Dreamweaver course in north London

WordPress Essentials

In recent years WordPress has become the defacto solution for designing a website or blog.
WordPress offers a powerful set of content management features and visually-rich design themes, enabling you to build and manage a site for an organization of any size.
This WordPress training course will provide you with the skills and best practice approach needed to successfully create and run your own website or blog.

Why have we created this WordPress course?

WordPress, albeit largely an intuitive software to use is also extremely powerful and has many sophisticated and advanced features that can add a lot of extra benefit to your website or blog.  In addition, there are thousands of add-on products (called “plugins”) that are freely available which can add additional features and functionality to your website
Our WordPress Essentials Training will not only teach you how to manage your own WordPress based website or blog, but will give you practical hands on experience, and ensure that you are maximising the benefits of WordPress for your specific needs.

And therefore, we strongly believe that the best and most effective way to learn WordPress is hands-on, face to face, in a small class environment, with an experienced trainer. Nothing compares to instructor-led live help and guidance!
Better still you can get all this at a fraction of the price other training providers charge.

  • People who want to make the switch from wordpress.com to wordpress.org
  • People who want to switch from standard website systems to the WordPress platform.
  • People ( i.e small business owners, coaches,trainers and speakers who want more control over their websites/ blogs or want to integrate a blog into their website).
  • People or businesses who want an online presence without paying high prices.
  • People who want to make websites for their clients.
  • People who want to start an online business.

It's required that students are comfortable using a mouse, opening/ saving files and with the general operation of computers.

Course outline

Introduction: Getting Started with WordPress

  • What is WordPress?
  • Advantages of using WordPress
  • Installing WordPress
  • Custom installation
  • One-click installation

The WordPress dashboard: setting it up

  • General Settings
  • Privacy settings
  • Reading settings
  • Discussion Settings
  • Permalink settings
  • Using WordPress for a website or a Blog
  • Finding and adding existing site templates to WordPress
  • Free vs premium WordPress themes

WordPress Plug-ins

  • What is a Plug-in?
  • How  to find WordPress Plug-ins
  • Downloading and installing Plug-ins
  • Activating Plug-ins
  • Editing Plug-in settings
  • Some useful Plug-ins (Security, Ecommerce, anti-spam)

Creating Content for WordPress

  • Creating Content: Posts vs. Pages
  • Writing and managing Posts
  • Writing and managing Pages
  • Creating and Managing Links
  • Using Categories
  • Using Tags
  • Managing User Comments

Managing Media in WordPress

  • Uploading Images
  • Image Formatting
  • Managing the Media Library
  • Adding Video to your website

SEO and WordPress

  • Introduction to SEO
  • Making your content search-engine friendly
  • Tools for SEO in WordPress

Social Media

  • Role of Social Media on websites
  • Adding Facebook and Twitter links the
    easy way

Class time is 10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled between 1-2 pm. We provide you with Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and other refreshments on the house. We also have a fridge and a microwave available for you to store/warm up any food you wish to bring along for your lunch.

We recommend the following courses that relate to this class: HTML/CSS, WordPress Advanced HTML5, PHP & MySQLand PHP & MySQL Advanced

Course Duration 1 Day
Dates and Prices This course is only available as individual 1:1 on a bespoke
Please call centre on 0208 443 2888 for a quote and to arrange dates
Course Times 10:00 till 16:00