Basic WordPress Training Course

Learn WordPress & build a website in TWO days for US$250

WordPress is the most popular website builder and this hands-on course will guide you through from the basics, including installation and set up, to cover all the most useful features and tools WordPress offers.

Whether you already have a site and want to manage it properly or are starting completely from scratch, this is the course for you.

You will learn to ...

  • set up and run a WordPress website of your own
  • add headings, text, images and videos
  • envisage a structure and setup navigation menus
  • apply an attractive design using easy templates
  • make the site search engine friendly
  • add contact forms and maps
  • add social networking and track visitors
  • learn to add all the features and functionality you need to run and develop a fantastic website
  • and much, much more…

Includes a FREE domain name and hosting for a year

After the course, we can set your site up on any .CO.ZW domain name of your choice, brand new or an existing one you already own. You can then keep the site after the course, hosted for free for one year. After that, hosting is available from just US$100 per year.

WordPress Training Course – Topics Covered

  • Introduction to WordPress
  • Install, set up and update WordPress
  • Admin Panel, Settings and Basic Configuration
  • The Gutenberg editor and using blocks
  • Creating pages and posts… and understanding the difference
  • Sourcing, editing and uploading images
  • Add videos from YouTube
  • Users, categories and links
  • Comments and avoiding spam
  • Organising your posts and articles into a blog
  • Add and customise the top navigation menus
  • Research, choose, upload, install and update the best plugins
  • Research, choose, upload, install and update the best themes
  • Customise themes with colours and navigation menus
  • Insert a logo which automatically links to the homepage
  • Add sidebar widgets for search, social media, static and dynamic content
  • Ensuring a responsive, mobile friendly design
  • Themes vs frameworks
  • Why and how to use the industry-leading Beaver Builder framework
  • Add contact forms to receive visitors’ enquiries
  • Add an interactive Google Map so visitors can find you
  • Using SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) plugins to rank well
  • Automatically create search engine friendly XML sitemaps
  • Security, stability and backing up
  • Backup your site the easy way
  • How to get visitors/traffic and track it with Google Analytics
  • Facebook, Twitter and social networking
  • WordPress features and benefits for the small business, company, individual or charity
  • Making money out of your website

What does it cost?

US$250 or equivalent at the rate of the day.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who:

  • Wants to create a website they can manage themselves
  • Already has or runs a WordPress site and wants to know how to manage it properly
  • Wants to know best practises and save time avoiding all the pitfalls and delays
  • Is frustrated with paying web developers to build and manage websites for them and wants to take back control!
  • Wants to earn additional income by building or selling websites
  • Wants a new career or a new skill to enhance their CV

What is included?

  • 10 hours of training split over two days
  • Comprehensive training materials
  • FREE domain hosting for a year valued at US$100
  • You can choose to be added to the Web Academy private Facebook group after completing the course for ongoing support from tutors and peers
  • Satisfaction guarantee or we will refund your money (Terms apply)

What are the requirements?

  • Your own laptop: PC, Mac or Chromebook, any is fine.
  • No experience is needed – WordPress is incredibly easy to pick up and you will be free to go at your own pace throughout the day.
  • Training materials will be provided after the course, so there need be no fear of “falling behind”.
  • This is an intensive course and assumes a reasonable working knowledge of using computers and the internet, even if you have little or no prior knowledge of WordPress. If you are comfortable with using email, copy/paste, saving files/folders and navigating the internet, you should be fine!
  • After the course you are welcome to join our private Facebook group for further discussion with your trainer and with each other, about WordPress, about your website and about your business.
  • After the course, you will be sent all the course materials and clear instructions for setting up your site on its own domain name (old or new). You will have a year of free hosting, after which time it is from just US$100 for unlimited space and bandwidth. (Terms apply)

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