Short course in Professional web development using Joomla and WordPress (Online)

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 CMS

At the end of this course, you are expected to be a full-stack CMS web developer.

Programme Code :
Programme Category :

Short Programme –(CERC Project) Approved by The Department of Computer Science

Conducted by :
The Department of Computer Science
Programme Duration :

Three (03) Months 

Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Professional web development using Joomla and WordPress
Medium :

Entrance is open for anyone over 18 years of age.

Issuing of Applications :
  Now Open
Closing Date for Applications :
  Extended till 19th December 2022
Programme commencing date :

  19th December 2022 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm)

How to apply

  • Pay Rs. 25,000/= as the course fee, to any branch of Bank of Ceylon (BOC). Account No 7417821 (Download the sample Bank paying voucher)

  • The google application can be filled through below link. ( attached images of the National Identity Card (N.I.C.), the Paid Bank paying voucher, a recent photograph of the student)         Google Form Link:

Course fee for a student will be Rs. 25,000 /= (Per head)

Expected intake is 25 students per batch. (First come-First served basis)

This Short programme is conducted by The Department of Computer Science. For more details Contact Dr. A.M.P.B. Abeysinghe

The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences,
The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Contact :
0112881145  /  071643 3210   /  0705396931
E-mal :

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