WordPress Intermediate Training Course

WordPress Computer Training Courses

The WordPress Intermediate training course is part of a 2-level study program. This course aims to give participants further understanding of how to manage a website using WordPress. Participants will cover editing some “backend” files within the database and WordPress files, use shortcodes, install common plugins such as eCommerce, social media integration, search engine optimisation, and caching.

At the completion of the WordPress Intermediate training course you should be able to:

  • install a personal web server software package
  • interact with the phpMyAdmin interface
  • understand FTP and cPanel usage
  • edit backend files within your website
  • use WordPress shortcodes
  • incorporate social media integration techniques
  • install and configure a search engine optimisation plugin
  • install and configure your own online shop
  • install and configure a caching plugin for website performance
  • create a visual slider for your website
  • recognise HTML, CSS or PHP code
  • make basic changes using HTML, CSS or PHP code

Our WordPress Intermediate courses are generally conducted over 1-2 days, however, can be customised to suit the needs of the participants.

Course Content

Set up WordPress

  • Set up WordPress using a localhost
  • Import an existing website into a new installation
  • Edit wp-options table
  • Edit wp-config.php

Backup and Update your WordPress site

  • Use an FTP client to transfer files
  • Use cPanel (web hosting management console)
  • Keep WordPress up-to-date
  • Strategies for updating multiple websites
  • Keep plugins and themes up-to-date


  • What is a Shortcode?
  • Use a shortcode plugin
  • Insert shortcode into pages, posts and widgets

Social Media Integration

  • Install various Social Media Integration plugins
  • Allow visitors to share your content via social media


  • Install an SEO plugin
  • Use SEO tools to analyse page or post content
  • Configure Meta Titles and Descriptions for use in search engine results
  • View your XML sitemap


  • Install a slider plugin
  • Configure a slider
  • Position slider in a page, post or widget
  • Build a slider into your website template

eCommerce/Online Shop

  • Install and configure an e-commerce plugin
  • Configure shipping and taxes
  • Configure a payment gateway
  • Create products
  • Manage orders


  • Install a caching plugin
  • Configure caching to assist with page load speed


  • Introduction to HTML code
  • Explore HTML tags in your theme
  • CSS resources
  • CSS syntax and specificity

Child Themes

  • Create your own child theme
  • Activate a child theme
  • Explore a child theme files

Customise your website

  • Explore the WordPress Customise interface
  • Inspect CSS code within your website
  • Create CSS syntax from scratch
  • Introduction to PHP
  • Create your own custom code plugin
  • Edit your site’s footer content
  • Add new functionality to your site via the functions.php file
  • Create a new widget area
  • Create a new menu area

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