Presentation Style: Tutor-led Classroom Training Course
Duration: 1 Day
Course Time: 09:30 - 16:30hrs
Course location: Northampton
Cost: Public Courses: please enquire
Closed Courses: please enquire

What will you learn on this WordPress Training Course?

WordPress is the world’s best and most popular website builder and this hands-on course takes you through from the basics, including installation and set-up, to cover all the most useful features and tools WordPress offers.  Whether you already have a website and want to manage it properly or are starting completely from scratch, this WordPress course would suit you.

WordPress Topics Covered

  • Introduction, install, set-up and update WordPress automatically
  • Admin Panel, Settings and Basic Configuration
  • Creating pages and posts…and understanding the difference
  • Sourcing, editing and uploading images, add videos from YouTube
  • Users, categories and links
  • Comments and avoiding spam
  • Add structure and navigation menus
  • Organising your posts and articles into a blog
  • Add and customise the top navigation menus
  • Research, choose, upload, install and update the best plugins and themes
  • Customise themes with colours and navigation menus
  • Insert a logo which automatically links to the homepage
  • Add sidebar widgets for search, social media, static and dynamic content
  • Ensuring a responsive, mobile friendly design
  • Themes vs frameworks
  • Why and how to use the industry-standard Genesis framework
  • Add contact forms to receive visitors’ enquiries
  • Add an interactive Google Map so visitors can find you
  • Create a product/sales page and buy now button, take easy online payments with PayPal
  • Using Search Engine Optimisation plugins to rank well
  • Security, stability and backing up
  • How to get visitors/traffic and track it with Google Analytics
  • Facebook, Twitter and social networking
  • RSS Feeds – stream external news and content on your site
  • Legal Requirements, EU Cookie Policy and Data Protection
  • Adding sitemap, privacy policy and terms & conditions easily
  • Make your site easy to navigate, accessible and print friendly
  • Auto Translate – have your site translated into any language for free

Who should take this WordPress course?

This is an intensive course and assumes a reasonable working knowledge of using computers and the internet, even if you have little or no prior knowledge of WordPress. If you are comfortable with using email, copy/paste, saving files/folders and navigating the internet, you should be fine!

Additional Information

  • Buffet lunch included and free parking (only for courses held at Paradise Training Centre, Northampton)
  • Joining instructions will be sent prior to attending the course