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WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (CMS) in existence today.

Initially, it was largely associated with blogs as its main functionality was to allow easy blog experience. Yet, over time, its developers expanded its functionality to allow the creation of more sophisticated websites and grew it into a content management system rather than a blogging tool, and today more than 28% of all website on the internet run on WordPress.

WordPress is considered the easiest to use CMS thanks to a very friendly interface. It also has an amazing number of plugins which allow extension of its functionality in various possible ways.

Keystroke Learning’s WordPress courses can take you from being a beginner to an advanced user.

As a result, beginners who have never used WordPress, through to advanced users will make full use of it’s capabilities.

Furthermore, skilled WordPress trainers with many years of experience led our courses. Our hands-on Full Day, Half Day, Workshop and Live Online Training courses mean that you will leave with practical experience including useful tips and tricks.

If you require 1 on 1 or group bookings on dates that suit you contact us to discuss your needs. We also offer the ability to customise the course to your precise requirements.

We provide in-house training nationwide and not limited to businesses based in Melbourne, Australia.

WordPress Training Courses

WordPress Computer Training Course
WordPress Computer Training Course

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WordPress FAQ

Who uses WordPress?

WordPress is the most popular CMS (Content Management System) in the world and is used by nearly 75 million websites. According to WordPress, more than 409 million people view billions of pages each month and users produce nearly 70 million new posts every month. It also powers more than 28% of the world’s websites.

WordPress began as a blogging and publishing platform, but it has evolved to become far more. There are thousands of widgets, plugins and themes now available, that can be used at any level from a single person, a small business or the world’s largest publishers.

Key features of WordPress:

  • Open Source
  • Highly Customisable
  • Lower Setup and Maintenance costs
  • Not just for Developers
  • Huge Market of Themes and Plugins

These are just some of the features available in WordPress, but of course there are many more.

Should I buy a WordPress for Dummies book or attend a Training Course?

Have you ever wondered why the Dummies books are so popular? Well, it’s probably because so many of us are self-taught, using Google to find out how to use a function, or we are shown how to use software by someone at work. Although this can be useful, it also means we tend to spend a lot of time with trial and error, or we are just picking up somebody else’s bad habits. Trial and error unfortunately involves a lot of error, and the bad habits you pick up will probably be passed on to the next person, so soon they spread across the business, meaning entire teams can end up working inefficiently.

At this point, you might head to the bookstore or do an online search to find a WordPress for Dummies book to help solve some of those tricky issues. That’s a step in the right direction, and we sometimes use reference manuals ourselves. The problem is that trying to learn by trial and error may cost you many times the cost of a good training course.

Our WordPress courses are designed to target the key features and tools included in the various applications to help you get back to work and apply them right away.

Why choose Keystroke Learning?

We Know What Works – Hands-on fully interactive training courses are our bread and butter. Years of real world experience and feedback from our participants have shown us that this type of training produces the best results.
We Listen – By gaining a better understanding of your needs and listening to your feedback we can be sure the training is right for your abilities and goals.
We Innovate – At Keystroke Learning we continuously monitor technological developments which may have an impact on your business. We also keep a close eye on our training courses and materials and update them as soon as needed.

Why should I attend a WordPress Training Course?

Attending a WordPress with Keystroke Learning will show you how to use the most efficient methods to achieve your daily tasks. Not only that, but you will discover best practices and shortcuts to make your business tasks even quicker, so you can get on with your day. Our goal is to help you get to the point where you are focussed on the task at hand rather than the tool you are using.

Typically, one of our experienced trainers will walk you through the features and functions of the software, then you will try them out on your own, with tips and guidance on getting the best out of the features. We also encourage participants to ask lots of questions to help you get the most out of your learning experience.

You’ll receive a manual to take away at the end of the course, as well as exercise files so you can practice later, or just to jog your memory when you need.

Is it best to do a full day or a half day course?

