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

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$599 Limited GST free / $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. We include the basics 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 also includes a brief overview of the more complex features of the software and the infinite possibilities available to extend and scale your site, including an overview of premium tool-sets, e-commerce and advanced functionality commonly used in a business website setup. 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, 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 and the basics of setting up hosting for your website, along with SSL certificate requirements;
  • Install and configure a self-hosted WordPress website;
  • Become familiar with the WordPress dashboard – learn what WordPress functionality is available with a fresh installation;
  • Become familiar with the toolset;
  • Choose and 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;
  • Customise your site – using the customiser, widgets and plugins;
  • Review of preparation guide – how to structure and layout your site, along with all the components and connected accounts you need to integrate social media, an email database and google analytics;
  • Get started with Gutenberg – A run through of how to work with Gutenburg, the new WordPress editor for pages and posts;
  • Create the first 5 pages of your 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;
  • Setup, structure and manage your menus.

Day 2

  • Install a simple page builder – introduction to page builders as an alternative to a feature-packed theme;
  • Create a contact form and map;
  • Connect and integrate your site with social media;
  • Hook up Google analytics – a brief run through of linking to Google Analytics and Google search console;
  • Configure SEO software;
  • 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;
  • Instructions on how to move WordPress to your host & domain;
  • 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 including a blog, contact page with form, social media integration. They will have a thorough understanding of how to build a small business WordPress website from scratch, know how to use the WordPress Gutenberg editor, along with how to choose themes, plugins, edit, secure, update, backup and manage it 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 how to customise a WordPress website;
  • Know how to make updates to a WordPress website;
  • Be able to create blog posts and push them to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn;
  • Understand security, plugins and hosting options;
  • Have the confidence to create a modern, professional, small business website and edit, update and manage an existing one.

Other information

  • This is not a personalised website course – you will learn the skills to build a website in a

step-by-step format with the knowledge to continue to work on and customise your site as you
need;

  • You will be provided with a website preparation guide outlining the items you should have ready in order to get the most value out of your course;
  • Please bring a notepad, pen and USB key with items suggested in the preparation guide to be sent after enrolment;
  • You will receive 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. If you wish to build your website directly on your own host and domain name during the course, each must be purchased beforehand and suitable for use with WordPress*. Your tutor will not be able to assist with server stability or technical support. Important: domain and SSL certificate should already be in place before you arrive.
  • Your preparation guide will have a suggestion for appropriate host;
  • Free themes and plugins will be demonstrated, with information provided about premium themes, plugins and builders.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

  • 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