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WordPress Essentials Courses

Sydney, Melbourne, Onsite and ONLINE

Training Modules (Overview)

  • Introduction to WordPress
  • Tour of the WordPress Admin
  • Site Planning & Configuration
  • Content: Pages & Posts
  • Content: Images & Media
  • Content: Linking
  • Managing User Accounts
  • Site Security
  • Managing Comments
  • Choosing and Installing Themes
  • Changing Site Appearance
  • Introduction to Plugins
  • Next Steps

What You Get

  • Free Course Resit (9 months)*
  • 12 Months Access to Help Desk
  • No Risk! Money Back Guarantee
  • Choice of Mac or PC
  • 130+ Page Course eBook
  • Certified Industry Experienced Trainers
  • Professional Training Environment
  • Small Classes (average 4 to 8)
  • High Frequency of Courses
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Course Outline

Introduction to WordPress

  • What is a CMS?
  • Background & Capabilities
  • WordPress Powered Site Examples
  • Common WordPress Terminology

Tour of WordPress Admin

  • Switching between Admin & Live View
  • Exploring Faster Workflows
  • Using the Dashboard
  • Navigating WordPress Tools

Site Planning & Configuration

  • Planning a New Website
  • Configuring WordPress
  • Apply Home Page Settings
  • Apply Regional Settings
  • Define Search Friendly Permalinks

Content: Create Pages & Posts

  • Pages vs Posts
  • Create & Edit Pages & Posts
  • Use the Block Editor
  • Use the Classic Editor (On Request)
  • Create a Page Using a Page Builder
  • Apply Document & Block Settings
  • Work with Page & Post Indexes
  • Create Post Categories & Tags

Content: Images & Media

  • Upload & Insert Images
  • Image Optimisation: Size & File Types
  • Apply Image Settings & Accessibility
  • Set Post Featured Images
  • Insert a YouTube Video
  • Work with the Media Library

Content: Linking

  • Create Links to Pages & Posts
  • Upload & Link to PDFs
  • Link to Other Websites
  • Create Image Links

Managing User Accounts

  • Managing your User Account
  • WordPress User Permissions
  • Create a New User Account
  • Remove the Default Admin User

Site Security

  • Manage WordPress & Plugin Updates
  • Creating Secure Passwords
  • Creating Website Backups
  • Recommended Security Plugins
  • Hide the WordPress Login Screen

Managing Comments

  • Customise WordPress Comment Settings
  • Comment Spam Management
  • Moderating Comments
  • Disabling Comment Functionality

Choosing & Installing Themes

  • Choosing Suitable Themes
  • Sourcing Free & Premium Themes
  • Installing & Uploading Themes
  • Designed Themes vs Page Builders
  • Using Child Themes

Changing Site Appearance

  • Creating and Editing Menus
  • Using the Customizer to Edit Themes
  • Link to Social Media Profiles
  • Working with Widgets & Sidebars

Introduction to Plugins

  • Plugin Best Practices
  • Choosing Plugins
  • Installing & Configuring Plugins
  • Configuring Plugin Settings
  • Recommended Plugins

Next Steps

  • Finding Help Online
  • Recommended Hosting Providers
  • Post training Tips, Tricks & Resources
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WordPress Course Testimonials

Alice is a fantastic tutor, very clear and happy to take on any questions and explain it in an easy to understand manner. I had no experience with WordPress and had tried googling self-paced courses with no luck. A face to face training workshop with Alice gave me all the skills I needed to get started with WordPress
Rachel C, Web Designer
This is such a wonderful course, that is both informative or practical. I definitely recommend it for anyone who will be managing or updating content on a WordPress site.
Nadia K, Digital & Social Media Strategist
Alice has so much knowledge in this area. She is extremely patient and so lovely. I felt very comfortable doing this course.
Sabrina N, Team Admin
WordPress Essentials course with Alice was very well presented and used lots of examples relevant for all attendees.
Teri L, Account Manager
Presenter was very good, clear and concise and in easy to understand language. Made time for all the students.
Daniel R, Marketing/Comms
A great course, so informative and Alice the trainer was helpful and made us feel very comfortable asking questions.
Louise N, Product Manager
Very relevant hands on use of WordPress. I can take this information and run with it straightaway.
Amir Talib, IT Business Analyst
The course was very informative and helped provide a basic understanding of the WordPress platform . I have attempted to learn this on my own however found it too challenging, this course broke it down and simplified the information I need in order to provide this as a service to my clients.
Nicole Knights, Virtual Assistant
I now feel much more confident to make the sites we manage much more interactive, user friendly and generally to enhace the user experience to encourage interaction and engagement. The widgets and the plug-ins seemed very complicated but are now de-mystified and I look forward to using them.
Kathryn Maguire, Marketing Manager
Enjoyable course with purposeful material to get you up and running with the basics for WordPress.
Alex Mckenzie, Intensive Care Paramedic
I thought the course had great information for beginners. It helped me understand hot the navigate the dashboard and customise my site.
Brooke Byrne, Marketing Coordinator
This was an excellent introduction to WordPress, with explanations accompanied by hands-on practice throughout the day.
Francesca Beddie, Reseracher/trainer
Fantastic course, great content, easy to understand.
Michelle Kinkaid, Precedents & Software Manager
I enjoyed the wordpress training with City Desktop Training, the presenter delivered the information in an easy to learn environment. Highly recommend them.
Renee Malby,
It was enjoyable and easy. Alot easier than I thought. thank you so much!
Louis Reed, CEO
Jonathon is an amazing teacher. He is an expert on the subject yet explains it in an easy to understand manner. I am primarily a print designer so the transition to web design is a completely different process. I would highly recommend this course.
L Clarke, Graphic Designer
Despite only being in the training session for a short while, I felt my knowledge and overall understanding of WordPress was enhanced through the clear and concise training offered by Jonathan.
Jo Abignano, Director Community Relations
Jonathon was very responsive and adaptable to questions and tailored the content of the course to meet our specific needs. The after course support included is a great feature too.
Jacqueline Sherlock, Administrator
I enjoyed the course Jonathon was a great instructor.
James Prior, Graphic Designer
John was very informative, open to discussion and helpful with specific areas I questioned, which were offshoots of my WordPress issues. My sincere thanks!
Cherie Tucker, Director of Development and Enrolment
Course was educational, looking forward to implementing my new skills.
Paul Miskimmon, Graphic Designer
The trainer was a geyser of knowledge - there was no question he didn't know the answer to, and was extremely helpful (and patient!) throughout the whole course.
Linda Hehir, Graphic Designer