Wordpress Workshop

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WordPress Website Design and Marketing Workshop

This Course Will Give You Everything you need to setup a WordPress website from scratch and configure it to your needs.

What will I learn?

  • Install and set up WordPress
  • Customise the look and feel of your own website
  • Create pages and posts
  • Create content, links & images
  • Setup contact forms and social media add-ons

What will I need?

  1. A WiFi Enabled laptop or Tablet
  2. Basic computer skills
  3. Your interest and passion to build your website from scratch, using WordPress

Day & Evening Session

  • Session 1: 10 - 13 Sept. 2018 9:00AM - 11:30AM
    Monday - Thursday
  • Session 2: 11/13 Sept. 2018 2:00PM - 7:30PM
    Tuesday/Thursday
At: National ICT Center
3 CAP Southwell Industrial Park
Basseterre, St Kitts

USD $120

FREE Domain Name Registration (yourbusines-dot-com)
FREE Website Hosting
FREE Email Addresses (you@yourbusiness-dot-com)
Provided by: iM D&H

 

Build, Design and Market a Complete Website
Using WordPress in four days

This course is aimed at non-technical individuals. This course will not suit those who are looking to develop WordPress plug-ins or create advanced custom themes.

Course Description


Four Day Wordpress Workshop

Aimed at those who want to get their business, service, group or organization online with a low cost professional content management solution. The workshop starts by getting everyone access to a newly created WordPress installation. This will be your blank canvas to work on. We will look at the extensive WordPress interface and how it can be used to very easily customise your own website.

We will cover all the ways which this can be done using the built-in tools. Everything from news articles, product and service information, images, galleries, videos, blog posts and PDFs will be covered. We will also look at techniques for effectively managing all the content you may want to create for your website.

Course Outline


Getting Started

  • Registering your domain
  • Choosing the right hosting
  • Configuring your hosting
  • Setting up email and FTP
  • Installing WordPress
  • The WordPress dashboard

WordPress Introduction

  • Tour of the WordPress interface
  • Using the WordPress toolbar
  • Testing your site
  • Editing your profile
  • Configuring the site settings
  • Basic introduction to themes
  • Choosing themes; free and paid
  • Installing themes
  • Changing colours
  • Managing Widgets

Starting to Create Content

  • Posts versus Pages
  • Creating new posts
  • Advanced text formatting
  • Managing links and images
  • Adding a photo gallery
  • Adding external content
  • Organising content
  • Publishing content

Creating Page Content

  • Building basic pages
  • Organising pages
  • Applying page templates
  • Creating a showcase home page
  • Adding, editing and deleting pages.
  • Managing menus

Managing Media

  • Organising images, video & audio
  • Adding PDFs and other documents
  • The difference between posts and pages
  • Adding, editing and deleting posts.
  • Categorising posts
  • Blogging with WordPress

Menus and Widgets

  • Adding widgets
  • Creating custom widgets
  • Building custom menus
  • Writing text and using the editor
  • Creating links
  • Inserting images and files
  • Managing the Media Library

WordPress and Plug-ins

  • Installing plug-ins
  • Top plug-ins for WordPress
  • Troubleshooting plug-ins
  • Google Analytics

 

Working with Themes

  • Installing new themes from WordPress
  • Installing themes from the Web
  • Configuring themes
  • Using theme features
  • Troubleshooting themes

Building your own Website

  • Installing your theme
  • Building the site structure
  • Adding your logos & images
  • Configuring SEO plug-ins
  • Creating contact forms
  • Avoiding spam
  • Adding social media
  • Promoting your website
  • Adding support for mobile devices

Managing your site

  • User accounts
  • Managing WordPress users
  • Permission levels and logins
  • Backing up your site
  • Restoring from a crash
  • Updating WordPress

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the typical questions about WordPress.

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) written in PHP and backed by MySQL database. It was first released in 2003, as a fork of b2/cafelog; and as of August 2, 2018 , it has released the latest WordPress 4.9.8 Maintenance Release “Try Gutenberg” callout WordPress features a plug-in architecture and a template system, allowing users to beautify their blogs and websites with themes, and extend the functionality with plugins.
Nope, 99% of our customers are using WordPress to build proper websites, with an integrated blog. But if you don’t won’t to have a blog you don’t have to.
Nope as long as you understand the key concepts, with a bit of training you can build a website without having to learn any code
Yes WordPress is very secure, it’s used by millions of websites every day so any problems are quickly found and dealt with.
Nope a WordPress website can be built to match any design.

 

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