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Introduction to Wordpress

£449.00 + VAT

About Introduction to Wordpress

This course is intended to give anyone interested in creating their own blog or website a hands-on guide in doing so using the immensely popular and extremely flexible Wordpress platform. By the end of the course you will have all the knowledge you need to set up a working website or blog using Wordpress.

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Please contact our Training Coordinator by emailing: trainingenquiries@western.co.uk

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  • Introduction to Wordpress

    Course Overview
    This course is intended to give anyone interested in creating their own blog or website a hands-on guide in doing so using the immensely popular and extremely flexible Wordpress platform. By the end of the course you will have all the knowledge you need to set up a working website or blog using Wordpress. 

    Course Requirements
    Delegates should have a basic understanding and knowledge of computer use and the internet. This course requires no previous knowledge of building websites or Wordpress.

    Who is this course for?
    Anyone who wants to get an effective and flexible website or blog, using the Wordpress platform.

    How Do I Book?
    To book a training course, please call our Training Coordinator on 0117 922 5661 or alternatively send an email to trainingenquiries@western.co.uk 

  • Course Duration: 1 Day

    Course Schedule
    What is Wordpress - A discussion on what you can do with Wordpress, why you should use Wordpress and what you can/cannot do with Wordpress.
    How to “Get” Wordpress - The two different ways to get Wordpress and the advantages/ disadvantages of both options.
    Registering - Getting a pre-configured, ready to go Wordpress site.
    Installing - Installing your own Wordpress site on your own server.
    The Wordpress Dashboard - We go through each element on the initial Wordpress screen to give you a proper explanation of what is happening.
    What is a post? - A look at the idea of blogging and the anatomy of a Wordpress post.
    What is a page? - A look at static pages in Wordpress and what they can be used for.
    Creating your first post - A look at the integrated Wordpress editor and post options.
    How your post appears - We look at how your post will appear to visitors.
    Managing posts - A look at the tools available for managing and editing existing posts.
    Writing and editing pages - We look at the differences in the manipulation of posts and pages.
    Using Media - How to insert images and videos into your posts and pages.
    Organising posts - We look at putting posts into categories and using tags.
    What are tags? - How tags work, with a look at SEO and tagging guidelines.
    Comments - How to manage user interaction.
    Press This Tool - What this tool does and where to use it.
    General Settings - Running though which each general option means and does.
    Writing Settings - Running though which each writing option means and does.
    Reading Settings - Running though which each reading option means and does.
    Discussion Settings - Running though which each discussion option means and does.
    Media Settings - Running though which each media option means and does.
    Permalink Settings - What permalinks are and running through what each permalink option means and does.
    Wordpress Themes - Customising your pages look and feel.
    Looking for Themes - What to look for in a theme.
    Customising your theme - Personalising your theme further.
    Widgets - Adding, removing and changing components of your site.
    Creating custom menus - Customise your menus.
    Header - Customising the title of your page.
    Background - Adding a custom background.
    What are plugins? - Adding extra functionality to your site.
    Activating and managing plugins - Keeping plugins in order.
    Installing new plugins - How to add more plugins.
    Looking for plugins - What to look for in a plugin.
    Some popular plugins and how to use them - We go through some of the more commonly used plugins and how to use them.
    Collaboration - We discuss the multi-user aspect of Wordpress.
    Creating your profile - Making yourself multi-user friendly.
    Adding new users - The procedure for adding new users through the admin panel.
    User roles - What each user role can do.
    Managing users - Keeping your team in check.