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 full outline here. 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 £120 off the advanced course, so it almost pays for itself to do the basic course first, then the advanced.
I’d prefer to pay by card – do I have to use PayPal?
All bookings through the website go via PayPal but you can opt at the bottom of the PayPal screen to pay directly by card without having to use a PayPal account.
Can you send me an invoice or receipt?
When you book through PayPal, they will send you a confirmation email which acts as an invoice and receipt all in one! As an educational sole trader, WP Courses is VAT exempt.
I cannot pay by PayPal or by card, what should I do?
No problem, give us a call on the number at the top of the site and we can send you an invoice instead. You will need to send us your business and contact details via our contact form here, along with details of which course you wish to book.
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.