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Course Name: Website Development and Design using Joomla and Word Press Content Management Systems

Special offer for group registration:
Number of participants Fees
2-5 $ 700
6 -10 $ 650
11-50 $ 500
> 50 $ 450
To register as a group, contact us through: E: or give us a call on T: +254707053111
Course Date Duration Location Fee: Registrations
Date: 29/07/2024 - 02/08/2024 5 Days Abuja, Nigeria $ 950 Click to register
Date: 05/08/2024 - 09/08/2024 5 Days Kigali, Rwanda $ 950 Click to register
Date: 26/08/2024 - 30/08/2024 5 Days Pretoria, S/Africa $ 950 Click to register
Date: 02/09/2024 - 06/09/2024 5 Days Nairobi, Kenya $ 950 Click to register
Date: 23/09/2024 - 27/09/2024 5 Days Abuja, Nigeria $ 950 Click to register
Date: 30/09/2024 - 04/10/2024 5 Days Kigali, Rwanda $ 950 Click to register
Date: 28/10/2024 - 01/11/2024 5 Days Pretoria, S/Africa $ 950 Click to register
Date: 04/11/2024 - 08/11/2024 5 Days Nairobi, Kenya $ 950 Click to register
Date: 25/11/2024 - 29/11/2024 5 Days Abuja, Nigeria $ 950 Click to register
Date: 09/12/2024 - 13/12/2024 5 Days Mombasa, Kenya $ 950 Click to register


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Course Description

Joomla and WordPress are free award-winning content management systems. These CMSes enables users to easily build websites. This short course aims at taking through participants through the process of creating dynamic interactive websites from scratch using the free Joomla and WordPress Content Management Systems (CMSes). Through this training, participant will learn how to create professional website. These open source CMSes allow easy building and editing of websites without the need for an understanding of complex databases, difficult scripting languages and website security.


Learning outcomes

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Know how and where to acquire domain names.
  • Acquire hosting services and host their websites online.
  • Develop and design a professional website using Joomla and WordPress.


Who should enroll?

This course is ideal for project officers, journalists, marketers, post-high school students, early career professionals, supervisors, and team leaders and other persons with interest of understanding how professional websites are authored. People with interest in maintaining or creating websites, web pages, HTML emails or any web content can greatly benefit from this course.



Why train with us

Vital Extra Learning guarantees our clients:

  • State-of-the-art facilities and training infrastructure
  • Extended tradition of hand-holding during post engagement
  • Service delivery through highly seasoned industry experts.
  • Value for money



Module 1:

An Overview of Open Source Software

  • What is Open Source Software?
  • Platforms for Open Source Software
  • About Linux


Website Design Planning Steps

  • Mapping Website Goals
  • Conducting Brainstorming
  • Creating a Sitemap
  • Developing a Wireframe
  • Designing a Mockup
  • Producing Content
  • Selecting a Template
  • Building/Designing the Website


An Overview of Joomla  and WordPress CMS

  • What is Joomla and WordPress?
  • Features of Joomla and WordPress
  • Joomla and WordPress Website Examples


Setting up a Localhost

  • Understanding WampServer
  • Installing WampServer
  • Configuring the php.ini File


Installing and Configuring Joomla and WordPress

  • Creating a Website Folder
  • Copying the Joomla and WordPress Files
  • Configuring the Joomla and WordPress Web Installer


Module 2:

The Joomla and WordPress Interface

  • Understanding the Frontend and Backend of Joomla and WordPress
  • Login as a Super User
  • The Joomla and WordPress Control Panels


Creating Content

  • Installing the Joomla Content Editor (JCE)
  • Resetting Editor Styling
  • Changing the Default Editor to JCE
  • Uploading Images and Files Using Media Manager
  • Creating Categories
  • Creating Categorised and Uncategorised Articles
  • Inserting Images Into Articles
  • Adding the Read More Option to Articles


