Build a website with WordPress in two sessions

Course Dates: 02/02/21 - 09/02/21
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
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 live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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 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.

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Tutor Biographies
George Stickney

George graduated with a degree in Art,Design and Media and soon after became interested in the burgeoning web design industry. He started learning HTML and associated web design skills and later worked for design agencies and as a freelance designer on a variety of projects ranging from large corporations to small businesses. After dipping his toe into the teaching pool, George found he really enjoyed sharing his skills with others and helping them to achieve their goals and has been teaching for Visual Arts at City Lit since 2012. The thing he enjoys most about teaching at City Lit is the wide range of interesting people he meets at work.

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: CWS10

Please choose a course date 

Tue, day, 02 Feb - 09 Feb '21

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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