Course description

A content management system (CMS) facilitates rapid website development and allows for easy updates, often requiring minimal coding. Some of the key features of a CMS include separation of content from page formatting by utilizing a database, taxonomy to provide classification for posts and pages, themes to provide a foundational structure, plugins and modules which are building blocks that quickly add on functionality, and templates to define the structure of a related set of pages. In this hands-on course, we explore these concepts and more using the WordPress CMS to create engaging, mobile-friendly sites with compelling, meaningful content that meets the goals of a business or organization. The course is project-based; students build several sites over the term, culminating in a final project to build a complete website of their choosing. For complete and current details about this Harvard Extension course, see the description in the DCE Course Search.


  • Owner and Lead Developer, ITS Custom Web Solutions
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