WordPress Training Sydney

..wordpress training to suit everyone..
 

WordPress Training
[one on one]

We offer customised 1 to 1 WordPress training in Sydney – Neutral Bay and Pyrmont. We can also come to your office in Sydney [CBD]. We offer WordPress Training in WordPress.org but we also teach WordPress.com. We have been teaching web design for over 15 years, so our knowledge about websites is invaluable.

WordPress Course
[Group]

We teach a WordPress group course once a month [WordPress.org].
1-day course. 5 hours. Small classes. City-based. In this course, you can set up the website on your own domain.
Or we will give you a test site to work on in the training. Learn the basics, plugins, widgets, themes and more.
FREE Google/SEO tips included.

Create your own WordPress Website

We offer customised WordPress Training that can help you Build your own WordPress WebsiteThis includes; setting up hosting & domain, setting up the design, and complex features. We build the site together in this course. Perfect for a small business or startup website. You will learn how to build the site and manage it ongoing.

WordPress Course
[for one person] – $395

We teach the WordPress group course for one person only. [WordPress.org].
1-day course. 4 hours. City-based.
We follow the exact same course notes as the group course only it is for one person. Some people prefer this training as they have all the attention and get more 1 on 1 help. We still use a test site for this training or you can set up on your own domain.
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WordPress Course [group]

Learn all the basics of WordPress and more.

This is a beginner WordPress Training Course.
Learn how to format User / Google-friendly content.
How to add a Blog to bring visitors and add fresh content.
How to make a mobile responsive website.
How to add Plugins and Widgets.
How to add, Social Follow and Social Shares.
YouTube Videos, Google Maps, Security & how to Backup.
We give you expert tips on how to get your website found on Google.
Everything and more to get you started!

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WordPress Group Course Outline

Learn How to Use WordPress

  • Add a WordPress Theme
  • Add Pages, Posts, Images
  • A Blog
  • YouTube Video
  • Google Map
  • Add Popular Plugins (apps)
  • Learn about Widgets
  • Add Social Media
  • How to Edit Images in WordPress
  • And how to add a contact form and more.

WordPress E-Book (regularly updated).
Test Site for 4 weeks for you to play with.
4 x Support Email – 1 email per week for 4 weeks.

Questions via Facebook  *conditions apply https://www.facebook.com/LetsBuildAWebsite 

Course Outline Below

Set up WordPress

  • Set time/date.
  • Hide your site from the search engines (until its ready).
  • Set up your user profile.
  • How to change your email and password.

Themes

  • How to install and set up free WordPress themes.
  • We will set up a free theme from scratch in the course.
  • We talk about responsive themes (mobile friendly) and why they are so important.
  • That is; what is a responsive theme and why you need it.
  • We will even show you where to source paid themes and how to install them.

Set up a Home and Blog page

  • How to set up a normal static website.
  • That means to have a home page as your front page and the blog as a separate page. This is how a typical website is set up.

Add a Custom Menu

  • Every website needs to have a navigation menu, so the users can find your content.
  • We show you how to set up a navigation menu with all the most important pages in it.

Adding Content

We teach you how to add content to your website.
Including;

  • How to add pages.
  • Add text.
  • Format text.
  • Add headings.
  • Add links  – internal, external, email and phone links.
  • Add images.
  • Add a PDF.

Widgets

Widgets are “little thing a ma gigs” that allow you to add content to your footer and sidebars.

  • We discuss what widgets are.
  • How to use widgets.
  • How to add content with widgets.

YouTube

  • We show you how to add a YouTube video.

Google Map

  • How to add a Google Map to the footer or contact page.

Images

  • We talk about where to get great images from that doesn’t have to cost you a bomb!
  • We show you how to optimise them for the web.
  • What is optimising and why it’s needed for fast loading pages.
  • How to add images to pages and other areas of your theme.
  • How to edit images in WordPress.

