WordPress Wednesdays 2017-11-29T09:46:13+00:00

WordPress Wednesdays. one-to-one WordPress Workshops

See workshop details below

WordPress Wednesdays is owned and run by Andrew Turner. He has over 15 years experience working in the internet sector and now focuses almost exclusively on the WordPress platform.

With a broad knowledge of business and what businesses and individuals require from a web site he is able to translate his wealth of experience into every project, bring a site to life and most importantly make it work for the site owner and users alike.

If you are a designer, developer or business owner who wants to learn how to use WordPress as a platform on which to build your own web sites then a WordPress Wednesdays Workshop might be the answer. Click the links below for more details of the various workshops we run.

WordPress Workshops

Site build in a day

Build a Web Site in a Day

This intensive one-to-one day is aimed at individuals or business owners who want to learn how to use the power of WordPress to build and maintain their own web site. Over the course of the day you will see how to build your own web site using WordPress and actively contribute to its development. You will learn how to edit the navigation, add pages, edit content, prepare and upload images and work with social media. By the end of the day you will have sufficient knowledge and confidence to continue to develop your site ready for launch.

Installation & Administration

Installation & Setup
Wordpress Install

The Dashboard
Plugins – Under Construction
Settings – General | Reading | Discussion | Media | Privacy | Permalinks
Users & User Types
Tools | Import / Export | Plugins
Posts & Pages | Comments
Links | Media

WordPress Themes
The Default Themes | Other Themes | Premium Themes
Importing a Theme | FTP Theme
Theme Activation | Theme Options Panel
Templates & Shortcodes

Site Planning
Structure & Navigation
Image preparation & upload
Site Build Live Environment

Content Creation
Post & Pages
Content Layout
Page Builder Plugins
Footer Widgets & Sidebars

Plus
Site Statistics
Basic HTML & CSS
Q & A Session

In order to get the best from this training course it is recommended that you have the following level of knowledge as a minimum;

ESSENTIAL.

1. Ability to use a computer for basic tasks.
2. Understanding of and familiarity with basic web related terminology. Domains, web browser, web site etc.
3. Experience with at least one web browser, ideally Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer.
4. Basic understanding of word-processor software such as MS Word.
5. Site plan / structure and text and images prepared.

NICE TO HAVE.

1. Basic HTML knowledge.
2. Basic CSS knowledge.
3. Your own laptop which you can bring along and work with to build your own site during the day.

At the end of the day you will have a fully functional working web site ready to go live. You will also have the knowledge to continue to maintain and develop the site and even have the expertise to create other web sites from scratch should you wish to do so.

One-to-One Site Build

Duration: 1 day / 10am – 4pm
Workshop Fee: £495*

* Price includes the workshop fee only. Annual costs of running a web site are charged in addition to the workshop fee. These costs are typically as follows: Standard site hosting (£60) – Basic SSL certificate if required (£60) – Site security maintenance which includes WordPress framework updates, plugin updates, security updates, malicious attack protection and remote weekly backups (£120). Domain registration, WordPress theme license fee and any premium plugins required are also charged as required in addition to the workshop fee.

* Weekend training on the 3rd Saturday of each month is also available at £595. If you require a weekend workshop please contact us with your requested dates.

* Excludes e-commerce sites. Workshops for e-commerce sites can be arranged but would typically require 2 – 3 days to develop and therefore would incur additional fees.

If you would like to book on to any of our courses please contact us in the first instance, stating which course you are interested in and we will be in touch to arrange a suitable date.

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Designer / Developer Workshop

Intensive 2 Day Designer / Developer Workshop

This intensive workshop is aimed at graphic designers or other platform developers who are keen to get a deeper level of understanding of not only WordPress but the underlying infrastructure required to start offering web development to clients. These 2 day fast track workshops are aimed at people with limited experience of WordPress who want to start a business creating and hosting web sites for other people.

Domains & Hosting
Concepts & Terminology
Domains | IP Addresses | Domain Extensions
Domain Registration / Renewal
Web Domains | Email Domains | Mapped Domains
Hosting | Nameservers | A Records | MX Records

The Hosting Environment
Single Site Hosting | Reseller Accounts
Static Site Hosting | Database Hosting | WordPress Hosting

Break – Buffet Lunch / Q&A

The Hosting Environment
Reseller Control Panel
Domain References | Domain Mapping
Configure Hosting Packages
Add Hosting Accounts | Manage Hosting Accounts
Static Site Hosting | Database Hosting | WordPress Hosting

The Hosting Environment – Demo
Reseller Control Panel
Domain References | Domain Mapping
Configure Hosting Packages
Add Hosting Accounts | Manage Hosting Accounts
Wordpress Install
Q & A Session

Themes & Plugins
Installation & Setup
The Dashboard
Plugins – Under Construction
Settings – General | Reading | Discussion | Media | Privacy | Permalinks

The Dashboard
Users & User Types
Tools | Import / Export | Plugins
Posts & Pages | Comments | Links | Media

Break – Buffet Lunch / Q&A

WordPress Themes
The Default Themes | Other Themes
Premium Themes | Theme Forest
Importing a Theme | FTP Theme
Theme Activation | Theme Options Panel
Templates & Shortcodes

WordPress Themes – Demo
Theme Import | Theme FTP
Theme Activation | Theme Options Panel
Theme Default Data Import | Existing Posts, pages & links
Basic HTML & CSS
WordPress Resources: codex.wordpress.org
Q & A Session

In order to get the best from this workshop it is recommended that you have the following level of knowledge as a minimum;

ESSENTIAL.

