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Beyond the basics: WordPress Website Development

  • 14th February 2023
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The Hive 6 Beaufighter Road Weston-super-Mare BS24 8EE

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Designed for more experienced WordPress users, this session is for users looking to develop new sites from scratch using WordPress

WordPress is the world’s most popular, free, Website Content Management Platform (CMS) and is used by ~44% of all Websites on the Internet. Its highly customisable interfaces, and widely available free and inexpensive plugins gives SMEs an excellent framework to build everything from single-page websites to fully customisable e-commerce experiences.

This session is designed for more technical/experienced WordPress users looking to develop new sites from scratch using WordPress as a platform: This could include developing a new website, rebranding, giving an existing site a new theme or update/refresh. This hands-on, practical session will review both freely available and commercial themes and explore how these can be adapted to meet your brand and requirements.

This course may also be useful for those who are not actively developing WP sites but would like to learn more about the development process, capabilities and workflow when overseeing projects or going to tender to inform decisions.

Additional topics will include WordPress disaster recovery, managing users and different access levels and an introduction to custom WordPress Theme development (Including HTML/CSS/PHP, although this will only address how/where these are applied). Finally we will review some of the day-to-day performance opsonisations and benchmarking WP performance.


9:30-12:30 – Morning interactive sessions

12:30-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-2:00pm – Afternoon session

2:00- 4:00pm – Open workshop & 121 support


Laptops can be made available upon request; however you may find it easier to bring your own. If you would like to to use your own WordPress Website, or require any troubleshooting please ensure you have access to your site login details.

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