WordPress Training

WordPress Training

WordPress Training

Learn how to build beautiful, dynamic websites using WordPress. We can show you how to build websites without any coding skills required. Just a laptop and a desire for on-line success. Register now for this amazing two day training workshop.

Course Outline

At this two day workshop, you will learn how to build a complete website in WordPress from nothing to a fully implemented website.  For further details please view our Course Outline or get in touch.

Housekeeping Rules
Start and Finish

  • 9:00 coffee and registration and laptop setup
  • Start  10am – 12pm
  • Lunch 12pm – 1pm
  • Class resumes 1pm – 4pm
  • Please note that you will need to bring a laptop (with wi-fi) as the course is ‘hands-on’
  • Attendees get their own WordPress site to learn on during the day and for 1 year after the course
  • All attendees get electronic copies of the training materials used throughout the day
  • No experience required. As long as you can use a computer you will be able to build a great looking website with WordPress.

How to setup WordPress
  • Introduction to WordPress
  • How to set up a WordPress website in 15 mins
  • Introduction to dashboard

How to publish posts, pages, images and video
  • Create and Formatting your posts and pages
  • Adding links
  • Inserting and embedding media – images, video, audio
  • Creating and arranging your menus

How to make your site look great with WordPress Themes
  • Themes and how can you use them
  • Theme frameworks (e.g Woothemes, Elegant Themes)
How to add functionality to your site with WordPress Plugins
  • Overview of plugins
  • How to install plugins
  • 5 top WordPress plugins and what they do
  • How to use plugins and widgets to improve your website’s functionality

Search Engine Optimisation
  • How to make sure your website is optimised for Search Engines
  • Use ‘pretty url’s’ that will improve ‘click through’ rates
  • Tagging and categorising your posts – how to do it and why it’s important
  • Best practices when linking

How to take advantage of the social web
  • Sharing your content on other social networks
  • Adding a newsletter
  • How to integrate your content with Twitter and Facebook

WordPress Facts

  • WordPress currently runs more than 66 million websites. Some of those sites include CNN, TechCrunch, Forbes, and many other popular sites that you probably use or see every single day!
  • Nearly 20,000 people make money using WordPress every day.
  • 20% of the websites in the entire world run thanks to WordPress. WordPress is the biggest site of its kind on the planet.
  • More than 19,000 WordPress plugins are available – 19,000!
  • WordPress is a completely free to use application built using an open source content management system.
  • WordPress beats Joomla and Drupal when it comes to usage.