WordPress Training Courses – Introduction & Intermediate

WordPress training course in the South West - UK

James Middleton Training – WordPress training courses in the UK (South West)

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Usual format

Day course (Single day – introduction/intermediate):

  • Start/End: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Breaks: 1 x 15 mins, 1 x 1 hour
  • Total learning time: 5 hours 45 minutes

Evening course (2 evenings – introduction/intermediate):

  • Start/End: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Breaks: none
  • Total learning time: 5 hours

Current Locations

We do have other locations for WordPress training courses. Get in touch to find out if there is training in your area.

Dawlish (near Exeter, Devon): The Manor house, Old Town St, Dawlish EX7 9AW

Bristol: Mercure Hotel, Redcliff Hill, Bristol, BS1 6SQ

Available Course Dates

SpacesCourseDate(s)Venue
016th July 2018, 18th July 2018WordPress Introduction (Evening)Manor House, Dawlish
51st October 2018, 4th October 2018WordPress Introduction (Evening)Manor House, Dawlish

Course Prices

The following prices are per person, but a discount of £50 is given to each additional individual.  Places must be booked at the same time. Example: 1 person £150, 2 people £250, 3 people £350, etc.

TypePrice (total)
Introduction (Day course)£150
Introduction (Evening course)£150
Intermediate (Day course)£150
Intermediate (Evening course)£150

Prerequisites

You will need:

  • Prior knowledge: Basic computing skills
  • Internet skills: Basic browsing and some social media interaction
  • Equipment:
    • Your own laptop computer (PC/Mac/Linux)
    • The ability to connect to WiFi – WiFi signal is provided
    • Pen and paper
  • Internet browser: Chrome or Firefox (these are optional, but preferred)

A demo WordPress website will be set up for you and will remain available for up to 10 days after the completion of the course. You will also receive access to notes from the course electronically.

Which course is for me?

Our UK-based WordPress training courses are delivered on two levels:

  • Introduction WordPress: Learn to build, or manage a WordPress website. No previous knowledge necessary. This course will take you through the basics of WordPress setup, as well as general page, post and comment management. This course is perfect for anyone, who wants to build or maintain an existing WordPress website. Course outline »
  • Intermediate WordPress: For people with some prior knowledge of using WordPress. During this course, you will learn how to install plugins and customise themes. You will also discover how to run an online store. This training course is ideal for individuals who want to step deeper into WordPress settings,  customisation or run an online eCommerce website. Course outline »

All aspects of learning are centred around the latest SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) practises. This will enable to the learner to gain greater visibility within search engine listings.


Introduction WordPress: Course outline

This course focuses on basic setup, authoring and general website management. By the end of this course, individuals will be able to setup and manage their own WordPress website:

  • Install: Basic WordPress installation via a hosting company
  • Login: Accessing wp-admin
  • Users: Creating and managing user accounts
  • Appearance: Installing themes
  • Mobile: Mobile testing and accessibility
  • URLs: Permalinks and file names for SEO
  • Posts/Pages: Authoring pages and posts
  • Uploading Images: Adding and managing images and galleries
  • Creating Links: Creating linked content within pages and posts
  • Videos: Embedding YouTube videos
  • Organising: Generating menus and managing categories and tags
  • Add-ons: Adding essential plugins
  • Update: Keeping a WordPress website up-to-date
  • Secure: Website security


Intermediate WordPress: Course outline

This course focuses on manual setup of WordPress, maintaining an online store, SEO and social media campaigns as well as advanced website management and security. During this course, you will learn and become proficient in the following:

  • Install: Control Panel WordPress installation
  • Tweak: Installing and customising themes and layouts
  • Setup: Best global settings
  • Layout: Using page templates
  • Social: Connecting to social media
  • Widgetise: Understanding and placing widgets
  • Email: Setting up a contact form
  • Find us: Adding a Google map
  • Ecommerce: Creating and managing an online store (Woo-Commerce)
  • Conversation: Managing comments
  • Faster: Improving speed and performance
  • Back-up: Backing up a WordPress website
  • Secure: Website security
  • Beyond WordPress: Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools

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Testimonials

Really enjoyed the day I’ve

Really enjoyed the day I’ve learnt the basis of building a website with a bit more confidence.

A really useful day

Thank you for today’s course about WordPress. I can now go home and set up my own website using this website. I particularly like the top tips section!

Richard Toomer
Richard Toomer Music

I would certainly recommend James

I would certainly recommend James for anyone involved in WordPress. I have built websites using html and css, but he has a deep understanding of how WordPress works and can customise it .

Bespoke WordPress Training, Dawlish, nr. Exeter, Devon

Dave Hutton