Certificate in CMS Web Design with Wordpress

Certificate in CMS Web Design with Wordpress


Pace University's CPE offers some of the most comprehensive and cutting edge web and digital graphic design programs in the Metropolitan New York area and even the US.

For career changers or entry level students all the way through advanced and experienced web designers, Pace has a program to support your career and advance your job skills for today's job market and employment needs.

Course Details


Date: September 21st, 2015 - February 3rd, 2016

Days: 34 Sessions
Monday & Wednesday evenings - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Fee: $2,950.00

Location: 551 Fifth Ave. 8th Floor, New York, NY 10176

CRN: 90513


Course Description

Wordpress is the most popular CMS (Content Management Systems) in use today and been used to build more than 65 million websites and blogs worldwide. Content Management Systems have gained in popularity as the number of robust and complex websites continues to grow. Students will cover the lifecycle of web sites including their creation, management, distribution, and publishing of content.

This 85 hour comprehensive course is for those who want to effectively learn advanced techniques to get the most out of WordPress and their websites. Review of other CMS tools such Drupal and Joomla will also be included.

The core of this program will cover advanced features and include use of HTML, CSS, PHP and Adobe tools Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver. Students will learn how to build dynamic and responsive websites including modifying themes and designing a custom theme from the start.

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You Will Learn To

Students will use the new features and workflows in Photoshop and Illustrator to plan and desgin a responsive website. Students will use Dreamweaver for the HTML fluid grid layout and include PHP and MySQL to add dynamic funcionality to the website and conect with a database.


Who Should Enroll

The CMS Web Design with Wordpress course is for web designers (and others) wishing to understand site creation with Content Management Systems and to expand their skills by creating CMS sites built with WordPress. This class will also look at Joomla and Drupal. Prior WordPress users or administrators looking to extend their knowledge and skills and / or to develop a better understanding and more control of their sites.

Prior WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, etc. users or administrators looking for better understanding and more control of their sites.

Students who have taken the Adobe Web Design course, Dual Certificate program or have the equivalent experience and skills in Dreamweaver, CSS and HTML. This is an intermediate to advanced level course.

Tech-savvy individuals with a solid knowledge of core Web skills (such as FTP and HTML, CSS, Javascript) with tolerance for a steep learning curve.


Course Format

This 85 hour - Certificate in CMS Web Design with Wordpress class meets twice per week on Monday and Wednesday evenings at our Midtown Center location (New York, NY). This is an instructor-led course.

Evening classes: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (2.5 hours) Five hours per week for 17 weeks.

Cost: $2,950.00



Please contact us at (888) 561-7223 or continuinged@pace.edu

Outline for Certificate in Web Design

Starting a Web Project:

  • Planning
  • Software
  • Platform
  • Desktop vs Mobile


Web Design

  • Layout for Desktop
  • Layout for Mobile
  • Grids and Columns
  • Photoshop for web
  • Formats and resolution
  • Color and fonts
  • Illustrator for web
  • Integration


  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Web Struture
  • Integration Photoshop and Dreamweaver
  • Integration with Illustrator


Responsive design

  • Creating a Responsive site
  • Media Query
  • Desktop, Tablets and Mobile
  • Screen Resolution



  • Installing Wordpress with Cpanel
  • Installing Wordpress manually
  • Wordpress configuration
  • Workflow(s)
  • Working on the Dashboard and tool bar
  • Post vs Pages


Worpress Content

  • Creating pages
  • Adding Content
  • Creating Post
  • Categories and Tags
  • Taxonomies
  • Videos and images
  • Formating Text
  • Links





  • Blog administration
  • Widgets
  • Users
  • Menus
  • Changing apparence
  • Changing CSS
  • Add a theme
  • Add Pluggins
  • SEO
  • Contact forms and Galleries plugins


  • Working with pro themes
  • Changing the theme
  • Theme Customizer


DW and Wordpress

  • Downloading and installing MAMP and WAMP
  • Configuring MAMP
  • Install Worpress Locally on Mac and PC
  • Previewing WP in DW
  • DW Live view and Live Code
  • DW CSS Inspect


Custom Wordpress Theme

  • Naked Wordpress Theme
  • WordPress Themes Constructed
  • File Hierarchy
  • Loop
  • Wireframing a Theme Layout
  • Index, Header, Sidebar and Footer



  • Design a responsive web site
  • Build the website in DW
  • Integrate with Wordpress naked theme
  • Upload to the server


Location: 551 5th Ave (at 45th Street), 8th Floor, New York, NY 10176

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