Ability to use a computer for basic tasks.
Understanding of and familiarity with basic web related terminology. Domains, web browser, web site etc.
Experience with at least one web browser, ideally Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer.
Basic understanding of word-processor software such as MS Word.

NICE TO HAVE.

Basic HTML knowledge.
Basic CSS knowledge.
A keen eye for design.
Basics of typography

One-to-One Workshop

Duration: 2 days / 10am – 4pm
Workshop Fee: £995*

This workshop can be arranged to run over a weekend if required for an additional £200 fee.

* Price includes the workshop fee only. Annual costs of running a web site are charged in addition to the workshop fee. These costs are typically as follows: Standard site hosting (£60) – Basic SSL certificate if required (£60) – Site security maintenance which includes WordPress framework updates, plugin updates, security updates, malicious attack protection and remote weekly backups (£120). Domain registration, WordPress theme license fee and any premium plugins required are also charged as required in addition to the workshop fee.

If you would like to book on to any of our courses please contact us in the first instance, stating which course you are interested in and we will be in touch to arrange a suitable date.

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Site Owner Workshop

This one-to-one workshop is aimed at individuals or business owners who already run a WordPress web site but want to learn how to use it more effectively, and incorporate some of the more powerful features available on the WordPress platform. There is no hard and fast agenda to this workshop, it is geared towards your particular requirements and tailored specifically to ensure that you get the very best value out of the day.

Analysis and Planning

We will look at what you currently have in place, discuss any particular problems you may be having, challenges you may face in the future, and how you would like to develop your site over the coming months. This will then lead on to identifying the possibilities available to you, some if not all will then be worked on for the rest of the day.

Implementation

Dependent upon the decisions made in the first session we will start to incorporate the changes and updates identified.

In order to get the best from this workshop it is recommended that you have the following as a minimum;

ESSENTIAL.

1. A self-hosted WordPress web site already live.
2. Administrator access to the WordPress dashboard.
3. An outline plan of how you want to improve your web site.

NICE TO HAVE.

1. Basic HTML knowledge.
2. Basic CSS knowledge.

Site Owner Workshop

Duration: 1 day / 11am – 3pm
Workshop Fee: £295*

* Price includes the workshop fee only. Additional component costs identified as necessary to meet objectives may be incurred but will be discussed with the client prior to any purchases being made.

If you would like to book on to any of our courses please contact us in the first instance, stating which course you are interested in and we will be in touch to arrange a suitable date.

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Social Media Integration Workshop

This intensive one-to-one workshop aimed at individuals or business owners who want to learn how to harness the power of social media and integrate appropriate channels into their marketing. Over the course of the day we will register and configure appropriate social media channels and ensure that they reflect the style and values of your brand. We will also integrate some of those channels so much of the content can be generated from and linked back to your own web site.

Current Status Review
A look at what you currently have in place, where improvements need to be made and what might be missing.

Outline Plan
Creation of a 12 month outline social media marketing plan.
Identification of the appropriate social media channels which integrate with this plan. (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, MailChimp / ConvertKit etc.)

Set-up of Social Media Accounts
Creation and configuration of chosen social media channels.
Creation and configuration of email marketing tools if appropriate.
Styling of social media channels and email marketing tools where possible to fit in with your existing brand identity.

Social Media Integration
Integration of social media channels where possible with your own web site.

Detailed Plan
Creation of a 12 month detailed social media and email marketing plan including an ‘editorial calendar’ to help keep track of things to do and progress to date.

In order to get the best from this workshop it is recommended that you have the following;

ESSENTIAL.

1. A WordPress web site.

NICE TO HAVE.

1. A strong business brand identity.
2. Approriate high quality imagery.

One-to-One Social Media Workshop

Duration: 1 day / 10am – 3pm
Workshop Fee: £395

If you would like to book on to any of our courses please contact us in the first instance, stating which course you are interested in and we will be in touch to arrange a suitable date.

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Email Marketing Workshop

This one-to-one workshop is aimed at individuals or business owners who want to harness the power of email marketing, grow a mailing list and have the facility to easily publish beautiful looking HTML emails that enhance and reinforce their brand, with the aim of increasing revenues.

Analysis and Planning
We will look at what you currently have in place, discuss how you plan to use email marketing in your business, what your objectives are and how they can be measured.

We will then identify the tools available to you (most of which are free to a point) and decide which are most relevant to meet your requirements.

Implementation & Integration
The next stage will involve integrating the chosen tools in to your web site, allowing you to capture email addresses which will automatically be added to your growing mailing list.

HTML Marketing Templates
We will then configure templates (or bespoke designed HTML emails – may incur additional cost), which compliment your existing brand identity and can be used to publish marketing material to your mailing list, driving traffic back to your web site with the aim of increasing revenues.

In order to get the best from this workshop it is recommended that you have the following as a minimum;

ESSENTIAL.

1. A self-hosted WordPress web site already live.
2. Administrator access to the WordPress dashboard.
3. An outline plan of how you want to use email marketing in your business.

NICE TO HAVE.

1. Basic HTML knowledge.
2. Basic CSS knowledge.

Email Marketing Workshop

Duration: 3 hours / 10am – 2pm
Workshop Fee: £199*

* Price includes the workshop fee only. Additional component costs or subscriptions identified as necessary to meet objectives may be incurred but will be discussed with the client prior to any purchases being made.

If you would like to book on to any of our courses please contact us in the first instance, stating which course you are interested in and we will be in touch to arrange a suitable date.

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