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Would you like to learn WordPress in a Group or 1 on 1 Training?

We have customised WordPress Training classes and group WordPress courses in Sydney.
We can come to you or you can come to our office in Brookvale.

All our WordPress Training Courses are WordPress.org but we also teach WordPress.com.
We have been teaching Web Design and WordPress for over a decade, so our knowledge about websites is invaluable.

We offer unique WordPress Training that can help you Build your own WordPress Website.
Click here to learn more about Setting up a WordPress Website.  This includes with your own domain, theme, hosting and more.

WordPress Course (1 day) –  $299

Learn all about WordPress.
This is a beginners WordPress Training Course.
We give you expert tips on how to get your website in Google.
How to format user and 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.
Everything and more to get you started!

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 and anchor 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 with a link and with embed code.

Google Map

  • How to add a Google Map to the footer and 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 a 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.

Why do this training
  • 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 in 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.
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.
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 elses 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.

Setting up a WordPress Site $695

Do you need to create your own WordPress website?
Have you started to build your website but hit a road block?
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 a invaluable knowledge, saving you thousands of dollars that you allocate to your online marketing.
Learn how to market your website with our Google Course.

Course Outline

This is ONLY a BASIC outline of what we can cover in this course.

  • Install and setting 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 an Search Engine Optimisation plugin and training you how to do your own SEO.
  • This is invaluable training and will save you thousands of dollars on 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
 WordPress Course.

This course offers:   

6 hours in total of customised WordPress Training.
1 x 30 min. support call via Skype.

Time: 2 x 3 hour sessions on a day and time that suits you.

You also receive:
Plus our 60 page comprehensive WordPress E-Manual.

If you need more training to finish your website, we offer the following:

$255 – 3 hours.
$340
 – 4 hours.
$400 – 5 hours.

Why do this training
  • 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, a 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.
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 login to discuss public or private conversations.
  • A membership site.
  • Websites that acccept payments via banks, PayPal or Credit Cards.
  • Hospital websites e.g. St George ICU.
  • E-commerce e.g. retail shops.
  • Online portfolios.
WordPress Course v's Setting up a WordPress site?

 

WordPress Course

  • The WordPress Course (1 day) is a basic WordPress course only.
  • We follow a set structure that cannot be deviated away from in class as we just don’t have time.
  • You can set up your website on your own domain in this course but you only learn what we teach in the course.
  • Therefore you cannot get one on one help with your own website.

Setting up a WordPress Site

  • The Setting up a WordPress Site course is dedicated purely to setting up your website.
  • We help you create and build the website in the course.
  • We will set up the main structure of your site, which may include the home page 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.
  • If the site is more complex then you may need another day of training for $340 which also includes 4 hours of training.

 

WordPress Course for One $395

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 only  teach exactly what is in 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 Setting up a WordPress Website course instead.

Course Outline

This is our 1 Day WordPress Course only 1 on 1.

Course Outline

Click here to download – WordPress 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 – Setting up a WordPress Site.

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 like 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 $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 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 our Setting up a WordPress Site course.

Advanced WordPress Training $99

This is Advanced WordPress Training Online.
We have put together some exclusive online videos.
To teach you more advanced WordPress.
You must complete a basic WordPress Course before hand.
Or you have learnt WordPress elsewhere.
This training is NOT for beginners.
This advanced WordPress training is for someone who wants to;
Learn more complex WordPress features and plugins.
Learn how to create different page layouts without coding.
Learn Search Engine Optimisation for WordPress with SEO.
SEO is crucial for your website in order to get visitors and conversions and to get your website found.

Course Outline

In this course, you receive 2 days worth of Advanced WordPress Training.
10 video tutorials designed by Jodi Allbon – an Expert WordPress Trainer.

Jodi has been teaching web design since 2008 all over Sydney, including Manly Community College (2016), Nirimba Tafe, Hornsby Tafe, Learning Lab in Surry Hills and recently (2016) at AIT in Ultimo.

This WordPress training will teach you the next level of WordPress to help complete a professional WordPress website.

This training is very suitable for someone who wishes to build WordPress websites or to grow their own business website.

You will receive an invaluable video tutorial in this advanced training on how to make your website Google ready with SEO for WordPress.  This will help you market your website online and help bring traffic and visitors to your website.

WordPress E-Book (regularly updated)
Help Questions via Facebook  *conditions apply
https://www.facebook.com/LetsBuildAWebsite 

Course Outline 

Click here to download – WordPress Advanced Training.

Why do this training
  • You have already completed our 1 day WordPress Course or something similar.
  • You would like more advanced WordPress training to build on your own website or your work website.
  • You don’t have time to do face to face training.
  • You want to learn at your own pace.
  • You are keen to learn how to make advanced forms for e.g. a booking form.
  • Add client testimonials or reviews.
  • Create different layouts for pages.
  • You would like to change sidebar content so you can display different features on different pages.
  • Learn how to change the theme fonts without coding.
  • How to make your website google friendly with Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) techniques.
  • You have access to our exclusive videos for 12 months.
  • We also give you free Facebook support * conditions apply.
What if I can't follow the Video Tutorials
  • The video training has been developed for a beginner who wants to learn more Advanced WordPress Training.
  • It was designed mainly for small businesses who want to take the next step.
  • It is not designed for web designers who are more advanced and confident in WordPress web design.
  • The tutorials were designed with the WordPress novice at heart.
  • We can guarantee the videos are easy to follow and will give you your money back if you are not happy.

1 on 1 WordPress Training

We also offer 1 on 1 WordPress Training for more specific needs

We Teach 1 on 1 WordPress

In our Brookvale training rooms (near Manly).
At your home  (Sydney Areas).
At your office  (Sydney Areas).
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 WordPress website.
And just need some customised WordPress training.

What can I learn in 1 on 1 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.
  • How to add pages to the navigation menu.
  • How to edit images for 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 you current home page is complex then we probably wouldnt 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 Setting up a WordPress site.
  • We can also help you change over a site from WordPress.com to WordPress.org – as long as its not a big site.
  • This WordPress Training is suitable for beginners to advanced users.

1 on 1 Training may include;

Customised WordPress training to set up your theme.
Setting up specific plugins (apps for WordPress).
Learn how to get your website ranked in Google.
Setting up pages and formatting content for Google.
Setting up your blog to bring more traffic.
Learn how to do SEO for WordPress.
You want to customise your WordPress theme.
Setting up the structure of your site i.e. menus, footers, layouts.
We can help you with anything WordPress.

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.

Make an Enquiry

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 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!
What are the pros of using WordPress
  • WordPress is free with any hosting package.
  • You can install it on your hosting 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 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 up dates yourself instead of paying someone.
  • 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 the WP 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 want 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” for 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.
What are the cons of 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.
  • You can keep your site safe by installing a good WordPress security plugin e.g. WordFence.
  • Some themes can be hard to set up but we can help you with that with our course – Setting up a WordPress Site.
  • We offer One on One WordPress Training in your home or office for all previous students for $85 per hour.
  • We also offer WordPress Training online with Skype.
  • Contact us for more information.

Click for more information on our – One on One WordPress Training.

Contact Us for more information about our WordPress Training.