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NICF WSQ WordPress Website Creation Course

Learn How to Create Impressive Websites, Without Writing a Single Line of Code.

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*This course is accredited by SkillsFuture Singapore under the NICF WSQ Skills Framework ICT-DES-3005-1.1 Software Design

Course Codes: TGS-2019504071 / TGS-2020505390

Course Description

Used by some of the most well-known Fortune 500 companies in the world including Sony, GM, UPS, and international news sites including CNN, Forbes, and The New York Times, WordPress has come a long way to become one of the World Wide Web’s most popular and free open-source content management system. As of 2020, WordPress now powers more than one third of the web.

In this fun and interactive hands-on WordPress class, you will learn from an award-winning web designer, how to create, customise, and maintain a modern-looking WordPress professional corporate and eCommerce website from scratch.

An individual demo domain and web hosting account will be provided to you for a practical experience in creating a modern website from scratch.

Video tutorials will be provided for your reference after the course. Should you face any issues customising your website, post-training support is also available.

Not only will you learn the technical aspects of how to manage and customise a website in this hands-on WordPress class, you will also learn modern web design concepts to create distinguished websites that will pique the interest of web visitors and encourage them to take important actions.

Your website is your 24/7 online salesperson. It works for you even when you’re asleep.

Start creating something great today at Equinet Academy.

Target Audience

Marketing executives, Managers, Administrative Staff, Solopreneurs, Graphic Designers, Content Developers, Web Developers, and Individuals who want to learn how to create, customise, and maintain a WordPress website.

Course Highlights

In this 3-day WordPress Website Creation Course, you will learn:

  • How to create a professional and modern-looking website
  • How to design landing pages that engage users and increase conversions
  • How to set up an eCommerce online store within WordPress
  • How to enhance your website functionality with recommended and popular WordPress plugins
  • Basic on-page Search Engine Optimisation to improve a website’s search engine-friendliness
  • How to maintain and properly manage a WordPress website including how to backup, secure, and diagnose any potential issues
  • And much more

Course Objectives

By the end of the class, participants will be able to:

  • List basic web design requirements to create a simple WordPress website
  • Understand how to install a WordPress theme and use a drag-and-drop page builder
  • Understand the differences between child themes versus parent themes and the advantages and disadvantages of free themes and plugins versus premium themes and plugins
  • Create pillar pages and organise them into a main navigation menu
  • Create a landing page using selected theme and drag-and-drop page builder
  • Identify tools to test whether page speed/loading times are optimal, website is mobile-friendly, and whether there are any indicators of plugin conflicts/issues
  • Install appropriate WordPress plugins to enhance WordPress website functionality and user experience
  • Assess overall WordPress website functionality and determine plan of action to resolve any potential issues
  • List required items to be included in a detailed WordPress design documentation
  • Produce detailed WordPress design documentation for website managers

Course Outline

Download the full course brochure here.

Essentials of Creating a WordPress Website
Instructor-led | Mode of delivery (Presentation)

  • Why you need a website
  • Domain name, web hosting, and content management system (How it all connects together)
  • Open source vs propriety content management systems – which should you go with and why?
  • WordPress.com or WordPress.org? – Similarities, differences, pros and cons
  • Recommended domain name registrars
  • How to buy a domain name
  • How to choose a reliable web hosting provider
  • What is a content delivery network (CDN) and why is it important
  • How to point/link your domain name to your web host
  • Navigating cPanel within your web host
  • Setting up work emails (i.e. yourname@yourdomain.com) in cPanel versus G Suite Gmail
  • Understanding file manager within your web hosting cPanel and managing your website files (images, videos, plugins, documents, databases) from the backend server
  • 3-step WordPress installation
  • Logging into WordPress for the first time
Designing and Building the Core Pillars of Your WordPress Website - Homepage, Pillar Pages, Landing Pages, Blog, Contact Pages (Front-End)

Instructor-led | Mode of delivery (Presentation, practical hands-on)

