WSQ WordPress Website Creation Course

Learn How To Create a WordPress Website From Start to Finish and Elevate Your Online Presence

WSQ WordPress Website Creation Course - SkillsFuture Subsidies Funding Diagram

*Eligible for Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Visit Pass Plus Holders

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Overview of Course

Having a website is essential for every business as it establishes your online presence, builds credibility, and serves as a central hub for information, giving you a competitive advantage in the digital landscape.

WordPress has evolved from a simple blogging tool into one of the most popular and versatile content management systems in the world, powering websites, from personal blogs to major news outlets and e-commerce platforms. This transformation showcases the adaptability of WordPress and has changed the way people build and manage websites.

This 2-day WordPress course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to build your very own website from start to finish. Learn how to design a website whether it is for corporate use  or for your own eCommerce business.

In this course, you will go through the process step-by-step with an expert and will be provided with your very own demo domain and web hosting account. You’ll gain hands-on experience in building a website that perfectly represents your brand and how to manage it effectively. 

Beyond that, you will also dive into website creation and web design best practices, guided by experts in the field, to ensure that your website generates traffic, engagement and conversion.

Learning Outcomes
  • Build a professional website and engaging landing pages that resonate with modern design principles, while addressing business and user needs as well as integrate on-page Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to improve your website’s search engine-friendliness.
  • Explore the setup and management of an eCommerce online store within WordPress
  • Consider the software requirements for creating a WordPress website, while identifying and integrating recommended and popular WordPress plugins that are required to enhance functionality and user experience.
  • Develop landing page wireframes and construct them using user-friendly drag-and-drop page builders.
  • Evaluate and address WordPress theme or plugin conflicts that could impact website performance and functionality.
  • Enhance website security, implement backup procedures, and keep the website up to date. 
  • Effectively maintain and manage WordPress website, including backup strategies, security measures, and problem diagnosis.
Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for marketing professionals, managers, administrative personnel, freelancers, graphic designers, content creators, web developers, and anyone interested in  learning how to build and manage a WordPress website.

Prerequisites

To enroll in this WordPress Web Creation training course, you should possess the following:

  • 1 GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent (≥ 21 years old); or
  • NITEC/Higher NITEC (≥ 21 years old); or
  • Mature candidates (≥ 30 years old with 8 years of work experience); or
  • Candidates with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

You will need basic computer skills. While optional, having a basic understanding of sales and marketing concepts would be beneficial.

Instructional Methods
  • Lecture 
  • Live Demonstrations
  • Hands-on Application
Certification

Upon successful completion of the WSQ WordPress Website Creation course assessment, participants who have attended at least 75% of the course will receive a SkillsFuture WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) in Software Design under the Skills Framework, along with a Certificate of Achievement by @ASK Training.

*This course is accredited by SkillsFuture Singapore under the WSQ Skills Framework ICT-DES-4005-1.1 Software Design.

Course Code: TGS-2023020893
Course Support Period: 01 Jun 2023 – 31 Jan 2025 

Course Curriculum

WSQ WordPress Website Creation

Module 1: Getting Started with Building a Website

  • Discover the significance of having a website, delve into the components necessary for website creation, differentiate between open-source and closed-source content management systems and compare the differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com.
  • Learn about domain names, including registrars and types, and uncover the essentials of web hosting, server types, and control panels.

Module 2: Setting Up and Creating a WordPress Website

  • Set up WordPress, learning the intricacies of installation, configuration, and user management. 
  • Dive into WordPress plugins, distinguishing between free and premium options and installing recommended plugins for enhanced functionality. 
  • Explore WordPress themes, uncovering the differences between free and premium themes, understanding parent and child themes, and mastering theme customization.
  • Create important website pages, set up navigation menus, craft engaging landing pages with drag-and-drop builders, manage media, and build contact forms. 
  • Learn how to create and manage posts, understand categories and tags, work with header text and multimedia, and publish your content effectively.

Module 3: Ensuring Website Reliability and Security

  • Discover methods to troubleshoot errors and enhance your website’s loading speed, including pre-launch checks. 
  • Learn how to safeguard your website from cyber threats, hackers, and brute force attacks, with insights into firewalls and tools like Wordfence. 
  • Understand the importance of software and theme updates, the significance of SSL certificates, and how to execute essential backups for your WordPress website, ensuring its security and longevity.

Module 4: Creating Effective Website Documentation

  • Dive into the fundamentals of website documentation, exploring its significance and essential components. 
  • Learn how to create and review basic documentation for effective collaboration in both in-house and outsourced projects. 

Assessment

  • Written Assessment – Short Questions and Answers
  • Individual Project Presentation

Download the course brochure here.

Why Learn With Us?

Get expert advice, learning resources, and post-training support for up to 3 years.

Ask Me Anything Sessions

Unlimited complimentary 2-hour Ask Me Anything sessions with industry experts for up to 3 years.

Insider Community

Be part of an exclusive support group where you can post questions, discuss, and get feedback from fellow learners and experts.

Course Resources

Get 3-year access to constantly updated WordPress Website Creation course resources.

Fees and Subsidies

WSQ WordPress Website Creation Course - Up to 90% SkillsFuture Singapore Funding Diagram

*Eligible for Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Visit Pass Plus Holders

Course Fee:
S$988 (exclusive of 9% GST)

Course Fee After Eligible SSG Subsidies:
From S$125.48 (inclusive of 9% GST) after 90% SSG Subsidies

Learners  
Singaporean Citizens ≥ 40 years old S$125.48 (after SSG 90% Funding)

SkillsFuture Credits can be used on top of existing subsidies
Singaporean Citizens, PRs or LTVP+ Holders ≥ 21 years old

S$323.08 (after SSG 70% Funding)

For Singapore Citizens learners aged ≥ 25 years old SkillsFuture Credits can be used on top of existing subsidies.

