Working With Self-Hosted WordPress Websites

This intensive WordPress training course is designed for anyone who has been given responsibility for maintaining a website at work that is built using this kind of Content Management System. It is also suitable for anyone who would like to create a website for their own business that wants to have their own Domain Name (eg.

Available for Private and Tailored group events

This course is run privately for groups or 1-2-1 Coaching sessions

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Course Location

Happy HQ, 3rd Floor, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE - or your workplace

Course Requirements

Users must be confident computer users with experience of using the internet.

What You Will Learn

This fast-paced training course will give you confidence in building and maintaining a WordPress-based website. In addition to being able to add and edit content such as text, images and video, you will be able to change the way the site looks and the way it operates.

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Session One

Introduction to WordPress and CMS Concepts

  • Selecting a good Hosting Provider
  • Installing WordPress using CPanel
  • Installing Updates
  • General and Reading Settings

Session Two

Introduction to WordPress Themes

  • Selecting and Installing Themes
  • Basic Theme options using the Customize menu
  • Blog Posts
    • Adding Content
    • Adding Media (images/video)
    • Categories
    • Tags
    • Publishing Options

Session Three

  • Pages
    • Choosing Templates
    • Adding Content
    • Adding Media
    • Parent/Child Pages
  • Reading Settings
  • Creating and placing Menus

Session Four

WordPress Plugins and Widgets

  • Selecting and Installing Plugins
    • SEO Plugins
    • Contact Form Plugins
  • Adding Widgets to Widget areas in a Theme

Session Five

WordPress Administration

  • Important Settings
  • Moderating Comments
  • Adding Users and Responsibilities
  • Installing Key Updates

Session Six

Going under the Hood

  • Basic introduction to the code WordPress uses
  • Viewing the Theme Templates
  • Viewing the Theme Editor
  • Changing Font Styles in the Theme Editor using CSS
  • Selecting the most appropriate Theme for your Website

Intensive Courses from Happy

Intensive courses have been created specifically for those who need to learn a great deal of content at a faster pace. Each one is focused on increasing your productivity, and building a substantial expertise in just a single day. These courses will be longer, faster and more intensive than a standard classroom course. If you can keep up, the rewards will definitely be worth the effort.



The course runs 9:30am to 5:15pm (light cold buffet 1pm to 1:45pm). Please be careful to arrive by 9:15am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 20 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

Your Course Trainer

Pat Kelly

Pat Kelly

Pat is an experienced and versatile Certified IT Training Professional (TAP and TPMA Certified, MOS Expert). He's been our lead trainer in DTP / Photoshop packages for more than a decade.

Pat is also one of our most creative trainers: being a photographer, web-designer, director and actor.