WordPress Essentials

WordPress Essentials Course


Course Aims:

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to develop a WordPress-based website or blog which looks very sleek and professional. It will contain images, video and text which attract visitors to your site and keeps them interested and stimulated. You will learn how to use a range of plug-ins and tools which give you complete control over your site’s ongoing appeal and performance.

WordPress Essentials skills include:

Part 1 – Overview:
Setting up your site domain name and hosting
Installing WordPress
Understanding how WordPress works

Part 2 – WordPress Themes:
Themes - overview
Installing themes
Making the theme work for you

Part 3 – Plug-Ins:
Understanding plug-ins
Popular plug-ins
Installing a range of plug-ins

Part 4 – Multimedia:
Images for your site
Video integration
Multimedia and slideshows

Part 5 – SEO and Performance:
Integrating Search Engine Optimisation
Website Analytics
Part 6 – Social Media Integration:
Integrating social media including:


The course runs over a single day.


Griffin College operates an ‘Open Entry’ policy but prospective participants should have good everyday computer keyboard skills.


Participants receive the Griffin College Certificate in WordPress Essentials.