• 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!
We are excited to introduce our newly updated WordPress Foundations Program which offers some practical new strategies and tools for setting up and launching effective WordPress sites for your business and your clients. In this program, we will cover six core modules including Website Planning for Success, How to Install WordPress, Configuring and Adding Content, Web Design 101 using popular platforms such as Divi, Maintaining Your Website, and Packaging Your Services. If you are interested in designing your own WordPress site or delivering this as a service to clients, then this course is where you want to start!

Course Reviews

  • Disappointing

    Bronwyn Shotter

    I'm sorry but this course was very disappointing. It was way too long - hours....having the modules broken up into too many parts was frustrating.... one mod...

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    I'm sorry but this course was very disappointing. It was way too long - hours....having the modules broken up into too many parts was frustrating.... one module had 18 sections. The instructor showed things he didn't know how to use, or showed things he wasn't going to teach about. A couple of the sections in Module 4 had a couple of minutes of black recorded at the end of them. Towards the end the instructor mentioned a scoping projects spreadsheet that he used that he had as a handout, but it's not available. One of the section headings on the left hand side had one title, but the presentation was something completely different. A couple of the heading numbers on the left were repeated... it was clear this was a recording of a live demonstration. it needs to be fine tuned a lot. I love this techie stuff, but i was struggling to stay awake - literally - while watching/listening to this... I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Only rating it a 1 because there was probably an hour of value in this. I have learnt more by going to youtube and googling wordpress.

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Course curriculum

  • 1
    Module One: Website Planning for Success
    • Download Module One Handout
    • Introduction
    • Lesson 01 - Why WP
    • Lesson 02 - org vs com
    • Lesson 03 - Types of Websites
    • Lesson 04 - Roadblocks
    • Lesson 05 - Gathering Requirements
    • Lesson 06A - Build a Sitemap Part I
    • Lesson 06B - Build a Sitemap Part II
    • Lesson 06C - Build a Sitemap Part III
    • Recap & Homework
    • Module 1 - Resources
    • Questions & Prompts
    • Sitemap Worksheet Example
    • Sitemap Worksheet
  • 2
    Module Two - How to Install WordPress
    • Download Module Two Handout
    • Introduction
    • Lesson 01A - Choose a Domain Name
    • Lesson 01B - Choose a Domain Name Part II
    • Lesson 02A - Choosing a Host Part I
    • Lesson 02B - Choosing a Host Part II
    • Lesson 03A - Propagating your Domain
    • Lesson 03B - Propagating your Domain Part II
    • Lesson 04 - Installing WP
    • Homework
    • Module 2 - Resources
  • 3
    Module Three - How to Configure and Use Wordpress
    • Download Module Three Handout
    • Introduction
    • Lesson 1 A Tour of Wordpress - Part 1
    • Lesson 1 B Tour of Wordpress - Part 2
    • Lesson 1 C Tour of Wordpress Part 3
    • Lesson 2A Configuring The Settings - Introduction
    • Lesson 2B Configuring The Settings - Body
    • Lesson 3A - Adding Content - Introduction
    • Lesson 3B- Adding Content - Posts
    • Lesson 3C - Adding Content - Pages
    • Lesson 3D - Adding Content - Warning and Next Lesson
    • Lesson 4A - Organising The Blog - Introduction
    • Lesson 4B - Organising The Blog - Categories and Tags
    • Lesson 4C - Organising The Blog - Plugins and Themes
    • Lessons Recap
    • Website Checklist
    • Sample Dummy Content
  • 4
    Module Four - Website Design
    • Download Module Four Handout
    • Module 4A- Introduction
    • Module 4B - Lesson 1
    • Module 4C - Lesson 2
    • Module 4D - Lesson 3 Part 1
    • Module 4E - Lesson 3 Part 2
    • Module 4F - Lesson 4 Part 1
    • Module 4G - Lesson 4 Part 2
    • Module 4H - Lesson 4 Part 3
    • Module 4I - Lesson 4 Part 4
    • Module 4J - Lesson 4 Part 5
    • Module 4K - Lesson 4 Part 6
    • Module 4J - Lesson 5
    • Module 4 - Summary and Homework
    • Module 4 - Resources
    • Wireframe Template
    • Wireframe for BuildProSites
    • Sitemap Example
  • 5
    Module Five - Maintaining Your Website
    • Download Module Five Handout
    • Module 5A Introduction
    • Module 5B Lesson 1 Part I Security
    • Module 5C Lesson 1 Part II Security
    • Module 5D Lesson 1 Part III Security
    • Module 5E Lesson 1 Part IV Security
    • Module 5F Lesson 2 Part I Performance
    • Module 5G Lesson 2 Part II Performance
    • Module 5H Lesson 2 Part III Performance
    • Module 5I Lesson 3 Part I SEO
    • Module 5J Lesson 3 Part II SEO
    • Module 5K Lesson 3 Part III SEO
    • Module 5L Lesson 3 Part IV SEO
    • Module 5M Lesson 4 Part I Backups Updates
    • Module 5N Lesson 4 Part II Backups Updates
    • Module 5 Recap & Homework
  • 6
    Module Six - Packaging Your Services
    • Download Module Six Handout
    • Module 6A Introduction
    • Module 6B Lesson 1 Getting Clients
    • Module 6C Lesson 2 Part I Scoping Projects
    • Module 6D Lesson 2 Part II Scoping Projects
    • Module 6E Lesson 3 Estimating Costs
    • Module 6F Lesson 4 Plugin Roundup
    • Module 6 Recap & Homework