Private WordPress Training Course
in London, UK
Work exclusively on your own Website while learning
Provide yourself or your team with the best training with a bespoke, private WordPress course, focused on your exact requirements
UNIQUE BENEFITS OF PRIVATE TRAINING
- Customise the course to cover the right topics to suit your needs
- Individual attention allowing you to learn at your own pace
- Work exclusively on your web site and materials
- Freedom to stop and ask as many questions as necessary
- No-one is held back or overshadowed by a larger group
- No external participants mean 100% focus on your business requirements
- Focus and relevance means cost-efficient training time
- Flexibility on timing, group size and location gives added convenience
INTRODUCTION TO WORDPRESS - COURSE SUMMARY
A one-day, private wordpress course, designed to equip you with the knowledge and confidence needed to create and run your own WordPress site or blog.
- Installing and setting up WordPress
- Designing and building professional-looking sites
- Blogging and copywriting techniques
- Attract new customers by improving your site`s Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
- Measure your site`s traffic with Google Analytics
- Add facebook and twitter buttons
- Using Themes to further enhancing your site
- Customising WordPress with plugins for CMS, eCommerce & blogging
Plus fantastic, exclusive FREE offers for every participant:
- FREE WordPress book
- FREE unlimited telephone and e-mail support
ABOUT MEI have been designing and coding websites since 1994 and teaching since 1998. I have taught over 90 blue chip companies, lots of start-ups and individuals. Past clients include the BBC, Disney, RNIB, The Post Office and The M.O.D. You can see more of my clients here. I have experience in search engine optimisation, internet marketing and landing page optimisation to improve conversions and sales. All the new sites I build are HTML5, CSS3 and WordPress and are back compatible with ie7 and ie8, you can see some of them here
CONVENIENT LOCATIONMy flexible approach means your private training can be held at the most convenient location for you. I will be happy to come to your offices or home or if you want to get away from any distractions, We can meet in central london. If the location is a problem or if you are outside of the uk then we can do training over the internet with screen sharing and the session can be recoreded.
ADVANCED WORDPRESS COURSESTake your WordPress skills on to the next level with an Advanced WordPress course. Learn more about specific topics from your introductory training session or develop expertise on key plugins and additional systems. I also offer Advanced WordPress CMS training for Web Designers who wish to develop their own Themes and use WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS). Find out more here
Duration: 1 day.
WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. I build all my clients basic websites and blogs in Wordpress.
This private '1 on 1' training course teaches how to setup your website or blog in Wordpress. You will also learn how to increase visitors to your site or blog using Social Media (Facebook and Twitter) and Search Engine Marketing (Google Adwords).
Getting Started - Installation and Upgrades
- Installing WordPress in five minutes
- Upgrading WordPress to the latest vesion
- New features of WordPress
- Best Practices for upgrading WordPress
- Importing and exporting data
Configuring your WordPress site
- General settings
- Discussion settings
- Permalink settings
- Privacy settings
- Reading settings
- Writing settings
- Miscellaneous settings
Uploading and maintaining the right content
- New features in WordPress
- Creating content: Posts vs. Pages
- How to write a Page in WordPress
- WordPress categories explained
- Using the WordPress Content Management System (CMS)
- Managing Pages
- Managing Links
- Managing WordPress Tags
- Managing your WordPress Media Library
- Updating your WordPress Profile
Blogging with WordPress
- Writing a blog Post
- Managing Posts
- Managing comments
- Fighting SPAM with Akismet
Make sure your customers find your site
- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
- Making your content search-engine friendly
- Using analytics to deliver accountability and insight
- Adding Facebook and Twitter buttons
Get more from your site by customising WordPress
- Installing and activating WordPress Themes
- Using WordPress plugins
- Working with WordPress Widgets
- Reviewing CMS and eCommerce plugins
- Best Practices for upgrading WordPress
- Managing WordPress users
- Permission levels and log-ins
- WordPress User Roles explained
- Managing files
- The WordPress Dashboard
"You cannot get this level of tutoring in a public course"I was in a predicament as I had a very basic working knowledge of Wordpress but wanted to be a position of being able to build niche websites. Having looked at the plethora of general WP training courses, I still couldn't find what I was looking for. I needed a hands on training course totally tailored for me. As soon as I tailored my search request, Alex's website popped up - result. I contacted him and explained what I needed and he gave me confidence that he could help me. I spent a day with him where he showed me how I should be searching for themes for my niche and then showed me how to tweak themes to work for exact needs. He also got me started on the site I wished to create. His level of knowledge on Wordpress combined with his business based attitude - no airy fairy designer here! You cannot get this level of tutoring in a public course it was so time efficient. I had to wait a couple of weeks to get time with Alex and it was well worth the wait. I am now totally confident on how to approach all future projects. Thank you Alex for a great day's training - I look forward to working with you again in the future.
"Alex not only knows what he is doing but he puts the client up front"I was really glad to find a WordPress expert when I came to London as I needed to redesign my website. Alex not only knows what he is doing but he puts the client up front, giving him the best advice while allowing, even encouraging, the client to have the last word. And when I mess things up, he is there, patiently ready to put things right again. He is good, generous and friendly as a teacher, and has a pleasant office space and material that provide good working conditions.
"It was informative, useful and fun."It was informative, useful and fun. I had a wide and vague brief for what I wanted to learn, and we managed to decipher this, cover all of it, and more. We even managed to cover UI, logos and design tips, so all in all an excellent day.
paul, Dennis Publishing
"It took Alex just a few hours to radically improve my understanding"Having struggled with the content management aspects of our newly built corporate website for some months, it took Alex just a few hours to radically improve my understanding of the mechanics of Wordpress. By the end of his training session I was able to work on much more complex site maintenance functions and I was also given a number of valuable tips for making our site more effective in attracting our target audience.
