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WordPress: Building Your Own Website

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Delegates should have a good level of PC and windows skills, but do not need prior experience with WordPress.

Course Objectives

This hands on full day workshop is aimed at non-technical web people, business owners, marketeers, entrepreneurs, directors and small business owners who are already running a WordPress web site or would like to build and/or run your own website using the world class WordPress platform.

  • You will learn all the key controls and become very familiar with the WordPress interface and tools.
  • You will understand how to organise, write and present your content in the most appropriate and powerful way.
  • You'll be able to customise the look of your site and add important features and functions to make your site truly professional.

You will need your WordPress log in (for existing site owners) if you wish to use your own website for training, and a good stable internet connection.

Course Details

Duration: 1 Day

Timings: 09:30 - 16:30

About WordPress

  • What is WordPress?
  • What can WordPress do?
  • WordPress supporting websites

Getting Started

  • The WordPress interface
  • The admin bar and previewing your site
  • Working with the dashboard
  • Customising the screens
  • Content controls
  • Site admin controls
  • Getting help and support

Adding and Editing Content

  • Planning your content
  • Pages vs Posts
  • Categories, sub categories and tags
  • Adding and structuring pages
  • Adding and structuring posts
  • Basic look and feel changes
  • Defining custom slug names

Basic Site Configuration

  • Adding users and user roles
  • Changing site structure and permalinks
  • Changing other site settings
  • Managing post and page comments

Working with Images

  • Uploading images to the media library
  • Inserting images into posts and pages
  • Controlling image position
  • Defining featured images
  • Advanced image settings
  • Adding a photo gallery
  • Adding videos

Adding More Functions and Features

  • What is a plug-in?
  • Installing plug-ins
  • Anti-spam tools
  • Adding a light box to your photo galleries
  • Adding a contact form
  • Adding Google Analytics to your site
  • Adding SEO tools

Customising the Look of your Site

  • What is a theme?
  • Changing visual theme settings
  • Adding a custom banner
  • Working with Widgets
  • Controlling and customising menu bars
  • Changing your theme
  • Using a premium theme

Questions and Answers


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