Quantico (Singapore) Copywriting, Content Marketing and Branded Storytelling Workshops and Courses

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WordPress Workshops + Courses (Singapore).

WordPress • content management system • themes • plugins • core coding skills • blocks and blogs • e-commerce

Live-streamed online
(in-person workshops will resume when government regulations permit face-to-face delivery)

WordPress is a community-driven effort that democratises how we build websites.


WordPress has a dynamic learning curve that adjusts according to the user. WordPress is a content management system (CMS) a fancy way of saying that WordPress is a computer program that allows users to create, edit, and modify content from one central point of interaction, called an interface. WordPress is free to use for most website projects. Creator Matt Mullenweg (founder of Automattic Inc.) initially built WordPress to help users setup a blog. WordPress is incredibly effective as a blogging system, but over time more functions were added to make WordPress a complete, standalone program to build the world’s most advanced websites.

WordPress Course Overview.

What do CNN, Facebook Design, BBC America, Sony, and The New Yorker have in common with MTV, TechCrunch, PlayStation, Skype, and Disney? Many are our clients. All have sites built on WordPress.

This course responds to the exigencies of organisations and freelancers eager to take control of their digital presence by learning to build and code websites and web-applications using WordPress, a mature, popular and powerful content management system. You will learn by doing, then doing it better. No prior knowledge is assumed.

This course focuses on beginner and intermediate learners who want to progress beyond just typing into templates, to methodically understanding and deploying WordPress tools across a wide range of aspirations. This WordPress course is designed around the CRUD (create, read, update, delete) philosophy, teaching learners to actually build and code interactive web applications (blogs, online stores, brand landing pages, company stories, résumés & CVs, interactive fiction, online courses, and much, much more).

Cost + Subsidy:
S$330.00 nett
S$185.30 nett after re-skilling subsidy

In line with the government’s stimulus plan, the subsidised amount of S$185.30 will apply to citizens, and residents with settled status, of any of the 10 ASEAN member states, enrolling from 1 May 2020 to 31 July 2020. Am I eligible for this subsidy?

The subsidised fee will apply to you if you hold citizenship, permanent residence, settled status, or a work or study visa, from any of these 10 member countries:
• Brunei
• Cambodia
• Indonesia
• Lao PDR
• Malaysia
• Myanmar
• The Philippines
• Singapore
• Thailand
• Viet Nam

Timeline:
2-day workshop
9:30am – 4:30pm

Requirements:
No content knowledge is assumed. (Conducted in English)
Participants are free to bring their own computers or tablets.
Modules mix academic theory with role-based applications.

Delivery:
Live-streamed online
1:7 (instructor-student ratio)

Materials:
All your learning materials and module notes are part of the workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring their own case studies and work queries so as to maximise individual attention.

Venue:
WordPress Courses are conducted at the Quantico Centre for Communication + Information Literacy (CCIL) at One Fullerton (Singapore). All workshops are also streamed fully online.

WordPress Course Topics.

INSTALLATION


Beginning WordPress


Hosting versus self-hosting


Setting up the backend


Getting SEO right from the start


Your first page: Hello, World!


Project: become a WP backend pro


HTML, CSS, JAVSCRIPT


Welcome to the Editor


Barebones HTML out of the box


Easy CSS to style your vision


Basic Javascript for interactivity


Publishing your code


Project: build and customise your author page


THEMES


Demands of user versus developer


Downloading and adding a theme


Free themes versus paid themes


Customising the theme with CSS


Child themes and parent themes


Project: turn a webpage into a website


PLUGINS


Downloading and adding plugins


Free plugins versus paid plugins


Shortcode implementations


A tiny bit of PHP for more control


Adding functionality to applications


Project: accept emails queries from a contact form


PAGES & POSTS


Picking a function for your website


Read and write code


Publish a blog post


Publish a vlog post


Turn code to slick user-experiences


Project: create a professional single-page CV


BASIC SITE


Stories + structures + schemas


Appearances, widgets, and settings


Tools and multiple users


Adding slides and interactivity


Adding images and video to media


Project: showcase a portfolio of work


INTERMEDIATE PORTAL


UI/UX and design modules


Create a client login section


Scheduled and drip-fed content


Securing your site against hacks


Including tools for disabled users


Project: launch a branded microsite


ADVANCED E-COMMERCE


Intermediate HTMl and CSS (and basic JS libraries)


Connect your site to Google Maps


Launch a live Twitter Feed


Optimise your site for mobile devices


Use the developer tool in browsers


Project: open your store and accept card payments


Areas of practice and application

While WordPress is relatively easy for beginners with broad aims and aspirations, coding is an essential part of any web development project. The good news is that WordPress’s learning curve is not only gentle, but also intuitive. First-time users will find the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface warm and inviting. But as a user progresses, coding becomes fundamental (and easier) so that learners complete this course with the skills to solve challenges that come up 2 weeks or 2years from now. In gaining these skills, course participants not only bridge their own learning gaps but are able to contribute their learnings and give back to the global WordPress community.