Blogging

  • What is blogging?
  • Why you should have a blog.
  • Setting up the blog page.
  • Adding posts.
  • Adding featured images.
  • How to control comments and spam.

Plugins

  • What are plugins (apps for WordPress)
  • How to find plugins.
  • How to add and install plugins.
  • Plugin issues.

Contact Form

  • How to install and set up an online enquiry form.

Social Media

  • What plugins to use.
  • How to configure plugins.
  • We discuss why Social Media is crucial for your business.
  • We set up Social Sharing – this is when the user can share your content if they like it.
  • We set up Social Follow – this is when someone can like your Social Media Profile.
  • How to make it easy for you to share your own blog posts with Social Media.

Anti-Spam

  • How to install and set up an anti-spam plugin to stop pesty spam attacks on your site which can be detrimental to your Google rankings.

WordPress Security

  • Why security is so important for your WordPress website.
  • How to make your site more secure.
  • What plugin to use.
  • How to set it up and configure security on your site.

Hints for Google

  • Throughout the WordPress training, we talk about Google and what you can do to make your site Google ready.
  • We offer free tips that other courses do not include.
  • It takes a long time to learn about Google and how other search engines rank your websites.
  • We are constantly learning and upgrading our skills every day to keep up to date with the trends in Google.
  • We also take pride in training in the latest techniques and keep all our E-books and Manuals up to date.

Course Outline

Click here to download – WordPress Course.

Can I set the website up on my own domain?
  • Yes, you can set up the website we build in the course on your own domain and hosting.
  • This must be done before you come to the course.
  • We do not have time to do it in the training.
  • You will have to buy your own hosting and domain.
  • Then install WordPress.
  • This must be done before you come class.

If you need help installing WordPress from hosting’s cPanel read this tutorial on our website.
https://www.letsbuildawebsite.com.au/how-to-install-wordpress-from-cpanel/

If you need help with this, we can set up your hosting and install WordPress for you. 

  • This cost is $150 which includes your hosting for 1 year.
  • You will need to purchase your own domain and send those details to us before we can set up the hosting.  
  • Then this will all be set up for you before you start our WordPress Course.
  • Please remember we cannot help you set up the complete website in this course.
  • If you need help setting up a website from scratch which is outside of the course outline – see our Setting up a WordPress Site course.
Why do this training
  • To learn WordPress step by step
  • You want to learn the basics of WordPress.
  • You need professional WordPress training for your job.
  • To edit and add your own content.
  • To learn how to use plugins and widgets.
  • To install and set up a WordPress theme.
  • You want to set up a blog.
  • Learn how to add a contact form.
  • And a YouTube video & Google map.
  • You want to learn how to set up a basic site from scratch.
  • To get some FREE advice about getting your website ranked on Google.
  • To learn to manage your website ongoing and save money.
  • To understand web design and WordPress better, so you can protect yourself and your business against fraudulent behaviour from other developers and outsourcing.
What are the benefits of setting up my own domain?
  • In this WordPress Course, we set up a basic website from scratch.
  • So if you are doing this course to set up your own website.
  • Setting it up on your own domain in the course will be very beneficial to you because you won’t have to go home and do it all again on your own.
  • Once the course is finished, you will have all the basics of the site set up.
  • If you are learning WordPress for your job or to update someone else’s website that is already set up then you don’t need to worry about setting up the website on your own domain as this does not apply to you.
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CREATE a WordPress Website

 Do you need to create your own WordPress website?

Have you started to build your website but hit a roadblock?
You cannot afford a web designer and don’t trust outsourcing.
We can help you build and finish your website.
Including setting up your theme, layout, pages, plugins, blog.
Tailored 1 on 1 training to build your own website.
Learn how to use and manage your website ongoing.
This course will give you an invaluable knowledge, saving you thousands of dollars that you allocate to your online marketing.
Learn how to market your website with our Google Course.

Create a WordPress website - Course Outline
This is ONLY a BASIC outline of what we can cover in this course.

