Build a website in a day with WordPress

Course Dates: 05/07/22
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
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WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, and it's free! On this intensive, one-day course you'll learn how to use it to build your own website.
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Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00

Course Code: CWW01

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Tue, day, 05 Jul - 05 Jul '22

Duration: 1 session

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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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.

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?

Beginner level. You should have basic computing skills and experience of using a web browser on a PC or Mac.

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. Each student has access to a computer for practical work.
The course is taught using the free-hosted service Wordpress.com. Differences between this and self-hosted WordPress sites will be discussed.

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 thus bring a valid email address and its password.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please click here to view our flowchart which outlines all courses in the web development area and their progression courses.

Julian Holden

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.