For Singapore Citizens aged 21-31 Post Secondary Education Account Funds can be used.

Learners SMEs Non-SMEs
Singaporean Citizens ≥ 40 years old - S$125.48 (after SSG 90% Funding)

SkillsFuture Enterprise Credits (SFEC) can be used on top of existing subsidies
Singaporean Citizens, PRs or LTVP+ Holders ≥ 21 years old S$125.48 (after SSG 90% Funding)

SkillsFuture Enterprise Credits (SFEC) can be used on top of existing subsidies
S$323.08 (after SSG 70% Funding)

SkillsFuture Enterprise Credits (SFEC) can be used on top of existing subsidies

All prices are inclusive of 9% GST.

Check your funding eligibility and nett course fees when you sign up.

Course Schedule

Conducted via Zoom.

Course Duration:
2 Days (8.30am - 6.30pm)

Course Schedules:

11, 12 Apr 2024 (Thur, Fri), 8.30am - 6.30pm


(Click on the course dates above to register online)

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What is WordPress.org and WordPress.com?

WordPress.com is managed hosting on a subscription-based model with WordPress while WordPress.org is self-hosted and open source. You can sign up for a freemium account on WordPress.com and get started creating a website immediately. You may be prompted to go premium depending on what features you prefer to have. Premium features include regular auto backup, one-to-one support, and customisation.

On WordPress.org, you download the entire WordPress core files to your computer and upload it to your own server. From here on, you are entirely responsible for managing and maintaining your website. There are no freemium or premium models by WordPress and you are free to customise your website without any payment to WordPress.

More differences explained in this article – WordPress.org vs WordPress.com – What is the difference

Why use WordPress and not WIX, Shopify, Square Space, Blogspot, Joomla, Drupal or any other content management systems?

WordPress is very user friendly compared to the other content management systems. There are a lot more plugins and themes available for users. It also has the largest market share of users and minimal technical expertise is required to use the platform. WordPress is also the most popular content management system in the world for developing informative websites or ecommerce stores.

Is it easy to build a website on WordPress?

Yes, WordPress.org is rated the most user-friendly platform to build a website on. – Source (wpbeginner)

Do I have to know how to code to build a professional-looking website?

No, you don’t need to know how to code to create a beautiful and modern-looking website. There are many drag-and-drop page builders, themes and templates that allow advanced customisation to make your website look impressive and unique which we will share in this course.

For more advanced customisations however, you may need to know HTML, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, PHP, and MySQL. Some examples of more advanced customisations include CSS3 tricks and special effects, advanced web form workflows, and displaying dynamic content. However, you can also outsource advanced web development projects to experienced WordPress freelance developers through portals such as codeable.io and upwork.com. Understanding how WordPress functions and the backend structure will definitely help you better manage outsourcing any developments on your website.

What if I already have an existing WordPress website? Is this course still relevant to me?

If you wish to recreate your website from scratch, this course would be relevant for you.

However, if you wish to customise your existing WordPress website page layouts, then this course may not be relevant for you as it is meant to teach you how to create a website from scratch. Also, if you have already customised your existing theme, then the DIVI theme we teach may be entirely different from yours and you will not be able to follow along. Nonetheless, you can still improve upon your existing knowledge by learning how to:

  • Design landing pages that engage users & increase conversions.
  • Enhance website functionality.
  • Manage basic on-page SEO to improve website’s search engine-friendliness.
  • Maintain & effectively manage a WordPress website (e.g. enhancing website security and keeping it up to date).
What are the costs involved in building and maintaining a WordPress website?

Cost estimates in SGD are:

  • Domain name: $15/year for a dot com domain
  • Web hosting: From $200/year for a reliable web host
  • Premium theme: $100 lifetime

Totalling approximately $315 for the first year and $215/year thereafter. Note that there may be other premium plugins you may need to purchase if you wish to enhance the functionality of your website, such as including payment methods on your booking form and other unique features depending on your industry.

Will I be able to create a fully-functional, impressive modern-looking website after taking this course?

Whether or not you will be able to create an impressive modern-looking website varies from individual to individual. There are several conditions you will need to meet in order to achieve this outcome:

  • Time, commitment and dedication – Building a professional-looking website requires many hours of commitment sitting down at your computer and paying attention to detail.
  • Having a knack for design – Even with the plethora of templates available, you still need to adhere to basic design principles such as a having a good eye for colour combinations, appropriate spacing between elements, and a good choice of font family and font sizing.
  • Good project management skills – With so many details to pay attention to when building your website, you need to be able to keep everything organised and in good order.
Do I have to prepare anything before attending the course?

For in-person training, do bring along a laptop. You also have the option to loan a laptop from us for the duration of the course. You may also want to bring along a jacket in case the room gets cold.

For online classes, do ensure you have a functional laptop and have Zoom installed prior to class.

As there will be WSQ assessments conducted in this course, you are required to bring along your NRIC or any form of photo identification for ID verification purposes.

Are there any funding or government subsidies for this course?

You may be eligible for up to 90% SkillsFuture subsidies. For funding information, please see the course funding section on this page.

Have some questions? Contact us.

WSQ WordPress Website Creation

Learn How To Create a WordPress Website From Start to Finish and Elevate Your Online Presence

Course Fees:

From S$125.48 (inclusive of 9% GST) after 90% SkillsFuture SG Subsidies

Up to 90% SkillsFuture Subsidy. Enroll today.

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