WordPress Course: How to Create a Website

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Wordpress training course for beginners. Learn to use WordPress to build beautiful websites, quickly and effectively with our web design courses in Sydney.

In this hands-on 2 day course, you will learn how to build a fully-functioning, device-responsive website using the self-hosted version of WordPress. This course will provide you with the skills to edit, update, publish and manage a WordPress website in a small business setting, without coding. You will learn how to plan, build and configure your website/blog and publish it to the internet as well as how to avoid the common mistakes made by many website DIYers; saving you time, money and sanity.

You will be given a brief overview of how WordPress integrates additional periphery services and the importance of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) in promoting your page. You will learn WordPress website maintenance, how to integrate Google Analytics, social media, contact forms & maps along with the critical measures to take to ensure your website is backed up, up to date and secured against hackers. All of which build the necessary foundations to designing and managing a fully-functioning small business website.

This course provides a fun and engaging face-face learning experience designed to teach you how to build a WordPress website from scratch, the right way.

Ideal for

This course is perfect for small business owners, lean-startups, consultants, authors, creatives, freelancers, website content managers, bloggers, not for profit employees and others seeking to build, manage, edit and grow a professional small business website without the use of HTML. This is a beginner level course with no prior knowledge necessary, however, students should be confident internet users with basic computer skills. 

This course is suitable for anyone seeking to:

  • Develop an online presence for a business or professional networking needs;
  • Write and publish a blog to share knowledge, market expertise or refine writing skills;
  • Develop content management skills to build or improve career prospects;
  • Manage, edit and update an existing WordPress website with confidence;

Learning outcomes

By the end of this self-hosted WordPress training course, you will have built a 5-page WordPress website: including a homepage, blog, contact page with form, map, menu structure and social media links. You will have an understanding of how to build a small business WordPress website and have the confidence to work with the WordPress Gutenberg editor to add, edit and publish pages and posts, along with how to choose themes, plugins. You will also know the importance of maintaining updates, backups and managing a WordPress website on an ongoing basis.

You will:

  • Understand the options available using WordPress.com and WordPress.org for their professional or personal needs;
  • How to choose and customise free and premium themes;
  • How to choose and install plugins;
  • Have set up a self-hosted five-page website including pages, posts and contact form making use of the new Gutenberg editor;
  • Understand the toolset used to customise a WordPress website;
  • Know how to make updates to a WordPress website using the Gutenburg editor;
  • Be able to create blog posts and new pages;
  • Understand the importance of security, plugins and hosting options;
  • Have the confidence and additional learning resources to start building a modern, professional, small business website and how to edit, update and manage an existing one;

Course content

Day 1

The basics

  • What is and why choose WordPress
  • An overview of the two WordPress platforms
  • WordPress concepts and terminology
  • Installing and configuring WordPress

Intro to the Wordpress dashboard

  • Logging into WordPress
  • Updating basic site settings
  • Managing users - add, remove, roles
  • Adding and managing pages, posts and, media
  • Working with the Gutenberg editor
  • Inserting images, galleries and inline links
  • Building and managing a menu system
  • Manage the blog - location, categories, tags, and comments
  • Customise widget areas – footer

Understanding plugins

  • The difference between plugin and widgets
  • Finding and choosing plugins (free vs premium)
  • Installing and working with plugins
  • Recommended plugins

Experimenting with plugins

  • Coming soon page
  • Image sliders and lightbox popups
  • Contact forms
  • Google fonts
  • Social media sharing

Day 2

  • What is a theme
  • Finding and choosing themes (free vs premium)
  • Installing a theme
  • Before you buy tips
  • Working with themes - theme customiser
  • Free time to create/build your own theme
  • Google Analytics integration
  • WordPress security and maintenance tips
  • Debugging WordPress tips
  • Search engine optimisation tips
  • Further site customisation using CSS

Other information

  • This course requires that students purchase a domain through a hosting website. Crazy Domains are currently offering 3 months of hosting for AU$36. Please ensure that you have purchased WordPress hosting before attending class.
  • This course is held in our computer room in both a Windows & Macintosh environment, students may choose which computer upon arrival but we do not reserve computers on someone's behalf.

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WordPress Course: How to Create a Website

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$599 Limited GST free / $479.20 / $539.10
WordPress Course: How to Create a Website

<p>Wordpress training course for beginners. Learn to use WordPress to build beautiful websites, quickly and effectively with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/business/

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$599 Limited GST free / $479.20 / $539.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: This course was great, exactly what I needed to get my website finished. There were too many people in the class so Phil had a lot of people competing for attention and people were at very different stages. It was good for me because I had written my content beforehand but maybe it needs to be clearer that people should come more prepared to get the most out of it.

  • said: I thought this was a great course and very educating! This course is great for people that are starting up their own business/website. Think it would be very beneficial to add in small tips on how to make your website accessible for people with disability such as accessible links, colour contrasting etc. Thanks again for a great course!

  • said: Cath was great. The course was a really comprehensive intro to Wordpress. Thank you.

  • said: I found that the course was very enjoyable and insightful. It will help me to start my business.

  • said: Instructor was knowledgeable and friendly. I enjoyed the free time to play around with the website on the second day and the individual time we got with the instructor.

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