Getting Started with WordPress: Installing, Theming and Plugins
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Getting Started with WordPress: Installing, Theming and Plugins

Getting Started with WordPress: Installing, Theming and Plugins

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WordPress is the world’s most widely used Content Management System (CMS), and a great platform on which to build websites for yourself or for clients, whether its a blog, eCommerce shop or informational site.

This course will show you how to get started with your first WordPress site!

We’ll cover installing WordPress in a hosting environment, and how to go about installing plugins and starting to theme the site to look how you want it to.

NOTE: this workshop requires coding, if you are wanting to just learn about WordPress administration, or using WordPress without any coding then this workshop may not be for you.

Course Content

You'll cover:

  • Installing and setting up a WordPress blog from scratch
  • Creating a theme from scratch
  • Creating child themes from an existing theme
  • Using child themes to apply your own custom designs
  • Structure and inheritance of child themes (templates, styling, functions)
  • Common stumbling blocks
  • Strategy to creating custom functionality in themes and plugins
  • Getting your WordPress site online
  • Putting a WordPress blog live and moving it between hosting environments

Learn through practice with expert help on-hand

We believe people learn best by doing.

Accordingly, all our courses are heavily hands-on, with a focus on projects over text books.

You’ll get practical experience, and finish the day being able to go away and use your new skills.

Who's It For?

Perfect for someone looking to start out building CMS-driven websites, either for yourself, or for clients.

You could be a designer with an interest in coding and are looking to learn the skills you need to build entire websites.

You could already work in web as a project manager, SEO or social media manager or related area who uses WordPress day-to-day from a user point of view, and want to know more.

Or you may have your own business and be interested in building your own website.

Whatever your need, learning how to install WordPress, create themes and apply HTML & CSS to them to make them look how you want is a great skill to have.

Prior Skill Level

To get the most out of this course you should have some experience writing HTML and CSS.

Some experience with PHP will make things easier, specifically setting variable values and using functions, but isn't a requirement.

If you've used an FTP client before this will also help, but isn't a requirement as we'll cover how to do this.

You don't need any experience installing CMSs before.

NOTE: this workshop requires coding, if you are wanting to just learn about WordPress administration, or using WordPress without any coding then this workshop may not be for you.

Equipment

You'll need to bring your own laptop for this workshop, if this is a problem let us know in advance and we'll arrange hire. You will also need a code editor, for example Sublime, and an FTP client, for example FileZilla.

Previous Comments

"The course was informative and clear. I already feel more confident and it was just what I was hoping for" - creative/animator

"The course was very helpful with useful content." - WordPress admin/manager

"Having used WordPress.com I wanted to understand WordPress.org (standalone installation) and investigate how it can be used. The instructor was helpful, clear, cheerful and informative. The course was a great starting point, and I was able to understand whilst moving forward." - eCommerce Manager

"The whole team were fantastic and the course content was brilliant." - Marketing Manager

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