Online WordPress Training Course Overview

Our 2-day comprehensive WordPress training course will equip computer literate individuals with no web design or coding experience with knowledge and skills to design a complete professional WordPress website on their harddrives from scratch.

WordPress is free and open source software (FOSS).

Target Audience

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This course is aimed at:

  • Those who want to save on designing a website or making changes to a website
  • Those who have developed websites using Frontpage or Dreamweaver
  • Those who want to move their static or Joomla or Wix or Weebly website to WordPress
  • Those who want to know what WordPress is all about
  • Those who want to be in control of their website
  • Those who want a mobile-friendly/responsive website

Course Prerequisites

The only prerequisite is that you must be computer literate. We assume that you start the course with no web design or WordPress experience. Programming/coding knowledge is not required.

Online Training Requirements

You are required to have a laptop, Mac or PC

You require at least a LTE/4G connection and 1GB of bandwidth for a 3-hour session.

The use of a headset is recommended to block out unwanted noise and distractions.

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Course Duration and Time

Duration: 2 days

Times: 9:00 – 13:00

Brief WordPress Training Course Outline

Below is a brief course outline.

  • Module 1: Open Source Software
  • Module 2: About WampServer
  • Module 3: Creating a WordPress Website
  • Module 4: Dashboard Login
  • Module 5: The WordPress Interface
  • Module 6: Changing WordPress Settings
  • Module 7: About Plugins
  • Module 8: The Page Screen
  • Module 9: Creating Web Pages
  • Module 10: Creating Posts
  • Module 11: Creating a Menu
  • Module 12: Inserting Hyperlinks
  • Module 13: About Shortcodes
  • Module 14: Adding a Photo Gallery
  • Module 15: Creating a Contact Form
  • Module 16: About Widgets and Sidebars
  • Module 17: WordPress Themes
  • Module 18: Inserting an Image Slider
  • Module 19: Adding Social Media Buttons
  • Module 20: Styling the Home Page
  • Module 21: Optimising Images
  • Module 22: Adding Page Elements
  • Module 23: Adding Font Awesome Icons
  • Module 24: Inserting A Google Map
  • Module 25: WordPress Web Security
  • Module 26: Backing Up the Website

What You Will Get

In addition to the 2 days of training, your course fee includes the following:

  1. A detailed graphical step-by-step manual.
  2. Two months of free online support on what has been covered on the course.
  3. A digital Certificate of Attendance.
  4. The plugins, theme, and WordPress to start designing your website.
  5. 20 Professional themes.
  6. A guide on how to duplicate your live WordPress website on your harddrive
  7. Infographic on 50 features every website must have.
  8. We will register a or domain in your name for which we will pay for the first year. The cost is R100.00 per year thereafter. This you can pass on to a colleague or friend if you have already a registered domain. However, the offer must be taken up within 2 months of the course end date.
  9. We will host a or domain for 3 months at no cost to you on our Bronze package which has 1GB webspace. Thereafter it will be R25.00 per month. This you can pass on to a colleague or friend if you have already a registered domain. However, the offer must be taken up within 2 months of the course end date.
  10. Create 5 e-mail addresses. The participant will be responsible to set up the e-mail addresses on their laptops or computers.
  11. Sign up your website with Google Analytics and Google Search Console. You will get a weekly report on visitors to your, webspace, popular web pages, the time they spend on your website, the number of web pages they read.
  12. For those with WordPress websites, we will provide a report on your website within one month of your attendance focussing on the following:
    • The speed of your website
    • Checking if there are any broken links
    • Checking the DNS settings (SPF, DMARC, DKIM, rDNS) which can have an impact on e-mail deliverability. Your e-mails might bounce or marked as spam if the settings are not correct.
    • Checking if your IP or domain might be blacklisted.

Course Venues & Dates

At the moment we are in uncertain times. As much as we have a schedule, we are not sure if the lockdown will be extended. The below are tentative dates

Course Dates 25% OFF if you register & pay before or on this date
28 & 29 July 2020 10 July 2020

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