WordPress 3 - plugins and SEO

This third course in the WordPress series focuses on managing your installation of WordPress. Moving away from the managed offering in gives access to much greater variety of features such as sophisticated forms, more themes, integration with MailChimp just to name a few.

WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, powering over 60 million websites worldwide. A "website in a box", it can be customised for almost any purpose through a wide variety of plugins and templates to create e-commerce sites, online galleries and much more.

WordPress is "open source" software, which means it is completely free and there is no risk of it being suddenly discontinued. As a type of "content management system" (CMS), it is ideal for any website that needs to be frequently updated. It allows professional results without the need to learn any code
This course is suitable for those who wish to create a cost effective website for business or personal use.

Course Content

Installing and configuring WordPress
Using Forms
Posting from your mobile
Customising menus
Creating child themes to customise Look and feel
Backup and resorting WordPress sites

Entry Requirements

: "You should already have some WordPress skills and be confident at using the dashboard. You will need your own WordPress website hosted or on your own laptop that you can bring to college

First Class Requirements

USB memory stick

Attendance Requirements

How to Pay for Your Course

Assessment Methods

How much homework will I need to do outside of class?

There is no homework, but if you wish to work on your website outside of class, the tutor will be happy to provide feedback during the lessons. The core software is free and may be used on any modern computer platform.

What will happen if I miss a class?

The lessons build on previous topics, so it is important to attend all sessions. Course materials will be available online, so you will have the opportunity to catch up in your own time, however. If you miss four consecutive classes without notifying RACC you will automatically be withdrawn from the course.

- Are there any other costs involved-

If you wish to edit images for your site at home, you will need an image editor. The Photoshop CS6 software used at RACC is a high-end professional package, but there are many free options. Examples include the web app - Pixlr Editor- , which is similar to earlier versions of Photoshop, and GIMP, which though having a slightly unrefined interface, is highly functional.

- When will exams take place- ?

- Do I need any special equipment- ?

You will need to bring a memory stick for saving slides and notes.

What books do I need

What software do I need

See above.

- Is there any tutorial support

Further Study Options

WordPress 4 - adding an e-shop
Search Engine Optimisation