Working with a Self-Hosted WordPress Website

This fast-paced 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.

Course Overview

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.

Course timetable

Session 1 — Introduction to WordPress and CMS Concepts

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

Session 2 — Introduction to WordPress Themes

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

Session 3 — Creating Pages

  • 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

Group Learning Events

If you have three or more learners, a private group course could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the training at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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Working with a Self-Hosted WordPress Website (Intensive Course)
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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

The course runs 9:30am to 5:15pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). 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.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Your post-course support package

  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course
  • Included in the price of our training sessions

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Did you know...

...we have another WordPress course that'll teach you how to easily set up and maintain a web presence?

By the end of the one-day course you will have a website of your own on and will be able to edit, maintain and publicise your site.

WordPress Essentials: Build a Website in a Day for anyone who wants to create a simple home website or blog. Find out more