  • Install and set up on your domain.
  • Buying and Installing a theme.
  • Configuring the theme.
  • Setting up the basic page structure and layout.
  • Designing the home page.
  • Adding basic content.
  • Adding and editing images (web-friendly images).
  • Adding content to the generic pages e.g. contact, about, home, services, blog.
  • Adding an online enquiry form.
  • Adding plugins to set up complex functions of the site.
  • Adding a Search Engine Optimisation plugin and training you how to do your own SEO.
  • This is invaluable training and will save you thousands of dollars in online marketing when you are just starting a business.
  • You will also learn about web design and WordPress which will help you with ongoing web developers.

The course is totally tailored to your website requirements.

Click below to download the basic WordPress Training Outline.
WordPress Course.

We offer 2 packages

Basic website – $795

6-10 pages. [unlimited is available].
Social Media.
Blog.
Customised home page.
Basic plugins like; security, backup.
Training and support.
FREE Divi theme worth over $100 AUD.
FREE Divi tutorials.

This price does not include hosting.
Hosting is an extra $120 per year.
If you would like us to host your website this is an additional price.


Medium website with advanced add-ons – $1095

6-10 pages. [unlimited is available].
Social Media.
Blog.
Customised home page.
Customised generic pages like; services, about, contact etc.
Basic plugins like; security, backup.
Setting up more advanced features like shopping cart, events management, membership, SEO.
Training and support.
FREE Divi theme worth over $100 AUD.
FREE Divi tutorials.

This price does not include hosting.
Hosting is an extra $120 per year.
If you would like us to host your website this is an additional price.

You also receive

Our 60 + page comprehensive WordPress Ebook.
The Divi theme worth over $100 AUD.

 

 

Types of websites we set up in this course
  • Travel websites e.g. tours – free and paid.
  • Directories e.g. fitness, adult, dating.
  • Client portals e.g. a place where clients can login to view sensitive data, videos and protected content.
  • Forums e.g. a website where people can become a paid or free member and log in to discuss public or private conversations.
  • A membership site.
  • Websites that accept payments via banks, PayPal or Credit Cards.
  • Hospital websites e.g. St George ICU.
  • E-commerce e.g. retail shops.
  • Online portfolios.
Why do this training
  • To learn WordPress step by step
  • To build your own website.
  • To build websites for clients (graphics designers).
  • To set up your own WordPress theme.
  • To configure a complex theme.
  • To get expert guidance in designing the website layout.
  • To set up the technical side including domains and hosting.
  • To learn how to use the new website when it’s set up.
  • To set up complex plugins, a shop, a blog, page layouts, menus.
  • The training may include setting up the type of website you required for e.g. a directory, a travel website, an online portfolio, a client portal etc.
  • This can be a very tricky process if you are not a web designer.
  • Modifying the CSS code to change the look and feel of the theme.
  • Creating PHP code is NOT included in this training.
WordPress Group v's Create a WordPress website?

WordPress Course

  • The WordPress Course (1 day) is a basic WordPress course only.
  • You can set up your website on your own domain, but we follow a set structure that cannot be deviated away from in class as we just do not have time.
  • Therefore you cannot get customised training in this course.
Create a WordPress Website [Course]
  • This course is dedicated purely to set up your own customised website.
  • We help you create and build the website in this course.
  • We set up the main structure of your site [together], which may include the homepage layout, generic pages and content.
  • It will also include setting up any complex features of the website including the theme and plugins.
  • You will walk away from this training with a lot of knowledge that will allow you to continue building your site.
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WordPress Course for One

If you cannot attend the group WordPress Course.
This course is perfect for you.
It’s suitable for busy people with limited time.
You get 1 on 1 attention from a WordPress Expert.
This course is our 1 day WordPress Course for One.
We teach exactly the same content as the 1-day group course.
If we have time, we can help you with other basic
WordPress questions you may have.
You will learn all the basics plus more.
Including; Themes, Plugins, Widgets, Video, Blogging.
This course is not for setting up your own site from scratch.
Try our Build a WordPress Website course instead.
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WordPress Course for 1 - Outline
Click here to download – WordPress Course.
Can I set up my website in this course?
  • In this course, we follow a specific WordPress Manual.
  • This course is not for setting up your own site.
  • This is the WordPress Group Course for one person.
  • You can, however, set up the website on your own domain.
  • This means that what you learn in the training will be already set up on your domain, so you won’t have to do this again on your own.

