Our WordPress Pioneer training course is a classroom-based, hands on workshop for businesses and organisations with an existing WordPress website. You will learn how to navigate the dashboard, create, edit and publish content,  add blog posts, images and videos, plugins and widgets, manage users, customise your site, and much, much more.

Managing a website is often presented in a way as to seem overly difficult or “techie” and only something the IT department should handle. This need not be the case. WordPress is a hugely popular Content Management System (CMS) which anyone can use with only a modicum of internet and word processing skills. We demystify the tech, give you confidence and show you how to do it yourself.

WordPress Pioneer is the perfect way to learn how to take control of your WordPress website and online presence. (Why ‘pioneer’ training? Well, wouldn’t it be dull if we just called it WordPress Training for Business?)

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Who Is This Course For?

WordPress Pioneer is a beginner-to-intermediate level course for anyone with an existing WordPress website. It is for business owners, sales and marketing professionals, executives, and admin staff who need the ability to add, edit and update content as and when required without the need of an IT department. You may already have basic content management skills or be a complete newbie. This course will help you take control of your website and give you the confidence to grow your business online.

It doesn’t matter what industry you are in. WordPress can be used in education, professional services, travel and hospitality, manufacturing, engineering, plumbing, the charity sector, public service, healthcare, design, or IT consultancy. The course is open to everyone.

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Trailblazer360 is a crucial member of our team and invaluable in helping us with search engine optimisation for a major client of ours. Monitoring, reporting and recommendations are comprehensive and spot on. Robin is very knowledgeable and thorough always explaining this often tricky, ever changing discipline in easy to understand bite sized pieces. Thank you Robin and Trailblazer360!
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Duration

One day

Timing

09:30 – 16:30

Cost

£125 + VAT

Course Outline

WordPress Basics

  • What is WordPress?
  • What can WordPress do?
  • Logging in and out
  • The dashboard
  • WordPress settings

On-Page Optimisation

  • Page titles, headings
  • Page structure, content
  • Images, videos

Creating Content

  • Planning your website
  • Pages, posts and media
  • Page structure, design and setup
  • URLs (web page addresses)
  • Adding and editing pages
  • Adding and editing posts
  • Categories and tags
  • Adding and editing content: images, videos, PDF, links
  • Adding and editing menu items

Additional Functionality

  • WordPress themes
  • Widgets
  • Plugins
  • Contact forms
  • Multiple users
  • Backups
  • Updating WordPress

Course Requirements

All participants must have an existing WordPress website for which they have access to the dashboard. WordPress is based on a hierarchical access system. Participants must ideally have full admin access. Editor and author access may not be sufficient depending on the level of understanding and customisation required.

All participants must bring their own laptop computers. Both Apple Macs and PCs are fine. iPads and tablets are not suitable.

This course is an ideal environment to add real content with the guidance of a tutor. It is very interactive and you will be adding and editing content throughout the day. Please bring with you sample or real content you would like to add. This can include text, images, videos, PDFs and the like. If in doubt, just bring what you have.

A basic knowledge of word processing, e.g. Microsoft Word, is helpful and it is recommended participants make a backup of their website prior to the course.

For a more one-on-one session, or if you are a business with several people to train and have specific requirements you may be interested in our WordPress In-House training.