Course Overview

Practical tools for blogging ancestral stories

Are you having difficulty in setting up your WordPress site for family history stories? This course will step you through the process of setting up, managing and working in a WordPress blog site.

Course curriculum

and learning outcomes

  • 1

    Introduction to Advanced Blogging in the Past Lane

  • 2

    Module One: WordPress Basics

    • Introduction to WordPress

    • How to Setup your WordPress Site

    • How to Manage your WordPress Pages and Posts

    • How to Customise your site: WordPress Editor

    • How to Manage your site: WordPress Menus

  • 3

    Module Two: WordPress Writing

    • Introduction to Story writing in a blog

    • Plan your Blog Writing Schedule

    • How to write your story creatively

    • How to draft a Post in WordPress

    • How to edit your Posts

    • How to prepare for Publication

  • 4

    Module Three: WordPress Publishing

    • Introduction to Promoting your Blog

    • How to Schedule and Plan Posts

    • How to Connect your WordPress blog to Social Media

    • How to setup your Social Media presence

    • Invite Family and Friends to view your Blog

  • 5

    Module Four: Conclusion


    • Feedback Survey

    • How to contact me

    • What's Next?

    • Keep Up-to-Date by subscribing to Family History Preserved Blogs

Downloadable Worksheets

your keys to success

Advanced Blogging in the Past Lane worksheets includes WordPress instructions, Blog post advice, Blog content guidance and Blog writing planning space. Connect with the Preserving Family History Blog site for more details.
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  • Create

    Create a WordPress site and master the Theme, Menus, Pages and Posts

  • Communicate

    Discuss progress with your mentor and other participants in weekly forums.

  • Collaborate

    Join social media community of learner bloggers and collaborate with a sharing of ideas.

  • Post Ancestral Stories

    Create posts for ancestors in your clans to tell their stories.

Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Setting up a WordPress Site

  • 2. Managing a WordPress Site

  • 3. Customising a WordPress site

  • 4. Navigating a WordPress Site

  • 5. Creating Pages and Posts

  • 6. Editing and managing Posts

  • 7. Using Media in Posts

  • 8. Schedule Posts

  • 9. Automate promotions

  • 10. Setup a matching social media site


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