Intermediate WordPress with WP co-founder Mike Little
This is a two-day course, which runs from Thursday 25th to Friday 26th of January. Starts 10:00am and finishes 4:30pm both days.
Take your WordPress site to the next level!
Over the course of two days you’ll dig deep into theme customisation and learn how to make your site work perfectly on mobile devices. You’ll begin to unleash the full potential of the platform: from search engine optimisation (SEO) to security, caching to e-commerce.
Who is this course for?
The course is aimed at those who’ve already got to grips with WordPress. You don’t need any programming experience, but a little CSS knowledge is useful. If you want to work on an existing WordPress site you are more than welcome, but we will provide a pre-installed site for up to a month for all attendees.
Are you a beginner? Try our Build your first website with WordPress course! Or already an old hand? Try our Advanced WordPress course!
This course starts at 10:00am and finishes at 4:30pm. Lunch is served at 12:30pm.
Introduction To WordPress: What is WordPress? A little history
Recap of the WordPress basics: Posts, pages and all that jazz
Settings in depth: More ways to configure your site
Advanced posts and pages: Featured images, the kitchen sink, paging and more
Exercise: Getting to grips with the WordPress Editor
The Image Editor: Make your own thumbnails
Themes, Widgets and Menus in depth: Learning the building blocks
CSS introduction: An overview and some useful tools
Pulling it all together: Improving the look of your site
Exercise: Customising your theme with CSS
Security: Hosting, plugins and good habits
Caching: Make your site fly!
Exercise: Security and caching plugins
SEO – an overview: The strange art of Search Engine Optimisation
Anti-spam techniques: Akismet and beyond
Jetpack in depth: Juicy goodness form WordPress.com
Exercise: Getting to know Jetpack
E-commerce – an overview: An intro to selling your stuff
More useful tools and plugins
Question and Answer session with Mike
Please note: This course does not teach WordPress development (PHP coding).
Equipment you’ll need:
Laptop computer with Windows, Linux or OS X installed
Web browser: the latest version of Firefox or Google Chrome
Sample images that you will be able to upload to your website as the course progresses.
An external mouse if you prefer using one.
If you don’t have access to a computer please let us know in advance of the course so we can arrange one for you.
The course is £300 (inclusive of VAT). This covers:
Two days tuition
Lunch and refreshments on both days
An electronic copy of the teaching materials
One month’s free hosting, to test and refine your site (you’re welcome to work on your own site if you prefer)
We have a limited number of bursary places available on this course for a reduced rate of £220. These are open to people who are underemployed, unemployed or full-time students. Please contact us (details below) for more information.
Booking your place
For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:
Book via Eventbrite
Invoice or PayPal – by phoning 0161 839 6324 or emailing email@example.com
Payment by cheque – made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to MadLab 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN
We also accept card payments in person
Please find the link to MadLab’s Cancellation Policy on the event page.
Mike Little is the co-founder of WordPress. He’s also the founder and CEO of WordPress consultancy zed1.com, has a portfolio including prominent government sites, is a published author, technical editor and member of the Usability Professionals Association… but let’s face it, we had you at ‘co-founder of WordPress’.
starting on 2018-01-25 10:00:00
36-40 Edge Street
M4 1HN Manchester