Article Management

  • Understanding the Importance of the Article Alias
  • Deleting an Article
  • Recovering a Deleted Article(s)
  • Filtering and Sorting Articles
  • Featuring Articles to Appear on Home Page
  • Viewing the Website Frontend
  • Hiding Certain Elements from the Article Layout
  • Changing the Layout of Featured Articles
  • Viewing the Featured Article Manager


Changing Article Backgrounds

  • Inserting a Background Image Into an Article
  • Inserting a Background Colour Into an Article
  • Removing a Background Image or Colour


Splitting Up Long Articles

  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Inserting Sliders
  • Inserting Tabs


Module 3:

Creating Hyperlinks

  • Inserting a Hyperlink to Download PDFs
  • Inserting a Hyperlink to an Internal Web Page
  • Inserting a Hyperlink to an External Website


Adding Menu Items

  • Creating a Category Blog Menu Item
  • Creating a Category List Menu Item
  • Creating a Single Article Menu Item
  • Ordering the Menu Items


Adding Contacts

  • Creating Categories
  • Creating Contacts
  • Adding a Contacts Menu Item
  • Configuring the Layout


Understanding and Using Module Positions

  • Understanding Modules?
  • Enabling Viewing Module Positions
  • Changing Module Positions of Items
  • Adding a Search Module
  • Adding a Custom HTML Module
  • Module Appearance on Certain Pages


Creating Additional Menus

  • Creating the Menu
  • Creating Menu Items for the Menu
  • Placing the Menu in a Module Position
  • Creating a Flyout/Dropdown Menu


Module 4:

Using Templates

  • Viewing Joomla and WordPress Templates
  • Types of Templates
  • Default Joomla and WordPress Templates
  • Changing the Default Template
  • Installing a Template
  • Uninstalling a Template
  • Changing Template Header/Logo Using a Module Position
  • Changing the Background of a Template
  • Responsive Templates
  • Template Frameworks


Adding a Header Rotator/Slider

  • Creating a Folder for the Images
  • Uploading the Images
  • Installing a Module
  • Configuring the Module


Adding Social Media Buttons

  • Installing the Modules
  • Configuring the Modules


Adding a Google Map

  • Installing and Configuring the Component
  • Obtaining the Coordinates
  • Creating a Menu Item


Backing Up Your Website

  • About Akeeba Backup
  • Installing Akeeba Backup
  • Running the Configuration Wizard
  • Creating a Backup
  • Viewing the Backup
  • Downloading the Backup


Module 5:

Making a Website Live (Demonstration)

  • Creating a Website Backup Using Akeeba Backup
  • Logging Into the Control Panel
  • Creating a Database, User, and Password Using MySQL
  • Uploading the Necessary Files
  • Restoring the Backup File


Visiting the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED)

  • Extension Demos
  • Free vs Paid
  • Joomla Versions for Extensions
  • Identifying What to Download


Steps for Registering a Domain/Web Address

  • Difference Between Registering a Domain and Hosting a Domain
  • Registering a Domain/Web Address
  • How to Transfer a Domain/Website


Requirements for Joomla Hosting

  • Different Types of Hosting
  • PHP Version Required
  • Number of Databases
  • Choice of Control Panel
  • Disk Space
  • Ideal Operating System for Hosting


Additional tips

  • Using a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Program
  • Inserting a Google Map Into an Article
  • Changing Global Configuration Settings
  • Inserting Rollover Images
  • Inserting a Quick Contact Form On Your Website
  • Copying a Website From One Computer (Localhost) to Another Computer (Localhost)
  • Installing Joomla and WordPress on a Live Server


This training can be customized for your institution or delivered at your preferred location upon request. For training customization, contact us through
Email: info@
+234 (0) 8038 066705,
+234 (0) 9039055940
+254 707 053 111


_ Rwanda _

Register for a short course in Rwanda and seize a great moment where you will visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial. In addition, we will take you on a day-out to Lake Kivu where you can swim and have a boat ride. All this for free!

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