Build a website with WordPress in three sessions
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
What is the course about?
A fast-paced introduction to the WordPress Content Management system – Computer software that allows you to quickly and easily create and maintain websites and/or blogs. The course is taught using the free-hosted service Wordpress.com. Differences between this and self-hosted WordPress sites will be discussed.
Learners wishing to cover this material at a slower pace may want to consider the City Lit course WordPress: introduction or Design your own website using WordPress: for visual artists.
Learners wishing to use WordPress primarily to blog and who wish to examine blogging in more detail may prefer the course Blogging: write your own blog using WordPress or Introduction to blogging with WordPress.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• What is WordPress?
• Getting started with WordPress – WordPress.com and self-hosted sites
• Creating, modifying and deleting web pages
• Adding and modifying text, pictures and video in a website
• Styling a WordPress site using Themes.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Learn the WordPress concepts of Posts, Pages and Themes
• Be able to create and manage a simple WordPress website.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have good computing skills and experience of using a web browser on a PC or Mac.
Students need to be able to access their email, be confident with accessing pictures and files on their computers and a competent user of both the internet and email. You should also be able to follow spoken instructions, read written instructions and information and discuss work with your tutor.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught step by step through using demonstrations and presentations and by completing practical exercises on Computer.
The course is taught using the free hosted service Wordpress.com. Differences between this and self-hosted WordPress sites will be discussed. You will be set homework.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no additional costs. You will need an email account that you can access during the lesson to activate your WordPress.com account.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
WordPress: intermediate, Design your own website using WordPress: for visual artists, HTML5 & CSS: introduction (stage 1). You might also want to explore some of our digital marketing courses such as search engine optimisation (SEO), Google Analytics: introduction, Online marketing: a short introduction or City Lit Pro:
introduction to marketing metrics and ROI.
Julian worked as a technical manager for two large organisations before taking a career break to study for an MA and to qualify as a teacher. He now divides his business hours between working as a freelance marketing consultant and business coach for small to medium-sized businesses, and teaching for City Lit, two other colleges, and for a number of charities that help people gain the skills to start their own business. His key interests include web design and marketing, content strategy, search engine marketing and the use of social media. He is a huge fan of WordPress and also teaches a range of IT courses in Java, Python, PHP and App development.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.