WordPress is the most popular open source Content Management System (CMS) used in 73 million websites. It is free to install, deploy, and upgrade. Thousands of plugins and templates power a flexible and simple interface, which reduces cost and deployment time.

Our WordPress training course has been designed to give you a complete overview so you can work effectively fast. We take you from the basics to a practical level, developing your skills and getting you to use them straight away. If you can create a word document you can use WordPress.

WordPress Training Course Outline

How to set up WordPress

  • Introduction to WordPress
  • How to set up a WordPress website

How to publish post, pages, images, videos

  •  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

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
  • 10 top WordPress plugins and what they do
  • How to use plugins and widgets to improve your website’s functionality

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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

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:

  • Step by step video tutorials of the course
  • Electronic copies of all training materials