How to use WordPress to create a website - WordPress Training Course Sydney

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$599 Limited GST free / $479.20 / $539.10
How to use WordPress to create a website - WordPress Training Course Sydney

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Course description

How to use WordPress to build beautiful websites, quickly and effectively in this Sydney CBD course.

Course description

In this hands-on 2 day course you will learn how to build a fully-functioning, device-responsive website using the self-hosted version WordPress. Starting with an introduction to WordPress and its capabilities as a website & blogging platform, this step-by-step hands on course will provide you with the skills to build a WordPress website from scratch, without coding. This is a beginner level course with no prior knowledge needed, however students should be confident internet users with basic computer skills.

This course will take you through the entire process and provide you with the skills to build a site, along with a thorough understanding of how to customise, edit, update, publish and manage a WordPress website in a small business setting. You’ll learn to avoid common mistakes made by many DIYers, saving you time, money and sanity. You will learn how to plan, build and configure your website/blog and publish it to the internet. This course covers a broad overview of the software and how it integrates with common peripheral services.

It includes a brief overview with additional learning resources covering the importance of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), WordPress website maintenance, how to integrate Google Analytics, social media, contact forms, maps and the essential foundations to building and managing a fully-functioning small business website, along with the critical measures to take to ensure your website is backed up, up to date and secured against hackers.

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

Who should attend this course?

This course is ideal 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.

  • Develop an on-line presence for 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;

Agenda

Day 1

  • An overview of the two WordPress platforms
  • Install and configure a self-hosted WordPress website;
  • Become familiar with the WordPress dashboard and standard toolset – learn what WordPress functionality is available with a fresh installation;
  • Install a free, responsive WordPress theme – learn how to choose the right theme (design template) for your website and explanation of the different kinds of themes and theme frameworks available;
  • Install a set of free, safe and stable (well supported) plugins – how to know the good from the bad;
  • Basics and importance of website planning – review of supplied preparation guide and an outline of what you need before you start building a website from scratch;
  • Setup, structure and manage your menus;
  • Customise your site – using the customiser, widgets and plugins;
  • Get started with Gutenberg – A run through of how to work with Gutenburg, the new WordPress editor for pages and posts;
  • Create content for a website – how to create pages and posts, and the differences between them along with adding text, images, links, audio and video;
  • Blog setup – Create a fully-functioning blog index including working with categories;

Day 2

  • Create a contact form and map;
  • Learn about page builders and their role and interaction with themes (Option to incorporate this within our demo site)
  • Overview of how to integrate your site with social media;
  • Demonstration on how to integrate your site with Google Analytics, and why it is important to do so
  • Overview and explanation of popular WordPress SEO plugin;
  • Setup a holding/maintenance page – so you can build your site without anyone seeing it;
  • Manage your website – learn the importance of updates, security, speed, backups and performance testing;
  • What else can you do? - an introduction to available advanced plugins, including e-Commerce and email marketing;
  • Q&A, and have a play;

What’s next?

You’ll be provided with a list of additional resources for learning how to continue building your website and incorporate advanced features and functionality.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this self-hosted WordPress training course, students will have built a 5-page WordPress website based on our demonstration site: including a homepage, blog, contact page with form, map, menu structure and social media links. They will have a good understanding of how to build a small business WordPress website from scratch, 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. They will also know the importance of maintaining updates, backups and managing a WordPress website on an ongoing basis.

Students will:

  • Understand the options available using WordPress.com and WordPress.org for their professional or personal needs;
  • How to choose a theme and the difference between free, premium and theme frameworks, with the opportunity to experiment with a page builder;
  • 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.

Other information

  • This is not a personalised website course – we work step-by-step to build a demonstration site that covers the course objectives, you will leave with the knowledge and confidence to apply the skills you’ve learned to build and edit a WordPress site.
  • You will have plenty of time to ask questions through out
  • Please bring a notepad, pen and USB key to save any work and notes to download including links to additional resources for continued learning;
  • This course is held in our computer room using 27" iMAC computers;
  • A temporary WordPress server and URL is used to facilitate this course, you do not need hosting or your own computer.
  • Free themes and plugins will be demonstrated, with information provided about premium themes, plugins and builders.

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  • Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.*

You are welcome to enrol directly online, or call 02 8752 7555 for more information

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • Jackie said: This is a great course to get a general overview of WordPress for total beginners. Cath the tutor is fantastic and is extremely knowledgeable on WordPress.

  • Ed said: Cath was fantastic! Her hands on approach and clear and concise instructions were brilliant. Probably going to hire her to help us out.

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

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