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C SCI 201 - Website Development with WordPress

5 Credits
This class will focuss around WP (WordPress) a free, open source content management system (CMS) that enables developers to easily create and maintain web sites. Demand for web developers with knowledge of WP is at an all-time high. Students will learn how to use WP to build dynamic websites quickly and efficiently. Students will also be exposed to numerous plugins, short codes and e-commerce integration. Other CMS’s, including Drupal and Joomla,may be introduced.

Pre-requisite(s) C SCI 102 min 2.0
Fees CF

Designed to Serve Students in the Web/Database Developer program. Students in the AA or AS Computer Science. Industry professionals seeking to acquire new skills. Anyone interested in learning how to create their own CMS (Course Management Systems) website.
Active Date 20170622T08:37:00

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions: AA Science
PLA Eligible Yes

Course Outline

  • Install and configure WordPress
  • Create and maintain content, including a blog
  • Understand the Theme/Template Hierarchy
  • Use of child themes
  • E-Commerce and other plugin integration
  • Utilize PHP for back end WordPress development
  • Secure a WordPress site
  • Introduction other Content Management Systems

Student Learning Outcomes
Install and configure a WordPress site

Create and maintain content, including a blog

Create a child theme

Secure a WordPress site

integrate e-commerce and plugins

Modify existing WordPress functions and create new custom functions

Compare and contrast WordPress with other Content Management Systems

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