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The two day training course will equip delegates with the practical skills & confidence to build, manage & create a WordPress website

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The two day WordPress virtual training course will equip delegates with the practical skills and confidence to build, manage and create a WordPress website.

You will learn the complete start-to-finish process for installing and configuring WordPress, taking you from a blank PC screen to a functioning, professional website and blog. You will learn how to install and use a portfolio of tried and tested powerful plugins, you will acquire best-practice techniques, learn essential tips on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Google Analytics.

You will learn how to build a WordPress website and finish the course with your WordPress website ready for business.

The skills learned will include:

  • Security – how to protect your website from hackers and brute force attacks.
  • Content creation – writing text copy illustrated with images video, audio.
  • Buying a domain name, setting up a website hosting facility and setting up a business email and email newsletter.
  • Setup and installation of a portfolio of tried and tested plugins for forms, image galleries, blogging, newsletters, member’s areas, interactive events calendars and embedding social media accounts.
  • Search Engine Optimisation, Google Analytics, site maps for search engines and website promotion.
  • Maintaining your website using the WordPress content management system.

Who should attend?

Any business, organisation or individual who wants to have a successful web presence and personal brand with the ability to maintain and grow their website in-house.

What will you need?

The course is limited to a maximum of 10 delegates. Delegates will use their own laptops with a good broadband connection. All delegates will need to have an active credit card in order to purchase a domain name, website hosting facilities and a corporate email account – estimated cost of £30. We will use CloudNext for hosting.

How to create a WordPress website – 2 Day course - £300

Course Overview - Day One – 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

  • Introductions – you, me, and what do you want from the training?
  • Buying a domain name, setting up shared website hosting and your email. (setting up a dedicated server is a separate course)
  • Configuring your server
  • Setting up a MySQL database to run WordPress
  • Installing the WordPress source code
  • Running WordPress for the first time and configuring the backend setting correctly
  • Overview of the backend Dashboard
  • Plug-ins – functionality to suit your business model such as shopping carts, forms and email newsletter – the best tried and tested plug-ins for the job
  • How to protect your website from spammers, hackers and brute force attack
  • Customising your website with a theme (how it looks)
  • Testing your website on different devices such as computers, mobile phones and tablets and operating systems.

Day Two – 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

  • The difference between Post and Pages
  • How to use WordPress Media
  • Appearance – Customise, widgets and menus.
  • Users – Subscribers, Contributors, Authors, Editors, and Administrators.
  • Content creation – writing text copy illustrated with images video, audio, and embedded social media.
  • SEO – Search Engine Optimisation, Google Analytics, sitemaps for search engines and website promotion.
  • Helpful tips and best practices in running your website.

Course Tutor

Mark Millmore has over 30 years of experience in design, technology, e-commerce, and the web and has built over 300 WordPress websites. Mark’s specialities include:

WordPress websites, website content design, social media integration into WordPress, web production, web analytics, on-site WordPress training, and WordPress training videos, PPC ad campaigns and creating mobile apps.

Mark is also a published author, artist, illustrator, historian and Egyptologist.


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