Phil , St Martin of Tours Housing Association Ltd
"he is a good and patient trainer""Alex has been invaluable in developing our new website, and we are delighted with the results. His in-depth knowledge of web design in general and WordPress in particular has been excellent, and he is a good and patient trainer. His advice on marketing the charity, and his ideas for the further development of the website have been very useful, and we look forward to working with him in the future."
Liz , ripple Africa
His knowledge is extensive, not only in web design but also in respect of SEOAlex rebuilt my website, making it much easier for me to use and more search engine friendly. He also taught me how to do many things for myself, so that I can make quite major adjustments to the site myself, which is a real bonus.
His knowledge is extensive, not only in web design but also in respect of SEO, outsourcing, photoshop, etc. He seems to be able to solve most issues quickly and efficiently and is always prepared to give just that little bit more. I am very happy with the work he has done for me and would definitely recommend him.
"His service was excellent value for money"It has been a delight working with Alex - he showed great patience creating bespoke training, often second guessed our needs and ensured we have a site that we can maintain effectively ourselves with minimal ongoing input - exactly what we were looking for! His service was excellent value for money and as non-techies we now feel confident in wordpress in such a short time.
"I thank my lucky stars that I chose the one-to-one course with Alex Shaw"With several options available to me for Wordpress training, I thank my lucky stars that I chose the one-to-one course with Alex Shaw. He was very patient and by the end of just one day,I felt far more confident than I thought I would, to go away and build my first Wordpress website. Thank you Alex, I'll be back for the advance class in a couple of months
"Achieved our deadlines and the new site was launched on the planned date""We wanted to update our current website whilst at the same time gaining the control and knowledge to update it dynamically ourselves. From this initial brief and a few discussions by phone and email, I signed up for some training in Dreamweaver and WordPress. At the initial session we worked out what the exact requirements were and quickly realised that a better solution was available and I utilised the time to enhance my existing skills, and learn much more, whilst creating a new site. The emphasis of our site was changing and Alex was very flexible in his approach. He has been a great teacher and also has made many suggestions to improve the site. He has also listened and adapted when my suggestions were used as the agreed way forward. I would thoroughly recommend Alex at Controla if you are looking for anything web, graphics and WordPress. Excellent value for money and a real hard worker. Achieved our deadlines and the new site was launched on the planned date. Many thanks Alex!"
"Alex goes through the work step by step in a logical, clear manner"I recently had a day of Wordpress tuition with Alex, I wanted to see whether I could start editing and improving my site myself, and we went through various problems with the site initially, and then looked at some coding, and how to customise the theme that I had bought online. I would recommend this method of tuition with Alex, because you actually start to understand about the whole process, rather than being on the end of a telephone or email, and Alex goes through the work step by step in a logical, clear manner.
"Alex introduced me to the amazing world of WordPress"Alex introduced me to the amazing world of Wordpress. One day's training gave me the opportunity to work on a specific project with Alex making the most of his experience and expertise. And I also gained some really useful tips and insights into standards and good practice when starting out on Wordpress. Thanks Alex.
Bridget , Islingtion
Alex has an in-depth knowledgeAlex has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of both the Wordperss platform and attractive web design. As an early-adopter of the latest web design technologies, he gave me access to a level of design knowledge on the latest platforms which significantly exceeded the expertise of other skilled web developers whom I respect and whom I have previously relied on.
Harry , AutoKey Squad
"I began... with no web expertise at all and left with a site up and running"I began a one day Wordpress training course with Alex with no web expertise at all and left with a site up and running and more importantly the confidence and the expertise to allow me to continue updating and building on that site myself. Tremendous value, given what we were able to achieve and the one on one focus meant we were able to concentrate on my specific needs.
Sean Boyce , boyciesbettingblog
"One to one teaching takes place in a comfortable informal environment""Alex provides an excellent introduction to WordPress. One to one teaching takes place in a comfortable informal environment overlooking the river Thames. Alex begins the day by discovering the extent of your knowledge. He then demonstrates what can be achieved and provides you with the knowledge and confidence to work on your own machine in a way which is relevant to you. I expect to return for at least one more lesson with this trainer who offers a practical and great value way to learn a new skill!
Stephen - Early Retired from Birmingham Thank you very much for such an informative introduction to Wordpress, my blog looks brilliant and I am incredibly happy!
"I started not knowing anything about WordPress, then by the end of the day I felt like an expert"Alex's expertise has been invaluable to the direction of my career and business. His enthusiasm and passion makes him a great teacher. I recently completed a one on one training day with Alex, I started not knowing anything about WordPress, then by the end of the day I felt like an expert.
Dave Beckett, Director, Webgenesis Ltd webgenesis had two really helpful sessions with Alex learning about Wordpress and Photoshop. Alex has now moved to nice new office space in Kentish Town.
Amelia, the pilgrim trust
"all my queries were answered at my pace"Alex provided a professional and truly bespoke training course, where all my queries were answered at my pace, gaining useful hints and tips during the day. I came away buzzing with ideas – I would definitely recommend this course – thanks again!"
Cathy Sadler, icould Unbelievable, without a doubt the most competent and professional training course I have had the pleasure of taking.
Mark, Royal Academy Of Music
"Alex is using this stuff day in, day out"I got a lot out of the day because we talked about other, but related things that I found really useful, while keeping on track with the WordPress training. Alex is using this stuff day in, day out so understands both it and it`s application in real-life situations.
Elaine, Aspects Consulting Ltd
"Relevant and well paced"Relevant and well paced. I left with a good understanding and the ability to practice more and build a blog. Which is what I wanted from today!
Ann, TeleAdapt Helpful, informative good guide to using Wordpress.