Our New WordPress Coding Class is Live

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Here at OSTraining, we split our time between online and live training.

Today we merge the two types of training in a new course called "WordPress Custom Content Types".

Earlier this year, we held a live training class in Michigan. For three days, Topher taught a small group of attendees how to code with WordPress. We filmed that class and it's ready for you to watch online.

Topher uses custom content types as a chance to explore WordPress coding in general.

Topher starts by explaining how plugins work and the correct way to approach building them. He then explains content types by creating two: one for staff members and another for the departments they work in. Along the way, Topher touches on everything from how to use the WordPress codex to shortcodes, hooks and custom taxonomies.

If you want to start coding with WordPress, you need to watch "WordPress Custom Content Types".


How to Customize the WordPress Login Screen

customising-wpBy default, every WordPress site looks the same.

For a variety of reasons, people want to customize their WordPress sites with their own logo or styles.

In this tutorial, we're going to show you an example of how to customize WordPress the right way. We're going give you an introduction to using functions and CSS to style your site in a way that's safe from any updates.


Our WordPress SEO Class is Live


We're delighted to launch our latest class, "WordPress SEO".

WordPress is a fantastic platform for building your website or blog. By default, WordPress does a good job of search engine optimization, but there's a lot more that can be done!

In this course, Dan Maynard takes you through a number of steps to go even further!

Dan has seen his WordPress sites rank very highly in SEO on a consistent basis and is excited to share the lessons he's learned with you


Come Meet Us at WordCamp Atlanta


 OSTraining is based in Atlanta, and we're delighted to be able to attend so many great local events.

Next month, we're going to be at WordCamp Atlanta. We'd love to meet you there.

The event is being held over 2 days, a Friday and a Saturday. Steve from OSTraining is giving the presentation, "How to Make Great WordPress Videos" during the Saturday session.


Is this what WordPress 4 will look like?

Over the last year, there have been tantalizing hints of a new direction for WordPress.wordpress logo

In this interview from May, Matt Mullenweg says that he "had been hard at work coming up with a new interface that will eradicate some of the complexity that WordPress is usually associated with."

He went on to say, "one of the things I've been working on for the past few months is a radical simplification of the interface."


Using the WordPress Slick Contact Form Plugin

Many WordPress contact forms allow you to embed the form into a post or a page.wp contact us ostraining

The WordPress Slick Contact Form plugin is a little different. It provides you with a floating tab so that visitors can easily access the contact form no matter what page they're on.


WordPress 3.5 Is Almost Here

WordPress 3.5 is due to arrive today, December 5th.wordpress-update

3.5 is a fairly major update that's designed to provide new features.

There are currently no known security problems fixed by this release, so updating is recommended but not essential.


Hi Sean

WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! Thank you for linking me up with the OS Training online classes.

I'm totally hooked – could spend the whole day going through the training videos but unfortunately I have to struggle with poor bandwidth and limited data bundle. However that is most probably beneficial as it compels me to try out the various aspects that are covered in each video.


Joomla! Beginner & Joomla! Intermediate & Drupal Intermediate Courses

"The teaching style, it was very hands-on. Keep doing what your doing... :)

Thank you Sean for this opportunity."

Unthi Burrow @ Chilli Consulting

Good Morning Sean. Just wanted to thank you for a very insightful training session yesterday. Your professionalism and knowledge was refreshing.... Warm Regards, Russ Meyer - Jolie Experiential Marketing


Joomla! Beginner Course

"The structure and the training was at a steady pace and one on one help was available if you had any queries or got stuck."

Thabit Ishmail @ Cape IT Initiative

EDS Engineering

Hi Sean,

I found the training session to be very informative and all my questions were answered. The trainer, Lisa, is very professional, yet relaxed and patient, which is especially helpful when learning something new.

Thanks again for your all your aid since day 1.

Best regards,

Helga Hirst

EDS Engineering Design Services (Pty) Ltd

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