Blogging: build your own blog using WordPress
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: CAW17
Available start dates
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
Learn how to create, manage, and promote your own blog using WordPress. WordPress allows you to interact, share ideas, and collaborate with others from home, at work, or in a classroom. Create a blog using the free web-based tool called WordPress.com, and learn how to start blogging effectively.
The course will examine some existing blogs and figure out what makes them successful. You'll learn the best ways to find blogs on topics that interest you and how to use blogs to express yourself, teach or even promote a product.
The course is hands-on and over the day you'll learn to use WordPress by building a blog.
Note that this class looks at the process of setting up a blog and in using Wordpress as a tool to achieve this. If you would prefer to use Wordpress to create a website you may wish to look at the City Lit courses "A Website in a Day with WordPress" or WordPress:Essentials before choosing a course to attend.
What will we cover?
Creating a blog using Wordpress.com.
Personalising your blog by choosing a "Theme"
Adding "Pages" - web page content and "Posts" - blog entry content to your blog
Adding a Menu
Using Categories and Tags - to arrange your content and make it easier to find.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Add/edit and delete text content to your blog.
Add media content (pictures, video, sound) to your blog
Link to other content on the web
Use Wordpress Widgets to add more content
Maintain and monitor your blog.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should be able to access your email from any computer and have experience of using web browser(s) to access and download file. 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?
Presentations and demonstrations will be used to guide you through the process of blogging throughout the day. You will be provided with practical handouts that can be used for future reference.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please make sure you bring a valid email address and password with you so that you can access during the lesson to activate your WordPress.com account.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Christine Robertson is a Creative Producer with over 30 years’ experience in the Creative Industries, working in the Music, Film, Publishing and Technology sectors. An early adopter of all things digital, she is passionate about the transformative power of technology in both commerce and business and in innovating and enabling creative production and communication. Alongside her own businesses, Christine is an experienced Lecturer/Teacher and enjoys both the vibrancy of City Lit and meeting and working with its diverse and engaged students. Christine lectures at the BBC Academy and other UK Universities on a range of Tech/Communication and Business focused courses.
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.