learn wordpress in 1 day

Our 1 day WordPress course in
London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Cheltenham will give you the knowledge to create, manage and run a great WordPress website

Only £125 + vat per person

2nd SeptemberLondonSOLD OUT
9th SeptemberEdinburghSOLD OUT
16th September LondonSOLD OUT
7th October London2
14th OctoberCheltenham3
21st OctoberLondon4
11th NovemberLondon8
26th November Cheltenham8
2nd December London8
13th Jan (2020)Manchester6

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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.com to arrange payment.

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We have over 100 five star reviews on Facebook for our WordPress training course

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Attended the 1 day WordPress course in London on Monday and all I can say is “WOW!”.
The WordPress course was exactly what I needed and I learnt so much in the time that I was there.
Soobia Khan

Learn WordPress in 1 day 1

I attended a 1 day WordPress training course with Jamie and it was brilliant. Interactive and easy to follow, you will walk away from the course knowing how to build your own website and the best way to do it.
Emma Clatworthy

Learn WordPress in 1 day 1

I attended the 1 day WordPress course at Cheltenham, I had no knowledge of WordPress at the start and came away feeling totally confident, Jamie teaching style is superb.
Ken Franklin

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’
  • All attendees get electronic copies of the training materials used throughout the day.
  • This WordPress course is great if you want to learn how to build a new website or if you have an existing website and you want to learn how to maintain and improve it.
  • No experience required. This course is great for beginners and for those that have some experience with WordPress.
  • 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
  • The difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org
  • How to install and set up a WordPress website in 15 mins

How to use the new WordPress Block Editor

  • How to use the new Gutenberg 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, youtube 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 WordPress website

  • How to create and arrange navigation menus
  • How to use WordPress widgets
  • How to create a blog with WordPress
  • 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
  • How to customize the design of your website
  • How to tell what themes other websites are using
  • Top 10 recommended themes

How to add functionality to your site with WordPress plugins

  • Overview of WordPress plugins
  • How to install WordPress 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
  • How to SEO optimise your images
  • How to create Rich Snippets in the search results page
  • 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

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
  • Access to our Pootlers’ Facebook group, where you can get ongoing support and help

The WordPress training course is run by me Jamie Marsland. I’m the founder of Pootlepress. 

Course tutor

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.

Venue details

London WordPress course 

MSE Meeting Rooms – Tottenham Court Road
1 Tottenham Court Road

Our London WordPress course is held at the MSE meeting rooms on Tottenham Court Road. These are located directly opposite the Tottenham underground station with easy access to the capitals new Elizabeth (Crossrail) line and Oxford Circus underground stations 500 yards. The MSE meeting rooms feature air conditioning and super fast wifi. It’s a great place to run a WordPress training course in the centre of London.

Edinburgh WordPress course

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Edinburgh Airport

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

Our Edinburgh WordPress course is held a short walk from Edinburgh Airport. The Double Tree by Hilton has air conditioned meeting rooms and super fast wifi. 

Manchester WordPress course

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Manchester Piccadilly

One Piccadilly Place,
1 Auburn Street
M1 3DG

Birmingham WordPress course

IET Birmingham
Austin Court
80 Cambridge St
B1 2NP

Our Birmingham WordPress course is held at the IET in Birmingham. This is a 15 minute walk from Birmingham New Street Station. The meeting rooms are all air-conditioned with super fast wifi. 

Cheltenham WordPress course

Jurys Inn Cheltenham
Gloucester Rd,
GL51 0TS

Our Cheltenham WordPress course is held at the Jurys Inn in Cheltenham. This is a short 10 min taxi ride from Cheltenham train station. All meeting rooms feature air-conditioning and super fast wifi. There is free parking available. 

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