Duration: 20 Hours
Following on from our Introduction to WordPress training course, our WordPress advanced course digs deeper into the native capabilities of WordPress, as well as to examine the wide variety of plugins available that can greatly enhance the capabilities of your WordPress driven website. From improving and expanding on the SEO capabilities of your site by way of specialised SEO plugins, we also examine how WordPress can be used as a social media engine and a shopping cart ecommerce solution, as well as to cover many suggestions and recommendations regarding how you can greatly improve your WordPress functionality, security and performance.
Exploring the greater capabilities of WordPress in a variety of different guises, this course teaches you how to use WordPress as a powerful shopping cart solution, using one of a number of plugins to integrate a product database with a payment gateway provider such as PayPal, allowing businesses of any size and circumstance to quickly and easily harness WordPress as a tool for selling their products and services directly. In addition to shopping carts, WordPress can also be used as a social media engine, allowing the setup and management of community based websites with far greater control than those available via Facebook or LinkedIn. Both of these subjects are explored in depth during the course.
In addition to the above, this course also highlights a variety of specialised methods and techniques enabling you to better manage, maintain and refine your WordPress website: from eliminating duplicate posts and disabling visitor comments to backing up your WordPress data and improving many of the default functions of WordPress, this course offers an intensive and comprehensive guide, designed to ensure that your WordPress website functions efficiently.
Finally, and most importantly, our hands on design module shows you how to create WordPress themes using the powerful new theme design software Artisteer. From creating original and inspiring themes of your own, to how to emulate and adapt existing HTML templates into WordPress themes is covered in detail, ensuring that you are well on the way to mastering this powerful and versatile website publishing platform.