This training course gives you everything you need to set up a fully functioning WordPress website for your own business, hobby or community group. It contains all the content that is covered during our one day face-to-face training session in a series of videos, supported by text content and the slides and screen shots from the face-to-face training. Check out the Curriculum tab to see everything that is covered in the course.
About this course
- This course is a fully online version of our popular face-to-face training course (check out our training reviews here)
- It includes over 30 bite-sized videos that take you through the complete process of building your site, from installing WordPress through to making sure your site is found on Google – check out the list of topics covered
- You’ll also get a downloadable copy of all the course materials that you can print out if you wish, and all the videos are fully transcribed with screenshots, so you can work through the content in any medium you wish
- All you need is a computer (Mac, PC or Chromebook) that is WiFi enabled and an up to date browser (ideally Chrome) – everything is done remotely so there’s no software to install on your machine
- We have a private Facebook group for our training attendees which you can use to ask questions and get help if you need it
- If you already have a web domain and hosting then you can use that for this course, or we can set up a practice domain for you to use if you prefer
Who should buy this course?
- No previous WordPress or web design experience is required – if you can use a computer then you can build a website using WordPress
- This course is ideal if you want to set up a new website for your own business, community group, hobby or other venture
- You may also find it useful if you’ve already got a WordPress website and want to learn more about how it works or reduce your reliance on the site designer (read more about why this is a good idea)
- You may be using Facebook as an alternative to a website (read why this is a bad idea) and want a more permanent and secure web presence for your business
- Perhaps you have a website in Wix, Squarespace, Weebly or some other similar service and want to see why WordPress is a better alternative
Introduction to WordPress
In this section we'll explain how this course works and take you through the process of installing WordPress and finding your way around its interface.
Adding content to your site
Here we'll learn about the different ways that WordPress categorises your content and take you through the process of setting up the first pages of your website.
Making your site look nice
We'll discuss how you can change the look and feel of your site using themes, then we'll install a new theme and explore some of the styling options it offers.
Structuring your site
It's important for your site to have a clear structure, so in this section we'll explore how to add a menu to your site as well as other ways you can help people to find the content they're interested in.
Adding functionality to your site
We'll explain how you can add functionality to your site using widgets and plugins and look in more depth at some of the styling options available in the Astra theme.
Adding more functionality
Each video in this section explores how to add a different kind of functionality to your site, focusing on some of the most common things that people want to be able to do.
Privacy and security
It's vital that you ensure your site is secure, so in this section we'll give you some advice on security and privacy within the context of WordPress.
Getting found on Google
A brief overview of some of the things to consider if you want to ensure that your site gets found on Google.
What next? Here are some resources you might find useful if you want to develop your site further.