This 2-day Masterclass course will help you to appreciate the power and flexibility of WordPress, the world’s most popular free tool for the creation and maintenance of websites and blogs. WordPress is built by hundreds of community volunteers, with a wide range of plug-ins and themes available to enhance any site. Because of the software’s huge potential, our course will appeal to anyone looking to learn about setting up and maintaining a website or blog.
The course will take you right from installing and setting up WordPress to customising WordPress with plug-ins and using themes to further enhance the visuals of your site.
We will show you the end-to-end process for installing and configuring WordPress, taking you from a blank canvas to a functioning, professional website, and blog. You will learn best-practice techniques and will pick up essential tips on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and the use of Google Analytics. We will also cover the visual themes and how WordPress can be extended with a wealth of free plug-ins.
- WordPress Configuration & Installation
- Understanding of Themes and Plugins
- Publish Pages & Posts
- Understanding of Links, Tags, Categories and Media
- Website Customisation with Advanced Themes
- Create Custom Navigation Menus.
- Manage users and Assign user Roles
- SEO Approach for Adding Title, Meta Tags, Internal links and Images Alt Tags
- Installation of Google Analytic & Google Search Console
Who is this course for?
This course is intended for anyone new to web design and development and who wants to develop skills to use WordPress to build great-looking and accessible websites and blogs.
You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer’s operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media. An understanding of HTML and CSS would be useful but is not essential.
What are the main benefits of using WordPress?
A well-established and browser-based program, WordPress is one of the most popular and widely-used CMS platforms on the market. Its interface is intuitive and easy to use, new pages can be created, blogs uploaded and published and video and image content embedded in no time at all. It doesn’t require HTML editing software making it extremely accessible to those without a background in website design or development – although taking time to learn the full functionality of the application means you get the most out of it.