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WordPress Essentials for Business

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Are you a business owner? Perhaps you’re planning to establish your own business? Maybe you simply need to update your knowledge in order to modernise your business? This excellent WordPress Essentials for Business course will help you to set up a WordPress site for your business, which will help you to generate new customers, publish your own company blog, advertise your services, and create a professional website. This course focuses on the fundamentals of WordPress, including how to set up a custom menu, how to publish several blogs on a single site, WordPress security, and how to use commercial plugins. This fantastic WordPress course has been created by experts, and is taught by a professional instructor who has years of experience and plenty of inside tips to share with you!

Learning with 1Training has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

What skills will I learn?

  • Image cropping and resizing tools that have been available since WordPress 3.5 only
  • Custom Menu Widget which has replaced the Links widget since WP 3.5
  • How to use commercial plugins (and when you would need one)
  • How to setup multiple blog pages on a single site
  • WordPress security fundamentals (avoid getting hacked)

Meet the instructor:

Marc Beneteau is the founder of WP Academy. He is a trainer, software developer, internet entrepreneur, website developer, and internet marketer. Before he started teaching full-time he ran a web design business, and was CTO of an internet startup before that.

Course outline:

  • Module 01: WordPress Fundamentals
  • Module 02: Hosting WordPress
  • Module 03: Building Out Your Site: Content & Navigation
  • Module 04: Widget & Widget Area
  • Module 05: Plugins
  • Module 06: Fine-tuning Your Site
  • Module 07: Next Steps

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.


Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a WordPress Essentials for Business certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate, and printed certificate.

Career Path:

This excellent WordPress Essentials for Business course will qualify you to be an Editor. As an Editor you can work for any number of organisations, and could also work on a freelance basis. The average salary of an Editor in the UK is £27,792, and this will go up with experience ( With this course you could enter any of the following industries:

  • Editor
  • Blogger
  • Writer
  • Content Manager
  • Business Owner
  • Project Manager

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 33
1. WordPress: What & Why
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3. What You Will Need
1. Understanding Domain, Hosting, & Name Servers
2. Choosing a Domain Registrar & Hosting Company
3. Installing WordPress on Your Domain
1. Tour of an Out-of-the-Box WordPress Site
2. Tour of the WordPress Dashboard
3. Creating Pages & Posts
4. Using the Visual Editor
5. Working with Images
6. Hyperlinking
7. Configuring a Blog, Static Site, & Mixed Site
8. Removing the Home Page Title & Comments Box
9. Adding a Flat Navigation Bar
10. Adding a Drop-Down Navigation Bar
11. Installing a Free Theme
12. Installing a Commercial Theme
13. Modifying Your Theme Settings & Adding a Header
14. Working with the Weaver Theme
15. Setting Up Post Categories & Blog Pages
1. Using the Latest Posts, Post Categories & Custom Menu Widgets
2. Using the Text Widget to Post Arbitrary Text or Images to Your Sidebar
3. Using the Text Widget to Post a Youtube Video
1. Introduction to Plug-ins: Akismet Comment Spam Protection
2. Using the RSSImport Plug-in; Plug-ins that Require Shortcodes
3. Installing a Commercial Plug-in
1. Permalinks
2. Discussion Settings & Comment Moderation
1. Commercial Themes
2. Graphic Sources
3. WordPress Security
4. How to Learn More
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