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WordPress

WordPress is rapidly becoming the online publishing tool of choice for journalists and many other professionals.

This course will cover

  • What WordPress can do, with some great journalism examples
  • What the difference is between WordPress.com and WordPress.org
  • How to create a WordPress site
  • How to use a WordPress site.

You will learn

  • How to use the WordPress dashboard and become comfortable with it (and how to customise it to your own liking)
  • What the difference is between posts and pages in WordPress and how to create them.
  • How to embed photos, videos and sounds, polls and soundslides
  • How to use plug-ins (and which ones are designed specifically for journalists)
  • How to select themes (for both wordpress.com and wordpress.org sites) that are suited for online publishing
  • Create gravatars
  • How to improve usability and readability of the site
  • How to host your own WordPress.org site, which involves finding a web host, registering a domain name, learning how to work with a web host and use programs such as FTP (file transfer protocol) and more …

The lecturer

Dan Kaufman is a UTS lecturer and has worked as a journalist, sub-editor and editor for 18 years. He writes for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and The Age and publishes Bar Zine, a website that reviews Sydney bars. Dan previously edited a number of SMH sections including Icon, Travel, Radar and Health & Science. He has also worked on a range of lifestyle and computer magazines.

Dan has been involved with online publishing since the late 90s and has taught online journalism at UTS in addition to a variety of workshops on writing for the web, WordPress and the usability issues online publishers, editors and writers need to grapple with.

This course is open to everyone - no prerequistes.

Enrolment

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