Fast-track your web design skills to the next level

Are you already developing web sites but stuck using design constraining templates?
Are you looking to change career and become a web designer?
Are you a business owner wanting to take control of your own web presence?

Whatever you motivation, the WordPress Web Design Course is video led and instructional, designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to develop business ready websites and start building a lucrative, fee paying client base.

New to web design? New to WordPress?

Take the introductory course first.  This will give you a really good foundation to go on and take the more advanced parts of the course material as they are added.

The introductory course is delivered via the Skillshare platform. 

Sign-up for a free trial and get access not only to the WordPress Web Design Course, but also a complete archive of hundreds of other skill based courses.

Follow the link below and if you sign-up for the premium membership you will get 2 months free!

Access the Introductory Course

This course has given me the skillset to change the way I earn my living, and the freedom to work my own hours.

Peter Mathews

This is one of the best instructional courses I have ever come across – highly recommended.

Jan Scholar

This course has pushed me beyond my comfort zone and enabled me to finally developer web sites that I am proud of.

John Frazer

Who is your tutor?

The course has been designed and developed by Andrew Turner who has been earning a living from web design for the last 25 years.

Andrew spends much of his time teaching WordPress web design and development in one-to-one sessions. This course contains much of what you would gain from a one-to-one session with Andrew, but at a fraction of the cost and delivered in a way that enables you to learn at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home.

The WordPress Web Design Course

A video led, instructional course in web design using WordPress

Introductory Course

New to web design? New to WordPress?

Take the introductory course first.  This will give you a really good foundation to go on and take the more advanced parts of the course material as they are added.

The introductory course is delivered via the Skillshare platform. 

Sign-up for a free trial and get access not only to the WordPress Web Design Course, but also a complete archive of hundreds of other skill based courses.

Follow the link below and if you sign-up for the premium membership you will get 2 months free!

Access the Introductory Course

Module 1.

Domains, Hosting & WordPress Terminology

Covers the essential terminology which you must know and understand in order to work in the industry. The words used may or may not be new to you but this module will give you a deeper understanding of their meaning in relation to what we go on to in subsequent modules.

Module 2.

Hosting, Reseller Accounts & Domain Registration

Learn about hosting sites, reseller accounts and the best way to register and administer domain names for your clients.

Module 3.

WordPress install on the hosting server

Whenever you develop a new site the first thing you are going to have to do is install WordPress on a hosting server.  There are several ways to do this but you will learn the best method that I have found which makes it quick, easy and efficient.

Module 4.

WordPress initial setup configuration options

In this module you will learn how to setup WordPress in order to go on and build a new site in the most efficient way.

Module 5.

The WordPress Dashboard

In this module you will learn the essential administrative aspects of WordPress. How to navigate around the admin console / dashboard, learn about things that are sensible to do as part of initial set-up and other things you may have to use as development of the site progresses. Here you will also learn about plugins and widgets.  Not sure what they are? I cover this in module 1, and go deeper as the course progresses.

Module 6.

Basic Site build workshop

Basic site build, header, footer and page layout tools.

Module 7.

Advanced Site build workshop

Building on what you learn in module 6, here you will learn the more advanced features that will take your designs to the next level where your sites will have the potential to create the ‘wow’ factor when people view the final results.

Module 8.

Adding a blog and content to the footer.

WordPress was built on blogging functionality and many of your clients may request to use the blog.  Here we look at setting up the blog and page layout options, as well as covering getting content into the footer area.

Module 9.

Site launch, XML Sitemap & SEO Fundamentals

You have built your site, it’s ready to go live and you are keen to make it so, if nothing else because you want to be paid!  In this module you will learn everything about the steps required to make a site live and ensure it stands the best chance of being indexed by the search engines.

Module 10.

Ongoing Maintenance & Support

You have built a site for a client, it’s gone live, they love you, now what?  Do not stop there.  The site will need to be maintained, you will need to apply software patches to WordPress and any plugins running on the site and you may even be asked by clients to update text and images, perhaps add new pages later. All of this is a great revenue stream, the more clients you get the bigger the annual revenue. In this module we will cover the type of ongoing maintenance and support you might expect to be doing and I will tell you how I deal with update and change requests and how I charge for it.

New to web design? New to WordPress?

Take the introductory course first.  This will give you a really good foundation to go on and take the more advanced parts of the course material as they are added.

The introductory course is delivered via the Skillshare platform. 

Sign-up for a free trial and get access not only to the WordPress Web Design Course, but also a complete archive of hundreds of other skill based courses.

Follow the link below and if you sign-up for the premium membership you will get 2 months free!

Access the Introductory Course

Have Questions?

Great! I have answers.

Q: Great! How much?

A: The course is delivered via the Skillshare platform.  A monthly subscription of areound £10 gives you not only access to the WordPress Web Design Course, but also to a host of other skill based classes that you can access as part of your monthly subscription.  You can even get a 1 month free trial!

Q: I’m not really very technically savvy, can I still take this course?

A: The course is designed for people with little or even no knowledge of web design or WordPress.  For those that already have an understanding of some of the aspects they might like to skip over some of the content, but for those coming to this without any past experience you will be helped step by step so you easily gain the knowledge you need along the way. By the time you have finished the course you will be well on the way to becoming an accomplished web designer.  The rest will come down to your own design expertise and experience, and the time you put in to developing the skills you learn on this course.

Q: How do I access the course?
A: On your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device, you’ll sign in to the course with login credentials you create when you sign-up. The moment you enrol, all course content will be available to you. All videos, creative exercises, and downloads. Boom! Right there for you.

It’s a self-paced course so you go as fast or as slow as you like. Repeat lessons as much as you like. Once you’re in, you’re in. This is an online course, but much of it can be downloaded for offline learning. Going on holiday? It’ll be there when you get back. Can’t start for a month? It’ll be waiting for you.

Q: How do I pay? Is it secure? Can I cancel?
A: The monthly subscription fee is paid direct to Skillshare viua their secure payment system and gives you access to the entire Skillshare course archive. You can cancel or pause your subscription at any time.

Need Help?

I can answer questions or help you with and aspect of enrolment, please drop me an email. I am here to help.

I cannot promise to answer immediately but I will try to respond within 24 business hours.