WordPress Websites – Building and Maintenance

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WordPress Websites – Building and Maintenance


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Ditch the web designer! This 5-week BYO laptop WordPress course will give you all the knowledge required to create and manage your own WordPress website. This course is designed for beginners who want a personal or small business web site, and for owners of existing WordPress sites who want to take control of their site going forward. Please see the full description of the class below. If you have any questions, please call Geoff on 0414 417 213.

Next course:

Monday the 6th August

To enrol, please select your preferred start date and then select ADD TO CART.

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WordPress Course Sunshine Coast – WordPress Websites: Building and Maintenance

This 5 week WordPress course BYO laptop course will give you all the knowledge required to create and manage your own WordPress website.

WordPress is the most popular free CMS (Content Management System) in the world with over 70,000,000 + websites (yes, that’s right, 70 MILLION plus), and it is a great platform for your website or blog. With an easy to use interface, solid security, enormous extensibility and a massive online community supporting and developing it, it represents a very smart choice of platform, both for personal and small business websites.

This course is suitable  for beginners with reasonable computer skills. If you are a novice on the computer, please contact me for advice.

Among the many things we will look at are:

  • hosted vs self hosted
  • domain names
  • hosting
  • installation
  • offline development
  • code and structure
  • themes – free and paid
  • back end interface
  • options and settings
  • shortcodes and how to use them
  • pages and posts
  • plugins
  • widgets
  • media
  • images and graphics
  • menus
  • creating your pages
  • using html and css
  • blogging
  • updating WordPress
  • updating themes and plugins
  • backup
  • security
  • SEO
  • WordPress apps for iPads and tablets
Requirements: Please read carefully. To get the most out of this course, you will need:

  • a Wi_Fi enabled laptop (please ensure it is fully charged every week to facilitate comfort for all participants)
  • a domain name and hosting account for your website. (To ensure we don’t waste time, it is important that each participant gets this back-end stuff organised before the class. If needed, I am available to help you organise both domain names and hosting prior to the class by appointment for a small fee of $30)
  • if you have an existing WordPress website, you just need the login details
  • if you really don’t want to have a live website at the moment, but just want to learn for later, contact me and we can arrange a test site.

If you are a total beginner with websites, and don’t understand the last few sentences, don’t worry. Start by reading my blog post on my photography and web design site, Photografica, called, How do I get a website? This will give you a basic understanding of the components needed for a website.

NB. Making a website is an ongoing process; you are never ‘finished’. But at the conclusion of this course, you should be well on your way.

Venues: This course is held in Maroochydore.

Next course:
6th August @ Studio Level Eleven, Maroochydore @ 6pm – 9pm.

For any more information, please contact Geoff on 0414 417 213 or fill out the form below.

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1 review for WordPress Websites – Building and Maintenance

  1. Nichola Laycock (verified owner)

    Really a very good course and a highly enjoyable 5 weeks.
    Geoff was excellent and covered nearly everything in the huge list I started out with before the course.
    Although learning all the ins and outs of WordPress would take a lifetime, I feel that after a short 5 weeks I have a huge breadth of knowledge and would feel comfortable creating a website for myself from scratch.
    Geoff was very supportive throughout his sessions and has also offered a great rate for ongoing advice and training.
    I would recommend this WordPress course to anyone who has basic computer skills and is interesting in either creating a new site or maintaining a current one.

    Nichola Laycock – Events & Marketing Coordinator, Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving Club

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