WORDPRESS Introduction

DURATION

2 Days

LOCATION

Exeter – Devon, Bristol, Gloucester or onsite at your premise.

Do you need a new website and think that you could build it yourself, given the right guidance? Our WordPress website training course teaches you all the basics of building and your own website using WordPress, the world’s leading website Content Management System.

OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVES

This 2-day course is designed to teach you everything you need to get started with the world’s most popular free tool for creating and managing websites and blogs. It will provide delegates with knowledge of the fundamentals of using WordPress and all the key skills necessary to manage a web site. Starting from scratch delegates will learn how to install and configure WordPress, add and manage plugins, compose new posts and pages whilst understanding some of the best principles of good Search Engine Optimisation.

AUDIENCE – WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This WordPress for Beginners training course is designed for those who are new to web design and development and who want to get started with WordPress. It is ideal for someone who wants to set up their first website, whether you have heard of WordPress or not. If you have heard about blogging and want to start your own blog, this course will get you started.

You may have already attempted to set up WordPress but got lost in the technical stuff. This course will set you back on the right track.

COURSE PREREQUISITES

No prior knowledge of Web Design or WordPress is required, however a basic understanding of PCs and familiarity with the layout of a PC style keyboard, mouse and Windows is required, gained either by previous experience or by attendance on a “PC Fundamentals” course.

SUBJECT AREAS (PLEASE NOTE, SUBJECT AREAS COVERED WILL DEPEND ON DELEGATES ABILITY AND TIME AVAILABLE)

WordPress basics

  • Introduction to WordPress
  • Installation & setup
  • Familiarisation with wp-admin

Post/Page creation

  • Altering text – best practises
  • Adding images – best practises
  • Alignment
  • Managing posts/pages

Categories & tags

  • Creating & managing

Plugins

  • Adding plugins
  • Understanding widgets
  • Create a menu
  • Useful plugins to try

Look & feel

  • Downloading templates

Communication

  • Managing comments
  • Incorporating social media

Users

  • Managing user accounts

Fine tuning

  • Understanding Permalinks
  • Export & import database
  • Adding:
  • Galleries
  • Contact forms
  • Google maps
  • Google Analytics
  • PayPal
  • Adsense
  • RSS feeds
  • Mobile friendly formats

Performance

  • Caching pages
  • Image optimization

SEO

  • Post copy structure
  • Social Metrics
  • Using Yoast SEO
  • Content is king!

Beyond WordPress

  • Google+
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Become an authority

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Courseware and manual, certificate of achievement, refreshments and lunch are all included in this course.

TESTIMONIALS

“Very good. Good presenter, very knowledgeable with real world experience so could monetise the content. Also has good insight into the customer experience.”

HR & Marketing Manager

“Delivered well and enjoyable.  James made things clear and explained in a way that was easy to absorb.  I am looking forward to putting this into practice.”

Camellia Interiors

“Very good for someone who is not that technical.  I now have a better understanding of WordPress and a starting point for coding.”

Anfre Holdings Limited

“Very interesting and opened my eyes on how a website is put together, with useful information on code and customised themes.”

Shaftesbury School

“Very interesting and helpful. A small course allowed us to have a wide range of discussions while also covering the syllabus. Lots of good ideas on design and further reading/investigation.”

Golden Valley Veterinary Hospital

TO BOOK

For more information or to book onto our WordPress Introduction training course please contact us on 01392 824 022.

If there is a WordPress course that is not listed on our site, that you are interested in attending then please let us know and we can arrange one to one training onsite with our Trainer.

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