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Advanced WordPress

Are you already running a WordPress website and want to get the best from it?

Unsure of how to make your site work better? Want to learn more about how to manage your site effectively?

This is a practical, interactive course designed to help you make your WordPress site more effective. It combines real-life experience of managing websites and using the latest technologies. Techniques for using WordPress and how you can utilise functions will also be covered.

The course includes a troubleshooting clinic to address your specific issues.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Appreciate how web content relates to your organisation’s objectives
  • Understand how to publish and manage different types of content on WordPress
  • Know the difference between hosted WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress
  • Optimise images for the web
  • Select, customise and change themes
  • Select, use and configure plugins
  • Add HTML
  • Use “tricks of the trade”
  • Gain answers to questions in a troubleshooting clinic

Trainer Profile

Roger Christiansen is a part-time Lecturer at Abingdon & Witney College, a writer and blogger, plus a Marketing and Communications Consultant working with a number of local charities.

He has spent most of his career as a marketing professional working in hi-tech companies big and small; from start-ups like Research Machines to global brands Ricoh and IBM. He has extensive experience of setting up and managing a digital presence for the companies he has worked for.

Roger is trained in WordPress and has setup and manages a wide variety of sites including a local school (praised by Ofsted), two local charities and a charity events site.

Benefits to you

You will leave the session with knowledge of how to use WordPress and site tools most effectively. You’ll also learn some “tricks of the trade” and advanced tools for improving your website.

The session is interactive and hands on, including a troubleshooting clinic to help with specific queries.

Who should attend?

This session is appropriate for charity employees or volunteers who run or are involved in managing a WordPress website.

It assumes familiarity with the basics of WordPress (e.g. how to create posts and pages, how to customise themes).

Friday 21st September 2018

1.45am arrival for tea, coffee and networking for a 2.00pm start. The workshop will finish by 5.00pm.


  • £70 per person for OCVA Members
  • £80 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
  • £95 per person from a non-charitable organisation

Course Venue 
OCVA, The Old Courthouse,
Floyd’s Row,
Oxford OX1 1SS

01865 251946

Access on road is via Speedwell Street (a one-way system). Please note there is no parking at OCVA.


Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

  1. Complete the Google bookings form and register your details
  2. Make payment via PayPal within two working days of registering for the course. We’re using PayPal for this event. Select ‘pay with a debit or credit card ‘ if you don’t have a PayPal account (there’s no need to sign in to PayPal).

Step 1:


Step 2:

Choose payment type:

£ 70.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Charitable Organisations*
£ 80.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Non charitable rate
£ 95.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Course details at a glance

Date: 21st September 2018
Time: 1.45pm – 5.00pm
Cost: £70 – £95

Course venue

OCVA, The Old Courthouse,
Floyd’s Row,
Oxford OX1 1SS

01865 251946

Access on road is via Speedwell Street (a one-way system). Please note there is no parking at OCVA.

Enquiries contact

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.

Email training@ocva.org.uk or call us on 01865 251946

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