WordPress Complete Bundle

£399.00

In our WordPress Complete Bundle you will be taken through all the ins and outs of WordPress, tackling subjects such as backing up, customising templates, essentials for business and much much more.

You do not have to have any prior WordPress experience for this bundle, as we will walk you through the essentials and move on to the more advanced topics from there.

By the end of the course, you should easily be able to build and manage a WordPress website, for either personal or business use!

In our WordPress Complete Bundle you will be taken through all the ins and outs of WordPress, tackling subjects such as backing up, customising templates, essentials for business and much much more.

You do not have to have any prior WordPress experience for this bundle, as we will walk you through the essentials and move on to the more advanced topics from there.

By the end of the course, you should easily be able to build and manage a WordPress website, for either personal or business use!

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.

Courses Included:

WordPress
WordPress 3.3
WordPress Essentials for Business
WordPress Theme Selection & Customisation
WordPress Backup, Security & Performance

What’s Included?

Wiki_tick  Unlimited access for 12 months
Wiki_tick  Access anywhere, any time
Wiki_tick  Fast effective training, written and designed by industry experts
Wiki_tick  Track your progress with our Learning Management System
Wiki_tick  Unlimited support
Wiki_tick  Save money, time and travel costs
Wiki_tick  Learn at your own pace and leisure
Wiki_tick  Easier to retain knowledge and revise topics than traditional methods
Wiki_tick  Exam preparation quizzes, tests and mock exams to ensure that you are 100% ready

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Modules

WordPress

Course Duration: 3.5 Hours

A. Introduction to WordPress

Overviewing components of a WordPress blog pt. 1
Overviewing components of a WordPress blog pt. 2
Comparing WordPress to WordPress MU

B. Getting Help

Using WordPress.org documentation
Using the WordPress.org support forums

C. Getting Started with WordPress

Creating a blog at a free hosting site pt. 1
Creating a blog at a free hosting site pt. 2
Signing up with a paid hosting service
Logging in to Site Admin
Logging out
Navigating Site Admin pt. 1
Navigating Site Admin pt. 2
Retrieving a lost password
Changing your password
Changing the admin e-mail address

D. Writing, Editing & Managing Posts

Writing and publishing a basic post
Saving a post as a draft
Backing up a post as you write it
Using the Edit Shortcut link to edit a post
Using the Manage panel to edit or delete a post
Browsing and searching posts in Site Admin

E. HTML Quicktags

Using Quicktags instead of the Visual Editor
Applying bold and italic formatting
Creating a simple bulleted list
Turning a simple list into a numbered list
Using delete and insert
Creating a block quote
Creating a Web page link
Breaking up a long post with “more”

F. The Visual Editor

Using the Visual Editor
Applying basic text and paragraph formatting
Creating bulleted and numbered lists
Linking to an image on the Web
Creating a Web page link
Working with spellchecker and help
Breaking up a long post

G. Pages

Writing a page is similar to writing a post
Making one page the child of another
Changing the order of links in the Pages menu
Browsing, editing, and deleting a page

H. Post Status, Availability & Metadata

Password-protecting a post
Hiding and unhiding a post
Changing a published post to draft and back again
Setting the status of a new post to “publish”
Changing the date of post publication
Changing post author pt. 1
Changing post author pt. 2
Making post Web addresses more descriptive
Setting the post slug

I. Reading & Editing Comments

Reading and leaving comments
Viewing comments in Site Admin
Mass deleting comments
Editing or removing a single comment

J. Avoiding Spam

Setting blog privacy options
Activating Akismet
Helping Akismet get smarter
Moderating comments pt. 1
Moderating comments pt. 2
Triggering moderation only when conditions are met
Setting comment requirements
Getting notified via e-mail about comments
Restricting commenting to logged in users
Closing comments on all new posts
Overriding commenting permissions on a post

K. Managing Users

Enabling open registration
Manually registering a new user
Understanding user roles
Changing roles for new and existing users
Deleting a user

L. Uploading, Using & Managing Files

Uploading a file
Browsing, editing the metadata for, and deleting files
Attaching an uploaded image file pt. 1
Attaching an uploaded image file pt. 2

M. Post Categories

Understanding and navigating with categories
Changing the default category pt. 1
Changing the default category pt. 2
Applying a category or categories to a new post
Applying and removing a category when editing a post
Creating a category in Site Admin
Editing and deleting categories

N. Customizing Your Blog

Setting the number of posts per page
Changing your blog title and tagline
Selecting a WordPress theme
Changing the sidebar with widgets

WordPress 3.3

Course Duration: 1.25 Hours

A. Introduction

WordPress Blog components pt. 1
WordPress Blog components pt. 2

B. Getting Help

Using the WordPress.org documentation
Using the WordPress.org support forums

C. Getting Started with WordPress

Using WordPress free hosting
Signing up with a paid hosting service
Logging into your blog
Logging out of your blog
Navigating site admin pt. 1
Navigating site admin pt. 2
Resetting your password
Changing your password
Changing your admin e-mail address
Editing your user profile

D. Writing, Editing and Managing Posts

Writing and publishing a basic post
Saving a post as a draft
Using the edit shortcut links
Deleting a post
Browsing and searching for posts

