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XChange Training Location Manchester

Use Wordpress websites to Create a user-friendly experience Integrate e-commerce Integrate custom features Easily upload and edit content Ensure search engine optimisation

WordPress Introduction Masterclass 2 Days - Manchester

Key Course Details:

Level:

Introduction to Intermediate

Duration:

2
Days
- 10am to 5pm

Price:

£395 + vat

Find out why WordPress has become the world's most popular tool for creating websites and blogs. Our Masterclass shows you all you need to get going with this hugely powerful yet free web creation tool. Join us to get the know-how you need and open the door to a host of potential clients.

We will show you the end-to-end process for installing and configuring WordPress, taking you from a blank canvas to a functioning, professional website and blog. You will learn best-practice techniques and will pick up essential tips on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and the use of Google Analytics. We will also cover the applying of visual themes and how WordPress can be extended with a wealth of free plug-ins.

Find out why WordPress has become the world's most popular tool for creating websites and blogs. Our Masterclass shows you all you need to get going with this hugely powerful yet free web creation tool. Join us to get the know-how you need and open the door to a host of potential clients.

We will show you the end-to-end process for installing and configuring WordPress, taking you from a blank canvas to a functioning, professional website and blog. You will learn best-practice techniques and will pick up essential tips on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and the use of Google Analytics. We will also cover the applying of visual themes and how WordPress can be extended with a wealth of free plug-ins.

  • WordPress Introduction Masterclass 2 Days

    Course Details

    This 2-day Masterclass course will help you to appreciate the power and flexibility of WordPress, the world's most popular free tool for the creation and maintenance of websites and blogs. WordPress is built by hundreds of community volunteers, with a wide range of plug-ins and themes available to enhance any site. Because of the software's huge potential, our course will appeal to anyone looking to learn about setting up and maintaining a website or blog.

    The course will take you right from installing and setting up WordPress through to customising WordPress with plug-ins and using themes to further enhance the visuals of your site.

    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 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 such as eCommerce
    • Attract visitors with correct SEO approach for adding title, alt and image names
    • Track visits by using the Google Analytics plug-in

    Our goal is for you to be confident in using WordPress to create and manage visually exciting websites and blogs.

    This course can be taken in a single 2-day block or split into a 1-day block (WordPress Essentials) and then a separate 1-day block (WordPress Advanced) taken at a later date.

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    This course is intended for anyone new to web design and development and who wants to develop skills to use WordPress to build great-looking and accessible websites and blogs.

    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.

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  • Full 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
    • Installing analytics to deliver accountability and insight
    • Adding Facebook and Twitter buttons
    WordPress Administration
    • Best Practices for upgrading WordPress
    • Managing WordPress users
    • Permission levels and log-ins
    • WordPress User Roles explained
    • Managing files
    • The WordPress Dashboard
    Detailed 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
    Modifying a Wordpress Theme: Getting started
    • Choosing a Wordpress Theme to modify
    • Category Templates
    • The Template Hierarchy
    Plug-ins
    • 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
    Security and Login
    • Admin roles and permissions
    • Security with Wordpress
    Menus
    • Creating custom menus
    Wordpress Theme Compatibility and Upgrades
    • Upgrading a Wordpress Theme
    • Theme compatibility with Wordpress Upgrades
    • Theme compatibility with Plug-in
  • Location Details

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

    Piccadilly House
    49 Piccadilly
    Manchester
    M1 2AP

    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 4:30pm 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.

    View Full details of our Manchester Training Venue and Course options

    XChange Training Location Manchester

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  • WordPress Masterclass 2 Days - Upcoming Manchester Course Dates

    23 Aug - 24 Aug Special Offer! £345 + vat
    14 Oct - 15 Oct £395 + vat
    06 Dec - 07 Dec £395 + vat

    WordPress Masterclass 2 Days - Split Date Options

    WordPress Essentials

    23 Aug
    14 Oct
    6 Dec

    WordPress Advanced

    24 Aug
    15 Oct
    7 Dec
  • Client Reviews

    "The course was well structured and the small class size was great. The tutor managed to tailor it to our needs too which was great."

    Jessica Croome, The Creative Clinic, WordPress - 1 Day Advanced

    "A really good course. I've enjoyed it very much and can't wait to put it all into action."

    John Cox, MannaHealth, WordPress - 2 Day Introduction

    "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! "

    Danielle Macedo, University of Westminster, WordPress - 2 Day Masterclass

    "Very clear and concise training with plenty of opportunity to ask questions to further my understanding of subjects. "

    Daniel Layton, Eligo Recruitment, WordPress - 1 day introduction

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

    Stephen Baldwin, NRL, WordPress - 2 Day Introduction

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

    Lucy Lund, Getty Images, WordPress - 3 Day Masterclass with SEO Optimisation

    "Great content and excellent instructor - really useful course."

    Heather Grimes, FMC, WordPress - 1 Day Introduction

    "Good vibe, small classes overall very good."

    Adam Donovan, Dental Design, WordPress - 1 Day Advanced

    "Very good and extremely informative. Complicated enough to be challenging yet explained well enough to not put me off. Thanks!"

    Will Jobbins, Freelance, WordPress - 2 Day Introduction