Course Overview

This introduction to WordPress will get you running with the internet’s number one open-source web-design, content management and blogging platform.

You will learn everything you need to know to install and create your very own WordPress web–site. You will create posts, upload images and setting up forms, work with themes and learn how to customise your own sites design as well as implementing forms and the essential security features you need.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those new to managing a WordPress web-site. If you need to learn how to create and edit an existing site or want to learn how to create a new WordPress site from scratch then this course is for you. We cover some of the technical aspects of how to install your very own web-server but the main focus is on using Wordpress as a site management tool.

Customisation

Having recently trained a number of clients I have found that creating a custom WordPress class based often works better than a one-size fits all approach. Working like this has meant that I can train small teams on the ins and outs of how to manage, update and develop their sites.

Sharing a private video after each class has meant that clients have an easy to refer to how-to for their own individual installation of WordPress which can vary greatly.

“I was appreciative for the customizing that you were able to do for us in this training session. Using one’s own website and material to learn from was unique and made it so much easier to understand. I enjoyed the hands on approach.”

 

Course Outline

Day 1 – Getting Started
  • What is WordPress?
  • WordPress.com or Wordpress.org
  • Installing a Server
  • Installing WordPress
  • Setting Up Your First WordPress Site
  • Creating a Blog Post
  • Creating Pages
  • Setting Up Your Navigation & Menus
  • Working with Themes
    • Basic Themes
    • DIVI & Other Advanced Themes
  • Working with Images
    • Which Image Editor to Use?
    • Resizing Image for upload
    • Useful Image Effects
Day 2 – Plugins, Customisation & Security
  • Plugins for WordPress
  • Creating Forms
  • Customising Themes
  • Introduction to HTML & CSS
  • Upgrading a Theme
  • Security & WordPress – Installing & Monitoring Security
  • Social Media & WordPress – Linking Twitter, Facebook & other social media
  • Creating a Bilingual site (optional)

If you have any questions about this or any of my other courses then please don’t hesitate to get in touch – design@benhalsall.com .