WordPress Course

Make money online or share your passion with the rest of the world. This easy-to-follow and hands-on course teaches you how to get started and grow your online presence. One-to-one or delivered to your team at your premises? It includes these topics:

  • Publishing content
  • Inserting media
  • Integrating with social media
  • Making money with your website

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Course Duration

One day (duration can be customised to suit your group)

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Course Objectives

After completing this course you will: have a fully designed WordPress website and blog; understand the difference between a website and blog; be able to add, edit and delete pages and posts, post videos and media content; be able to customise your site with themes, navigation menus, widgets and plugins; be able to use the Dashboard and Jetpack addin to manage all aspects of your site;  understand the fundamentals of integrating your website or blog as part of your social media strategy (i.e. facebook, twitter, youtube).

Who is this Course for

Start-up, individuals, small businesses, non profit organisations and anyone who wants to get their business online, develop a personal presence online, share their passion or start selling their products and services with a simple yet powerful e-commerce /shopping cart solution.

Course Prerequisites

A basic knowledge of the internet, basic computing and keyboard skills. On registering for the course, participants will receive a short course preparation worksheet.

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Course Outline

Click on the headings below for more information on course topics:

Introduction

 

  • What is WordPress? What is blogging? What is a website?
  • Self-hosting vs. hosted WordPress: the right choice for your business
  • Installation and Set Up
  • Admin Panel, Settings and Basic Configuration
Publishing Content

 

  • Posts and Pages
  • Categories and Tags
  • Users, Links
  • Comments and Comment Moderation
Inserting Media

 

  • Pictures
  • Videos, YouTube
  • Embedding content
  • Working with Galleries
  • Creating Portfolios
Customising Your Website

 

  • Menus and navigation
  • Themes
  • Widgets
  • Plugins
Integrating with Social Media & Search

 

  • Define your Strategy and be found on Google
  • Promoting your website with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
  • SEO best practices, Sitemaps, RSS feed
Making Money with your Website

 

  • Shopping Cart and Payment Buttons
  • Listing your services and products
  • Payment options

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