When we say “you start with a blank page and leave with your fully functional website”, we really mean it.
This workshop takes you through the entire WordPress setup – from hosting, installation, creating your custom page layouts, content population, plugin installations, security and migrating. It’s structured to teach you how to build and manage your WordPress website and, in the learning process, your fully-functional website is created. When you’re done you’ll have the website you want, along with the knowledge to manage and grow it …or build 100 more websites!
Total Design Freedom
You will add your own content as well as choose which plugins and functionality your site will offer your visitors. We do, however, guide you through the entire process and provide solid guidelines in sessions, like our Design & Layout, User Experience, and SEO best practise “frames”, which you can use to ensure your site not only functions well, but is usable and can convert visitors into clients.
All WordPress elements and topics are explained in depth and tested thoroughly before being implemented.
Anyone can register for this workshop. No design or coding experience is required. Along the way, we’ve found that receptionists are excellent web designers…
Please note: For the SEO and Content Writing sections we bring in specialists from different online marketing agencies to guide you through these hugely important topics.
Weekly tasks: We spread out the four training days across four weeks. This affords you time to test out new tools and functionality, and to get the required website content together ready for the following training day.
Even though we physically build the website in four days, some tasks (mainly around creating website content) will be given after every training day.
The content specialist will handle the topic of content writing on the first day, so you have the whole four weeks available to get your content together – whether you write it yourself, or hire a copywriter.
We go through the exciting phase of creating a website mockup. Basically planning the layout of the base pages of your website. It starts out with a simple pencil sketch where you draw out the header, navigation, main content area, side bar, footer and whatever you are planning to display on your website. After the sketch we create a digital wireframe based on the mockup.
The mockup and wireframe will be used throughout the design phase of the website. It is not a rigid document, but it serves as a guideline as to what your website will look like when complete.
In this step we install our WordPress CMS, the platform on which the website will be built. The latest version of WordPress will be downloaded and installed on your server. Everything from connecting to your server via ftp, uploading the WordPress core files, creating the database from which WordPress will run, and then finally configuring your installation. This is the most technical step in the entire process, and with Udoo assistance it’s a breeze.
The base theme is installed. This is not a rigid theme as it comes equipped with “Visual Composer”. The main purpose of this theme installation is to utilize it’s “frame” and should not be seen as a “template”. The customization starts as soon as the base setups are done. The mockup/wireframe will be used in this step.
The needed plugins are downloaded, installed, and configured. These plugins add features/functionality to your website and is a very important step.
A lot of focus is put on user experience as it is a very important aspect of the web design process. Having a website means nothing if the user cannot navigate and find information quickly. We go through this topic in detail; from layout options, call to actions, content structure, spacing, load speeds, image sizes and more.
Getting content together for a website can be a difficult task if you are not a content writer. As you might know, content is the main aspect of a website, without content a website is nothing. An important section in the workshop handles the content creation or gathering process.
In order to get all he content for your website together we break it up into sections. Between sessions a content gathering task will be given in order to make sure the content is ready for the next session.
A content specialist will handle the topic of “content writing” on the first day, so 4 weeks are available for getting content together, section by section.
We focus on google analytics, setting up a google webmaster account, create sitemaps, set up google analytics account, install analytics. A brief overview of google analytics is done but to get more training on this subject we offer the SEO master class where you will be guided by a SEO professional as to how a website can outrank competitors.
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