Learning & Community


A hybrid approach to campus learning and professional development services has been recommended by the Web Content Management Working Group, with the goal of leveraging the professional development resources and community that exists for WordPress. Services are recommended to include on-campus classes, on-demand learning videos, central support services, and a curated list of online learning resources, local events and user groups.

Campus feedback on learning and professional development services were solicited via the WordPress campus open sessions and WordPress Training surveys.The survey results are being used to help identify campus learning needs. We are currently in the process of developing campus learning options.

If you are interested in learning more about WordPress right now, we have put together a list of resources to get you started:


WordPress Resources


Free online resources


WordPress.org
Support forums
http://wordpress.org/support/

WordPressTV
Learning videos
http://wordpress.tv/

Just Another WordPress Weblog
The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community
http://en.blog.wordpress.com/

WPHub
Tutorials
http://www.wphub.com/tutorials/

WordPress Codex
Documentation on the WordPress interface
http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Lessons

WPBeginner Tutorials
WPBeginner WordPress tutorials allow you to extend the power of WordPress.
http://www.wpbeginner.com/category/wp-tutorials/

WordPressResources.info
Compilation of WordPress resources
http://www.wordpressresources.info/

Smashing Magazine
Articles about developing clean, smart and fast websites with WordPress.
http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/

WPtuts+
WordPress 101 training. Additional topics available.
http://wp.tutsplus.com/category/tutorials/wp101-training/

Paid online resources


Lynda.com
Learn how to build a website or blog in WordPress with our video tutorials. You’ll learn how to install WordPress and configure it for SEO, design a WordPress theme, create an ecommerce website, and publish your images and posts with the open-source WordPress content management system.
Begins at $25/mo
http://www.lynda.com/WordPress-training-tutorials/330-0.html

In-person learning


Certified Staffing Solutions- WordPress Training in Milwaukee
Learn WordPress in Milwaukee with our hands-on, instructor-led training courses. Our Milwaukee WordPress classes are task-based and focus on real-world scenarios and challenges students face in their day-to-day environments. Our Milwaukee WordPress seminars contain tutorials with hands-on exercises for individuals or groups in Milwaukee.
Quote upon request.
http://www.certstaff.com/classes/categoryschedule+location_id+479+category_id+232.html

Milwaukee WordPress Meetup
Milwaukee Wordpress Meetup is a group for WordPress fans - old and new. We arrange monthly meetups for everyone to network, share ideas and resources and learn about our favorite content management system!
http://www.meetup.com/Milwaukee-WordPress-MeetUp/

C2-Updating Your WordPress Website Training Course
C2's "Updating Your WordPress Website" class is for anyone who needs to make updates to their existing WordPress website and know what they're doing. Students learn how to add new content, post images and videos, and manage comments. This class starts with the absolute basics and assumes no previous web training.
$339
http://www.c2gps.com/training/web_programming/wordpress/updating_your_wordpress_website.html

WordCamp Central
WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.
Prices vary
http://central.wordcamp.org/

CTS- WordPress Training Classes in Chicago Area
Instructor-led and hands-on learning in the Chicago area offered at two different levels.
Prices vary
http://www.ctstraining.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=WPINTRO&gclid=CPmz_IKHxrgCFe4-MgodVFQAyQ