Build a website with WordPress in two sessions

Course Dates: 28/06/20 - 05/07/20
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Online
Tutors:

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.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.

Description

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.
• Learners wishing to cover this material at a slower pace over multiple sessions may want to consider the City Lit course WordPress: introduction
• 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 with Themes.

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

• Recognise the key concepts of WordPress
• 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. 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.

This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.

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, 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 City Lit
Pro: introduction to marketing metrics and ROI.

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Tutor Biographies
Itai Bercovier

Itai currently works as a UX consultant with Mazaru. He was recently part of Google's conversation design advocacy and education team where he developed training materials, acted as a keynote speaker, delivered design sprints, and facilitated workshops. He holds an MSc in HCI. He previously led a successful Web Development degree programme and played an integral role, both in the UK and Europe, in the development and validation of multiple undergraduate degree programmes. This included chairing an international academic committee, managing academic departments, coordinating outreach, and overseeing students’ personal and professional 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: CWS12

Please choose a course date 

Sun, day, 28 Jun - 05 Jul '20

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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