WordPress Fundamentals

WordPress powers over one-third of all websites on the internet. In this course you'll learn the fundamentals of this powerful content management system (CMS) and develop the skills to either pursue a career in WordPress development or be a Technical Support Specialist with WP Engine – one of the industry leaders in managed WordPress hosting and the premier WordPress Digital Experience Platform.

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Curious about how this course works? Download the WordPress Fundamentals syllabus to see our week-by-week curriculum, tuition options, and more.

About This Course
Austin Coding Academy's WordPress Fundamentals Course is part of a unique partnership with WP Engine, a global leader in managed WordPress hosting. This 10-week, in-depth program is designed to give students an in-depth introduction to WordPress. After finishing the course, students will be prepared to either continue their WordPress education and pursue a career in WordPress or for a guaranteed interview with WP Engine’s Customer Experience team.

Why Learn WordPress?

The World's Most Popular Website Building Platform

WordPress is the world’s most-used website building platform. With over 75,000,000 WordPress sites on the web, there are millions of reasons to learn WordPress.

Jobs – From Tech to Freelance

Learning WordPress opens up a variety of jobs – from an internal developer at a tech company or startup to a freelance developer working on the projects you choose.

Increase Your Earning Potential

As a support specialist with WP Engine, you’ll be able to earn a competitive salary, benefits, and the opportunity for promotion within one of Austin’s fastest growing tech companies.

Work for One of Austin's Premier Tech Companies

All graduates of this course are guaranteed an interview with one of Austin’s fastest-growing tech companies, WP Engine as a technical support specialist.

Part-Time Classes

Classes meet twice weekly during the evenings from 6:30 – 9:00 pm, meaning that you don't have to give up your income while you train for a new career. The entire course is 10-weeks in length, at the end of which you'll be guaranteed an interview with WP Engine, as well as have a strong understanding of core WordPress Fundamentals that can be used to launch a career in WordPress.

Practical Curriculum

Our project-based WordPress curriculum, taught by a professional WordPress Developer, focuses on teaching the most important WordPress proficiencies through building and troubleshooting your own real websites. As you build projects, you’ll gain a strong understanding of WordPress principles, as well as issues that you’ll be required to solve as a support specialist if you choose to pursue a career with WP Engine.

Unlimited Tutoring

All Austin Coding Academy students have access to unlimited tutoring. Choose whether you want to meet with a tutor in-person or via video chat, and book your session through our tutoring portal. Whether you need help on nights, weekends, or during the day – Austin Coding Academy tutors are here to help you work through your barriers.

See How It Works

Curious about how this course works? Download the WordPress Fundamentals syllabus to see our week-by-week curriculum, tuition options, and more.

About WP Engine

WP Engine: The WordPress Digital Experience Platform

WordPress powers over one-third of live websites on the internet today. WP Engine is the global leader in WordPress managed hosting, with over 120,000 customers using WP Engine to power their digital experiences.

Global Reach – Local Roots

Founded in Austin in 2010, WP Engine is still headquartered in Downtown Austin, serving customers in 150+ countries with additional offices in San Antonio, Texas; Limerick, Ireland; London, England; San Francisco, California; and Brisbane, Australia.

A Place People Love to Work

Competitive compensation, medical insurance, stock options, free lunches and drinks, a casual dress code, and more, are just a few of the things that make WP Engine a place that people love to work. As a technical support specialist, you'll also have the opportunity to be promoted from within.

WP Engine: Technical
Support Specialist

Graduate with a Guaranteed Job Interview

In this program, you will learn all of the skills necessary to work as a Technical Support Specialist with WP Engine. Every student that completes the course is guaranteed an interview with WP Engine for the role of technical support specialist.

About the Role

During the WordPress Development Course, you will also be learning valuable customer service skills. As a technical support specialist, you’ll be providing support to WP Engine customers primarily using live chat, but also over the phone and via support tickets.

What's Cool About This Job

You will serve as the first point of contact for WP Engine customers, supporting all of their WordPress questions and needs. You will develop a deep technical knowledge of the various open source technologies which deliver amazing digital experiences for WP Engine customers.

WP Engine cares about its employees, meaning that they invest in both personal and professional development. Their mission is to develop you to your full potential and work with you through each stage of your career. WP Engine likes to promote people within their business, and many of those folks started out in technical support. Talent is recognized and rewarded at WP Engine. If you are a self-motivator seeking a challenge and can think outside the box, then this role is for you!

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