Learn WordPress in one day

Our course will give you the knowledge and confidence to setup, create, edit and manage a WordPress website


Only £80 per person

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WordPress training course outline

  • Time 9:30am – 1pm
  • Please note that you will need to bring a laptop (PC or Mac) as it’s a very much a hands on course
  • Attendees get a WordPress training site to learn on during the day
  • All attendees get electronic copies of the training materials used throughout the day
  • The course is great if you want to learn how to build a new website, or learn how to update and improve your existing website
  • No experience required! As long as you can use a computer you will be able to build a WordPress website

How to set up WordPress

  • Introduction to WordPress
  • How to set up a WordPress website in 15 mins

How to publish posts, pages, embed images and video

  • How to manage content in WordPress
  • A breakdown of managing content within WordPress
  • How to create professional looking pages and posts
  • How to add links to content
  • Inserting and embedding al kinds of medial images, audio & video
  • How to create, arrange and edit menus
  • How comments work
  • How to monitor and moderate comments
  • How to stop spam (both comments and contact forms)

How to make your site look attractive & professional with WordPress themes

  • What are WordPress themes and how to use them
  • How to install a themes
  • Recommended WordPress themes

Adding specific functionality to your site with WordPress plugins

  • Overview of plugins; what are they and how they work
  • How to install a WordPress plugin
  • 5 top WordPress plugins and what they do
  • How to use plugins and widgets to improve your website’s functionality

Search Engine optimisation

  • How to make sure your website is optimised for Search Engines
  • Use ‘pretty url’s’ that will improve ‘click through’ rates
  • Tagging and categorising your posts – how to do it and why it’s important
  • How to add meta descriptions in your content to improve ranking
  • Best practices when linking


  • How to make sure your WordPress website is secure
  • How to back up your WordPress website

How to take advantage of the social web

  • How to sharing your content on other social networks
  • Auto-posting to Twitter
  • Adding ‘Share’ buttons
  • How to add a newsletter
  • How to integrate your content with Twitter and Facebook
  • How to add an online community to your website

Following this course you will be able to:

  • Create a WordPress website
  • Manage, update and improve an existing WordPress website
  • Use WordPress to manage your website content
  • Integrate social media content into your WordPress website
  • Automate posts to Social Networks
  • Promote your website
  • Manage comments
  • Understand WordPress themes, plugins and widgets

Attendees receive:

  • Step by step video tutorials of the course
  • Electronic copies of all training materials
Duncan Michael-MacGregor

Course Tutor

WordPress training courses are run by me Duncan Michael-MacGregor. WordPress is something of a passion of mine and I have been using it from the early days when it was a modest blogging platform.

Since 2007 I have helped hundreds of individuals, small organisations and large companies.

I have trained hundreds of people over the past 11 years and have a good reputation within the WordPress community.

If you have any questions regarding the course please do get in touch with me directly at: duncan@duckonwater.co.uk or call: 01666 500873.

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We are currently scheduling our course dates with our new training venue. Dates to be added soon, in the meantime do drop us an email if you would like to be notified when dates are released: enquiries@duckonwater.co.uk or use the form below.

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