• Mark Hunter

    Mark Hunter

    WordPress Instructor

    Mark Hunter is a WordPress and Digital Consultant. He started off as a web developer and quickly realised he could provide more value to his clients through business strategy and working smarter with WordPress. Mark now brings a blend of tech, problem solving and passion to his projects. When he's not working in the trenches with WordPress, Mark is teaching online programs!
The WordPress Foundations Program will introduce you to the powerful WordPress platform and give you practical skills you can use for your site or your clients’. In this course you will learn how to install your WordPress website, determine the go...

Course Reviews

  • Title is suited for the programme.

    Natalie Carr-Seebran

    Wished that some modules had step-by-step instructions. Nevertheless, this is an excellent programme to get started in WordPress fundamentals.

    Wished that some modules had step-by-step instructions. Nevertheless, this is an excellent programme to get started in WordPress fundamentals.

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  • Excellent Course..!!

    Chanita Lohy

  • A TopNotch Program in my Opinion

    Kathy Birkett

    Mark does a great job going step by step through the process of setting up a WordPress site and the various options that can help one successfully navigate ...

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    Mark does a great job going step by step through the process of setting up a WordPress site and the various options that can help one successfully navigate through their site. I will readily admit that I have spent over 5 years doing maintenance work on a large WordPress site, and most of it was self taught. I have learned more in the last 48 hours with this program than I had over the last 5 years. Thank you for so many AHA moments Mark!

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Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Introduction
    • WP Foundations Course Overview
  • 2
    Module One: Installing Your WordPress Website
    • Download Module One Handout
    • Lesson 1: Introduction to WordPress
    • Lesson 2: Getting Your Domain Name
    • Lesson 3: Setting up Your Web Hosting
    • Lesson 4; Propagating Your DNS
    • Lesson 5: Script Installers Explained
    • Module One Action Guide
    • Module One Resources
  • 3
    Module Two: Determine the Goals of Your WordPress Website
    • Download Module Two Handout
    • Lesson 1: Self Discovery Session
    • Lesson 2: Setting Up Your Discover Session
    • Lesson 3: Running the Discovery Session
    • Module 2 Discovery Session Example
  • 4
    Module Three: Setting Up Your WordPress Site
    • Download Module 3 Handout
    • Module 3 Demonstration
    • Module 3 Introduction: Configuring Your WordPress Website
    • Lesson 1: Permalinks and Timezones
    • Lesson 2: Warnings & Caveats
    • Lesson 3: Get Your Content Ready
    • Module 3 Action Steps
    • Module 3 Resources
  • 5
    Module Four: Adding Your WordPress Content
    • Download Module 4 Handout
    • Lesson 1: Pages and Posts
    • Lesson 2: Blogs & Blog Management
    • Demonstration Tutorial
    • Module 4 Action Steps
  • 6
    Module Five: Installing Your WordPress Theme
    • Download Module 5 Handout
    • Lesson 1: Selecting Your WordPress Theme
    • Lesson 2: Exploring Free WordPress Themes
    • Lesson 3: Adding WordPress Plugins
    • Lesson 4: Designing your WP Site - Part One
    • Lesson 5: Designing Your WordPress Site - Part Two
    • [PDF] Module Five Resource Guide
  • 7
    Module Six: Optimizing Your WP Site with Plugins
    • Download Module 6 Handout
    • Lesson 1: Plugins for SEO
    • [Tutorial] SEO Plugins Part 1
    • [Tutorial] SEO Plugins Part 2
    • Lesson 2: Plugins for Security
    • [Tutorial] Security Plugins
    • Lesson 3: Plugins for Performance
    • [Tutorial] Performance Plugin Part 1
    • [Tutorial] Performance Plugin Part 2
    • [Tutorial] Performance Plugin Part 3
    • Lesson 4: Other WordPress Features
    • [Tutorial] Backing up WordPress Files
    • [Tutorial] Exporting Your Data
    • [Tutorial] Legal Requirements
    • [PDF] Module 6 Resource Guide
  • 8
    Module Seven: Managing Your Client's WordPress Sites
    • Download Module 7 Handout
    • Lesson 1A: Blog Management Services Part 1
    • Lesson 1B: Blog Management Services Part 2
    • Lesson 1C: Blog Management Services Part 3
    • Lesson 2: WordPress Best Practices
    • Lesson 3: Lead Generation with WordPress
    • Lesson 4: Course Wrap-up
    • Module 7 checklist
    • Module 7 Resources
  • 9
    Complete Final Course Survey
    • WordPress Foundations Course - Feedback Survey