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WordPress Essentials Introduction 1 Day - Manchester

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Get up and running as you join us to explore the web's leading blogging and site creation tool. Learn how to install and configure a simple setup that will get your content online in no time. This is the ideal way to get started on your own web projects.

Learn how quick and easy it is to get started with WordPress. We will show you the basics of this extremely popular Content Management System (CMS) and guide you on how to install and set up your own functioning site. We will also cover writing and tagging posts, approving comments, attracting visitors, and more. This course is a great way to learn about creating and editing content for the web.

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Price: £249.00 ex VAT
Version: WordPress
Level: Essentials
Duration: 1 Day (10am - 5pm)
Location: Central Manchester
Computer: Windows & Mac
Next Dates: 26 Jul
Full list of next Dates here

WordPress Essentials Introduction 1 Day Overview

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This 1-day Essentials course will teach you everything you need to get started with the world's most popular free tool for creating and managing websites and blogs. Starting from scratch, we will show you how to install and configure WordPress. You will quickly learn the basics and be able to build a simple but professional website.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Install and configure WordPress
  • Understand the difference between posts and pages
  • Publish a blog post
  • Manage links, tags, and media
  • Approve or delete blog comments
  • Customise your site display by using WordPress themes
  • Attract visitors by using methods to enhance SEO
  • Track visits by using Google Analytics

Our goal is for you to learn the basics of setting up and managing a WordPress-powered site or blog.


Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites

This course is designed for those who are new to web design and development and who want to get started with WordPress.

You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media. An understanding of HTML and CSS would be useful but is not essential. Ideally, you will have taken our HTML & CSS Combo Essentials Introduction 2 Day course.

 

WordPress Essentials 1 Day

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

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  • 31 Aug
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  • 13 Dec
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WordPress Essentials 1 Day Course Outline

The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

Getting Started - Installation and Upgrades
  • WordPress in five minutes
  • Upgrading WordPress
  • New features of WordPress
  • Best Practices for upgrading WordPress
  • Importing and exporting data
Configuring your WordPress site
  • General settings
  • Discussion settings
  • Permalink settings
  • Privacy settings
  • Reading settings
  • Writing settings
  • Miscellaneous settings
Uploading and maintaining the right content
  • New features in WordPress
  • Creating content: Posts vs. Pages
  • How to write a Page in WordPress
  • WordPress categories explained
  • Using the WordPress Content Management System (CMS)
  • Managing Pages
  • Managing Links
  • Managing WordPress Tags
  • Managing your WordPress Media Library
  • Updating your WordPress Profile
Blogging with WordPress
  • Writing a blog Post
  • Managing Posts
  • Managing comments
  • Fighting SPAM with Akismet
Make sure your customers find your site
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Making your content search-engine friendly
  • Using analytics to deliver accountability and insight
  • Adding Facebook and Twitter buttons
Get more from your site by customising WordPress
  • Installing and activating WordPress Themes
  • Using WordPress plugins
  • Working with WordPress Widgets
  • Reviewing CMS and eCommerce plugins
WordPress Administration
  • Best Practices for upgrading WordPress
  • Managing WordPress users
  • Permission levels and log-ins
  • WordPress User Roles explained
  • Managing files
  • The WordPress Dashboard

WordPress Essentials 1 Day

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 26 Jul
  • 31 Aug
  • 18 Oct
  • 13 Dec
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What's Included

The following are provided for your best experience on this course:

  • All computers for your use with choice of Windows or Mac systems
  • Small class size (limited to a maximum of 4-8 attendees on all sessions)
  • Quality reference manual for post course reference to take away with you
  • 6 months post course support to assist you where needed
  • Official Authorised Certificate for your successful completion of the course
  • Lunch To give you the most flexible options for lunch we provide lunch vouchers which can be redeemed locally at a number of popular eateries including Pret A Manger, EAT, Starbucks, Tesco, Sainsburys, Boots and Greggs
  • Refreshments to keep you on top form are available for you throughout the course with a full range of teas, coffees and biscuits
  • Pads and pens

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

WordPress Training Course Notepad and Book

Further details on benefits included with this WordPress course:

Our trainers are WordPress specialists with years of experience teaching WordPress. Get the web skills you need with our WordPress professionals.

Included with our WordPress courses is the WordPress Visual Quickstart book for free to use as a post course reference resource. This is a full 300+ page manual to supplement the content covered during the course.

Included with your course booking for all delegates on this course is 6 months free support so if you run into problems or need assistance relating to anything covered during your course we would be happy to assist you during this time.

After your class with XChange Training you will receive our official Certificate as a record of your successful completion of the course.

Delegates attending scheduled or bespoke courses at our training centres will receive lunch and plentiful refreshments including tea, coffee and hot chocolate for each day of the course.

WordPress Essentials 1 Day

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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  • 26 Jul
  • 31 Aug
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  • 13 Dec
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Training Location

This course is provided at the XChange Training Manchester training centre based at:

Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester
M1 2AP


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Piccadilly House is located in the heart of Manchester directly next to the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange with excellent bus and tram connections and is easily accessed from Piccadilly train Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close by (around 10 mins).

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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WordPress Essentials 1 Day

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WordPress Essentials 1 Day

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 26 Jul
  • 31 Aug
  • 18 Oct
  • 13 Dec
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WordPress Essentials 1 Day

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 26 Jul
  • 31 Aug
  • 18 Oct
  • 13 Dec
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Testimonials

I have moved from a complete novice to setting up my own WordPress blog following the 2 day Masterclass - amazing!

Jill Pilling, Bishop Bridgeman School, WordPress - 2 Day Introduction

This is the second course provided by XChange that I've taken and both were excellent. Our trainer was an expert in Wordpress and I've learned a great deal from this course. Thank you very much!

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The course was packed with information and insider tips I would never have known about without attending. I'm brimming with information!

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Gillian Bardsley, Ferranti Technologies, WordPress - 1 Day Advanced

The trainer tailored the training course to my needs which was great. I feel that I have learnt a lot and will be able to apply this knowledge to editing the company website.

Katie Spike, Getech, WordPress - 1 Day Introduction

Excellent course. I have a better understanding of WordPress and feel confident to make greater use of it by improving the website my company currently has. I only booked a one day course but will certainly consider booking the second day at a later stage.

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Excellent course, I picked up a lot of information and tips which will be really useful.

Stephen Baldwin, NRL, WordPress - 2 Day Introduction

Very pleased with the course - fast paced, we covered a lot, but our instructor was very happy to stop and go over things if anyone hadn't understood.

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WordPress Essentials 1 Day

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 26 Jul
  • 31 Aug
  • 18 Oct
  • 13 Dec
Send Course Details Book this training course

I have moved from a complete novice to setting up my own WordPress blog following the 2 day Masterclass - amazing!

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