Introduction to WordPress (IWP-02)

WordPress Course

Course overview

This course is for basic-level learners who want to progress beyond typing into pre-built templates, to understanding and methodically using WordPress toolsets across a broad range of aspirations. We will apply CRUD (create, read, update, delete) methodologies throughout this course. On completion of this course learners will have gained intermediate competency in WordPress, and be able to code with HTML, CSS, and basic JS.

Fee and subsidy
S$330.00
S$185.30 after ASEAN subsidy
Duration
2 days
9:30am – 4:30pm
Delivery
Live-streamed interactive
Maximum 8 participants
Requirements
Conducted in English
The subsidised fee of SS$185.30 applies to residents of any of the 10 ASEAN member states and enrolling within the subsidy period between 1 March 2020 and 31 December 2020. Am I eligible for ASEAN subsidy?

You are eligible for ASEAN subsidy if you are:
1. Legally resident in any of the 10 ASEAN member states, and
2. Enrolling within the ASEAN subsidy period, between 1 March 2020 and 31 December 2020, regardless of the course’s dates.

Legally resident in any of the 10 ASEAN member states:
The subsidised fee will apply to you if you currently hold citizenship, permanent residence or settled status from:
› Brunei
› Cambodia
› Indonesia
› Lao PDR
› Malaysia
› Myanmar
› The Philippines
› Singapore
› Thailand
› Viet Nam

Enrolling within the ASEAN subsidy period:
The ASEAN subsidy period applies to the date of enrolment, and not to the course session itself, which can be outside this period. ASEAN subsidy is applied immediately at the point of enrolment.

Example 1: ASEAN subsidy will apply
Participant enrols on 23 October 2020 for a course that is starting on 10 February 2021. Date of enrolment is within 1 March 2020 and 31 December 2020. ASEAN subsidy will apply.

Example 2: ASEAN subsidy will not apply
Participant enrols on 28 January 2021 for a course that is starting on 10 February 2021. Date of enrolment is past 1 March 2020 and 31 December 2020. ASEAN subsidy will not apply.

Course topics

1. 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
  • 2. Pages and 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 single-page CV
  • 3. HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

  • 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 your author page
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Administration

  • 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
  • 7. 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: cache a site for speed and SEO
  • 8. E-commerce

  • 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 an e-commerce store
  • 9. Beyond your course

    Learning continues long after a course ends, with lifelong access to all of your instructors, through CCIL Qrowd™ [+]. Regular post-course meet-ups, one-on-one refreshers, and free advanced WP Courses means maximum exposure to every facet of web design and coding.

    Course objectives

    I will understand:

  • the benefits of a content management system over vanilla HTML websites
  • how to meet my or my clients’ website needs with a clear, confident strategy
  • how to map my overarching vision for content to a systematic workflow
  • I will be able to:

  • move beyond pre-built and WYSIWYG templates, to coding in HTML and CSS, and basic JS
  • add rich functionality to websites and accessbility for disabled web users
  • begin developing a useful portfolio of work to switch or enhance my career
  • This course does not:

  • cover online social media strategies: please see Digital & Content Marketing Course [+]
  • cover copywriting for web applications: please see Copywriting Course [+]
  • provide in-depth coaching for JavaScript and PHP programming
  • Course applications

    WordPress has a dynamic learning curve that adjusts neatly according to the user. Iinitially designed to help users create basic blogs, WordPress has since undergone many iterations, resulting in a complete, standalone, and easy-to-learn content management system for building every type of website. You will learn how to transform ideas into digital realities through code and creativity.

    Course convenor

    Arjun Khara is a PhD researcher, 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 his PhD, investigating fairness for user experiences in government digital platforms. More on your convenor [+]

    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


    Arjun Khara conducts a workshop for government officials, public and state institutions, and representatives from tech, finance, and healthcare.

    Course schedule

    Monday + Tuesday

    WordPress Course (Aug 2020)
    WordPress Course in Singapore
    One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
    Centre for Communication & Information Literacy (CCIL) — conducted online

    Lead Instructors: Arjun Khara [+]

    Monday + Tuesday

    WordPress Course (Aug 2020)
    WordPress Course in Singapore
    One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
    Centre for Communication & Information Literacy (CCIL) — conducted online

    Lead Instructors: Arjun Khara [+]

    Monday + Tuesday

    WordPress Course (Aug 2020)
    WordPress Course in Singapore
    One Fullerton #02-01 049213 Singapore
    Centre for Communication & Information Literacy (CCIL) — conducted online

    Lead Instructors: Arjun Khara [+]

    Set my own dates

    For a group of 3 or more

    A group of 3 or more participants have the added flexibility of setting their own course dates. Select ‘Set my own dates’ from the ‘Preferred date’ dropdown, in the course enrolment form. Enter up to 3 different dates of your choice; we will then confirm one with you.

    Course enrolment

    Terms and conditions

    Please read and understand the terms and conditions [+] before proceeding with this service or contact us for further clarification.

    Instant assistance

    Call us at +(65) 6573 7370 or email group@qc.sg. We will typically respond to emails within 20 minutes during business hours and in 1 day over holidays and closures. View business hours

    Monday – Saturday:
    8:00am – 8:00pm

    Sunday:
    9:00am – 3:00pm

    Holidays and closures:
    › New Year’s Day
    › Lunar New Year
    › Good Friday
    › Labour Day
    › Vesak Day
    › Hari Raya Puasa
    › Polling Day
    › Hari Raya Haji
    › National Day
    › Deepavali
    › Christmas Day
    › New Year’s Eve