TUTORIALS

Title


Webdesign with WordPress
and WordPress Themes

Description

Be it as a platform for blogging or as a professional content management system (CMS)…In recent years, WordPress has become the most popular software for publishing dynamic web content.

Despite the fact that WordPress makes it possible to create attractive and professional-looking websites with no or very limited programming skills, many newcomers find it difficult to master the first steps successfully.

This course has been designed to help all those who want to set up their own blog or build their own website using WordPress, but don`t quite know how. In addition, course participants will also learn the basics of good web design and how to avoid the most common errors.

For course details please click the Topics tab.

Topics

[simple_tooltip content=’1. WordPress Facts and Installation
– What is WordPress?
– WordPress: Self-hosting or wordpress.com?
– Best WordPress hosters and hosting options
– How to install WordPress locally with XAMPP
– WordPress installation on an external server
– Configuring the wp-config.php and .htaccess
– Installing WordPress securely’]1. WordPress Facts and Installation[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’2. The Nuts and Bolts
– The WordPress dashboard explained
– What are themes and how to install them?
– Creating a child theme
– What are plugins and how to install them?
– The Appearance menu
– What are widgets and sidebars?
– WordPress tools
– WordPress settings: an overview
– How to set your homepage and blog page?
– How to create menus
– Pages and posts explained’]2. The Nuts and Bolts[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’3. Blogging                                  
– Creating your first post
– Titles
– Text formatting
– SEO friendly permalinks
– Categories and slugs
– Tags
– Adding images
– Embedding video / audio
– Publishing options
– Comments’]3. Blogging[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’4. Pages
– Creating your first page
– Page templates + layout
– Text and layout elements
– A short note on SEO
– Internal / external linking
– Password-protected pages’]4. Pages[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’5. The Media Library
– Uploading single and multiple files
– Media search and filters
– Image cropping
– Bulk selection
– Deleting files’]5. The Media Library[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’6. Designing your website
– The most common types of websites
– Creating the standard pages
– A word on Information Architecture
– Custom menus (sub and mega)
– Breadcrumbs
– Header and footer design
– Navigation with sidebars and widgets
– Colours and user experience (UX)
– Tips for using images
– Image galleries
– Contact forms’]6. Designing your website[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’7. Extending WordPress with plugins
– Communication
– Design
– Functionality
– Security
– Better performance
– SEO and analysis
– Ecommerce
– Other useful plugins’]7. Extending WordPress with plugins[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’8. Making WordPress safer and faster
– Safe passwords
– Changing the WP database prefix
– Updating wordpress and WP-plugins
– Limiting user permissions
– Moving the login-page
– Wordfence
– iThemes security- Other security strategies
– Expanding the WordPress memory’]8. Making WordPress safer and faster[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’9. Making  your website more popular
– A closer look at SEO
– On-site SEO
– Off-site SEO
– SEO Montoring
– Facebook and Co.’]9. Making  your website more popular[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’10. Legal considerations for website and shop owners
– A short overview
– Legal pages and information
– GDPR’]10. Legal considerations for website and shop owners[/simple_tooltip]

Please move your mouse over a topic to view the details.

Requirements

What skills are required?

This course is designed for beginners and doesn`t require any programming skills. However, participants should have basic computer knowledge and Internet experience.

What equipment will you need?

You will only need to bring your own laptop (Windows 7 or 10 / Mac OS X). All other required software  and course material will be provided.

Duration / Location / Prices

Duration
– 8 Hours, Full-time (including two 30-minute breaks) or
– By arrangement (for individuals only!)

Location
– On-Site (see address) or
– At your premises (Travel expenses or a call-out fee might be added to the course cost )

Prices
– Individuals: £250
– Groups: on request

Title


Run your own online shop with WordPress and Woocommerce

Description

This course is designed for anyone who is thinking of setting up their own online shop. The basis for this will be the popular Content Management System (CMS) WORDPRESS and the free eCommerce plugin WOOCOMMERCE.

It will cover every step from the installation of Woocommerce through to every feature that this eCommerce plugin offers (this includes both the sale of physical and digital products). In addition, topics such as security and legal issues (i.e. GDPR) will also be addressed. For course details please click the Topics tab.

Topics

[simple_tooltip content=’1. Preparations
– What is Woocommerce?
– Installation of the Woocommerce plugin
– Finding a compatible WordPress theme for Woocommerce
– Creating a child theme
– Intruduction to menus and widgets
– Changing the permalink structure’]1. Preparations[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’2. Dummy products import
– Installation of the WP Importer Plugin
– Import of dummy products using the dummy-data.xml
‘]2. Dummy products import[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’3. The shop visitor view
– A quick look at the shop`s visitor view and its features’]3. The shop visitor view [/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’4. All WooCommerce settings in detail
– General settings & currency options
– Product settings
– Tax rates and settings
– Shipping options
– Payment options integration
– Account & Privacy settings
– E-mail template customisation
– Advanced settings’]4. All WooCommerce settings in detail[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’5. Product creation and publishing
– Creating product categories
– Adding product information
– Formatting and adding product images
– The different product types explained
– Product variations
– Downloadable and virtual products
– Grouped products and product bundles
– External and affiliate products
– Product reviews’]5. Product creation and publishing[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’6. Shop customisation
– Setting the shop homepage
– Setting the shop navigation
– Sidebars and widgets
– Recommending products
– Activating / deactivating comments
– How to show / hide the “similar products” feature’]6. Shop customisation[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’7. Testing and selling
– Testing the shop
– Order processing
– Stock management
– Reports
– Vouchers’]7. Testing and selling[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’8. Useful Woocommerce extensions
– WPML
– Table Rate Shipping
– CSV Import Suite
– E-mail Customizer
– Contact Form 7
– WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips’]8. Useful Woocommerce extensions[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’9. Making WordPress safer and faster
– Configuring the wp-config.php
– Safe passwords
– Updating wordpress and WP-plugins
– Limiting user permissions
– Moving the login-page
– Wordfence
– iThemes security
– Other security strategies
– Expanding the WordPress memory’]9. Making WordPress safer and faster[/simple_tooltip]
[simple_tooltip content=’10. Legal considerations for website and shop owners
– A short overview
– Legal pages and information
– GDPR’]10. Legal considerations for website and shop owners[/simple_tooltip]

Please move your mouse over a topic to view the details.

Requirements

What skills are required?

This course is designed for beginners and doesn`t require any programming skills. However, participants should have basic computer knowledge and Internet experience.

What equipment will you need?

You will only need to bring your own laptop (Windows 7 or 10 / Mac OS X). All other required software  and course material will be provided.

Duration / Location / Prices

Duration
– 8 Hours, Full-time (including two 30-minute breaks) or
– By arrangement (for individuals only!)

Location
– On-Site (see address) or
– At your premises (Travel expenses or a call-out fee might be added to the course cost )

Prices
– Individuals: £250
– Groups: on request