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Website Design and Development using WordPress CMS Course


In this class you will learn to launch your website quickly with the help of a quick WordPress installation guide; create a quality website with a proper assembly of important subpages; install and work with plugins and widgets; install and create attractive themes for your website; create custom menus to improve the user experience of your website; upload multimedia content such as images, audio, and video easily and effectively.

This WordPress course will be the building block to your experience with WordPress. It will give you the fundamental administrative functions of the WordPress dashboard and a solid understanding of basic themes and plugins.

More than just providing an easy way to make a good looking web site or blog, WordPress was developed with search engine optimization in mind. The class also covers how to use powerful SEO plugins so that you will be more easily found online.

Target Audience
Anyone new to WordPress or who is self-taught on the product is a good candidate for this course. No prior WordPress knowledge is needed. No prior web development or programming skills are required. This course is designed for non-technical users who are more interested in content management and search engine optimization than the technical aspects of web site creation.


Course Objectives

After coming on the WordPress course you will be able to:

  • Set up Web Hosting and Download and Install WordPress
  • Configure Standard or Custom WordPress Templates
  • Build, Administer and Update a Website or Blog using WordPress
  • Add and configure WordPress Plug-ins and Widgets
  • Manage Users and WordPress Site Administration

Who is the WordPress Course for?

This course is suited for any individual who wishes to:

  • Create a website
  • Run an existing website
  • Start a career in developing or managing websites
  • Learn more about website building
  • Improve skills and job prospects
  • Individuals who want to create and manage their own website using the WordPress CMS to harness the power of this versatile and comprehensive platform.

Course Outline

Module 1: Setup and Configure WordPress
Understanding the Downloads Website
Uploading Your WordPress Files via FTP
Installing WordPress
Logging into Your Dashboard

Module 2: Administering WordPress, Theme and Plugin Updates
Understanding the WordPress Dashboard
Understanding Version, Release and Modification Updates
Updating Based on WordPress, Theme and Plugin Compatibility
Upgrading to the Latest WordPress Release

Module 3: Creating and Administering Posts
Setting Up Categories and Tags
Understanding Title and Content Areas
Configuring the Publish Area
Setting the Featured Image

Module 4: Creating and Administering Pages
Differences between Pages and Posts
Creating Your Basic Website Pages
Using HTML to Extend Page Content

Module 5: Creating and Administering Menus
Creating Your First Menu
Adding Pages, Post and Categories to Your Menu
Enabling Advanced Menu Options
Adding Custom Links to Your Menu

Module 6: Configuring Website Settings
Configuring General Settings
Configuring Reading Settings
Configuring Permalinks

Module 7: Media Library
Understanding the Default Width and Height Settings
Understanding WordPress Image File Creation
Understanding the Default Month Year Folder Structure
Uploading and Managing Media Files

Module 8: Themes and Plugins
Choosing a Theme
Installing and Configuring a Theme
Switching Between Themes
Adding Menu, Media and Content to a Theme
Administering, Upgrading and Maintaining Plugins
Installing and Configuring a Form Plugin
Installing and Configuring a Media Library Plugin

Module 9: Administering User Accounts
Understanding the Built-in User Accounts
Setting Up User Security
Installing and Configuring a User Management Plugin
Merging and Deleting User Accounts

Module 10: Comments and Discussions
Understanding the Comments Dashboard Settings
Setting Up and Commenting User Options
Administering Website Comments


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

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Tel: +254 (020) 211 3814.

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Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 7th October 2019.

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure

Event Properties

Event Duration 10 Days
Event Date 14-10-2019
Event End Date 25-10-2019
Cut off date 07-10-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 139
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,200
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,390
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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