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WordPress Course at Google Campus

The WordPress courses at Google campus has been going almost every month since June 2012. No matter how much experience you can gain throughout the years, you are always surprised by the questions asked by some of the attendees.

WordPress for beginners course

This is a beginners course. If you are new to using computers then you are literally trying to run before you can walk. Not only will you have difficulty following the steps but there is a chance you will be overwhelmed and simply give up. The key is to first get used to hand.

WordPress Training Courses

This is not a talk. It is a hands-on WordPress course where you bring your own laptop and charger, build your pages and posts, menu, set up a theme, install plugins, add content to the sidebar, footer and pages. You do it all and what’s more, you do it alongside like-minded people. Some are startups, some are small businesses and some are complete beginners.

Online WordPress Classes

Are these really helpful? Can you learn everything by yourself simply by sitting with your laptop and switch between a video and your WordPress dashboard to try out the new things you’re learning? If you’re not in London that’s completely understandable however if you are in London then there is no excuse – bring your laptop over to Google campus and start learning step-by-step how to build a fast loading WordPress website.

WordPress Courses-Free

This course is free to attend however you would need to sign up to a web hosting package  and install the self-hosted version of WordPress. Remember there are 2 versions of WordPress: the one at wordpress.com

WordPress Courses Theme

The course is structured in a way that allows any beginner or intermediate WordPress user to get to grips with the nitty gritty of building and managing a WordPress website. You will learn enough to decide whether you want a WordPress theme that will transform your layout and make it appear as a blog with categories appearing on the menu. On the other hand you can install a theme that will transform it into a website.

WordPress Course Attendees

There was a mixed bunch as usual – some were sent by companies to learn about WordPress so that they can manage it better while others were individuals planning to build ecommerce websites and sell products. There was an individual who already had a WordPress website and wanted to learn how to manage it better. After the course I spent some time and helped figure out how to switch between the same page when using a translation plugin. You learn new things everyday.

WordPress Reviews

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Next WordPress course

Will take place on Sat 22nd August 2015. Time: 10am-6pm. Sign up and get ready to learn how to build and manage your own website!

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WordPress course at Paddington Library

Intermediate WordPress course at the Paddington Library is a 3-part course on how to build your WordPress website. If you are a beginner and want to quickly pick up the basics of WordPress and learn along the way, this is a great course to attend.

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WordPress Course Syllabus (part 2 of 3)

Intermediate WordPress course at the Paddington Library1. Revise the basic terms: Domains, Web Hosting, Themes, Plugins, Posts, Widgets.
2. Finding the right theme for your website
3. Testing a theme before buying it
4. Plugins – pros and cons
5. Difference between plugins and widgets
6. Where you can add widgets – Header, Footer and Sidebar
7. Setting up a menu
8. Setting up your custom homepage
9. Adding images to pages, aligning them left, right, or centre
10. Adding text links – explaining anchor texts
11. Internal vs external links and how to create both
12. Installing analytics, backup, social, security and SEO plugins and configuring them
13. Setting up a coming soon plugin so that you can work on your site and make it public when it’s ready

 

WordPress Course Content

The content is based on how one would go about setting up their website on WordPress. Once the basic concepts such as domain, hosting, themes, plugins are out of the way, you can go about creating pages, posts and then create a menu using your desired pages. Installing a custom theme to improve the look and feel of the site.

Intermediate WordPress course at the Paddington Library

wordpress-course-paddington-library-july-2015Next, adding extra functionalities would be the next step. All your hard work should be saved and nothing works best than a free backup plugin called WP Clone. Then a security plugin Sucuri will ensure your site is protected from basic attacks although having a strong username and password will help immensely.

WordPress Course – Managing expectations

Besides adding basic plugins and building the crucial pages, you will also get to know about a SEO plugin called WordPress SEO by Team Yoast. It can guide you when adding content to your pages and posts with hints on how many words there should be in the content, adding “alt text” to images, adding links,

WordPress Course London

Despite several courses available in London, there aren’t any free courses available apart from the ones available in Padding Library, Central Kensington Library and Google campus.

 

WordPress Course Calendar

The 3rd and the final part of the WordPress course in the Paddington library is on Wed 19th August 2015 between 6.30pm and 8pm. The next WordPress course at Google campus is on Sat 22nd August however you will need to sign up to a web hosting package. If you can’t make any of these or you’re reading this when those dates have passed, then sign up now for the next upcoming WordPress course.