WordPress Accelerator Training Series

Skill Level: Beginner – Run over two days

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Learn by doing with our hands on teaching approach.

You will be guided step by step to build your own powerful WordPress marketing website including bells, whistles and then some.

As well as the basics, Glenn will share his pro tips from years of experience building WordPress websites.

“The WordPress course really helped me understand how websites work and how WordPress can work for me!” Carol Peterson | More Testimonials

What you will achieve during the two days:

  • How to setup a WordPress site from scratch
  • Understanding of WordPress components and how to apply them to your needs
  • Understanding of how to setup and manage your WordPress site

“The session was very informative. It was good to get a techie perspective on what to do, and the different options available. I have managed WordPress sites previously, but the session has helped me feel more confident about building WordPress websites. Glenn was an excellent facilitator of the session.” Michelle Nichols | More Testimonials

Anticipated Outline of Content

Getting started

  • Introduction to technology minimalism
  • WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
  • Installing WordPress – hosting/domains/cpanel
  • Basic setup of WordPress

Build your site

  • Introduction to themes
  • Installing and configuring the Divi Theme
  • Managing other people (contributors)
  • Building your home page, menus and sidebars.
  • Planning your content and structure
  • Optimising content – mobiles – readability – google
  • Finding and optimising images for website

Boost your functionality

  • Adding photo galleries, video and YouTube
  • How to find and select the best plugins
  • Installing and configuring recommended plugins
  • Adding Google analytics
  • Adding a Mailchimp signup form and website contact form

Sync with Social Media

  • Adding social share buttons
  • Displaying your Facebook, twitter and instagram feeds
  • Setting up your site to look great when shared on Facebook

Get found

  • Optimising your site for Google – sitemaps, content structure, pages

Look good

  • Basic graphic design – fonts – colours etc

Manage your WordPress Tech

  • Testing your site
  • Setting up a backup system
  • Secure your site from hacking
  • Make your site faster
  • Migrating your website

Plus

In addition to the content outlined above, there is time scheduled to cover more advanced topics and specialty applications. This content will be decided by you and your class.

This may include setting up an ecommerce site or anything from Glenn’s vast training experience:

Adaptive learning

Glenn’s approach to learning to keep pace with the participants so you will not get left behind.

Hosting and domain supplied

Glenn will provide a temporary domain (website address) and hosting (website home) for you to work on to build your website. Your website can then be moved to your own hosting. Alternatively you can work on your own domain and host and Glenn will help you set thsi up before the training so it is ready to go.

Resources to prepare

Glenn will provide a number of resources and readings to allow us to get right into the juicy stuff right away.

“It was very informative & I think everyone learned a lot, I know I did.” Jane Deany | More Testimonials

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