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WordPress for Education

Adam D. Scott

Create interactive and engaging e-learning websites with WordPress book and ebook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849518208
Paperback144 pages

About This Book

  • Develop effective e-learning websites that will engage your students
  • Extend the potential of a classroom website with WordPress plugins
  • Create an interactive social network and course management system to enhance student and instructor communication

Who This Book Is For

WordPress for Education is written for educators and education personnel interested in implementing WordPress in a classroom setting. You are not required to have previous experience of WordPress or any other content management system.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Installing and Configuring WordPress
Installing WordPress
WordPress overview
Chapter 2: Setting Up Our Class Site
Basics of post and page editing
Chapter 3: Enhancing WordPress with Plugins
Finding and installing plugins
Managing plugins
Updating plugins
Uninstalling plugins
Chapter 4: Enabling a Multisite Network
Before installing
Creating the network
Exploring the Network Admin area
Creating a new site
Installing themes and plugins
Network administrator plugins
Network content
Chapter 5: Creating a Social Network with BuddyPress
WordPress, Multisite, and BuddyPress
Installing BuddyPress
Registering student accounts
Friend connections
Protecting student privacy
Chapter 6: BuddyPress Courseware
Installing and configuring BP Courseware
Creating a course
Adding course content
Teacher and student roles
Help and support
Chapter 7: Site Management
Site backups
Site performance
Site security
Updating WordPress
Chapter 8: WordPress Resources and Plugins
WordPress resources
Plugin directory

What You Will Learn

  • Install and configure WordPress
  • Set up a standard course website with WordPress
  • Install and manage a variety of useful education plugins
  • Create a network of student blogs or portfolios
  • Install a classroom social network with BuddyPress
  • Use Open Courseware to turn WordPress into a learning management system
  • Maintain, backup, and secure a WordPress installation

In Detail

WordPress is typically known as a platform for blogging. However, the versatility and simplicity of WordPress makes it the perfect solution for the needs of professional educators. WordPress for Education guides readers through the practical applications of WordPress in a classroom setting. Readers will gain an understanding of the WordPress platform and how it can be used to create powerful classroom websites.

WordPress for Education guides educators through the process of setting up a typical class website, creating student blogs, and using WordPress to power a learning management system. WordPress for Education provides clear and practical examples for using WordPress within the classroom. It will empower educators to create useful and engaging e-learning websites.

Through the examples given in the book, you will gain an understanding of how to use WordPress to build an engaging and easy to update e-learning website. You will also learn about a variety of WordPress plugins that extend its abilities and usefulness in an educational environment, such as creating student blogs, keeping track of classroom events, managing coursework, and developing a classroom social network.


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