This course is targeted at teachers, IT professionals, and web developers who need to manage multiple WordPress sites. A basic familiarity with Wordpress is helpful.
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- [Voiceover] This course has been developed for anyone who needs to create and manage multiple WordPress Sites. The course has been created specifically for teachers who are using WordPress in their classroom, and need to create a WordPress site for each of their classes, or wants a way to allow their students to easily create their own WordPress site as part of a class. Other users who may benefit from this course include, Education IT Staff that have been tasked with creating a campus-wide WordPress installation for all students, faculty, or staff to create their own WordPress sites.
Students at schools that have implemented a domain of one zone system, or have been asked to create a WordPress site for multiple courses. Finally, Web Designers, Developers, and Hosts that manage multiple WordPress installations for your clients, may also find this course helpful. To get the most out of this course, you will need a basic familiarity with setting up and running WordPress sites. You will also need administrative access to your own WordPress install. As part of the course, we'll step through setting up a digital sandbox on StateU.org, and we'll walk through setting up your WordPress test environment together.
To create a temporary account on StateU.org, you'll need a LinkedIn, Google, or Facebook account to login with. You could also follow along on your own local install of WordPress, but if you're a user of WordPress.com, you won't be able to follow along on those sites, so go ahead and setup the StateU.org site, and follow along with us. If you're brand new to WordPress, then I'd suggest starting with WordPress Essential Training by Morten Rand-Henriksen, and then watch my WordPress in the Classroom to learn how to use WordPress for teaching and learning.
For a pedagogical primer on how to effectively blend technology, such as WordPress into your class, I'd suggest my Blended Learning Fundamentals course. Now, let's talk about what you will not need to complete this course. You do not need to be an expert at WordPress, or know anything about WordPress Development, PHP, HTML, CSS, or Server Administration. If you have a basic familiarity with any of those, great, but they're not required to follow along with this course.
We will dip into a little bit of code during the optional manual install of Multisite, but don't worry, I'll walk you through everything you need to know to setup and run your own Multisite network of WordPress sites.
- Creating a test environment to configure WordPress Multisite
- Designing a Multisite network
- Manually creating a Multisite network
- Creating new sites
- Managing access and privacy settings
- Adding and managing users
- Managing plugins and themes across multiple sites
- Creating a site template
- Aggregating posts in a Multisite network
- Supporting students
- Exporting student sites