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WordPress : Website Design

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One Day Course

Classroom Based


WordPress is one of the most popular blogging programs available. It is also a powerful website design application and is used by many people to create websites.

This course is an intermediate course for those who wish to use WordPress to create their site, or to customise templates and themes to create an individual look and feel.

You will need to have an understanding of what PHP is and does, although you do not need to have worked with it previously.

If you are new to WordPress and wish to use it to blog, please see our 'Using WordPress for Blogging' course.

You will need to have a basic knowledge of WordPress and a working knowledge of HTML and CSS to attend this course.

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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.

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From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Review of WordPress

    Setting up WordPress
    • Install MAMP (Web Server) for Mac and WAMP for PC
    • Overview of PHPMyAdmin, why you need it, how it differs to static pages
    • Create a MySQL database
    • Install WordPress

    Overview of the Interface
    • Overview of the interface and the dashboard
    • Adding users
    • Assigning different user roles
    • Setting up reading options - the homepage and how posts work
    • Creating, adding, updating and assigning menus
    • Creating SEO friendly URLs

    Introducing the Template File Structure
    • Overview and explanation about how WordPress pages are structured
    • How a theme is structured
    • Breaking up the HTML
    • Building the sidebar
    • Creating a custom home page
    • Introducing custom fields
  • Working with Themes
    • Installing a theme
    • Adding a theme to your website
    • Where is the theme located
    • The difference between a theme and a template and what you need to edit
    • Compulsory changes to the CSS in order to make themes work
    • Activating & deactivating themes

    Working with 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

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"Very knowledgeable staff on subject context"

"The trainer was excellent, really knowledgeable about the subject and very patient when I was struggling to understand some of the concepts. I have left confident that I could use Wordpress as I need to. An Excellent course."

"really good course, trainer really knowledgeable, and could answer all questions. The exercises were really relevant - great course. thanks "