WordPress for beginners

Wordpress for beginners


WordPress Essentials For Beginners

WordPress is the publishing platform of choice for almost 70 million websites and blogs – including some of the most high-profile sites in the world. It has a Content Management System (CMS) market share of 58%.

We teach you in a progressive way that allows you to quickly pick-up the basics in order to create your first professional-looking website. The course will save you many hours of trial-and-error in setting up your first website -- while leading to a far more satisfying result. And, unlike other beginner WordPress courses, we cover topics that are key to creating a professional-looking website, such as theme selection, graphics sources, and more.

The WordPress software has revolutionized the web design business; and yet, finding a course that covers all the basics, is oriented to a non-technical audience, and gives practical advice on the commercial services that are imperative to making an attractive website, has proven to be difficult.

WordPress for beginners is an ideal course for people with no technical skills or prior experience on building websites. Everything is explained fully in simple terms, easy to understand for everyone!

Build & Manage your website with confidence and ease.


This course requires a PC or Mac, an internet connection and your desire of learning new things.

Course Dates, Location and Duration

2 hrs

Course Price

Student Price:
Normal Price:
$686 US
$786 US

- Group Discount: 10% p.p. min 4 persons and up

786 USD
6 weeks
Laptop Required!

What we will cover in this course:

  • WordPress: What & Why
  • WordPress.com or WordPress.org?
  • What you will need
  • Understanding domain, hosting, and name servers
  • Choosing a Domain Registrar & Hosting Company
  • Installing WordPress
  • What are Themes, CSS, PHP and MySQL?
  • Anatomy of a website: Headers, footers and sidebars
  • Exercise: Sketch your site layout
  • The WordPress Dashboard: Logging in and looking around
  • Content types: Posts, pages and more
  • Publishing your first content: It’s that easy!
  • Exercise: Adding content to your site
  • The look of your site
  • Exercise: Changing things around
  • Settings: Configuring WordPress just how you want it
  • Comments: Engaging with your readers
  • Exercise: Commenting and moderation
  • Installing a free theme
  • Installing a commercial theme
  • Modifying your theme settings, adding a header
  • Choosing a Theme
  • Setting up Post Categories and Blog pages
  • Setting up your site navigation
  • Widgets and Widget Areas
  • What is a Plugin?
  • How to find and install plugins
  • Popular and useful plugins
  • A Word on Internet Marketing and SEO
  • Fine-tuning your site
  • Adding Analytics
  • Integrating social media sites
  • A Word on Images and Copyrights
  • Review and Tips & Tricks
  • List of Resources


Bring your own Laptop

Participants must bring their own laptop with wi-fi. We will provide internet access.



During the course we will provide you with a test space.


...Or do you want to have your own Hosting + Domain name?

If you'd like to seize the opportunity to start designing your own website, you may already have your own hosting & domainname. Just make sure everything works properly and you have all working access credentials.

If you do NOT have your own hosting & domain name, we can set this up for you at an additional price, depending on your needs.

Our packages start from Awg 325 per year incl 1 .com domain name of choice.
Note: Accounts need to be working and tested 48 hours before start of the course (this would be before April 18).

Contact us for more information about this.

Admission information:
Your place in the course is confirmed by your payment. Introductory courses like these are intended for participants with no experience in the subject matter and are seeking beginner level training.

Refund Policy:
Down payments are recommendable to secure your place.
In the event that you cannot make it, please note that we do not refund your down payment.

Additional Cost:
Hosting & Domain name registration *Optional

Anthony Mezas is an experienced web designer. He started developing websites since 1998. Now he's very motivated to share his knowledge and experience.

Get a personalized, printed certificate
You can buy (Awg 25,00) a Statement of Participation for this course — a personalized, printed certificate to show that you've taken part.

Teaching materials:
Participants will receive in their mail a link to a section on www.shaqwan.com to this specific course.

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