Dreamweaver course in north London

Building bespoke sites with WordPress

WordPress offers a powerful & flexible solution for designing a website or blog.This WordPress advanced training course will provide you with the skills and best practice approach needed to successfully create bespoke Wordpress sites and advanced theme customisation techniques.

Why have we created this WordPress course?
For those wanting to create their own bespoke theme, set debug options, configure plugins etc.
In this course you we will be exploring PHP variables, arrays and functions, MySQL, building themes,storing data in wordpress, plugins and much more.

You Should Attend if...  

  • You already have some WordPress experience and want to take it to the next stage
  • are a web developers/designer, graphic designer, and business owners (with web design knowledge) and want more control over your websites/ blogs or want to integrate a blog into your website.
  • You want to make bespoke websites for your clients using WordPress.
  • You want to learn about WordPress theme customisation.
  • Want to jump into WordPress development quickly without having to do a lot of prerequisite work with PHP and web development.


It's required that students are comfortable using a mouse, opening/ saving files and with the general operation of computers.

Experience of programming in any other type of language i.e.HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP etc is desirable.

Course outline

What is WordPress made of?
  • The building blocks of WordPress
  • Anatomy of a WordPress template


WordPress Theme Customization
  • Available themes
  • Theme customization
  • Page builder plugins
  • How to change different sections of the page
  • Hooks and filters for Wordpress
  • Customization best practices
  • Overriding a theme function
  • Theme Function
  • Create a simple Wordpress plug-in
  • Hand coding vs software for theme creation
How is data stored in WordPress?
  • How WordPress database is built
  • Administering your WordPress database with phpMyAdmin
  • How WordPress communicates with the database
  • wp-config file
Handling MySQL Databases with PHP
  • Simple Database Connectivity
  • Database design and manipulation by phpMyAdmin
Extend WordPress
  • Additional functionality with plugins
  • Which plugin will work for you?
  • eCommerce – best practices to add an online store to your site
Protecting your WordPress site
    • Website security:
    • SSL certification
    • Methods to minimise risk to your website



    Class time is 10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled between 1-2 pm. We provide you with Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and other refreshments on the house. We also have a fridge and a microwave available for you to store/warm up any food you wish to bring along for your lunch.

    We recommend the following courses that relate to this class: wordpress essentials PHP & MySQL, PHP & MySQL Advanced

    Course Duration 1 Day
    Dates and Prices This course is only available as individual 1:1 on a bespoke
    Please call centre on 0208 443 2888 for a quote and to arrange dates
    Course Times 10:00 till 16:00

    If you can't come to us we can come to you! This course is available as individual 1:1 tuition or small groups at your office as well as at our centre. Please click here for more information.

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