Welcome to the WordPress Course.  Here are a few resources for you to explore before we begin…

Sites to explore – the home of all things WordPress. See their homepage and their themes and plugins directories. – the industry standard for premium themes (design templates).  Explore their designs by clicking on “Shop for themes”


“Lorem Ipsum” Filler Text

Copy the paragraph below to use as dummy content for your website…

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.



Here is a demo image to use. Save it to your computer by right-clicking on the image and selecting “Save image as…”  Save it to a folder on your computer you can find easily.

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Logo or Header Image

Here are two sample logos to use in Appearance>Customise>Header Image.

Save one to your computer by right-clicking on the image and selecting “Save image as…”  Save it to a folder on your computer you can find easily.







Sample Content for Legal Pages

Sample Privacy Policy

Sample Terms and Conditions


Essential Plugins to Install for Basic Course

Once instructed, you will click on Plugins>Add New and search for “Multi Plugin Installer” – install and activate this plugin.
Click on the new “Multi Plugin Installer” section at the bottom of your left menu.
Copy and paste the following list into the empty box and click “Install and Activate” – LEAVE IT TO WORK AWAY (do not interrupt this process!!)

All In One SEO Pack
Contact Form 7
Google XML Sitemaps
MapPress Easy Google Maps
Social Media Widget
Black Studio TinyMCE Widget
Better RSS Widget
WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart

To install all these in one go, install and use the plugin “Multi Plugin Installer”

Other Useful Plugins

Category Posts Widget
Contact Form DB
Genesis Favicon uploader
Genesis Footer
Genesis Simple Headers
Genesis Slider
Google Analyticator
NextGEN Gallery by Photocrati
PayPal Donations
Really Simple CAPTCHA
WordPress Importer Stats
WP Super Cache

Sample Footer (Extended)

Copyright © 2013 Site Name Here / Privacy / Terms / Sitemap


Extended Footer HTML Template

Replace “SITE-NO-HERE” with your site number, e.g. “wp123”

<a title=”TitleHere” href=””>HOME</a> | <a title=”About TitleHere” href=””>ABOUT</a> | <a title=”Contact TitleHere” href=””>CONTACT</a> | <a href=””>SITEMAP</a> | <a href=””>TERMS</a> | <a href=””>PRIVACY</a>

Extended Footer Example


 Advanced Plugins

Contact Form DB
Genesis Responsive Slider
Google Analyticator
NextGEN Gallery by Photocrati
WP Super Cache