Wordpress training

 
 

Are you a keen blogger? Interested in web design? Do you love to write but wish you could display your work in a more professional, eye catching format? Then perhaps taking a course in WordPress can help you fulfil your blogging needs. As the blogosphere and citizen journalism grows rapidly, getting your work to stand out more is difficult, so it would make sense to invest in a course in WordPress to either improve your current blog or to get one set up. Even if you are a small business owner who can’t afford to spend a lot of money on a web designer, setting your website up on WordPress is relatively simple and cost-effective. WordPress is currently the world’s go to content management system (CMS) on the web and is the most popular amongst website owners, both large and small so it is definitely worth getting to grips with it.

 

I’m rubbish with computers...

WordPress isn’t as scary as it first seems, if you’re not a Bill Gates, chances are you don’t want to venture down the web design and coding path and would rather stick to the basics, especially if you’re just blogging/starting up a blog. To do that, all you need is a very basic grasp of computer knowledge, nothing overly technical. As long as you can turn it on you’ll be fine!

 

What will a course involve?

As a seasoned blogger, or someone looking to start blogging, a course in WordPress will give you the tools you need to build and run your own platform in which to write and post on. Whether you are totally unfamiliar with the site or you have been blogging on it for ages but just want to gain extra expertise to keep yourself ahead of the competition, then there are course available to you. For beginners, most courses will show you the basics of WordPress. Uploading and removing content on your site such as text, images, video and audio files are just some of the fundamentals when working with a CMS like WordPress, but there is a lot more to it than that. Depending on the kind of course you take, you may be educated further into the more complicated depths of this software. This is more for those who are looking into web design. Courses will teach you the more advanced side of things and the coding necessary with HTML and CSS to edit web pages and WordPress tailored to your own needs. The more intermediate WordPress sessions will look at search engine optimisation (SEO) and how to use meta descriptions and keywords to make your page more searchable on search engines as well as getting to grips with Google Analytics. Don’t worry; it will make more sense after you complete a course!

 

How can a course benefit me?

Though most courses will offer at most, a certificate of attendance as opposed to a formal qualification, the skills you will come away with will be valuable in your professional life. If you are a blogger, you will be able to be as creative as you like with your site and will have an excellent platform in which to publish your work on. It will also hugely benefit you if you learn about SEO, if you’re a blogger or business owner, making your blog or site SEO friendly will get you extra hits which are always good!

 

WordPress stats and facts

·         In October 2006, 595,000 blogs were posted on WordPress.com, in March 2013, that figure peaked at 49 million.

·         In October 2006, the site got over 25 million page views, and in November 2013, that number reached over 14.6 billion hits.

·         English is by far and away the most used language on WordPress with 66% of the content written in it. The next in the list is Spanish with just 8.7%!

·         Over a sixth of all websites across the globe are powered by WordPress.

 

 

Some scary web abbreviations and jargon

CSS         - (Cascading style sheets.) This is basically a written description of what a document or webpage should look like and feature. It determines page layouts, fonts, sizes, colours and more.

HTML    - (Hyper text markup language.) This is the language in which CSS is written. Right click any webpage and then ‘view page source’ and you will find the page CSS designs written in HTML

SEO        - (Search engine optimisation) This optimising method helps make a website visible in search engine results using keywords and meta data. The higher up a page is in an engine results, the better it is optimised.

LOL         - (Laugh out loud) But you already knew that!

Are you a keen blogger? Interested in web design? Do you love to write but wish you could display your work in a more professional, eye catching format? Then perhaps taking a course in WordPress can help you fulfil your blogging needs. As the blogosphere and citizen journalism grows rapidly, getting your work to stand out more is difficult, so it would make sense to invest in a course in WordPress to either improve your current blog or to get one set up. Even if you are a small business owner who can’t afford to spend a lot of money on a web designer, setting your website up on WordPress is relatively simple and cost-effective. WordPress is currently the world’s go to content management system (CMS) on the web and is the most popular amongst website owners, both large and small so it is definitely worth getting to grips with it.

 

I’m rubbish with computers...

WordPress isn’t as scary as it first seems, if you’re not a Bill Gates, chances are you don’t want to venture down the web design and coding path and would rather stick to the basics, especially if you’re just blogging/starting up a blog. To do that, all you need is a very basic grasp of computer knowledge, nothing overly technical. As long as you can turn it on you’ll be fine!

 

What will a course involve?

As a seasoned blogger, or someone looking to start blogging, a course in WordPress will give you the tools you need to build and run your own platform in which to write and post on. Whether you are totally unfamiliar with the site or you have been blogging on it for ages but just want to gain extra expertise to keep yourself ahead of the competition, then there are course available to you. For beginners, most courses will show you the basics of WordPress. Uploading and removing content on your site such as text, images, video and audio files are just some of the fundamentals when working with a CMS like WordPress, but there is a lot more to it than that. Depending on the kind of course you take, you may be educated further into the more complicated depths of this software. This is more for those who are looking into web design. Courses will teach you the more advanced side of things and the coding necessary with HTML and CSS to edit web pages and WordPress tailored to your own needs. The more intermediate WordPress sessions will look at search engine optimisation (SEO) and how to use meta descriptions and keywords to make your page more searchable on search engines as well as getting to grips with Google Analytics. Don’t worry; it will make more sense after you complete a course!

 

How can a course benefit me?

Though most courses will offer at most, a certificate of attendance as opposed to a formal qualification, the skills you will come away with will be valuable in your professional life. If you are a blogger, you will be able to be as creative as you like with your site and will have an excellent platform in which to publish your work on. It will also hugely benefit you if you learn about SEO, if you’re a blogger or business owner, making your blog or site SEO friendly will get you extra hits which are always good!

 

WordPress stats and facts

·         In October 2006, 595,000 blogs were posted on WordPress.com, in March 2013, that figure peaked at 49 million.

·         In October 2006, the site got over 25 million page views, and in November 2013, that number reached over 14.6 billion hits.

·         English is by far and away the most used language on WordPress with 66% of the content written in it. The next in the list is Spanish with just 8.7%!

·         Over a sixth of all websites across the globe are powered by WordPress.

 

 

Some scary web abbreviations and jargon

CSS         - (Cascading style sheets.) This is basically a written description of what a document or webpage should look like and feature. It determines page layouts, fonts, sizes, colours and more.

HTML    - (Hyper text markup language.) This is the language in which CSS is written. Right click any webpage and then ‘view page source’ and you will find the page CSS designs written in HTML

SEO        - (Search engine optimisation) This optimising method helps make a website visible in search engine results using keywords and meta data. The higher up a page is in an engine results, the better it is optimised.

LOL         - (Laugh out loud) But you already knew that!

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