Introduction to WordPress (IWP-02)

WordPress Course Singapore

Capability

Make websites for every purpose, possibility, and content platform.

WordPress Course

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. This course is covered by the ASEAN subsidy for eligible participants.

Check my eligibility 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 any time from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021, regardless of the actual course dates.

Legally resident in any of the 10 ASEAN member states:
The subsidy will apply to you if you are currently holding 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 2021 for a course that is starting on 18 March 2022. The date of enrolment falls between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021. ASEAN subsidy will apply.

Example 2: ASEAN subsidy will not apply
Participant enrols on 10 February 2022 for a course that is starting on 18 March 2022. The date of enrolment falls outside of 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021. ASEAN subsidy will not apply.

You can apply the ASEAN subsidy to your enrolment directly from your course enrolment form below. For further queries please call +(65) 6573 7370 or contact us →

Fee and subsidy
S$980.00 (S$588.30 after ASEAN subsidy)

Duration
2 days (9:30am – 4:30pm)

Delivery
Live-streamed interactive
Maximum 8 participants

Requirements
Conducted in English

Course modules

Modules offer participants comprehensive insights into the subject matter, drawing from academic and industry research.

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

    Delivering clear professional learning outcomes for people of all abilities and ambitions.

    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

    Relevant and reliable training that meets the demand for increasingly sophisticated communication skills.

    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.

    You will bring critical thinking and visualisation skills to coding projects, learning how to plan and plot solutions to problems. Because every project is designed to solve an issue for users, you will develop and apply CRUD approaches to a wide variety of challenges. Above all, you will learn to become a highly resourceful web designer for the post-digital economy.

    Course convenor

    Learn from academic and leading industry experts

    Course instructors
    Meet the training team →

    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

    Newspaper article featuring Arjun Khara as a marketing guru, giving a talk on building a profitable brand empire
    Arjun Khara conducts a workshop for government officials, public and state institutions, and representatives from tech, finance, and healthcare.

    Course schedule

    Pick your own course dates for groups of 3 and more. Use the enrolment form below to choose your preferred dates, or set your own schedule.

    Thursday + Friday

    WordPress Course (Feb 2021)

    WordPress Course Singapore

    1 Tampines North Drive 1, 528559 Singapore The Quantico Centre for Communication & Information Literacy Pte. Ltd. Live-streamed

    Lead Instructor: Deepa Vijayan →

    Thursday + Friday

    WordPress Course (Mar 2021)

    WordPress Course Singapore

    1 Tampines North Drive 1, 528559 Singapore The Quantico Centre for Communication & Information Literacy Pte. Ltd. Live-streamed

    Lead Instructor: Deepa Vijayan →

    Thursday + Friday

    WordPress Course (Apr 2021)

    WordPress Course Singapore

    1 Tampines North Drive 1, 528559 Singapore The Quantico Centre for Communication & Information Literacy Pte. Ltd. Live-streamed

    Lead Instructor: Deepa Vijayan →

    Thursday + Friday

    WordPress Course (May 2021)

    WordPress Course Singapore

    1 Tampines North Drive 1, 528559 Singapore The Quantico Centre for Communication & Information Literacy Pte. Ltd. Live-streamed

    Lead Instructor: Deepa Vijayan →

    Thursday + Friday

    WordPress Course (Jun 2021)

    WordPress Course Singapore

    1 Tampines North Drive 1, 528559 Singapore The Quantico Centre for Communication & Information Literacy Pte. Ltd. Live-streamed

    Lead Instructor: Deepa Vijayan →

    Thursday + Friday

    WordPress Course (Jul 2021)

    WordPress Course Singapore

    1 Tampines North Drive 1, 528559 Singapore The Quantico Centre for Communication & Information Literacy Pte. Ltd. Live-streamed

    Lead Instructor: Deepa Vijayan →

    Thursday + Friday

    WordPress Course (Sep 2021)

    WordPress Course Singapore

    1 Tampines North Drive 1, 528559 Singapore The Quantico Centre for Communication & Information Literacy Pte. Ltd. Live-streamed

    Lead Instructor: Deepa Vijayan →

    Wednesday + Thursday

    WordPress Course (Oct 2021)

    WordPress Course Singapore

    1 Tampines North Drive 1, 528559 Singapore The Quantico Centre for Communication & Information Literacy Pte. Ltd. Live-streamed

    Lead Instructor: Deepa Vijayan →

    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 some dates of your choice and we will confirm one with you.

    Course enrolment

    Enrol for your course and apply the ASEAN subsidy.

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