Introduction to WordPress


Course hours 8:30am to 4:00pm for 2 days.

SKU: 4001 Category:



Learn how to set up and Install WordPress, and create a Database with our WordPress Course Gold Coast, perfect for all Gold Coast and Brisbane residents. Not only is WordPress a powerful blogging platform, but it is also a great way to set up a Content Management System (CMS). By turning your site into a CMS, it will be much easier to maintain, update and enhance with special functionality. This intensive course will teach you how to do a custom install of WordPress, modify existing themes, develop your own custom themes and install plugins.

This course is designed for people who are already familiar with HTML and CSS. Knowledge of PHP is a plus but is not required to take this class.

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What you will Learn:

• Setting Up the Local Server
• Installing WordPress
• Installing Themes
• Creating a Child Theme
• Modifyng a Theme
• Setting up a WordPress Site
• Starting the MRP Theme
• The WordPRess Loop
• Continuing with the Loop
• Splitting the page into Templates
• Creating a Page for single Posts
• Creating Pages
• Customising the Nav Menu
• Customising the Sidebar
• Creating a Custom Page Template
• Adding a Contact Form
• Uploading a WordPress Site


Will need to be familiar with Windows or Macintosh and it is important to be familiar with the mouse, using standard menu commands and basic file management techniques.


Course Content:

Setting Up The Local Server
• Installing MAMP/XAMPP

Installing WordPress
• Creating a Database
• Installing WordPress
• Creating a wp-config.php File

• Downloading a Theme from WordPress Dashboard
• Manually Installing a Theme

Creating a Child Theme
• Importing Style Sheets
• Adding Custom Header with Theme Name. Author, etc

Modifying a Theme
• Adding a Header Graphic Customising Links
• Changing the Background

Setting Up a WordPress Site
• Installing files
• Creating a Database

Starting the MRP Theme
• Setting up the Theme
• Creating Index.php
• Swapping Static HTML for Dynamic PHP



The WordPress Loop
• Displaying Posts
• Adding/Customising Posts

Continuing with the Loop
• Display Post Time and Tags
• Displaying Comments
• Page Navigation
• Fallback Content

Splitting the Page into Templates
• Creating Header, footer and sidebar templates
• Adding header and footer functions

Creating a Page for Single Posts
• Making the Post Template
• Adding a Comment Form
• Customising the Comments’ CSS Creating Pages
• Making the Page Template
• Adding the Title
• Adding New Page
• Inserting Images



Customising the Nav Menu
• Creating functions.php
• Creating the Menu
• Customising the Menu Order

Customising the Sidebar
• Registering New Sidebars
• Adding Widgets to Sidebars
• Installing an Image Widget

Creating a Custom Page Template
• Creating a Custom Template
• Creating a Custom Query in the loop

Adding a Contact Form
• Installing the Contact Form 7 Plugin
• Adding the Form to a Page

Uploading a WordPress Site
• Exporting a Database
• Modifying the SQL to Use Appropriate Absolute URLS
• Uploading a WordPress Site
• Importing a Database


Our accredited trainers are industry professionals who have over 10 years experience in the graphic design industry. So what does this mean. we are certified educators with real world experiences which this relates back to the activities that we do in class.


We teach on Adobes latest creative cloud  application on-in house fast computers, with no more than 5 students as we like to personalise your experience. You can download the Adobe Creative Cloud at your workplace and create visual communications, edit documents in no time at all. Visit Adobe’s CC website for more information: Here

On going support

We believe in you using the programs when you leave us, so our training continues with online video resources, back up email support, re sit options and invitations to join our online community forum.

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