Web Design with WordPress

The days of static, boring websites are past. To attract visitors and keep them coming back, websites need a constant stream of fresh, interesting content. The easiest way to create such sites is by using a content management system (CMS). 


  • Format: Classroom

    Hours: 12 hours/ 1.2 CEUs

    Where: UGA's Gwinnett campus

    When: 2015 dates coming soon!

    Cost: $595 + textbook

WordPress, the most popular CMS, is also the world’s #1 web development tool. WordPress is free, easy to install, easy to use, and versatile. Anyone — even those with little or no IT background — can use WordPress to design and update personal blogs, large company websites, and everything in between. With thousands of free plug-ins available, users can easily add functionality.

This course is beneficial for anyone who wants to start a website or to maintain an existing WordPress site. Students will go through the process of setting up, customizing, and maintaining a WordPress site. At the conclusion of this course the student will have a good starter website for their personal use or for their for-profit or non-profit organization.


In this course, you will learn:

  • How to install, maintain and update WordPress and its plugins
  • How to use WordPress Themes and customize them for your site
  • How to configure major WordPress settings
  • How to write content in WordPress and add accompanying photos
  • How to integrate WordPress with social media
  • How to integrate WordPress with social media


Course outline:

  • Introduction
  • Web Technology Overview
  • WordPress Overview
  • Installing WordPress
  • WordPress Plugins
  • Installing Themes for WordPress
  • WordPress Configuration settings
  • SEO and Social Media with WordPress
  • WordPress Theme Details
  • Customizing Themes
  • Creating Content in WordPress: Posts and Pages
  • Media in WordPress: Images, Video, Audio
  • Maintenance of a WordPress Site
  • WordPress Customizations

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

2015 dates coming soon!

Course Format: 
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
United States
Course Fee(s): 

$595 (The course fee does not include the required textbook; see Textbook Requirements below.) 

Continuing Education Information: 

Successful graduates will earn 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the University of Georgia.

Definition of CEU's.

WordPress Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Tris Hussey

Que Press, ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5290-1