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WordPress Advanced Theme Customisation 1 Day - London
Take your WordPress knowledge to the next level as you join us to explore the advanced features of custom themes and plug-ins. Learn the tips and techniques that will help make your site or blog stand out.
Our advanced course will help you understand the underlying structure that controls WordPress sites, and will give you the know-how you need to use loops, plug-ins, and themes. We will show you how to enhance navigation, assign permissions to users, and attract people interested in your content. This is the perfect way to enhance your knowledge of managing a CMS-based site or blog.
WordPress Advanced Theme Customisation 1 Day Overview
This 1-day Advanced course takes your existing knowledge of WordPress and enhances it with expert skills for theme customisation and attractive web design. Together, we will discuss the techniques used to maintain a fully featured website or blog. We will take a deep look at how themes work, including the use of template tags and conditional tags, as well as the all-important WordPress Loop. You will also learn how to download, activate, and deactivate WordPress plug-ins. Plus, we will show you what to look out for when searching for a good plug-in.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Customise your site with advanced themes
- Inspect and manipulate the WordPress Loop
- Apply tags
- Create custom navigation menus
- Assign user roles and permissions
- Activate plug-ins that enable enhanced features
- Attract visitors with correct SEO approach for adding title, alt and image names
Our goal is for you to be able to enhance your existing WordPress installations by improving the form and function of your sites and blogs.
Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites
This course is designed for current users of WordPress looking to enhance their skills and build amazing-looking, accessible websites and blogs.
You will need basic experience in using WordPress. Ideally, you will have taken our WordPress Essentials Introduction 1 Day course.
WordPress Advanced 1 Day Course OutlineDetailed Wordpress Theme Overview
- Anatomy of a Wordpress Theme
- How Themes work
- Template files
- Typical Template files/folders included in a Theme
- The Wordpress Loop
- The Functions File
- Template Tags
- Conditional Tags
- Choosing a Wordpress Theme to modify
- Category Templates
- The Template Hierarchy
- Understanding what to look for in plug-ins
- How to view plug-in files with the editor and read the TXT files for instructions
- Downloading and activating plug-ins
- De-activating and deleting plug-ins
- Admin roles and permissions
- Security with Wordpress
- Creating custom menus
- Upgrading a Wordpress Theme
- Theme compatibility with Wordpress Upgrades
- Theme compatibility with Plug-in
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.
Further details on benefits included with this WordPress course:
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.
This course is provided at the XChange Training main London training centre based at:5 St John’s Lane
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St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.
Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks.
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