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WordPress Training Berkshire

Learn the basics of WordPress and build your own website in a day.

Build Your Own Website

Wouldn’t it be great if you could build and maintain your own website? Wouldn’t it be nice to have full creative freedom over your content, saving you money and time? WordPress makes that dream a reality as it is intuitive and easy to use allowing even a complete beginner to build a professional looking website in just one day.

Not only do you get the pleasure of knowing you built it yourself, but also you’ll be able to maintain your new website yourself in the future: Adding, removing and updating content as your business grows and changes over time

Why WordPress?

With over 23% of the world’s websites running on WordPress you are in good company. That number has been steadily rising too – WordPress is a very popular content publishing platform. Why? Because it’s easy to use and consistent. It focuses on the creation of content and leaves the complicated parts out.

On this course you’ll learn just how easy it is to get started creating and managing your own website or blog, make money online, or give your business the online presence it deserves

To register please click the button to the right. For more details read on, or call Matt on 01635 500 315 for a friendly chat.

Who Is This Course For?

This course is aimed at complete beginners: people who’ve never used WordPress or those who’ve only had a limited exposure but want to learn to use WordPress fully.

You don’t need any special “technical” knowledge to attend this course. Providing you know how to send emails, are familiar with using the Internet, and have reasonable computer keyboard skills, you should have no problem learning to use WordPress.

If you are more experienced or a power user then talk to us about the bespoke training courses we can offer.

What You Need To Attend

You’ll need to bring along…

  • A laptop or wireless-enabled tablet with keyboard and mouse attached
  • A desire to learn WordPress: The course is hands-on, and anyone with even the most basic IT literacy should be able to have their own website running by the end of the day
What Will I Achieve?
The goal of the course is to give you the skills and confidence you need in order to be able to create a basic website using WordPress. When you leave the course you will have the basics of a website in place which you will have built with guidance during the class. You will have the ability to be able to go on and add new pages and blog entries to your website in your own time, to create a fully fledged website.

What you will learn

  • WordPress explained – why it has become so popular and how it’s so easy to use
  • The basic settings in WordPress that you need to configure
  • WordPress ‘user’ roles explained
  • The differences between ‘posts’ and ‘pages’
  • How to add, edit and delete posts and pages
  • How to install, activate and use WordPress themes
  • How to create and manage content for your website – text, pictures, videos and more
  • WordPress “plugins” and “widgets” explained
  • How to install plugins and widgets – how, when and why to use them
  • How to create a gallery
  • How to make your WordPress website search engine-friendly (basic search engine optimisation)

What Is Included?

The full day’s course includes:

  • Full day’s training from 10:15am to 5pm
  • All slides and full training manual
  • Free hosting of your website during the training day and for one month after (thereafter preferential hosting rates apply)
  • Lunch (group courses only)
  • Morning tea and coffee and biscuits (groups courses only)
  • Opportunity to get free expert Internet and marketing advice over lunch

Next course details

Please call us for details of the next course.

To register please click the button to the right. For more details read on, or call Matt on 01635 500 315 for a friendly chat.

Web Hosting

You will be given free use of our web server for the duration of the course and one month after. After the free month you will be offered the chance to stay. As thanks for participating in the training course you will be offered a 50% discount for your first year of web hosting on our rock solid business class hosting. 50% off the already incredibly low price is too good an opportunity to pass up!

Marketing Services – One Hour’s Free Consultation

These courses are provided in conjunction with Berkshire-based marketing consultants Electra Marketing. Once your site is built you may want to get some advice and help in growing and marketing your business. Electra Marketing are offering all attendees of this course a free one hour consultation, to help you identify opportunities to grow.

WordPress Support

Free email support is given for one week after the course so you can ask any questions you may have forgotten to ask on the day. Thereafter you can get specialist WordPress support and development work done by Squelch Web Design. Squelch offer ad-hoc development services for customers needing something a little bit special.

Meet Your Trainer

This training course is provided by Matt Lowe of Squelch WordPress Web Design. Matt Lowe has been writing software since the early ’90s, and in the web design industry since the early 2000’s. He has been self employed and working exclusively with WordPress since 2011.

 


 

Frequently asked questions…

...About the course

I only have limited computing experience. Will the course be too difficult for me?

The course is targeted at those with very little computing experience. You don’t need any special “technical” knowledge: providing you know how to send emails, are familiar with using the Internet, and have reasonable computer keyboard skills, you should have no problem building your own website.

Can you really build a website in a day?

Absolutely! During the course you will lay all the important building blocks for your website, and by the end of the day you will have a structure on which you can build. After the course you will have the skills necessary to add new pages and blog posts to create a fully fledged, well polished website.

I've used WordPress before - will I still learn anything?

If you’ve been using WordPress in-depth for a long time then please talk to us about our bespoke WordPress training courses. Otherwise there’s a good chance you’ve only scratched the surface and going through the basics will be of benefit to you. If you’re unsure then give us a call to discuss your ability. We always strive to tailor the course to the crowd on the day to benefit everyone.

I have paid but cannot attend. What should I do?

Please let us know as early as possible if you cannot attend for any reason. If you cancel more than two weeks in advance of the course we will refund your payment in full.

...About Content and Themes

I have an existing website. Will I be able to transfer the content to my new website?

Moving content between WordPress websites can be a difficult task depending on what needs to be moved. It can also be time consuming depending on the content on your existing website. As such this will not be covered in the WordPress Beginners course but may be covered in the intermediate course.

There is a wealth of information available online if you wish to read more about this topic, or alternatively Squelch Design offer this as a service. Contact us for more information.

Will I be able to choose how my website looks and feels?

WordPress is exceptionally flexible and we encourage you to express your individuality through your website. During the course we will cover changing the theme your website uses, where to find themes and what to look for in a good theme. Due to time limitations during the day we will be asking you to choose a theme from a group of pre-approved themes, this is simply to prevent unexpected issues arising and getting in the way of learning about WordPress on the day. After the course you will have the knowledge and skills to use any theme you choose.

Can you help me with writing the content to go on my website?

We don’t cover this on the course but our associated marketing company Electra Marketing can help you with this. Find out more.

What about images for my website? Will they be provided on the course?

During the course we will discuss stock photography and where to source photos for your website. To get you started you will be given access to a collection of images you can use on your website for free. We will also cover the legal aspects of using images, and even provide some insider secrets on where to find free legal photographs that you can use on your website without paying a penny!

I want to be able to set up a website to sell things online. Will the course enable me to do that?

This course is aimed at giving you the basic knowledge you need in order to succeed with WordPress, and getting your basic website in place. We will discuss selling products directly from a website using two different approaches, but this will be left as an exercise for the student to read up on and learn more about after the course. Alternatively you can contact us to discuss one-on-one e-commerce training or joining the intermediate class.

...About Hosting and Support

If I don't want to host my website with you after the course will I have to?

Your website will be set up on our hosting for the training day, and you will have one month in which to move it to another web host after the end of the course. You will need to move the website yourself during this time, or contact us if you need us to do this for you – but please be aware that a fee would apply.

We would however like you to stay with us and, as an incentive, we are offering 50% off your first year of hosting on our rock solid business-class web hosting service.

What if I have questions about my website or need support after the course?

Email support will be available for free for one week after the course, so if you have questions please drop us an email and we will be happy to answer your queries.

Want to secure your place on the course? Click the button to the right to register. If we’ve missed anything then call Matt on 01635 500 315 for a friendly chat.