Build a website with WordPress in three sessions

Course Dates: 06/09/20 - 20/09/20
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Location: Online
Tutors:

WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, and it's free! On this intensive, short course you'll learn how to use it to build your own website.

This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.

Description

What is the course about?

A rapid 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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
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
• Creating and managing a blog
• Changing the appearance of a WordPress site using Themes and Templates
• Using Widgets.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Utilise the WordPress concepts of Posts, Pages and Themes
• 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. 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.

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

Blogging: writing your own blog using WordPress, Introduction to blogging with WordPress 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 or Online marketing: a short introduction.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Andrea Marzano

Andrea is a skilled and qualified educator, currently teaching various areas of Design and Marketing, emphasizing real world practice and the latest trends. She studied graphic design at the Royal College of Art and Education at Westminster University. She has over 14 years’ commercial experience working as an art director for high profile advertising agencies on local, pan European and global accounts in Sao Paulo, Rio, London and Amsterdam. She has also freelanced for small agencies and in-house marketing and design studios in London. She now splits her time between teaching, her own practice and her young family.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: CWSD13

Please choose a course date 

Sun, day, 06 Sep - 20 Sep '20

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £99.00
Concession: £99.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? computing@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2515

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.