This course is designed for those who are new to WordPress, and will train you on how to get a WordPress website up and running within hours. We’ll cover everything you need to know from how to create and publish content to social media. You’ll even learn how to get your site ranked in popular search engines, and also how to protect your site so you can stay safe online
As our courses are fully interactive you will need to bring a laptop (with wi-fi access) to the training course. If you don’t have a laptop we can provide a laptop.
1. Introduction to WordPress
- Installing WordPress
- Tour of the admin panel
- Basic configuration and setup
2. Publishing posts & pages
- Publishing a page
- Publishing a post
- Adding a video
- Adding images to the media library
- Adding images to pages & posts
3. Managing posts & pages
- What are permalinks?
- Introduction to categories
- Introduction to tags
4. Managing comments
- What are comments?
- Comment settings
- Enable comments on posts
- Disable comments on individual pages & posts
- Monitor and prevent spam comments
- Why use menus?
- Creating a menu
- Adding a menu
6. WordPress Themes
- What are Themes?
- Where to get free themes
- Using the ThinkUpThemes framework
- Installing and changing themes
- When to avoid free themes
7. WordPress Plugins
- Power your site with plugins
- Where to get free themes
- Installing and activating themes
- Add a contact form
- Add a Google map
- What are widgets?
- Adding widgets
9. Search Engine Optimization
- Basics of search engine optimization
- Using titles, descriptions and keywords
- Using permalinks for the best results
- Using Yoast SEO plugin
10. Social Media
- Why use social media?
- How to share content
- Introduction to ThinkUpThemes blog sharing
- Auto sharing to Twitter and Facebook
- Build a newsletter list using Mailchimp
- Why protect your site?
- How to protect your site
- Using WordFence plugin
- Backing up WordPress
After the course you’ll have all the skills you need to build your own WordPress website! You’ll learn how to create content and get it online in a few simple steps. You’ll also be able to change your websites designs easily by using WordPress Themes and adding awesome features with the WordPress plugin. Plus you can online safely and securely, as we’ll show you some of the best techniques and free tools available for protecting your website.
WordPress is the leadign online blogging and website platform which is alreday powering more than 70 million websites! We’ll show you exactly what you need to know to make sure you’re website is one of these 70 million. Plus after the course you can contact us free of charge to discuss any of the points from the training session. We’ll be happy to help!
Here’s a quick summary of the new skills you’ll gain by attending our course.
Build a Website
Learn how to create a website which looks great at a low cost.
Create engaging content and get it online quickly and easily.
Create a Mail Form
Make it easier for your visitors to get in touch by adding easy to use forms.
Get Found Online
Optimize your website so you have the best chance of getting found online.
Using Social Media
Share your content in seconds and add Twitter and Facebook counters easily.
Protect Your Website
Use free security software that will keep you safe from hackers.