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  • Duration: Days 1
  • Price per delegate: £325.00 +VAT

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Course Description:

WordPress is one of the most powerful and most popular way to build a website or a blog.  This 1 day course introduces you to Wordpress, it teaches you all the basics of building, running and marketing websites using WordPress.

Target Student:

Delegates looking for skills to build their own website or blog using Wordpress


No prior experience of web design or WordPress is required, but basic computer skills are needed.

Performance Based Objectives

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

Set up and Install Wordpress
Install a theme
Install a Plugin
Import and export documents to the Database
Configure the sidebar
Create and edit Pages and Posts
Manage authors and users
Create and use templates
Add social media links to your website
Back-up a wordpress site and install security plugins
SEO on your website

Course Content:

Introduction to WordPress

à      What is WordPress?
à      Advantages of WordPress
à      Examples of WordPress Sites
à      WordPress Site Demo

Setup and installation options for WordPress

à      Server requirements for running a WordPress site
à      Installing WordPress locally:WAMP/MAMP
à      Using Dreamweaver with WordPress
à      Configuring the config file for local setup

Installing a theme

à      Downloading and installing Themes using WordPress theme previewer
à      Themes overview

Installing plugins

à      Installing plugins
à      Configuring plugins

Import and export

à      Backing up WordPress database
à      Exporting database
à      Importing database


à      Configuring the sidebar

Posts & Pages

à      Difference between pages and posts
à      What are Tags and Categories?
à      Using WYSIWIG plugins for editing pages and posts

Creating Pages

à      Specifying page order
à      Customising the homepage
à      Displaying thumbnails on your homepage
à      Using WordPress shortcodes
à      Using shortcodes

Managing authors and users

à      Managing authors and users with the User Manager
à      Setting permissions
à      WordPress MU overview

Media Library and managing media

à      Managing media files with the Media Library
à      Creating an Image Gallery

Getting to know your WordPress Theme

à      Modifying your theme css
à      Editing themes with the built-in Theme Editor
à      Editing themes with Dreamweaver
à      Using firebug to find and target your theme™s components
à      Creating and integrating a favicon
à      Integrating your own logo and branding

Integrating Social media tools and plugins

à      Adding social bookmarking buttons to your theme
à      Integrating Twitter on your theme using the Twitter Tools plugin

Page templates

à      Customizing WordPress admin login page
à      Displaying content on specific pages
à      Creating an archive page and Creating a custom 404 error page
à      Using a static page as a homepage
à      Creating a Featured Posts block on your homepage

Plugins and Widgets

à      Installing widgets
à      Modifying widgets
à      Popular plugins


à      Using page templates in your theme
à      Creating custom templates
à      Useful Wordpress PHP functions

Securing your WordPress Site

à      Creating manual backups of your WordPress site
à      Restoring a MySQL backup
à      Creating backups of your WordPress files
à      Popular Security Plugins

SEO Tips and Tricks

à      Optimizing your permalinks for SEO
à      Optimize your title tag for SEO
à      Create Meta descriptions for your posts
à      Avoid duplicate content with a robots.txt file
à      Adding a sitemap to your blog
à      Using Google Webmaster Tools and analytics
à      All in One SEO Pack plugin