WordPress Courses in London, Manchester, Birmingham

WordPress Training

Would you like bespoke, in-house or on-site training in WordPress?

We can deliver WordPress training for you and your organisation, which can be done remotely/online or on your premises. Just let us know what you are after by getting in touch here and we will provide you with a quote.

We have provided WordPress training for the following organisations…

Our clients have included the NHS, UCL, BBC, Cancer Research UK, Newcastle University, Lloyds Pharmacy, Barnet Council, British Chambers of Commerce, PHS Group, JamieOliver.com, Merlin Entertainments, YMCA, Harvest Healthcare and The Pirbright Institute.

We frequently train organisations of all sizes, on their own premises and elsewhere.  This can offer several benefits, depending on where in the UK you are based and how many staff need training…

  • perfect for organisations with bespoke requirements or in specific situations
  • usually more economical when several members of staff need training
  • benefit of having the trainer, Toby, ‘to yourselves’ for the day, at your own premises
  • Toby can confidentially answer questions relating to the specific needs of your organisation
  • you can decide on the date, start time, duration and location to suit your specific needs
  • usually reduces travel costs associated with attending a ‘public’ course

We offer bespoke training on all of the subjects covered in our basic or advanced WordPress courses, and much more.  You can decide what the priorities are for your business and the training can be tailored to you.

Some topics you may wish to include in your bespoke training…
  • Introduction to WordPress
  • Install, set up and update WordPress automatically
  • Admin Panel, Settings and Basic Configuration
  • Creating pages and posts… and understanding the difference
  • Sourcing, editing and uploading images
  • Add videos from YouTube
  • Users, categories and links
  • Comments and avoiding spam
  • Organising your posts and articles into a blog
  • Add and customise the top navigation menus
  • Research, choose, upload, install and update the best plugins
  • Research, choose, upload, install and update the best themes
  • Customise themes with colours and navigation menus
  • Insert a logo which automatically links to the homepage
  • Add sidebar widgets for search, social media, static and dynamic content
  • Ensuring a responsive, mobile friendly design
  • Themes vs frameworks
  • Why and how to use the industry-standard Genesis framework
  • Add contact forms to receive visitors’ enquiries
  • Add an interactive Google Map so visitors can find you
  • Create a product/sales page and buy now button
  • Take easy online payments with PayPal
  • Automatically create search engine friendly XML sitemaps
  • Using SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) plugins to rank well
  • Keyword research and SEO strategies to rank well on Google
  • Security, stability and backing up
  • Backup your site the easy way
  • How to get visitors/traffic and track it with Google Analytics
  • Facebook, Twitter and social networking
  • RSS Feeds – stream external news and content on your site
  • Legal Requirements, EU Cookie Policy and Data Protection
  • Adding sitemap, privacy policy and terms & conditions easily
  • Make your site easy to navigate, accessible and print friendly
  • Auto Translate – have your site translated into any language for free
  • WordPress features and benefits for the small business, company, individual or charity
  • Making money out of your website
  • How to choose and buy a good, search engine optimised domain name
  • Get the best hosting for your WordPress website
  • Apply your chosen domain name to your website, using DNS settings
  • Set up email addresses
  • Get the best tools and services for various aspects of the site – mostly free, some paid – a comprehensive list of useful resources is included
More Advanced Topics we can cover include…
  • Build stunning homepage layouts and use advanced widgets
  • Use image sliders, featured images and hero/background images
  • Create columns and do advanced formatting
  • Use buttons, icons and effective “calls to action”
  • Crop, resize and optimise images for WordPress
  • Portfolios, screengrabs and image galleries
  • Get a beautiful design and homepage with the industry standard Genesisframework
Advanced WordPress plugins and how to set up…
  • Advanced forms and store messages with Contact Form 7
  • An online store with the leading eCommerce plugin, WooCommerce
  • Events – run any type of event and sell tickets with the leading events calendar plugin
  • The leading page builder plugin – a free, drag-and-drop tool that works with all good themes
  • Membership and Appointment plugins
  • The leading Live Chat plugin
  • Advanced videos and screencasts
  • A network of sites with WordPress Multisite
  • Generating better website revenue with affiliate marketing
Increasing Traffic and Conversions
  • Speed up your website and speed testing
  • Keyword Research – planners and tools
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Getting links into your site
  • Advertising with Google AdWords
  • Advertising with Facebook
  • Tracking conversions
  • Using Google Analytics
  • Email marketing with MailChimp
Our WordPress training is perfect for anyone who…
  • Wants to create a website they can manage themselves
  • Already has or runs a WordPress site and wants to know how to manage it properly
  • Wants to know best practises and save time avoiding all the pitfalls and delays
  • Is frustrated with paying web developers to build and manage websites for them and wants to take back control!
  • Wants to earn additional income by building or selling websites
  • Wants a new career or a new skill to enhance their CV

Just get in touch here with what you need and we will give you a quote.