E. Formatting and Enhancing Your Posts

Using the Visual Editor vs. HTML
Creating lists
Creating a block quote
Using strikethrough
Creating a Web page link
Using “More” to break up a long post
Using the Kitchen Sink
Attaching an image to your post
Spell-Checking your post

F. Pages

Creating a new page
Making one page the child of another
Changing the order of pages
Deleting a page

G. Post Status, Availability and Metadata

Password protecting a post
Changing a published post to a draft
Setting a finished post as pending
Changing the date of a post
Changing the author of a post
Changing the post slug

H. Using Comments

Reading and leaving comments
Viewing comments in site admin
Editing a comment
Deleting a comment

I. Avoiding Spam

Choosing Blog Privacy options
Activating Akismet
Making Akismet smarter
Moderating comments pt. 1
Moderating comments pt. 2
Overriding comment permissions on a single post

J. Managing Users

Understanding user roles
Inviting new users
Changing a user’s role

K. Managing Files

Uploading a file
Editing the metadata of a file
Deleting a file

L. Using Categories

Understanding categories
Changing the default category
Creating a new category
Applying a category to a new post
Re-categorizing an existing post
Editing categories

M. Customizing Your Blog

Setting the number of posts per page
Changing your blog title or tagline
Changing the theme of your blog
Adding widgets to your sidebar

WordPress Essentials for Business

Course Duration: 1.5 Hours

Chapter 1: WORDPRESS FUNDAMENTALS

WordPress: What & Why
WordPress.org or WordPress.com?
What You Will Need

Chapter 2: HOSTING WORDPRESS

Understanding Domain, Hosting, & Name Servers
Choosing a Domain Registrar & Hosting Company
Installing WordPress on Your Domain

Chapter 3: BUILDING OUT YOUR SITE: CONTENT & NAVIGATION

Tour of an Out-of-the-Box WordPress Site
Tour of the WordPress Dashboard
Creating Pages & Posts
Using the Visual Editor
Working with Images
Hyperlinking
Configuring a Blog, Static Site, & Mixed Site
Removing the Home Page Title & Comments Box
Adding a Flat Navigation Bar
Adding a Drop-Down Navigation Bar
Installing a Free Theme
Installing a Commercial Theme
Modifying Your Theme Settings & Adding a Header
Working with the Weaver Theme
Setting Up Post Categories & Blog Pages

Chapter 4: WIDGET & WIDGET AREA

Using the Latest Posts, Post Categories & Custom Menu Widgets
Using the Text Widget to Post Arbitrary Text or Images to Your Sidebar
Using the Text Widget to Post a Youtube Video

Chapter 5: PLUGINS

Introduction to Plug-ins: Akismet Comment Spam Protection
Using the RSSImport Plug-in; Plug-ins that Require Shortcodes
Installing a Commercial Plug-in

Chapter 6: FINE-TUNING YOUR SITE

Permalinks
Discussion Settings & Comment Moderation

Chapter 7: NEXT STEPS

Commercial Themes
Graphic Sources
WordPress Security
How to Learn More

WordPress Theme Selection & Customisation

Course Duration: 1.75 Hours

Chapter 1: INTRO TO THEMES

Introduction
How to Choose a Theme

Chapter 2: STUDIOPRESS BUILD

Outside Tour of Associate Theme
Inside Tour of Associate & Genesis Themes
Populating Home Page Widget Areas
Adding a Slider
Other StudioPress Examples

Chapter 3: ELEGANT THEMES BUILD

Outside Tour of Elegant Themes Feather Theme
Inside Tour of Feather Theme
Populating the Home Page
Other Elegant Themes Examples

Chapter 4: WOOTHEMES BUILD

WooThemes Fresh News Build
Other WooThemes Examples

Chapter 5: OPTIMIZEPRESS BUILD

Tour of OptimizePress
Creating a Squeeze Page
Creating a Sales Page

Chapter 6: THESIS BUILD

Thesis 1.8 or 2.0?
Thesis 1.8 Installation & Quick Tour
Adding Header & Navbar
Adding Meteor Slider
Adding Center-Page 4×2 Table
Adding Footer Widgets in Thesis

Chapter 7: CSS STYLING

Firebug CSS Inspector Tool; Creating CSS Overrides

Chapter 8: WEAVER BUILD

Weaver Theme Tour
Weaver Theme Options

Chapter 9: RESPONSIVE THEMES

What Is a Responsive Theme?

WordPress Backup, Security & Performance

Course Duration: 1 Hour

WORDPRESS BACKUP

WordPress Backup Concepts
Backup On-Site Using BackWPUp
Backup Off-Site with BackWPUp
On-Demand Backup & Restore with WP Clone
On-Demand Backup & Restore with InfiniteWP
Backup + Manual WordPress Install with FTP & PHPMyAdmin
Restore with FTP & PHPMyAdmin

WORDPRESS SECURITY

WordPress Security Basics
Scan Your Site with Sucuri & WordFence
Protect Your Site with Better WP Security

WORDPRESS PERFORMANCE

Measure Your Site’s Speed with Pingdom & Yslow
Add Page Cache with W3 Total Cache
Optimize Database with WP Clean Up
Add CloudFlare Proxy Server & CDN

System Requirements

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS:

OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems:

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)