35:08-07:00

Not typically if you’re attending training for Internet Technology or the apps I support. Everything should be online.

What is online training?2019-03-11T12:32:07-07:00

My online training is actually virtual, interactive live training using Google® Cast. Simply cast to your teacher’s screen name from your Chrome browser. You don’t need this extension to cast.

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What does training cost?2019-03-11T12:53:15-07:00

Simple technology training starts at $35 per hour, payable at the time you book your appointment.

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