WordPress is a platform for creating, editing and maintaining websites that are based on existing themed templates, which use mobile-ready designs. You can choose from thousands of templates available on the internet which vary in price and with some even being free.
In this one-day WordPress introduction course, we look at prelaunch considerations such as finding a host, the structure of your site, and its functionality. There is a detailed overview of the WordPress interface, setting up and keeping your installation up-to-date, and an exploration of security and search engine optimisation.
The course offers an overview of the methods to build and customise a WordPress site. Topics explored include: Pages vs. Posts, formatting text, adding images, sound and video, customising the look and feel of your site, and adding functionality through plugins and widgets.
Please note that as a public course and the limitations of being only 1-day, the focus is on using one specific ‘entry level’ theme that best demonstrates the ability and potential of WordPress, and time does not permit you to work on your own website or theme, though you will be able to apply many of the concepts to your own site. Should you wish to work specifically on your own website, it is recommended you book a private training session. Similarly, if you have an existing WordPress site that uses a complex theme, and you have limited HTML & CSS knowledge, private training will be a better option.
While no previous coding experience is required to attend this course, an understanding of basic HTML & CSS is helpful – see our 1 day HTML course. This course is suitable for people who wish to start a new site or have been given the responsibility of running an existing site to the extent of what is in the course outline below. Please contact us if you are uncertain of the complexity of your existing site.