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- 1 day Instructor-led
Who is this course for?
This course is for website owners or anyone who wants to manage their own webpages through this user-friendly interface. No experience with computer graphics or coding is required.
On this course you will learn how to:
- create a simple blog and website using WordPress
- set up an account on wordpress.com
- create your own site
- use the many WordPress settings and options
- create pages and posts, draft, publish and upload images and formatting content with HTML and CSS.
- select and activate a theme, adjust available options, set menu items and ensure the site is optimised for search engine results.
Introduction and Set-up
Review of WordPress
Overview of WordPress Interface
Overview of interface and dashboard
Assigning different user roles
Setting up reading options - homepage and how posts work
Menus: Creating, adding, updating and assigning
Creating SEO friendly URLs
Template File Structure
WordPress page structure
WordPress Theme structured
Breaking up the HTML
Building the sidebar
Creating a custom home page
Introducing custom fields
Working with WordPress Themes
Installing a theme
Adding a theme to your website
Where is the theme located
Editing themes and templates
Compulsory changes to the CSS in order to make themes work
Activating & deactivating themes
Working with WordPress Templates
Targeting and identifying which templates update which sections
How templates pages fit into the WordPress structure
Compulsory template pages
Compulsory CSS files
Compulsory naming conventions when customising your own themes
Creating a new template page and the basics required on the page
Assigning a template to a page
Editing themes through the editor view in WordPress
Overview of how PHP is coded for WordPress
Overview of PHP functions required for WordPress
What is required to do advanced template work
Creating your own WordPress template page
What you get
Training is held in our modern, comfortable, air-conditioned suites
Modern-spec IT, fully networked with internet access
"What do I get on the day?"
Lunch is provided at a local restaurant or pub. Browse the sample menus:
Breaks and timing
Courses start at 9:30am.
Please aim to be with us for 9:15am.
Joining information (how to get to our venues)
Available throughout the day:
- Hot beverages
- Clean, filtered water