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Thu, 5 May 2016, 10:00 – Fri, 6 May 2016, 16:30 BST
Advanced WordPress with Mike Little (WP co-founder)
10:00am - 4:30pm
If WordPress is your business, either as a developer, power-user or marketing pro, this is the course for you.
Over two days Mike will teach you advanced techniques that will give you a competitive edge. You’ll learn insider tips and tricks for managing sites, both for yourself and your clients. From customising your admin screens to e-commerce via event management, building membership sites, utilising the power of child themes, and picking the perfect production and marketing tools. After completing the course, you’ll be at the cutting edge of WordPress best practice.
Who will benefit from this course?
This course is aimed at those who’ve already got to grips with the WordPress CMS. You’ll need to have some programming know-how, but in-depth expertise isn’t essential.
This advanced course is ideal for those who are already comfortable building WordPress sites but are looking to work in the field professionally – perhaps wanting to make a living building WordPress sites or creating more sophisticated WordPress sites. It will help those wanting to take control of your current WordPress site and fully understand its capabilities. Marketing and promotional companies looking to take their clients’ sites further will also benefit, as well as those who want to bring their website creation and maintenance in-house.
What you need to be familiar with.
You don’t need any programming experience, however a little CSS knowledge is useful. You will also need to know how to use a text editor and a FTP programme.
Overview of theme: Theme frameworks, child themes, and vertical themes
Advanced theming: Anatomy of a child theme
Exercise: Let’s create a child theme
Functions.php: Media sizes and some useful snippets of PHP code
Exercise: Beefing up Twenty Eleven
E-commerce in depth: Eshop and WooCommerce
Event Management: Events, calendars and tickets
Advanced content plugins: Types and views
Multiple users in depth: Adding workflow and responsibilities
Multi-site and BuddyPress: Building a community or social network
Third-party authentication: Logging-in with Facebook and Twitter
Building a membership site: Overview and some useful plugins
Production tools: Branding the admin screens
Marketing tools: Stats, mailing lists, and more
Enhancing the admin for your clients: Some useful tools and plugins
Free for all, Q&A, show & tell
Equipment you’ll need
Please bring a laptop computer with Windows, Linux or OS X installed.
You will need a modern web browser, a text editor, and an FTP client.
Text editor: We suggest -
FTP: We suggest FileZilla
You may also wish to consider bringing:
Sample images that you will be able to upload to your website as the course progresses.
An external mouse if you prefer using one.
MadLab provides extension cables, so don’t worry if you have a short power lead.
The course costs £400 (inclusive of VAT).
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
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’.
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At MadLab, we completely understand that stuff can crop up that’s beyond your control. So, if you cancel up to two weeks before one of our courses, we will give you a full refund (minus Eventbrite charges).
Under a fortnight: we will do our best to resell your ticket in order to give you a full refund. If we are unable to do so, we will only able to offer a refund of 50% of the ticket price.
For further details, please see our website.