In addition to the bootcamp training, learners can opt in for onsite, in-person support, including assistance with setting up WordPress.

 

SET UP

  • Choosing a site name.
  • Setting up hosting.
  • Installing WordPress
  • Setting up email for your site.
  • Setting up your Gravatar.
  • Installing plugins.

 

DESIGN & NAVIGATION

  • Choosing a design for your site.
  • Making good permalinks.
  • Deciding what pages you need.
  • Creating pages.
  • Making a contact form.
  • Setting up site navigation.

 

CONTENT

  • Setting up your blog.
  • Learning how to add content.
  • Using public domain libraries to find pictures and videos.
  • Installing widgets.

 

MARKETING

  • Adding social buttons.
  • Setting up a mailing list.
  • Setting up a newsletter.

 

SELLING ONLINE

  • Installing marketplace plugins
  • Connecting to online payment tools.

 

ENGAGEMENT & COMMUNITY

  • Using BuddyPress to set up your own Facebook-style online community.
  • Managing users.
  • Setting up forums & groups.

 

BEHIND THE SCENES

  • Deciding on site administrators.
  • Making sure your website doesn’t run slowly.
  • Backing your site up.
  • Locking down SPAM.
  • Installing Analytics.
  • Updating WordPress.
  • Setting up an alert for broken links.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Optimising your site for search engines.
  • Making your site mobile-friendly.
  • Ensuring your site is accessible to the visually impaired