WordPress Training

To sign up for WordPress training please complete the registration form:

NOTE: The registration form is for LA&PS faculty and staff members registering for WordPress training courses through the eServices Office.

An Introduction to WordPress

This introductory workshop provides an overview of how to use your WordPress website(s). At the end of this workshop, participants will leave with the ability to:

  • Log into your WordPress website
  • Understand the layout and purpose of the WordPress Toolbar and Dashboard
  • Edit/add a post
  • Edit/add a page
  • Edit/add a Widget Block
  • Insert hyperlinks and e-mails into your WordPress pages and posts
  • Insert photos/images and file attachments (posters, checklists, supplementary calendars) into your WordPress pages and posts

If you would like to stay for another 30 minutes we will dedicate some HANDS ON HELP with WordPress and cover some advanced topics (Instructor and research websites), such as:

  • Editing the menu
  • Creating blog categories
  • Updating the header

Training Sessions:

  • Wednesday, August 2 at 10 AM
  • Monday, August 14 at 10 AM
  • Tuesday, August 29, at 10 AM

WordPress Refresher Course - WordPress Essentials

This introductory workshop provides an overview of how to use your WordPress website(s) with the addition of formatting and accessibility/mobility guidelines. At the end of this workshop, participants will leave with the ability to:

  • Log into your WordPress website
  • Understand the layout and purpose of the WordPress Toolbar and Dashboard
  • Edit/add a post
  • Edit/add a page
  • Edit/add a Widget Block
  • Insert hyperlinks and e-mails into your WordPress pages and posts
  • Insert photos/images and file attachments (posters, checklists, supplementary calendars) into your WordPress pages and posts
  • Formatting and accessibility/mobility guidelines

Training Sessions:

  • Wednesday, August 9 at 10 AM
  • Monday, August 21 at 10 AM

WordPress Q&As - Drop-in Sessions

Have questions or need hands-on help? Register for one on the drop-in sessions.

WordPress Event Calendar

This workshop provides an overview of how to use your WordPress Events Calendar and how to add events. At the end of this workshop, participants will leave with the ability to:

  • Set up Events
  • Add/Edit Events
  • Add Featured Images
  • Add Event Categories

Wordpress Advanced Topics

This workshop covers some more advanced WordPress topics.

Academic Units Advanced Topics

  • Insert MachForms into pages using content templates or simple links
  • Edit and updates sliders and image boxes on the home page
  • Add and edit toggles and accordions
  • Insert YUButton links
  • Set up parent/child relationships for pages

Personal Instructor Websites - Advanced Topics

  • Edit and set up the website menu
  • Using Analytics to your WordPress website - SEO
  • Using shortcodes to add photo galleries and other functionality
  • Link pages in the menu to external website

MachForms – creating forms and adding them to your WordPress website(s)

This workshop provides an overview of how to create forms using the MachForm application, how to set up e-mail notifications and integrate them into your WordPress websites. At the end of this workshop, participants will leave with the ability to:

  • Create new forms
  • Duplicate and edit existing forms
  • Manage e-mail notifications
  • Add tags to the forms
  • Check and download entries
  • Manage the forms in your MachForm Admin Panel
  • Integrate the forms into their WordPress website(s)
  • Understand additional features available through MachForm (payments, user management, spam protection, etc.)

WordPress Instructions

If you would like to review some online WordPress instructions prior to your training, please download our training manual: