Learn WordPress in 1 day

learn wordpress in 1 day

Our 1 day WordPress course will give you the knowledge to create, manage and run a great WordPress website.

Only £125 + vat per person

4th FebuaryLondonSOLD OUT
8th FebruaryEdinburghSOLD OUT
11th FebruaryCheltenhamSOLD OUT
25th FebruaryLondonSOLD OUT
27th FebruaryManchester2
4th MarchCheltenham4
11th MarchLondon4
18th MarchManchester6
25th MarchLondon8
1st AprilLondon8
8th AprilCheltenham8
7th JuneEdinburgh8

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We also run private and on-site WordPress training courses

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Course tutor

jamie marsland wordpress trainingThe WordPress training course is run by me Jamie Marsland. I’m the founder of Pootlepress. 

wordpress training at the guardian newspaper

I've trained over 3500 people on WordPress in the past 7 years, we have over 950 members to our online training Academy and our plugins are used by thousands of customers worldwide. So we really know WordPress.

I've helped individuals, small organisations and major brands and I run WordPress courses for the Guardian Newspaper as part of their Digital Masterclass Series.

If you have any questions about the course, please email me at jamie@pootlepress.com or call/text me on 07909 449 617.

"Everything I needed to know to get a professional, optimised and money earning web presence in less than six hours. I have spent thousands on websites in the past and had no idea that with WordPress, and some good coaching, I could be the master of my own online universe. Thanks Jamie."

TallyTally Wade
Western Horse UK

"Pootlepress thank you for showing me such a fantastic new world and demystifying the world of website development. I have never attended such an exciting and eye opening training course. First class training and support." 

richard morgan telegraph media groupRichard Morgan
HR Director
Telegraph Media Group

"Pootlepress shows just how easy managing and building a website can now be.  Manageable knowledge  yet a huge amount of website power is the end result of the one day course. " 

Steve_White_ChairmanSteve White
Police Federation

WordPress training course outline

  • Time 10am – 4pm
  • Please note that you will need to bring a laptop (PC, Mac or Chromebook) as the course is ‘hands-on’
  • The course is great if you want to learn how to build a new website,
  • The course is also great if you have an existing website and you want to learn how to maintain and improve it.
  • Attendees get a WordPress training site to learn on during the day and for 1 year after the course
  • All attendees get electronic copies of the training materials used throughout the day
  • No experience required. As long as you can use a computer you will be able to build a great looking website with WordPress.

How to set up WordPress

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

How to use the new WordPress Block Editor

  • How to add Blocks
  • How to create advanced layouts with the new Block Editor
  • How to create professional looking pages and posts
  • How to add links
  • Inserting and embedding media – images, video, audio
  • Top 10 Blocks to use

How to publish posts, pages, images and video

  • An explanation of Pages and Posts
  • How to manage content in WordPress
  • How to use Categories and Tags
  • An explanation of content management in WordPress

Structuring your website

  • How to create and arrange navigation menus
  • How to use widgets
  • How to create a blog
  • How to create a website
  • How to create a website with a blog

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
  • How to install themes
  • Recommended themes

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 set up an online shop
  • How to use plugins to improve your website’s functionality

Search Engine optimisation

  • How to rank better on Google
  • 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
  • How to add meta descriptions in your content to improve ranking
  • Best practices when linking


  • How to make sure your WordPress website is secure
  • How to back up your WordPress website

How to take advantage of the social web

  • How to sharing your content on other social networks
  • Auto-posting to Twitter
  • Adding ‘Share’ buttons
  • How to add a newsletter
  • How to integrate your content with Twitter and Facebook

"I walked into the workshop a complete novice, 6 hours later, I left confident that I could finally have a website! I’m blown away by how simple it is to build and manage your own website using WordPress. A month later I completed a professional looking website that I can mantain myself without the expense, confusion and bugs.” 

Meredith WordPress training courseMeredith Mullooly

"In one day, I understood the framework on the workings of WordPress. Jamie has a logical and systematic approach to teaching and this gave me the confidence to design and create my website and blog. I now have a fully functioning site, which I know I can develop as needs arise. I highly recommend Pootlepress – a cost effective way in which to set up your website quickly without too much heartache!" 

Kashmira_50Kashmira Jhaveri
Graphic designer
Ant Design Gifts

"Pootlepress is great! Not only can you do a one day course in wordpress. Jamie, will also come to your house and set up a website in less than a day at a very reasonable price. They had found a necessary gap in the market to help start up companies and individuals realise their dreams with WordPress." 

lucy_50Lucy Irving
Voice over artist

"Great guy and great teacher. I highly recommend Jamie’s Pootlepress One Day Training Day course. It was comprehensive, informative and great value for money. I came away from the day having learnt invaluable skills, taking me from a relative beginner to building my own website, all in one day. Thank you again Jamie." 

Jason_50Jason Capra
Board Account Director

Following this course you will be able to:

  • Create a WordPress website
  • Manage, update and improve a WordPress website
  • Use WordPress to manage your website content
  • Integrate social media content into your WordPress website
  • Promote your website
  • Manage comments
  • Understand WordPress themes, plugins and widgets

Attendees receive:

  • Step by step video tutorials of the course
  • Electronic copies of all training materials

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Venue details



MSE Meeting rooms
103a Oxford St,


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh International Airport,
Edinburgh,EH28 8LL,
United Kingdom,


111 Piccadilly
M1 2HY


IET Birmingham
Austin Court
80 Cambridge St
B1 2NP


Jurys Inn Cheltenham
Gloucester Rd,
GL51 0TS

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Select your date and venue below and click on the large 'Book' button. It will take you to Paypal to pay. If you don't have a Paypal account you can pay as a guest via Paypal, with any credit or debit card.  If you can only pay via invoice please email jamie@pootlepress.co.uk to arrange payment.

WordPress training course dates

4th FebuaryLondonSOLD OUT
8th FebruaryEdinburghSOLD OUT
11th FebruaryCheltenhamSOLD OUT
25th FebruaryLondonSOLD OUT
27th FebruaryManchester2
4th MarchCheltenham4
11th MarchLondon4
18th MarchManchester6
25th MarchLondon8
1st AprilLondon8
8th AprilCheltenham8
7th JuneEdinburgh8