WordPress training course outline

  • Time 10am – 4pm
  • Please note that you will need to bring a laptop (PC or Mac) as the course is ‘hands-on’
  • Attendees get a WordPress training site to learn on during the day
  • All attendees get electronic copies of the training materials used throughout the day
  • The course is great if you want to learn how to build a new website, or learn how to update and improve your existing one
  • 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 set up WordPress

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

How to publish posts, pages, images and video

  • How to manage content in WordPress
  • An explanation of content management in WordPress
  • How to create professional looking pages and posts
  • How to add links
  • Inserting and embedding media – images, video, audio
  • How to create and arrange menus

Comment moderation

  • How to monitor and moderate comments
  • How to stop spam

How to make your site look great with WordPress themes

  • Themes and how can you use them
  • How to install themes
  • Recommended 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
  • How to add meta descriptions in your content to improve ranking
  • Best practices when linking

Security

  • How to make sure your WordPress website is secure
  • How to back up your WordPress website

How to take advantage of the social web

  • How to sharing your content on other social networks
  • Auto-posting to Twitter
  • Adding ‘Share’ buttons
  • How to add a newsletter
  • How to integrate your content with Twitter and Facebook
  • How to add an online community to your website

Following this course you will be able to:

  • Create a WordPress website
  • Manage, update and improve a WordPress website
  • Use WordPress to manage your website content
  • Integrate social media content into your WordPress website
  • Promote your website
  • Manage comments
  • Understand WordPress themes, plugins and widgets

Attendees receive:

  • Our beginners guide to WordPress with full instructions for future reference