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Short course in Professional web development using Joomla and WordPress

Developing a fully dynamic website is a complex and time taking process. It requires deep knowledge and experience in HTML, CSS, Client/server side scripting language, Database Management, etc. In addition to time and cost. But, now clients & companies want rapid development to reduce man time and cost. So how is it possible? Open Source CMS is there to solve this. Joomla and wordpress which are the most popular PHP CMS today, provide great management of website with less effort. Using CMS (Content Management System) one can manage whole website through administrator panel.

First sessions in this course are allocated to build up your knowledge in HTML, CSS, Java Script, PHP(up to modification themes/plugins), MySQL(introduction), Apache/nginx web server to make you ready to work with CMS. You can unlock limitations of the WordPress-backend with knowledge of these fundamental web technologies

In next sessions, you will learn:

  • How to develop/design various type of website with WordPress. Examples: blogging, News magazine, ecommerce, membership, classified/directory, multilingual, eLearning, etc
  • Page builder plugins(Elementor, Divi, etc)
  • Advanced Custom Post/ Advanced Custom Field
  • SEO, web traffic analysis, web Security
  • Backup and migration
  • Fundamental of computer networking, IP Address, DNS, DHCP, various web hosting solutions
  • Instruction to Joomla CMSAt the end of this course, you are expected to be a full-stack CMS web developer.


Batch 16 is fully online. Classes will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays From 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm
  • Programme Code : SCPWDV
  • Programme Category : Short Programme –(CERC Project) Approved by The Department of Computer Science
  • Conducted by : The Department of Computer Science
  • Programme Duration : 10 Weeks
  • Discipline(s) / Course(s) : Professional web development using Joomla and WordPress
  • Medium : English/Sinhala

Entrance is open for anyone over 18 years of age.

How to apply

Available : November 2023

Course fee for a student will be Rs. 25,000 /= (Per head) Expected intake is 25 students per batch. (First come-First served basis)

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Contact Details

This Short programme is conducted by The Department of Computer Science.

Address: The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.

Contact : 0112881145 /  0705396931

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