Course Insights.

Participants learn and address multiple aspects of web design and development, including:

Building their own websites instead of relying solely on outsourcing

Maintaining and updating their sites as WordPress continues to evolve

Creating websites for a number of uses and for diverse user experiences

Expanding their skills rapidly to include more programming languages

Choosing hosting and security products with knowledge and confidence

Contribute to the global WordPress community with their own discoveries

Help someone new to web design, in the near future

Course Objectives.

WordPress Course fulfils seven key learning objectives. On completion you will be able to:

Bring a vision of a product or service into digital reality

Understand what WordPress is and how it works

Build and deploy a website within an hour

Add rich functionality to their websites

Learn to code, and not just type text into templates

Apply core SEO and schema practices for relevance

Provide accessbility for disabled web users

Beyond Your WordPress Course.

Support doesn’t stop when the workshop is over. You will understand and continue to develop your WordPress design and coding skills to a professional level, and deliver robust user experiences for businesses and individuals. Your skill sets and assignments over this WordPress course will involve building different websites for different purposes. This is to gain maximum exposure to all facets of web design and coding. At the end of this WordPress Course you will be able to convert your imagination into digital reality using blocks of code and your own problem-solving intuition.

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MCI
MINDEF
3M
NUS
Singtel
Google
WDA
Mindshare
Zalora
Audi
Deloitte
MOE
DigitasLBi
OCBC
StarHub
MOM
IHG
NCSS
McCann World Group

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Workshop Convenor: Arjun Khara

Arjun is a PhD researcher, a front-end web programmer, an Adobe Certified Expert, and co-creator of Singapore’s Silent Heroes Awards. His work, speeches, and ideas have been televised and featured in newspapers and radio interviews in Singapore, Southeast Asia, and Greater China and India. Arjun is currently completing a PhD, which investigates typographic expressions of authority through government digital platforms.

Since 2005, he has been working primarily with government and large enterprise, in Singapore, Southeast Asia, and India and China. In his capacity as a communications specialist and consultant for brand-building, information design, and community engagement, Arjun directs his extensive regional and global experiences back into his workshops at Quantico.

Arjun Khara is the assistant creative director at Quantico Communications (Singapore), and the course convenor for Quantico CCIL’s writing and visual communications courses in Singapore and Southeast Asia where he has developed and overseen the curriculum for Quantico CCIL’s coding, copywriting, web-writing, and information design courses and workshops. Learn more about your course convenor via the link below:

Complete Course Convenor Profile [+]

• 2018 – 2022: PhD in Typography and Graphic Communication, University of Reading, United Kingdom

• 2017 – 2018: Masters (Valedictorian Orator) in Computer Games Art and Design, Goldsmiths College, University of London, United Kingdom

• 2002 – 2005: Bachelors (Golden Key Hons.) Communication, Media and Culture, University of South Australia, Australia

Brunei Times: Arjun Khara conducts a workshop for Government Officials, State Institutions, and Representatives from Finance and Healthcare Industries (Featured article).

WordPress Course Schedule 2020.

WordPress Courses listed under this schedule are confirmed and will run as scheduled.

All courses are delivered in-person and online, except those marked blue which are online only.

Monday + Tuesday

WordPress Course (June 2020)
WordPress Course in Singapore (online)
One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
Centre for Communication and Information Literacy (CCIL)

Lead Instructors: Deepa Vijayan + Arjun Khara

Monday + Tuesday

WordPress Course (June 2020)
WordPress Course in Singapore (online)
One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
Centre for Communication and Information Literacy (CCIL)

Lead Instructors: Deepa Vijayan + Arjun Khara

Monday + Tuesday

WordPress Course (June 2020)
WordPress Course in Singapore (online)
One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
Centre for Communication and Information Literacy (CCIL)

Lead Instructors: Deepa Vijayan + Arjun Khara

Monday + Tuesday

WordPress Course (July 2020)
WordPress Course in Singapore (online)
One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
Centre for Communication and Information Literacy (CCIL)

Lead Instructors: Deepa Vijayan + Arjun Khara

Monday + Tuesday

WordPress Course (July 2020)
WordPress Course in Singapore (online)
One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
Centre for Communication and Information Literacy (CCIL)

Lead Instructors: Deepa Vijayan + Arjun Khara

Monday + Tuesday

WordPress Course (July 2020)
WordPress Course in Singapore (online)
One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
Centre for Communication and Information Literacy (CCIL)

Lead Instructors: Deepa Vijayan + Arjun Khara

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