Course Content
What is WordPress?
History and Evolution vs
Why WordPress?
Popularity and Community Versatility in Web Development Case Studies: Examples of WordPress Sites
Setting Up a WordPress Site
Domain Registration and Hosting Solutions Installing WordPress
Dashboard Overview
Navigating the WordPress Dashboard User Roles and Permissions
Posts vs Pages
Creating and Editing Posts Adding and Managing Pages
Media Management
Uploading and Managing Media Files Best Practices for Media Optimization
Themes and Templates
Choosing the Right Theme Customizing Themes
Essential Plugins for Beginners Installing and Managing Plugins
Basic SEO for WordPress
SEO Plugins and Tools On-Page SEO Best Practices
Analytics and Performance
Integrating Google Analytics Monitoring Site Performance
WordPress in the Medical Marketing Field
Tailoring WordPress for Client Needs Case Studies: Successful WordPress Sites in Medical Marketing
Security and Maintenance
Keeping WordPress Secure Regular Maintenance Tasks
Hands-On Session
Building a Simple WordPress Site Applying What We've Learned
WordPress Essentials for Beginners
About Lesson

WordPress is an open-source content management system (CMS) that enables users to create and manage websites easily. It’s known for its simplicity, flexibility, and user-friendly interface. Originally created as a blogging platform in 2003, WordPress has evolved into a powerful tool used for all types of websites, from small personal blogs to large corporate sites.

History and Evolution

  • 2003: WordPress was launched by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little as a fork of b2/cafelog.
  • 2004-2005: Introduction of plugins and themes, allowing users to extend the functionality and design of their sites.
  • 2008: The WordPress admin dashboard was revamped for better usability.
  • 2010: WordPress 3.0 introduced custom post types, making it a comprehensive CMS, not just a blogging platform.
  • 2013-2016: The platform focused on improving the user experience with responsive design and enhanced media management.
  • 2018: Gutenberg, a new block-based editor, was introduced, changing how users build content layouts.
  • 2021-Present: Ongoing improvements in performance, security, and Gutenberg functionality.