WordPress Training Course Overview

The WordPress training course is a practical hands-on course with participants developing a fully fledged website. The course also demystifies the WordPress terminology and will show you how the different pieces of WordPress fits together. At the end of the course, participants will receive all the tools they need to develop their websites. Participants will leave the course with the skills and knowledge to build or maintain their WordPress websites.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at:

  • Those who want to develop websites quickly
  • Those who have WordPress websites and needs to maintain it and wants to go in more depth about WordPress
  • Those who have developed websites using Frontpage or Dreamweaver
  • Those who want to move their static website to WordPress
  • Those who want to know what WordPress is all about

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.

You are required to bring a laptop/Mac or iMac to the course. If you do not have access to one, we can hire one to you.

Course Duration and Time

Duration: 2 days

Times: 9:00 – 15:00

Brief Course Outline

Below is a brief course outline.

  • Module 1: Open Source Software
  • Module 2: Website Design Planning Process
  • Module 3: WordPress Overview
  • Module 4: Installing WampServer
  • Module 5: Configuring WordPress
  • Module 6: The WordPress Interface
  • Module 7: Changing WordPress Settings
  • Module 8: About Plugins
  • Module 9: The Add New Page Screen
  • Module 10: Organising Media into Categories
  • Module 11: Creating Web Pages
  • Module 12: Creating a Menu
  • Module 13: Inserting Hyperlinks
  • Module 14: About Shortcodes
  • Module 15: Adding a Photo Gallery
  • Module 16: Creating a Contact Form
  • Module 17: Creating an Online Form
  • Module 18: Themes and Appearance
  • Module 19: About Widgets and Sidebars
  • Module 20: Inserting an Image Slider
  • Module 21: Adding Social Media Buttons
  • Module 22: Styling the Home Page
  • Module 23: Inserting A Google Map
  • Module 24: WordPress Web Security
  • Module 25: Redirecting Pages
  • Module 26: Backing Up the Website

The course booklet contains a detailed course outline.

Course Venues & Dates

Alberton 15 & 16 February 2018
Cape Town 5 & 6 February 2018
Centurion 27 & 28 February 2018
Durban North 6 & 7 December 2017
Ferndale 13 & 14 February 2018
Midrand TBA


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