4 Weeks | WordPress / Content Management Systems

Next course starts 21 May 2018.

Learn more about the course below.

Learn to design and develop websites with an industry trusted Content Management System: WordPress

The server-side scripting evening course consists of a series of lectures and practical workshops aimed at developing the necessary skills to create and maintain database-driven web pages.

The learner will be introduced to an HTML preprocessor (PHP) and databases (MySQL) in order to modularize and cater content to user requests. He/she will also be introduced to content management systems (CMS) and discover how they are created and used to help the client take care of their own content.

This course provides an in-depth focus on installing and customising content for one of the world’s most popular CMSs, WordPress. By using some server and client side scripting knowledge, the learner will go on to build a customised template in order to present their own design powered by the WordPress platform.

What will I learn?

This short course is packed with theoretical and practical training that includes:

Getting Started with PHP
How to Install WordPress
Working with WordPress
Child Themes
Theme Development


What are the course requirements?

HTML5 / CSS3 & Responsive.

What are the course requirements?

Students joining this course should have knowledge and understanding of HTML and CSS, as well as responsive design techniques.

How much does the course cost?

R5, 900.00

How much does the course cost?

Book ALL 4 modules offered in the Web Course and get a 20% discount, OR the 3 Front End modules (UX & UI, HTML5/CSS3 & Responsive Design, JavaScript & jQuery), and get a 10% discount!

Payment options also available when booking one of the Web Packages.

Course Schedule

Next course:
21 May 2018

Course Schedule

21 May – 13 June 2018
20 August – 12 September 2018
19 November – 12 December 2018

Monday - Wednesday, 17h30 - 20h30

Classes on a public holiday will shift to the next available date, arranged by the lecturer.

What do we receive at the end of the course?

Certificate of

What do we receive at the end of the course?

You will receive a Friends of Design Certificate of Completion showing the Apple and Adobe logos, as well as your details and the details of the course you completed.


Deborah Butler

Deb is a full-time Front End Web Developer who specialises in WordPress. She began her career after taking the Web Course at Friends Of Design. In just 4 years she has become a specialist in her field, building websites for prestigious clients, sharing her skills at talks & workshops and participating as an active member of the developer community. Her path has now brought her back to where it all began at Friends Of Design, teaching as one of the full time lecturers.

How it Works.

If you'd like to sign-up for this short course, simply fill in the details below, and we'll be in touch to arrange the rest.

5900 21/05/2018 20/08/2018 19/11/2018

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"I just want to thank you for the course. I know I've learnt a lot!"

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