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  • Published on November 16, 2017

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) used for websites, with one out of every four websites online using it. WordPress training helps you to be able to create, edit, and manage a WordPress website. Whether learning WordPress to manage your own site, or to improve career prospects, WordPress training is a smart investment.

WordPress Training for your career

Many companies rely on WordPress to power their websites. They need skilled professionals who are familiar with WordPress to create blog posts, make website edits, apply security patches, and update theming. A solid understanding of WordPress is a desired skill for many job roles. WordPress classes help you understand how to use this popular CMS, which may help you to secure a job or a new position. By having existing WordPress skills, you’ll stand-out from other candidates if you have hands-on experience adding posts, pages, links, and media to a WordPress site. Learning WordPress also helps you to become more productive and efficient as you know the processes and procedures rather than trying to learn on the fly.

WordPress Training for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Small businesses and entrepreneurs benefit from WordPress training as most every business needs a website for marketing and informational purposes. WordPress provides a cost-effective tool for efficiently creating a website that can be scaled. WordPress makes it easy for non-technical users to add pages, posts, and content. With its popularity, there are many options for ready-built themes which provide the appearance and presentation of a website, and most hosting providers support WordPress. By learning WordPress before creating a website, the setup and management process is simplified, and correct maintenance and security steps can be taken, to make sure the site remains online and operational.

ROI for WordPress Training: Learning WordPress Saves Money

By learning WordPress, more website management work can be done in-house rather than needing to hire an outside web designer or web developer. Performing more WordPress work eliminates many of the costs associated with these outside firms or agencies, and work can often be completed more quickly and efficiently. With no need to request revisions or explain changes, edits and site revisions can often be implemented directly without assistance. Knowing WordPress also makes it possible to keep content more current and topical.

Options for Learning WordPress

There are many options to learn WordPress including classes, private training, books, and video tutorials. WordPress classes can occur in a traditional classroom, such as those offered by American Graphics Institute, where you can learn WordPress in Boston as well as NYC and also Philadelphia. These small group courses provide hands-on experience building and maintaining a WordPress site, and are delivered by a live instructor in the same classroom. Live online WordPress courses are also available for those who are unable to travel to a classroom. For those who prefer to work independently, many online tutorials and books are available.

About the author

Christopher Smith is president of American Graphics Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the publisher and editor of the Digital Classroom book series, which have sold more than one million copies. At American Graphics Institute, he provides strategic technology consulting to marketing professionals, publishers and to large technology companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and HP. An expert on web analytics and digital marketing, he delivers Google Analytics training along with workshops on digital marketing topics. He is also the author of more than 10 books on electronic publishing tools and technologies, including the Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies. Christopher did his undergraduate studies the at the University of Minnesota, and then worked for Quark, Inc. prior to joining American Graphics Institute where he has worked for 20 years.