  • Modern Web Design Trends
  • Free themes versus premium themes
  • How to choose a reliable WordPress Theme
  • How to install a parent theme
  • How to install a child theme
  • Introduction to drag-and-drop webpage builders
  • How to install a WordPress theme (DIVI theme)
  • Customising site-wide settings (General, Writing, Reading, Discussion, Media, Permalinks)
  • Adding and managing website users
  • Planning website architecture
  • Adding site content: How to create webpages, add content with the Visual Editor and Text Editor, create hyperlinks, and more
  • How to set up a main navigation menu
  • Uploading and retrieving images to and from the media library
  • How to edit images within WordPress
  • How to create image galleries
  • How to set up a blog section and create blogposts
  • How to plan and design what to include on your landing page (wireframing)
  • How to create landing pages that drive important actions from your users (i.e. generate leads, signups, downloads, pageviews, and sales)
Enhancing Your WordPress Website with Plugins - Security, Backup, Design, Search Engine Optimisation, eCommerce, Web Forms (Back-End)
Instructor-led | Mode of delivery (Presentation, practical hands-on)

  • Introduction to WordPress plugins
  • Recommended plugins every WordPress website should have
  • Introduction to creating and running an eCommerce online store on WooCommerce
  • Creating product pages
  • Setting up eCommerce workflows (from add-to-cart, shipping methods, and checkout to payment methods, order confirmation, and email notifications)
  • Exploring WooCommerce extensions (from promo codes to membership systems)
  • How to create contact forms and set up notification emails
  • How to enhance your website speed and page loading times
  • How to test whether your website is mobile-friendly
  • How to secure your website from hackers
  • Basic search engine optimisation
  • How to ensure your website is fully functional and resolve any potential issues such as plugin conflicts
Producing WordPress Design Documentation For Website Managers
Instructor-led | Mode of delivery (Presentation, practical hands-on)

  • How to produce a WordPress web design documentation for website managers and web development agencies
  • Essential details to include in a WordPress web design documentation

Certification

A SkillsFuture WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) – ICT-DES-3005-1.1 Software Design under the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) and Certification of Completion by Equinet Academy will be awarded to candidates who have demonstrated competency in the NICF Website Creation course assessment and achieved at least 75% attendance.

Pre-requisites

Face-to-face classroom learning mode: Each participant will be provided a windows laptop for the duration of the course. Participants may however opt to bring their own laptops.

Online-classroom learning mode: Personal computer, stable internet connection of at least 10mbps, webcam, microphone, video conferencing platform, and other logistical requirements outlined in the Online-based Classroom Learner Guide.

A demo domain name and web hosting account will be provided to each participant to install and set up WordPress from scratch. (Optional: Participants may choose to buy a domain name and web hosting account and set up WordPress with it during class.)

Trainer

Wordpress Trainer at Equinet Academy Chan Teck Seng

Chan Teck Seng

Teck Seng is the founder of Lemonade, a Singaporean creative design agency specialising in web design and development. With more than 15 years of experience, his team has worked on web development projects spanning the South East Asian region.

Corporate Clients

Be assured of the highest quality of training in the classroom.

Testimonials

“Equinet provides quality training with qualified trainers with good resources. Training was concise and packed with all the information we need to know for the creation of a website. I can now build my own site easily.”

Eileen Tan

“Easy to follow and summarised content for us to follow through too. The trainer’s delivery is lively and patient in teaching his students. He is willing to answer our questions and I have enjoyed the lesson. I would definitely recommend to all.”

Zi Qian, Jarrons & Co.

“The trainer, Teck Seng, is very experienced and knowledgeable in the industry, and gave valuable insights and resources to us. He is patient in answering our questions and helpful to troubleshoot any problems that we face. This course really helped boost my confidence to design websites without much difficulty.”

Ariel Tan

Trainees’ Portfolio

Below are some examples of WordPress websites created by our trainees and websites that you will be able to create by the end of the course.

