Review of Equinet Academy’s WordPress Website Creation Course
Readers would know that Heartland Boy is the chief content writer of heartlandboy.com while Heartland Girl is the artistic one who designed heartlandboy.com. Heartland Boy had the naïve thinking that this was a team effort playing at each other strengths; Heartland Boy is more adept at writing while Heartland Girl is more competent in website designing and coding. To his horror, this couldn’t be further from the truth because a typical request to make changes to the website usually goes like this:
Heartland Boy, “Dear, can you help to create a new menu category named ‘Resources’?”
Heartland Girl, “Call me princess and kiss me 5 times first.”
Frustrated at the incessant emotional blackmails, Heartland Boy decided to salvage whatever dignity he has that is remaining by enrolling into a website creation course based on the WordPress platform. He shall attempt to wean his dependence off Heartland Girl and learn the art of web design and web development. It was the best decision that he has made, not just for heartlandboy.com but also for himself. As readers would have been familiar, Heartland Boy loves a good deal (Engagement Ring, Wedding Wine, Entertainer App) and feels obliged to share it with his readers. So here is a review of Equinet Academy’s WordPress Website Creation Course.
What Heartland Boy Likes About Equinet Academy’s WordPress Website Creation Course
1. Equinet Academy Equips You With The Tools To Succeed
When you sign up for Equinet Academy’s WordPress Website Creation Course, you will find yourself in the good hands of Dylan Sun. Dylan Sun is the founder of Equinet Academy and also the instructor of its WordPress Website Creation Course. Based on his years of experience creating and developing websites for his clients based on the WordPress platform, Dylan has developed a comprehensive course outline for this website design course in Singapore.
The outline starts with introduction of domain and hosting and ends with the importance of creating a backup for your WordPress website. In essence, literally cradle to grave content that allows even an beginner/dummy like Heartland Boy to succeed. During the course, Dylan is also able to recommend plugins that will make your life easier when you create and manage your own website. (*Note: plugins on WordPress have the same function as Apps on your Smartphones)
There is even a bonus pack of WordPress 101 Manual created by Dylan Sun himself. This Bonus Pack comes in handy whenever Heartland Boy encounters difficulties on the WordPress platform. Of course, Heartland Boy readily and selflessly shared the Bonus Pack with Heartland Girl.
2. Dylan Sun Uses Good Analogies To Break Down Complicated Jargon
As a former Economics tutor, Heartland Boy understands the difficulties that students face when a multitude of jargon get thrown in their faces all at once. It can get very intimidating and the students end up more confused than ever. However, students attending Equinet Academy’s WordPress Website Creation Course can be assured that Dylan attempts to bridge this gap by breaking down the jargon with local analogies. For instance, Heartland Boy easily understood and remembered the concept of the numerous files generated from website backup and maintenance when Dylan Sun compared it with hiring a lorry when moving house.
On occasions, Dylan even threw in a couple of “Singlish” to make the concepts more relatable. This ensures the session is interactive and relaxed, so that students from all walks of life stay engaged during the workshop!
3. Equinet Academy’s WordPress Website Creation Course Is Hands-On
For students who are concerned that they are not able to replicate the theories that have been taught in class, they need not worry. At Equinet Academy’s WordPress Website Creation Course, almost half of the lesson time is devoted to hands-on practice. Moreover, each and every student gets individual practice on his or her laptop. For his class, Heartland Boy practiced creating a website that provides meeting rooms for rent. He created the user profile, menu, home page, and backup from scratch. The students even get to “bring” their websites home after the course and continue to practise online. Most importantly, Dylan waits till every student finishes the task at hand before continuing with the next module. Talk about leaving no one behind!
4. Dylan Sun Goes Beyond The Classroom Hours
The classes are scheduled to end at 6pm, but the ever helpful Dylan stayed behind on both sessions to help addressed students’ queries. Dylan was patient, empathetic and even took the initiative to walk to the students’ desks to try to understand their difficulties. This extra consulting and short tutorials after class was especially useful for students who could not catch up during class. Dylan also utilized his vast experience to try to solve the various queries that Heartland Boy had for his blog. Dlyan was also able to share the latest web design trends around the world. Indeed, that is providing value way beyond the original course fees!
5. Equinet Academy Is Convenient
For full-time professionals, you will be pleased to find that the WordPress Website Creation course is available on weekdays as well as weekends. The wide range of dates simply means that there is no excuse left for you to attend short training sessions to upskill your employability. Attending a website design course in Singapore is a great way to upgrade your skill sets to ensure that they are still relevant in this century.
Equinet Academy is also conveniently located at 137 Cecil Street, right in the heart of the CBD and only a 5 minute-walk away from Telok Ayer MRT. Finally, the WordPress Website Creation Course is also a SkillsFuture approved course.
Indeed, Heartland Boy is so satisfied with the outcome of this website making course that he enrolled in Equinet Academy’s Search Engine Optimisation Course in 2017!
Just in case you are wondering, a typical conversation between Heartland Boy and Heartland Girl on Heartlandboy.com now goes like this:
Heartland Girl, “Hey, are you able to edit the popular post category?”
Heartland Boy, “Call me Emperor 3 times and kiss my feet. Call Dylan la.”
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