This two-day course focuses on the background to WordPress, how each version works, and how to edit and manage the WordPress dashboard. You will then go on to install WordPress in class and over the weekend build a website.
NOTE: This course offers a course fee subsidy through funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for NZ citizen and permanent migrant adults, their partners on work visas, refugees, NZ citizen and permanent resident young people aged 16+ who are not currently enrolled in a secondary school. We need to collect extra information such as age, ethnicity, educational achievement and gender for statistical purposes. You must also provide evidence of NZ citizenship, residency or refugee status if requested. A condition of accepting a course fee subsidy is that you commit to at least 80% attendance of your course.
The course focuses on the background to WordPress, how each version works, and how to edit and manage the WordPress dashboard. We then go on to install WordPress in class over the weekend build a website for a holiday accommodation business. We cover themes, plug-ins and an overview of what you would need to do to liven your website up on the internet.
Note that we use the Avada Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme in these classes.
2021 course dates
Saturday and Sunday 26 - 27 June or 18 - 19 September. When there is sufficient demand, we will schedule additional courses. Please register your interest above.
On completion of the course we expect that you will be able to:
This course is designed for those new to WordPress who wish to learn how to set up a simple WordPress website. Students should be confident computer users to attend this hands-on course including the following skills:
Class numbers are limited to 8 students. A comprehensive training manual is provided. This course is taught in a PC suite in Selwyn College.
This course is designed to appeal to people who are planning to build a website of their own using WordPress and want to manage their own website environment ongoing. Strong computer skills necessary.
Feedback from June 2016 course:
"I have just completed the WordPress bootcamp run by David Partis. I entered with no confidence for website building and came away empowered to start building my website. David was patient, engaging and happy to share his valuable experience. The course was run at a great pace, using an easy to follow comprehensive manual . David was mindful of the ability levels of those attending and ensured we all made progress. I highly recommend this course." E Flynn
"I recently completed David’s WordPress Bootcamp course run over a weekend. David is very passionate and knowledgeable about websites, web design and WordPress and willingly shares this with his class participants in an organised and structured manner. He was very respectful of participants with existing skills and experience and patient with those who had questions. The class notes were easy to follow and a great take-home resource.” C Watson
"Hi David, I just wanted to thank you for the WordPress boot camp course that I attended this weekend.I was very apprehensive at the beginning but your style of teaching and the course material provided are both excellent and logical. The class covered far more than I expected and I learnt so much. I would highly recommend you to anyone considering doing a course on anything computer related. Thanks very much." B Mills
Feedback from March 2014 course:
"Enjoyed learning via practice on the computer and actually building the website was the best part. Great to see results come to life". "David was really great. Very detailed explanations. Step by step process. Great manual!" "David made the course interesting, fun and easy to follow". "Enjoyed David's enthusiasm and clear, concise instruction". "Enjoyed David's presentation style - methodical - interactive - patient".