WordPress Website Design

About the Course

34% of the web uses WordPress, from hobby blogs to the biggest news sites online like CNN. It is easier to build a fantastic, responsive website that looks great on computers, tablets, and mobile phones.  Be it corporate, eCommerce or landing page websites WordPress has made it very easy for you to learn. In this course, students will learn how to build websites for their businesses and for clients and start making money in no time.

Course Outline

Week 1: Getting Started with WordPress

  • Introduction
  • Developing WordPress Locally Vs Live
  • WordPress.com V WordPress.org
  • Installing WordPress Locally
  • Introduction to SiteGround Web Hosting
  • Buy Siteground Hosting
  • How to Install WordPress
  • How to Install SSL
  • How to Create a Webmail Account

WordPress Content

  • The WordPress Backend
  • Pages vs Posts
  • Pages or Posts
  • Installing the Classic Editor Plugin
  • How to Create a Page
  • Page Settings & Attributes
  • How to Create a Post Category
  • How to Create a Post
  • How to Embed a Video
  • Working with the Media Library
  • WordPress Image Sizes
  • How to Create & Edit Image Galleries
  • The ‘Read More’ Tag
  • How to Export & Import Content

Week 2: WordPress General Settings, Themes, Sidebars & Widgets

  • The General Settings
  • WordPress Comments & Discussion Settings
  • Introduction to WordPress Themes
  • The Best WordPress Theme Developers
  • Links for Buying WordPress Themes
  • 8 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Theme
  • WordPress Sidebars & Widgets
  • Choosing our Theme
  • Creating our Main Menu
  • Adding our Logo & Favicon
  • Customizing our Theme
  • Home Page Settings


  • Introduction to WordPress Plugins
  • Creating a Contact Us Form
  • Adding Reviews with WP Review Plugin
  • Enhancing the Comments Section
  • Plugin Management Tips
  • Building a Mailing List & Social Media Followership
  • Adding Social Media Part 1
  • Adding Social Media Part 2
  • Working with MailChimp
  • Creating our Mailing List
  • Sending a Sample Email with MailChimp
  • Quick Recap

Week 3:  WordPress Security & Privacy

  • Section Preview
  • How to Create User Accounts
  • Introduction to User Roles
  • How to Change the Default Login URL
  • Fighting Spam with Akismet
  • Creating the Privacy Policy Page
  • Adding our Cookie Notice
  • WordFence Security Plugin – Part 1
  • WordFence Security Plugin – Part 2
  • Adding our Footer Widgets
  • Adding our Sidebar Widgets
  • Working with the Recent Posts Extended Widget Plugin

WordPress SEO, Maintenance and Speed Optimization

  • Adding Google Analytics with MonsterInsights Plugin
  • The Yoast SEO Plugin Part 1
  • The Yoast SEO Plugin Part 2
  • Useful Links for Writing Optimized Content
  • Content is King
  • Optimizing Images
  • How to Backup your WordPress Website
  • How to Create an FTP Account
  • Accessing our Web Directory

Week 4: Build a Business Website

  • Site Preview – What We shall be Building Together
  • Choosing our Business Theme
  • Download the BusinessX Child Theme
  • Adding our Logo
  • Setting up the Header and Main Menu
  • Adding the Slides Section
  • Adding the Our Services Section
  • Adding the Who We Are Section
  • Adding the Our Clients Section
  • Creating the Portfolio Section
  • Adding Testimonials
  • Developing the Blog Section
  • Setting up the Posts Sidebar
  • Creating the Team Page
  • Creating the Services Page
  • Building the Contact Us Section
  • Building the Contact Us Page
  • Setting up the Footer
  • Site Review

The Elementor Editor

  • Introduction to Elementor Editor
  • Adding our Video Block
  • Adding Header & Text Blocks
  • Adding a Cover Block
  • Block Editing & Manipulation
  • Adding a 2 Column Section
  • Adding the Image Gallery
  • Using the Reusable Block
  • Using the Spacing Block
  • Additional Elementor Blocks
  • Additional Elementor Features & Tools

Final Project: Presentation of personal/Business website

  • No prior knowledge of WordPress is required as everything will be covered in this course.
  • You will need a working computer and a web browser connected to the internet.
  • You don’t need any coding experience at all. That is the beauty of WordPress.



Online Classes
 Tuesday, July 6th, 2021
 4 Weeks
(Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
 8:00PM – 11:00PM
Onsite Classes
 Tuesday, July 6th, 2021
 4 Weeks
(Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
 10:00AM – 2:00PM
 43 Olokonla road, Ajah, Lagos 
Tutorial Only (Self Pace)


At the end of this course you will be able to design any kind of web as seen below. Video tutorial of all the courses will be given at the end of the training, so you can always have something to refer to. 

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