Regular Training

Learn How to Build & Maintain Your Own
WordPress Web Site

Session 1


  • What is WordPress
  • The CMS model and how it is different from the HTML/CSS model.


  • The fast way – Fantastico and other control panel options
  • The slow way – there is no slow way
  • Root or sub-directory.

The Editor:

  • Getting more space to work
  • The tool set
  • Inserting images and PDFs
  • Text and MSWord Paste tools.

Media (PDFs and images):

  • The Library
  • Alts and captioning
  • Uploading
  • Handling videos
  • File sizes – what not to do.


  • Horizontal and sidebar
  • Child and parent pages
  • Permalinks (Search engine friendly URLs).

5-10 minute Q&A session.


Session 2

10-15 minute Q&A session.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) features:

  • Update engines
  • Meta information
  • URL rewriting
  • Outbound links and the links panel
  • The value of frequent edits

Themes & Design

  • Locating themes
  • Customising themes
  • Atahuapla and why we love it


  • The main access password and admin accounts
  • Editors and contributors – distributing the work
  • Password protecting pages and post
  • Hacking, viruses and SQL injection.

Blogging & Comments:

  • The purpose of blogging
  • How is a post different to a page?
  • Why allow comments?
  • Mediating comments.


  • What can a plugin do?
  • What do they cost?
  • How are they installed?
  • What if they don’t work?
  • What can go wrong?

General Site Settings

5-10 minute Q&A session.


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