Intermediate WordPress Course

Enhance your WordPress website the right way by building on solid foundations

Now you’ve started to use WordPress and become familiar with
the platform, let’s start to look at how you can build solid foundations for
your WordPress website. On this course you’ll learn the core concepts of how to
build WordPress websites the right way and how to extend your WordPress website
with ease.

This course is open to anyone wanting to learn about
WordPress. Whether you are an individual looking to use WordPress as a blogging
tool, or you are a business looking to use WordPress for your business website,
or you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking to use WordPress to start your
online business or whether you would like to boost your skills and become more
employable by being able to use WordPress. The intermediate course is designed to
give you a solid foundation for how to use WordPress as a user and touching on the varity of technical aspects that are needed when you start to improve your WordPress skills.


Throughout the day you’ll learn;

  • How the WordPress Core files are structured and what this means for enhancing your
    WordPress website
  • How WordPress Themes are put together and what this means for customising the
    look and feel of your WordPress website
  • What you can do with WordPress Plugins, where to source quality WordPress
    Plugins and how to extend Plugins safely
  • Core customisations with Child Themes and Child Plugins
  • Extending the functionality of your WordPress website through the functions.php file
    with the use of hooks, actions and filters. Touching on the basic core concepts
    of this. This is covered in much more detail in the Advanced WordPress course.
  • How to use the style.css file in your Child Theme to safely customise the look
    and feel of your website
  • How to manage WordPress Core, Themes and Plugin updates safely without losing
    any of your customisations
  • How to manage your WordPress backups and the core layers of backups needed to stay
  • How to secure your WordPress website to minimise the risk of a cyberattack
    including how to prevent adding known vulnerabilities to your website
    through poor judgement
  • How to boost the speed of your WordPress website through caching technologies


Each attendee will have a demo WordPress website configured
on the web server for you to experiment with throughout the duration of the
course to practice the various aspects of what is being taught.


What to Bring

Throughout the course you’ll need a laptop for some of the
interactive parts. If you do not have one, a tablet will suffice or simply work
with another attendee to shadow them. The Intermediate WordPress course is
approximately 50% theory and background understanding and 50% hands on. For the
more hands on courses, the Intermediate and Advanced courses get your hands
really dirty once you understand the basics of how WordPress works.


What’s Included

The full day course includes;

  • Tuition taught by Michael Cropper a WordPress expert who works with WordPress on a
    daily basis professionally
  • Room hire
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the day
  • A copy of the teaching materials
  • One week’s free web hosting to continue to test and improve your website



Please note that you will not be learning any PHP, HTML, CSS
or JavaScript code on this course. While you do not need to know PHP, HTML, CSS
or JavaScript to attend this course, it is helpful, by this stage you should
start to become familiar with the core PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript concepts
that you will start to use throughout building and managing your WordPress

Course Information

Date:     Various

Venue:  Various

Price:     £349 + VAT



It is expected that you are familiar with the concepts
covered in the Beginners
Guide to WordPress course