Out of the box, WordPress can look a bit dull. Even a brand new theme never looks quite as impressive as the preview that sold it to you. This course puts control back in your hands, showing you how to build web pages with ready-made design modules, and configure their look and feel.
After you complete this course you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the different design possibilities a page builder offers you. You’ll be able to add features to your web pages, like image sliders, maps and call-to-action buttons. We do this through taught exercises and guided experimentation.
By day two you’ll be customising your own WordPress website so bring access to your dashboard, plus any specific questions and ideas. Your tutor will give one-to-one help, specific to your website.
Novice to intermediate users of WordPress. You’ll have a good working knowledge of WordPress and be able to manage content within the dashboard.
You're a small business owner, graphic designer, hobbyist, or work in marketing. Perhaps you’ve experimented with WordPress themes, but you’d like greater control over the look and feel of your website. You prefer drag-and-drop visual design tools to hacking CSS/HTML/PHP code.
You’d like your front-end web pages to look slicker, with interactive features and better design elements. You’re fairly confident using WordPress, but you want to build confidence with a seasoned expert on-hand to guide you through this next step in your growth.
WordPress for beginners course, or a good understanding of WordPress fundamentals (you know how to manage content using the dashboard). You don’t need to know any programming languages.
Bring access to your own WordPress website (username, password, web address), or buy and setup a new web hosting account during the course.
(The price is inclusive and as an education provider we do not charge VAT.)
**** Please note our courses close 7 days prior to the start date ****
We offer a 10% discount to Leeds and Bradford Chamber of Commerce members. To claim your discount please call 0113 812 1725 and quote your Chamber membership number.
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We can design our courses to meet your specific business objectives, developing a tailored plan to deliver the results you're looking for.
What will I learn
After completing this course you’ll be able to:
Install and use a WordPress page builder plugin
Add new design features and configure interactive elements in it
Use these skills to populate web pages on your own WordPress website
Attending the course
We are open from 09:00.
Refreshments will be available and a lunch voucher will be provided for use at any Leeds Beckett food outlet.
All the materials you will need will be provided.
We’re based in the centre of Leeds at Cloth Hall Court, and we have cutting-edge facilities including the Development Studio for desktop, web and mobile platforms. The studio draws on academics with extensive high-level industrial experience in advanced programming techniques and world-class creative digital content essential to success in the creative digital industries.
Trainer & Reviews
Chris Kenworthy is a freelance copywriter for marketing projects, and former content manager. After six years collaborating on web-based projects for NHS Digital, and at creative new media agencies in Leeds, Chris became a self-employed writer in 2009. Before that he spent four years training users to take full control of their new websites, as a developer and technical analyst.
Chris now helps small to medium-sized, independent Yorkshire businesses communicate better with their audiences by putting readers first, and using clearer language. He has a bachelor's degree in Information Systems from Leeds University’s School of Computing, and has managed countless WordPress websites both professionally and personally for almost 10 years.