Well, it all depends on your particular training requirements and the amount of time you have available. A half day course will target a smaller number of topics, while a full day course allows time to cover more. Either way, the training course will provide in depth coverage of the features you need to learn, while allowing time for questions and interaction. Your decision should be based on the specific topics you want to cover and the time you have.

Where are you based?

Keystroke Learning is an Australian company based in Melbourne. We specialise in providing WordPress in-house training nationwide, but we can also deliver training in the Melbourne CBD as required.

Do you provide online training?

You bet, our Live Online Training courses can be delivered virtually anywhere around the world. Whether your employees are based in one location or various locations we can deliver live online training to them anywhere they have internet access.

What if I need help after my course?

Every course we run comes with post course support, just email us at or use our support page.

Can I use Markdown in WordPress?

You betcha! Many WordPress users spend plenty of time writing content for their site. WordPress developers have worked hard to improve the writing experience in WordPress.

WordPress comes with a whole range of keyboard shortcuts that you can use to write faster. You can also use Markdown with formatting shortcuts. Just type the formatting shortcuts and WordPress will convert them into HTML.

Some standard Markdown shortcuts are:
Typing * or – will start an unordered list.
Typing 1. or 1) will start an ordered list.
Typing # will transform into h1. ## for h2, ### for h3 and so on.
Typing > will transform into blockquote.

Can I embed content from YouTube into my WordPress site?

Yes, WordPress automatically embeds content from popular websites like YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc. All you need to do is paste a URL from one of the supported sites and WordPress will automatically embed it for you.

Since WordPress 4.4, all WordPress sites have become oEmbed service providers themselves. This means you can simply paste a URL from another WordPress site into your post and WordPress embeds the post for you.

I just need to do a quick image edit, do I need to go to Photoshop or can I do it in WordPress?

WordPress makes it easy to add images to your posts and pages. But what you may not know is that WordPress also comes with some basic image editing features.

Just go to the Media > Library page and then select any image. From the image details popup menu, you can click on the Edit Image button.

Once you are in image editing mode, you can crop, rotate, and resize an image. You can also flip an image in either horizontal or vertical directions. These image editing options are handy when you just need to quickly crop or resize a large image file directly from WordPress.

Can I delay the publishing of a post?

If you don’t want to publish a post right away, you can schedule it to appear at some time in the future. WordPress supports post scheduling – this option can be found in the Publish panel next to the visual editor. You will need to click the Edit link next to Publish.

This opens several date options. Simply specify a date (or time) in the future, and click on the OK button, and WordPress will schedule your post.

I keep forgetting to assign posts to a category. Is there a way to fix this?

It’s easy to forget to assign a post to a category, in which case WordPress will publish it as “uncategorized” by default. This can make your website look slightly amateurish.

You can fix this by updating the default post category. To do this, first create a new category by selecting Posts > Categories > Add New Category.

Next, go to Settings > Writing.

In the Default Post Category option, you can now select your newly created category from the drop-down menu. Save the changes and you’re done.

How do I book a course?

You can fill in your details on our booking form but the easiest way is to give us a call on (03) 9999 7780 and let us take care of all the hard work.

What if I want to customise a course?

We can tailor a course for your team if you don’t want an Off the Shelf solution. If this means building a specific training course just for you, we will be happy to do so. We can also work with you to build a semi customised course by selecting from our extensive topic range. We have created modularised course topics with exactly this situation in mind. It means that we can build your solution quickly and help you to keep your costs down.

Where to from here?

Your learning doesn’t stop once you have completed your course. We hope you will continue your experience by taking some time to practice what you have learned and apply it to your own situation and environment.

If we have done our job well, you may be inspired to learn even more by attending another course. If you are looking for something other than WordPress, we have a comprehensive range of courses available for you to choose from.

We are here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further advice.

What’s included in the course.

All Keystroke Learning courses come with a USB Pen loaded with your course manual and exercise files, along with a notepad so you can scribble down all those handy shortcuts.You’ll find there is quite a lot included in your course.

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