Module 7: Content Management Systems

Introduction:

A Content Management System (CMS) is a piece of software, like WordPress, that lets you easily add and edit content on a site without using code.  CMS usually use a database to store content behind the scenes.

Lecture Topics:

  • What is a CMS?
  • Different types of CMS
  • Use cases for different CMS
  • How to install and use WordPress

Slides:

Practice:

  • Practice installing WordPress using the 1 Click installer
  • Practice choosing a theme and adding pages and a navigation to your site

Assessment:

Build a basic website using WordPress.  Include a main menu, a theme, pages, posts and three plugins of your choice.