ADDITIONAL DATE: Intermediate WordPress
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ADDITIONAL DATE: Intermediate WordPress

ADDITIONAL DATE: Intermediate WordPress

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Intermediate WordPress - with Mike Little (WP co-founder)

Due to exceptional demand, we have announced an extra Intermediate WordPress coursePlease note, places are limited and are likely to go soon.

Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th November, 10:00am - 4:30pm


Take your WordPress site to the next level!

Over the course of two days you’ll dig deep into theme customisation and learn how to make your site work perfectly on mobile devices. You’ll begin to unleash the full potential of the platform: from search engine optimisation (SEO) to security, caching to e-commerce.




Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at those who’ve already got to grips with WordPress. You don’t need any programming experience, but a little CSS knowledge is useful. If you want to work on an existing WordPress site you are more than welcome, but we will provide a pre-installed site for up to a month for all attendees.




Course syllabus


Day one


  1. Introduction To WordPress: What is WordPress? A little history

  2. Recap of the WordPress basics: Posts, pages and all that jazz

  3. Settings in depth: More ways to configure your site

  4. Advanced posts and pages: Featured images, the kitchen sink, paging and more

  5. Exercise: Getting to grips with the WordPress Editor

  6. The Image Editor: Make your own thumbnails

  7. Themes, Widgets and Menus in depth: Learning the building blocks

  8. CSS introduction: An overview and some useful tools

  9. Pulling it all together: Improving the look of your site

  10. Exercise: Customising your theme with CSS


Day two


  1. Security: Hosting, plugins and good habits

  2. Caching: Make your site fly!

  3. Exercise: Security and caching plugins

  4. SEO – an overview: The strange art of Search Engine Optimisation

  5. Anti-spam techniques: Akismet and beyond

  6. Jetpack in depth: Juicy goodness form WordPress.com

  7. Exercise: Getting to know Jetpack

  8. E-commerce – an overview: An intro to selling your stuff

  9. More useful tools and plugins

  10. Question and Answer session with Mike


Please note: This course does not teach WordPress development (PHP coding).

 



Equipment you’ll need


  • Laptop computer with Windows, Linux or OS X installed

  • Web browser: the latest version of Firefox or Google Chrome

  • Sample images that you will be able to upload to your website as the course progresses.

  • An external mouse if you prefer using one.

If you don’t have access to a computer please let us know in advance of the course so we can arrange one for you.




Cost


The cost is £300 (inclusive of VAT).

This covers:

  • Two days tuition

  • Lunch and refreshments on both days

  • An electronic copy of the teaching materials

  • One month’s free hosting courtesy of MadLab to test and refine your site (you’re welcome to work on your own site if you prefer)


We have a limited number of bursary places available on this course for a reduced rate of £220. These are open to people who are underemployed, unemployed or full-time students. Please contact us (details below) for more information.




About the course tutor


Mike is the co-founder of WordPress. He’s also the founder and CEO of WordPress consultancy zed1.com, has a portfolio including prominent government sites, is a published author, technical editor and member of the Usability Professionals Association… but let’s face it, we had you at ‘co-founder of WordPress’.

 



Booking your place

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:

  •  Here on Eventbrite

  •  Invoice or PayPal - by phoning 0161 839 6324 or emailing office@madlab.org.uk

  •  Payment by cheque - made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to MadLab 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN

  • We also accept card payments in person

 

Please find MadLab's Cancellation Policy here.

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