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Course Name: Website Design using Joomla and Word Press

Introduction

Joomla and WordPress are free award-winning content management systems (CMSes), which enables you to easily build websites.

This course will take you through the process of creating dynamic interactive websites from scratch using the free Joomla and WordPress Content Management Systems (CMSes).

Each participant will learn how to create a professional website using Joomla and WordPress Content Management Systems. These CMSes allow easy building and editing of websites without the need for an understanding of complex databases, difficult scripting languages and website security.

Joomla and WordPress are open source and free for all.

Duration

5 days.

Who should attend

This course will be an important foundation for anyone maintaining or creating websites, web pages, html emails or any web content.

Project officers, Journalists, marketers, digital marketers, post high school students, university and college students, early career professionals, supervisors and team leaders or persons with interest of understanding how professional websites are authored may also attend.

Registration

Course Date                        Online Registration

  • 18th to 22nd March 2019     -    Register online
  • 15th to 19th April 2019     -    Register online
  • 13th to 17th May 2019     -    Register online
  • 17th to 21th June 2019     -    Register online
Requirements

Basic computer literacy.

Prior knowledge of HTML, CSS, MySQL and JavaScript is an added advantage but is not a mandatory requirement.

Course objectives

Upon completion of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop and design a professional website using Joomla and WordPress.
  • Know how and where to acquire a domain names.
  • Acquire hosting services and host a website online.
  • Introduction to Joomla CMS.
  • Installing Joomla
  • Creating and publishing articles.
  • Featured articles
  • Settings for articles
  • Configuring articles parameters
  • Ordering articles
  • Setting global configuration
  • Working with different types of content, images, videos etc.
  • Creating SEO friendly content
  • Organizing content using categories
  • Choosing content layout
  • Adding meta data for search engines
  • Adding navigation menus
  • Creating sub menus
  • Maintaining menus
  • Linking menus
  • Deleting menus
  • Creating sidebar modules
  • Configuring modules
  • Creating login modules
  • Creating breadcrumbs modules
  • Working with other modules
  • Adding users
  • User permissions
  • Working with templates
  • Choosing different templates
  • Adjusting templates
  • How to search, download and install Joomla extensions
  • Using components to extend your Joomla website.
  • Using plug-ins
  • Using modules
  • Customizing your template
  • Creating custom module positions.
  • Customizing fonts, colours, fonts, headings, etc
  • Introduction to WordPress CMS.
  • Downloading and Installing WordPress
  • Downloading and installing themes
  • Creating and publishing posts.
  • Featured posts
  • Settings for posts
  • Configuring post parameters
  • Ordering posts
  • Setting global configuration
  • Importing and exporting content
  • Working with different types of content, images, videos etc.
  • Creating SEO friendly content
  • Organizing content on pages
  • Choosing content layout
  • Adding meta data for search engines
  • Adding navigation menus
  • Creating sub menus
  • Maintaining menus
  • Linking menus
  • Deleting menus
  • Adding users
  • User permissions
  • How to search, download and install WordPress extensions
  • Using plug-ins
  • Customizing your themes using CSS
  • Customizing fonts, colours, fonts, headings, etc
  • Search engine optimization
  • Integrate social media channels
  • Hosting services
  • Domain names
Topics to be covered in JoomlaIntroductionArticlesContent typesCategoriesMenusModulesUsers Using TemplatesExtending JoomlaCustomizationTopics to be covered in WordPressIntroductionPostsContent typesPagesMenusUsersExtending WordPressCustomizationShared ModulesSEOSocial Media integrationGoing LiveMethodology

This instructor led training is delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. 

Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this training course, participants will be issued with a Tech For Development - T4D certificate of participation.

Training venue

The training is residential and will be held at Tech For Development - T4D Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

Accommodation

Accommodation is arranged upon request.

For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email[email protected]

Tel: +254 706909947

Payment

The course fee is KES 50,000 or USD 700 exclusive of VAT. Payment should be transferred to T4D account through bank. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]

Tailor- made

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can then have it delivered at our Tech for Development-(T4D) Training Centre or at a location convenient for you.

For further inquiries, please contact us via: 

Tel: +254 706909947,

Email[email protected]

 

 

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No. of Days: 5
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