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.