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WordPress Web Design Courses

Learn how to design custom WordPress websites in just a few weeks.

Upcoming Course Dates and Times

Jan. 16th – Feb. 16th: Monday & Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:30pm CST

Mar. 20th – Apr. 20th: Monday & Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:30pm CST

Also included are 30 minutes of before or after-class office hours per day, and two hours of private office hour instruction per student (by appointment).

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Free Informational Webinar

Come and geek out with instructors Daniel & Tricia over WordPress web design topics, learn about our course curriculum, and ask us your questions! Follow us on LinkedIn to view our December, 2022 webinar and to see upcoming webinar dates!

Course Description

In our live online course, you will learn how to create an attractive and user-friendly website using WordPress.org and GeneratePress. We will do a deep dive into theme customization, UX/UI design, plugins, contact forms, styling with CSS, performance and SEO optimization. By the end of the course, you will have built a complete, fully functional website that you can utilize for your own personal or business use, and you will have learned the skills required to continue maintaining your website and/or to design websites for clients.

Watch the video below for a sneak peek of the website you’ll be designing in class (that will be yours to restyle and repurpose for your own business!)

WordPress Class Curriculum

On the first day of class, we will dive into the world of WordPress.org and the Generate Press theme. You’ll be given a hosted staging environment to start your work. Topics will include how to begin the web design process with wireframing, UX/UI design, and Figma prototypes. You’ll be using the WordPress Customizer to set your website style guide, typography, and color choices, and we’ll talk about the importance of headline tags for SEO. By the end of the day, you’ll have the framework in place to start building your website.

You will practice using containers to create a home page layout. You will be working on menus and navigation, adding photographs and images to your website, and learning how to use global blocks, assets, elements, and non-standard global styles.

You will install plugins needed for your website and use them to enhance your content areas—including photo galleries, hero image slide shows, social media icons, and back-end performance plugins. You’ll be learning plugin do’s and don’ts and best practices for performance.

You will be creating a blog for your website and learning how to customize the reading settings, tags, categories, sidebar widgets, comments, change logs, excerpts, and featured images. You will also be learning how to create a unique blog page layout using Elements (a Generate Press Premium feature) and other styling features.

You will learn how to add a MailChimp newsletter signup to the home page, and how to use CSS to style the html form. We’ll talk about best ways to incorporate email marketing and CRM programs. You’ll also be learning about forms and creating a contact form. There will be time left to finish up the layout and design of the home page, contact us, and blog pages.

You will focus on designing additional content pages for the website, including informational (Service, Product) pages, About, and we’ll be creating a subnav with additional types of pages and links.

You will learn how to embed video, and how to enhance your website with animations and special effects. You will be adding special effects to the pages you have built.

You will learn how to adjust your website layout for mobile and tablet. You will be troubleshooting layout issues that might occur as you move from the desktop view to mobile and tablet. We will be discussing mobile-first / responsive web design best practices.

You will focus on how to optimize your website with SEO best practices so that it can be found in a Google search, and learn how to adjust settings using RankMath, our preferred SEO plugin. You will also learn about connecting your site to Google Analytics for reporting and website metrics. The rest of the day will be spent putting the finishing touches on your website!

On the last day of class, we will be learning how to optimize your website for performance and speed. We will talk about website hosting options, SSL Certs, Forcing HTTPS, A Records and CNAMES. We will discuss ways to stage websites for clients as well as hosting options. The day will be open for any final questions. We’ll celebrate all you have learned and accomplished over the past two weeks at the end of class and you’ll have earned your certificate of completion!

A Few Student Testimonials

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If you are looking to get into web design or web development and are looking for a course, look no further. I took the We Rock DM web development cohort, and couldn’t have left with more experience. Daniel and Tricia, the instructors, are the real deal. They will walk you down every step of how to design and build a web site from the ground up and how to make it live. The same amount of knowledge as a web development bootcamp in a major university at a fraction of the cost and the best instructors you could ask for.

Amin Siman

I’ve taken two courses taught by Daniel and Tricia and can’t speak highly enough about them. I have been absolutely blown away by their expertise! These two make web design and development fun, interactive, and exciting! Their friendly dispositions and small class sizes make learning the material easy and ensure that each student gets the support needed to succeed. They walk through individual student questions within the class so everyone benefits and can refer questions in the class recordings later if needed. They’ve successfully cultivated a learning environment in which no one feels silly for asking questions or asking for help. Bits of the course also included learning actual CSS coding to supplement the WordPress functionality, which was super cool! They provide many additional resources to assist with understanding and practicing concepts and leave students with an e-book recapping the skills and tools leveraged for future reference. In just a few weeks they’ve empowered me to build incredible, functional, and beautiful websites. I would recommend their courses to ANYONE who wants to learn more about WordPress web development or needs help building a website of their own!

Alyssa Lanpher

How to Start Preparing for Class After Enrollment

Login to the student portal and read through the course materials. Join the class chat in our messaging app, and introduce yourself!

Connect with your instructors and classmates on LinkedIn.

Make sure you have the latest version Zoom and Google Chrome installed on your computer.

Clear your schedule and be prepared to work hard, learn a lot, and have fun!

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Dates & Tuition

January 2023 Cohort

1/16/ – 2/16

Before 12/31/2022 – $1,799
Before 1/15/2023 – $2,399
Day of Class – $2,799

March 2023 Cohort

3/20/ – 4/20

Before 3/13/2022 – $1,799
Before 3/19/2023 – $2,399
Day of Class – $2,799

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Wimberley, TX
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