Our WordPress Course covers the essentials of building a website with WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system. In our WordPress course, you’ll learn:
Day 1: How to Plan a Website including:
- Website Essentials
- Profiling your Target Audience
- Mapping User Journeys
- Creating a Site Map
- Sketching Wireframes
Day 2: Setting up a WordPress Website
- Introduction to WordPress.com
- Setting up an Account Information Sheet
- Logging in
- Exploring the Dashboard
- Installing a Theme
- Pages vs Posts
- Menu Creation
- Setting a Static Homepage
- Theme Options
- Structuring the Homepage
- User Permissions
Day 3: Plugins and Widgets
- Styling and Structuring Pages & Posts
- Shortcodes, Sidebars, Footers, Widgets
- Plugins (Gravity Forms, JetPack, Time.ly, Yoast SEO and MailChimp)
Day 4: Setting up an Online Shop
- WooCommerce Plugin
- Adding Products
- Managing Orders
- Payment Gateways
- Shop Layout
Day 5: Go Live!
- SSL Certificates
- General Maintenance
UPCOMING COURSE DATES
Our next WordPress Course is likely to run in Oxford in October/November 2017 with a taster session in September. Regardless of whether you are located in Oxford, please Register Interest to be informed when we will run a course. If we have enough interest, we’ll consider running the course in our other locations.
COST OF COURSE
Unlike the Digital Marketing Course, the WordPress course does not require an interview. Unfortunately at this time, there are no scholarships available for this course. The cost of the course can be paid in one payment or in monthly payments over 12 months. The deposit for the course is £150 (we do not currently charge VAT) and the upfront cost of the course is £600. If you choose to pay for the course over 12 monthly installments, an surcharge of 10% will be applied. The monthly cost after paying your deposit (not including VAT as we don’t yet charge it) is £55/month.
If you cannot afford the course, you may be able to get a small business who needs a website to pay your course fee in exchange for building them a website. If you cannot find a small business on your own, please contact us and we may be able to help.
If you are running your own business, the cost of the course is cheaper than any agency will give you and you will have complete control to manage and edit your site at the end of the course. It is an investment well made!