Training Courses

WordPress : Creating a Blog

  18 reviews

One Day Course

Classroom Based


WordPress is the most popular software used by bloggers worldwide to write, tell their story or promote themselves or their brand.

WordPress allows you to design the look and feel of your blog easily and quickly using a variety of templates, or customise your blog to your specific requirements.

This course shows you how to write, manage and edit your content, add video, audio and images, and solicit reader's feedback with comments and polls.

By the end of the course you will be confident using WordPress to write and promote your blog for business, marketing or just for fun.You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Private Courses

One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Why do people blog and why do you want to blog?
    • What is WordPress and who uses it?

    Introduction to WordPress
    • Using the Dashboard
    • Configuring WordPress,
    • Creating privacy, discussion and permalink settings
    • The importance of the name you choose
    • Selecting a template
    • Entering your public profile

    Introduction to Blogging
    • Different formats you can use
    • Posting your first blog entry
    • Adding images, video or sound
    • Deciding on a strategy
    • How to choose your keywords
    • Incorporating keywords

    Designing your site
    • Writing and managing both pages and posts
    • Creating and managing links
    • Working with link lists
    • Creating categories
    • Managing users
  • Customising your site
    • Customising your theme
    • Changing the background
    • Changing the main image
    • Adding menus
    • What are widgets?
    • Adding useful widgets?
    • Designing your blog for iPad users

    Communicating with your readers
    • Who are you writing for and why are they reading?
    • Sending invites
    • Inviting feedback
    • Creating polls
    • Inviting comments and responding to them
    • Using site statistics to understand your readers

    Publicising your blog
    • How WordPress works with search engines
    • Including key words
    • Tagging posts
    • Adding the option to subscribe to your blog
    • Building your readership using links

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel more than 7 days before your course and there's no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed20568
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.6%

  Recent Feedback

"The pace of the course was good. The trainer really made the course content relevant to what we needed for our organisation. "

"advising me on my career choices! extremely helpful on helping me on my own specific questions"

"Trainer was very good, and really knew her stuff. Accommodation was very good, and the IT worked perfectly. As always the food was excellent."

"Quality learning"

"Everything-we got right into it and doing examples of posts/blogs etc was really helpful, proper hands on. Really useful-this is my second course and I may come again. "

"A very relaxed and friendly environment "

"Really enjoyed the style of teaching. The instructor allowed us to play around with the WordPress site on our own. This helped greatly with my understanding "