Build a website with WordPress in three sessions

Course Dates: 04/12/20 - 18/12/20
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Location: Online
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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 is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage 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.

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. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
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 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.

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Good and quick intro to building your website
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 07/10/2020)
The course runs at a good pace and demystifies the subject. The tutor creates a great atmosphere for learning in. The day was fun, interesting and very instructive. With no previous experience, I am now confident I can build a simple website on my own.
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 07/10/2020)
Really useful for beginners wanting to start a blog or build a website.
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 07/10/2020)
Excellent introduction to creating a website. It covers a lot of ground and gives you a good basis for taking it further outside the class.
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 07/10/2020)
Jump right in. Even with little computer experience you can benefit.
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 07/10/2020)
This course provide a good starting point to explore and learn more about WordPress especially for those with no previous experience.
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 07/10/2020)
This is an excellent intensive introduction to Wordpress. Basic computer skills are necessary but instruction was clear and perfectly easy to follow.
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 07/10/2020)
An excellent introduction to Wordpress - really worth a go
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 07/10/2020)
Take it. Great rapid introduction and gives solid knowledge for future study
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 07/10/2020)
A very good introduction for anyone who is considering using Wordpress.
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 07/10/2020)
Tutor Biographies
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.

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Course Code: CWS23

Please choose a course date 

Fri, day, 04 Dec - 18 Dec '20

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £79.00
Concession: £50.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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or call 020 7492 2515

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