We are happy to confirm the next WordPress Starter and Advanced Training Courses for March and April 2015.
The next midweek WordPress Starter Course will be held on Friday March 20th, 2015. We will meet at 10am and finish around 2pm.
The next weekend WordPress Starter Course will be held on Saturday April 11th, 2015. We will meet at 10am and finish around 2pm.
The Starter Course will cover how to set up a free WordPress.com account, how to change themes and widgets in the sidebar, upload your own header, how to create and edit posts on your blog and static pages like on a normal website. You will be able to upload photos to your posts and pages, and create galleries and slideshows out of them. You will learn how to create a navigation bar, add internal and external links and how to use categories and tags for navigation and SEO purposes. You will also learn how to change your personal settings, how to use the visual editor, allow or disallow comments and how to fight spam.
The next WordPress Advanced Course will be held on Saturday April 25th, 2015. We will meet at 10am and finish around 4pm.
In the Advanced Course we will cover synchronising WordPress.com accounts to get more visibility through Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, inserting ‘Follow us’ buttons, embedding Pinterest, Instagram and Youtube videos, customising the navigation bar, creating a contact form, uploading a blog icon, adding google maps, using featured images, using Avatars in comments, specifying a new landing page and how to get rid of ‘WordPress’ in your domain name. I will also include some training on how to edit photos for the web if you are interested. It will be a little more technical than the Starter Course, but it will make a big difference to your WordPress.com site – the use of various social media tools is an effective way to increase audience engagement and drive more traffic.
All courses will be held at the Open College in Dublin 18, are limited to 7 participants and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
If you are interested in participating, an early bird discount or have any questions at all please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a ring at 086 775 2457.