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WordPress Training Course Review

RJ New Designs held their first specific, Cairns WordPress website training course on Saturday 16 August 2014. Attended by three participants, the course covered everything needed to get your own website up and running in just one day, including domain name registration and website hosting. The feedback was excellent: “I thoroughly enjoyed attending the course … thanks for a rewarding day”.

These 1-day courses are designed specifically for individuals, sole traders / (very) small business, sporting groups, not-for-profit organisations and those wishing to expand their personal knowledge on using WordPress to create websites. They are the perfect way to get started on the internet.

Hosted in our office in the Conservatory and running from 9am to 5pm with a 30-minute lunch break, the end game for these courses is to provide every participant with a basic knowledge of WordPress and to how to build their own site. Participant feedback was excellent:

“I thoroughly enjoyed attending the course on Saturday; I could quite easily have sat in that room for an entire week 🙂 I played around with WordPress a little last night, downloading themes and removing them. I think I now have a short list; all I have to do is work through all my images and pick out the best ones. Thanks for a rewarding day.” – Suzi.

“Thanks for the course. Thought it went well. Really liked that you introduced us to HTML … really appreciated the plug-ins, expect to be spending time looking for more.” – David.

A basic run down of the day is as follows. Arrive at our office, Suite 12, The Conservatory at 8.50am for a 9am start. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. Your course host, Richard Johnston will meet and greet, and provide you with your RJ New Designs WordPress Training Manual and Note Book. He will also help set-up your laptop (BYO laptop), if required.

Generally, the morning session covers the following: basic html, how to plan your website’s structure, domain name registration, website and email hosting, image manipulation and installing WordPress. It’s question and answer as you go and individual assistance is provided as and when needed. That’s why course numbers are kept small, to enable personalised assistance and advice.

The lunch break is for 30-minutes, at around 12pm. Lunch is not provided but the RJ New Designs office is within walking distance of a range of cafes and supermarkets.

After lunch it’s straight back into it. Topics covered include: WordPress themes; customising themes; and exploring the WordPress dashboard. At this time, everyone created their sites. We then moved into creating pages and posts, uploading images and creating galleries, adding videos and multimedia files and creating a contact form.

The final subjects covered include maximising the site for performance with the search engines and the various search engine plug-ins available. At the end of the day, each of the participants had a basic, functional WordPress website and with a little bit of effort and ongoing work (and content creation) on behalf of everyone, they will have great little websites.

RJ New Designs’ Cairns WordPress Training Courses cost $399 per participant. The next course is scheduled for Saturday 30 August. Bookings are essential. For more information, or to reserve your place, contact us today on phone 4041 0776 or email

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