Post-Training Support

On top of having access to your trainer’s contact, you will also enjoy the following post-training benefits:

Complimentary Refresher

1 free refresher seat (re-sit the course online) within 1 year after the course.

Clinic Sessions

Unlimited complimentary 3-hour small group clinic sessions with a subject matter expert for up to 3 years.

Alumni Support Group

Be part of a support group where you can post questions, discuss, and get feedback from the community.

Lifetime Course Membership Access

Gain lifetime access to constantly updated course resources via the learning portal.

Course Schedules

Unfamiliar with how online classes are run? Check out the online classroom learner’s guide.
Signing up for in-person classroom learning? Read the additional safety measures.

Choose from online classroom and in-person (face-to-face) classroom learning.

In-Person Course Dates
Enhanced safety measures in place aligning to MOH's guidelines.

Course Duration:
3 Days (9am - 6pm)

Course Schedules:
10 - 12 May 2021 (Mon - Wed), 9am - 6pm Limited seats
23 - 25 Jun 2021 (Wed - Fri), 9am - 6pm Full house
28 - 30 Jul 2021 (Wed - Fri), 9am - 6pm Full house
18 - 20 Aug 2021 (Wed - Fri), 9am - 6pm
22 - 24 Sep 2021 (Wed - Fri), 9am - 6pm
27 - 29 Oct 2021 (Wed - Fri), 9am - 6pm
24 - 26 Nov 2021 (Wed - Fri), 9am - 6pm
20 - 22 Dec 2021 (Mon - Wed), 9am - 6pm

(Click on the course dates above to register online)
Online Classroom Course Dates
Unfamiliar with how our online classes are run? Read the Online-Based Classroom Learner Guide before signing up for a class.

Course Duration:
3 Days (9am – 6pm)

Course Schedules:
9 - 11 Jun 2021 (Wed - Fri), 9am - 6pm Limited seats
14 - 16 Jul 2021 (Wed - Fri), 9am - 6pm Limited seats
3 - 5 Sep 2021 (Fri - Sun), 9am - 6pm
13 - 15 Oct 2021 (Wed - Fri), 9am - 6pm
10 - 12 Dec 2021 (Fri - Sun), 9am - 6pm

(Click on the course dates above to register online)

Course Fees & Fundings

Course Fee:
S$758 nett

Course fee after eligible SSG Subsidies:

From S$75.80 nett after 90% SSG Subsidies

From 1 Jan 2022, SkillsFuture course funding will be revised to a baseline of 50% subsidy, with an additional 20% subsidy (up to 70% subsidy) for SMEs and Mid-career individuals (Singapore citizens above 40 years old)

Self-Sponsored Individuals

SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) – 90% funding (Up to $50/hour):
Eligible for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$758 $75.80
(Nett course fee payable after MCES funding) Course fees after subsidies can be further offset by SkillsFuture Credit.


Self-Sponsored Singapore Citizens and Singapore PRs – Up to 50% Funding Capped at $15/hour:
Singapore Citizens and Singapore PRs above 21 years old who do not qualify for MCES funding

$758 $398
(Nett course fee payable after SSG funding) Fees can be further offset by SkillsFuture Credit for Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above. Singapore Citizens aged 21 to 31 may also offset fees with the Post Secondary Education Account Funds

Company Sponsored (SMEs):

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) – 90% funding (Up to $50/hour):
Eligible for SME Company-sponsored Singapore Citizens and Singapore PRs

$758 $75.80
(Nett course fee payable after ETSS funding) Course fees after subsidies can be further offset by Skillsfuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)

Company Sponsored (Non-SMEs)

SSG Non-SME Grant – 50% funding (Up to $15/hour):
Eligible for Non-SME Company-sponsored Singapore Citizens and Singapore PRs who do not qualify for MCES

$758 $398
(Nett course fee payable after SSG funding) Course fees after subsidies can be further offset by Skillsfuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)


SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) – 90% funding (Up to $50/hour):
Eligible for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$758 $75.80
(Nett course fee payable after MCES funding) Course fees after subsidies can be further offset by Skillsfuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)

Check eligible grant amount and nett payable course fees via the grant calculator.

