Does this course cover the basic WordPress.com or full WordPress.org
This course covers “proper” WordPress.org with all the bells and whistles. WordPress.com is very limited and restrictive in what you can do with it. WordPress.org has no such limitations. See a detailed comparison of WordPress.org vs WordPress.com here.
How capable or experienced do I need to be with computers to attend this course?
If you are fine with copying/pasting, saving files to your computer, navigating the internet, filling in online forms and using email, you should be fine!
Is there any coding or programming involved? Do I need to know any HTML?
You don’t need any experience at all with coding, programming or HTML. On the course you will be provided with occasional lines of code which you simply copy and paste into your site. If you know any HTML already, that may well be useful after the course for having more control of formatting your text, etc.
I’m already fairly experienced but I’m not sure whether to do the basic course or the advanced course – can you advise?
The basic course is very comprehensive and covers a lot more than just an introduction to WordPress. It also covers all the essentials you may not have considered, such as backing up, tracking, analytics, search engine optimisation, contact forms, maps, blogs, RSS feeds, social media integration and much more – see the basic course outline in full. If you are well experienced with all these elements already and want to learn more about the topics covered in the advanced course, then the advanced course will suit you better. Please note that if you do the basic course first, you get £100 off the advanced course, so it almost pays for itself to do the basic course first, then the advanced.
What payment options do you offer?
All bookings through the website can be paid for via invoice/bank transfer, via any major credit/debit card, or via PayPal. Choose whichever one of these three options you prefer. Payment needs to made promptly after booking if you wish to to fully secure your place. You will be sent confirmation via email.
Can you send me an invoice or receipt?
Whichever method you choose to book with, you’ll get an invoice/receipt sent to you. There is no VAT because as an educational sole trader, WP Courses is VAT exempt.
Is using a Mac as my laptop OK?
Absolutely! Many attendees use Macs. In fact any laptop is fine… PC, Mac or Chromebook.
What about doing the course with an iPad or tablet computer?
This is not recommended. While plenty of attendees over the years have completed the course successfully using an iPad or tablet, rather than a laptop, some have struggled to perform certain aspects of the course. If you have access to a laptop, please bring that – you will find the course easier. Alternatively, you can hire a laptop here for £25.