WordPress training course, £85 per person, 8th March, 2011

Our 1 day WordPress course will give you the knowledge and tools to manage and run a great WordPress website. To book call 07909 449 617, email jamiemarsland@pootlepress.co.uk or use the booking form at the bottom of this page.

  • Cost is £85 per person
  • Next course 8th March
  • 10am – 4pm
  • Location Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

WordPress training course

How to set up WordPress

  • Introduction to WordPress
  • How to set up a WordPress website in 15 mins

How to publish posts, pages, images and video

  • Formatting your posts
  • Adding links
  • Inserting and embedding media – images, video, audio

Comment moderation

  • How to monitor and moderate comments
  • How to stop spam

How to make your site look great with WordPress themes

  • Themes and how can you use them
  • Theme frameworks (e.g Woothemes, Thesis)

How to add functionality to your site with WordPress plugins

  • Overview of plugins
  • How to install plugins
  • 5 top WordPress plugins and what they do
  • How to use plugins and widgets to improve your website’s functionality

Search Engine optimisation

  • How to make sure your website is optimised for Search Engines
  • Use ‘pretty url’s’ that will improve ‘click through’ rates
  • Tagging and categorising your posts – how to do it and why it’s important
  • Best practices when linking

How to take advantage of the social web

  • Sharing your content on other social networks
  • Auto-posting to Twitter
  • Adding ‘Share’ buttons
  • Adding a newsletter
  • How to integrate your content with Twitter and Facebook
  • How to add an online community to your website using Buddypress.
[box type=”note”]Following this training course, you will be able to:[/box]
  • Use WordPress to manage your blog content
  • Integrate social media content into your WordPress blog
  • Promote your blog
  • Manage comments
  • Understand WordPress themes, plugins and widgets

The course is run by Jamie Marsland who has been building websites with WordPress for 5 years. He also recently co-founded the hyperlocal website LeckhamptonOnline and he has direct experience  running WordPress. Prior to founding Pootlepress he was Managing Director of Pavilion Interactive Ltd and Chief Technical Officer of Documedia PLC.

[box type=”tick”]To book call 07909 449 617 or email jamiemarsland@pootlepress.co.uk [/box]