FAQs

Questions? Check out the frequently asked questions below.

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

What is the difference between online classroom and face-to-face traditional classroom?
Typically, in a traditional classroom, classes are conducted with 1 trainer to 20 – 24 learners in a cluster or classroom seating format. Group discussions, group presentations, lectures, peer-to-peer coaching are all conducted face-to-face (in-person).

In an online-based classroom, lessons will be delivered via a video conferencing software, Zoom. Lectures will be conducted via screensharing, while group discussions and group brainstorming will be conducted via “breakout” rooms (individual virtual rooms) to split up discussions into smaller groups.

Both learning modes essentially offer the same course content and learning outcomes.

Read the Online-based Classroom Learner Guide for a more detailed comparison on both formats.

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.

What is the difference between this WordPress course and other free courses out there online and offline?

Unlike other free WordPress courses out there in the market who entice you to sign up and later upsell/hard-sell you with their web design services, we are solely specialised in training and are ultimately dedicated to ensuring you get the best quality of training, and this comes with:

  • Hands-on practice through demonstration and modelling, by a patient and experienced trainer guiding you every step of the way.
  • Helping you to understand the best practices of building a website including how to secure your website from hackers, backing up your website in case of any mishaps, and keeping abreast of modern web design trends.
  • The most comprehensive WordPress syllabus. By the end of the course, you will understand the how WordPress works from the bottom up. This will also help you to manage a web development agency even if you decide not to build or maintain a website yourself at the end of the day.
  • After-training support with your trainer.
  • Life-time membership access to up-to-date course materials and step-by-step guides via the learning portal.
  • A complimentary refresher seat for up to one year after the last attended date of your course.
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.

Here are some examples of websites that our trainees have created. Browse our trainee portfolio here.

Will there be video recordings of the sessions made available for reference after class?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide video recordings of the class due to the PDPA regulations (Personal Data Protection Act).

However, all the course materials are found in the learning portal along with e-learning videos. You can also sign up for a complimentary online refresher course within a year of attending the course and book up to three complimentary 3-hour post-training clinic sessions in a small group setting with an industry expert to address any challenges.

If I have specific questions relating to building my WordPress website after the course, can I consult the trainer?

Yes, you may most certainly book unlimited complimentary 3-hour small group clinic sessions with a subject matter expert for up to 3 years to clarify your doubts or address any challenges you may be facing. The links to book your clinic sessions will be emailed to you after your course.

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. For more details, you may read the Online-based Classroom Learner Guide.

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.

A demo WordPress website and blank web server hosting environment will be provided to each trainee in class.

Are there any other prerequisites/ criteria I need to meet in order to attend the course?

You are required to have basic computer navigational skills such as opening and closing, dragging and dropping, copying and pasting of files.

Are there any funding or government subsidies for this course?

You may be eligible for up to 90% SkillsFuture subsidies. If you wish to check your funding eligibility, you may complete step 1 of the course registration form to check your nett course fees payable after all available subsidies.

From 1 Jan 2022, SkillsFuture course funding will be revised to a baseline of 50% subsidy, with an additional 20% subsidy (up to 70% subsidy) for SMEs and Mid-career individuals (Singapore citizens above 40 years old)

For more information on all available course funding/grants/subsidies, you may check out this FAQ page.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up for this course through this link. Once you have registered for the course, we will follow up with you via email regarding your course registration.

Still have unanswered questions? Check out the FAQs page or submit an enquiry.

From

S$75.80 Nett

after 90% Subsidies inclusive of GST. Original Course Fee: S$758.00

WSQ WordPress Website Creation

Learn How to Create Impressive Websites Without Writing a Single Line of Code.

Check your funding eligibility (up to 90% subsidies) and reserve your seat

From S$75.80 nett
After 90% subsidy