This includes;

  • Installing a free theme.
  • Adding generic pages.
  • Creating the navigation menu.
  • Adding a Blog.
  • Adding popular Widgets and Plugins.
  • Adding Social Media.
  • Adding a Contact Form
  • YouTube Video, Google Map, Security and more.
  • This course was offered for people who cannot make the group sessions and just want to learn the basics of WordPress.
  • You can ask questions relevant to your website, for e.g. the best plugins to use or theme recommendations.
  • But we do not set up any of these in this course.

Read this tutorial on our website to set up the website on your own domain.

https://www.letsbuildawebsite.com.au/how-to-install-wordpress-from-cpanel/

  • We can set up your hosting and install WordPress for you.
  • This cost is $120 which includes your hosting for 1 year.
  • You will need to purchase your own domain and send those details to us before we can set up your hosting.
  • Then this will all be set up for you before you start our WordPress Course.
  • If you need help setting up a website from scratch which is outside of the course outline (see above)  – see Create a WordPress Website course.
Why do this training
  • You want to learn all about WordPress.
  • You prefer the 1 on 1 attention.
  • You can ask questions relevant to your website.
  • You can pick a day and date that suits your lifestyle or work commitment.
  • This is for super busy people, who can’t make the group course dates.
  • This only includes the content of the one day WordPress Course.
  • If you would like to build your site with our guidance then you need to book the course – Create a WordPress Website.

 WordPress Course

1  on  1  WordPress Training

We offer 1 on 1 WordPress Training for more specific needs

In our Neutral Bay or Pyrmont training rooms.
At your office (Sydney CBD only).
Minimum of 2 hours for face to face WordPress training.
We also have Skype Training (min. 1 hour).
Learn all about WordPress in these sessions.
Learn something specific or relevant to your website.
You might already have a WordPress website.
And just need some customised WordPress training.

What can I learn in 1 on 1 WordPress Training?
  • We can teach you just about anything in the 1 on 1 training.
  • We can help you set up your theme using the customise settings.
  • We can show you how to use the SEO Yoast plugin for WordPress.
  • How to add a Blog and write your first post.
  • Face to face training will help you learn WordPress step by step.
  • How to add pages to the navigation menu.
  • How to edit images for the web. We see this problem time and time again.
  • Having high-resolution images will slow down your site dramatically and affect your Google rankings.
  • We can help you change themes (within limits).
  • What this means is; if your current home page is complex then we probably wouldn’t have the time to do this in 2 hours.
  • If it is a simple layout then this should be fine to change over in 2 hours.
  • Otherwise, you may need to book in the Create a WordPress Website.
  • We can also help you change a site from WordPress.com to WordPress.org – as long as it is not a big site.
  • This WordPress Training is suitable for beginners to advanced users.
1 on 1 Training may include

How to;

Add pages.
Add content to pages.
How to create a blog.
Add posts to the blog.
Edit and add images to posts and pages.
About the navigation menu, and how to add pages to it.
What widgets are and how to add widgets.
What are plugins?
How to install and set up plugins.
How to add products to your shop.
How to add video, Google maps, a contact form to your website.
We can help you with anything you need to know about WordPress.

