WordPress Course | Continuing Education Concordia
Concordia University is now offering a WordPress course and we couldn’t be more excited. | Opinion
WordPress is one of the most versatile website creation and hosting platforms. If you want to publish a basic blog using a template, you can just start doing that. No course needed.
But if you want to do crazy things like use a custom template, add surveys, collect visitor information, sell stuff, include videos and photo galleries, add interactive elements… well, you can do some incredible stuff with WordPress, but there is a learning curve.
Whether or not you want a career in website creation, Content Management With WordPress (CEWD 419) should be a requirement for everyone.
If you want to work in virtually any type of business, whether you’re involved in managing or creating site content or not, you absolutely must have a basic understanding of what goes into creating a website. Gone are the days when you can sit in a conference room with a blank stare while “the techies” are talking. You need to know what they’re talking about!
And if you’re already in the workforce and want to take your career further, get some knowledge!
You can’t work in marketing and not know what a website is, and is not, capable of.
You can’t work in finance and have no understanding of the resources required to build and maintain a web presence (do you really want to be the person that approved the contractor charging 5 times what a site was worth?).
A graphic designer must have an understanding of how their designs will translate onscreen.
And to be a successful entrepreneur it pays, big time, to be able to at least manage, if not create, your own website.