How much time will I need?
In our Neutral Bay training rooms.
In our Pyrmont training rooms.
At your office (Sydney CBD only).
Minimum of 2 hours for face to face training.
We also have Skype Training (min. 1 hour).
Learn all about WordPress in these sessions.
Learn something specific or relevant to your website.
You might already have a WordPress website.
And just need some customised WordPress training.
What if I need more time?
  • If we run out of time we may be able to extend the time depending on the training rooms availability.
  • Otherwise you can just book in some more time at a later date.
  • If it is urgent, we can do WordPress jobs and projects on your behalf.
  • We just need a job brief from you and we will set up fixed price to complete the task.
  • We will require your WordPress login details and will complete the job as quickly as we can.
  • Click for more information on our WordPress Support.

About WordPress

Why use WordPress?
  • WordPress software is FREE with your hosting.
  • WordPress is a content management system (CMS).
  • Allowing you to manage your own website.
  • WordPress has endless capabilities to build your site.
  • You can build any type of website with WordPress.
  • There are over 60,000 free plugins which allow you to build any type of website.
  • Plugins are like apps for WordPress.
  • Giving you amazing features and functions.
  • WordPress is user-friendly and easy to use for most people.
  • WordPress is suitable for any type of small business to a large company.
  • With WordPress, your website can grow when your business does.
  • You can build a small or large website with WordPress.
  • WordPress caters for mobile phones, which is now a major ranking factor in Google.
  • There are many tutorials online for WordPress, so the support is amazing.
  • WordPress is Google friendly so makes it easy to make your site search engine ready!
Benefits of WordPress
  • WordPress is free with any hosting package.
  • You can install it with one click.
  • There is a huge WP community out there, giving you endless WordPress training & support.
  • There are many free video tutorials on YouTube.
  • Plugins allow you to create any type of website.
  • Including; eCommerce, membership, events, blog, business, corporate, artist, photography, directories, portals.
  • WordPress is accessible from anywhere in the world with the Internet.
  • You can even design on your iPhone or iPad with a WordPress app.
  • You don’t need any technical skills to start using WordPress.
  • It has a built-in database and content management system, making it very expandable.
  • It’s is easy to learn and manage your website or your companies website once you are shown how.
  • You can save a lot of money by doing updates yourself instead of paying someone else to do it.
  • WordPress has over 5000 FREE themes for you to choose from and endless premium themes that have great support.
  • There are over 60,000 FREE plugins – giving the ability to make any type of website without the huge development cost.
WordPress Security Tips
  • Always keep WordPress version up to date.
    You can do this with one click of a button in the wp-admin.
  • Always backup your files and database.
    Just in case your site ever breaks or gets hacked, at least you will have a backup to restore your website and you won’t lose customers or your Google positions.
  • Always update your WordPress theme.
    This keeps it working properly and keeps potential hackers out.
  • Always update all your plugins.
    This keeps the plugins working properly and keeps potential hackers out by updating and fixing bugs in vulnerable files.
  • Never use “admin” as your username.
    This is too obvious, and hackers can target you easier with this username.  Always choose a username that is NOT obvious.
  • Always use strong passwords e.g Hir83spflaXlcm8v.
    Having a strong password is going to give your admin extra security as hackers will not be able to guess it as easily.
  • Make sure you create a temporary user login for third-party users.
    Never give out your own credentials.  You may have the same details for other accounts.  This then makes you more vulnerable on the Internet.  Create separate credentials for third parties and delete them after they have finished the work to be safe.
  • Our WordPress Course will show you how to do all of this.
Is there any issues using WordPress?
  • You must keep WordPress up to date to keep it safe and functioning well.
  • This is easy, once you know how.
  • Make sure you update WordPress every time there is a new version.
  • The same process goes for plugins and themes.
  • Plugins and themes must always be kept up to date.
  • Once you are shown how it’s as simple as clicking a button to update.
  • Some themes can be hard to set up but we can help you with that with our course – Create a WordPress Website
  • We offer One on One WordPress Training for all previous students for $90 per hour.
  • We also offer WordPress Training online with Skype.
  • Contact us for more information.

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