WordPress: intermediate

Course Dates: 21/10/20 - 18/11/20
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online

Take your basic WordPress skills to the next level by using plugins and widgets to add new functionality, and by editing and creating theme files to customise the look of your site.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

A deeper look at the WordPress Content Management System – Computer software that allows you to quickly and easily create and maintain websites and/or blogs. This course is intended for learners with some previous experience of WordPress. The course uses the free hosted service WordPress.com or learner’s own hosted sites.

This is a live online face-to-face 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?

• Using WordPress with WordPress.com and self-hosted sites
• Recap on creating, modifying Posts and Pages
• Effective use of the Media Library
• Managing a blog – handling comments and feedback
• Effectively using Themes and Templates to customise your website or blog
• Using Plugins and Widgets.

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

• Demonstrate a good understanding of WordPress at an intermediate level
• Feel confident in creating a useful website and/or blog in WordPress.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should have attended the course Build a website in two sessions with WordPress or WordPress: introduction or have a similar level of knowledge.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

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 a valid email address and ensure you are able to access this email account to verify your Wordpress.com registration.

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

Customising a WordPress website, HTML5 & CSS: Introduction (stage 1) or any of our digital marketing /social media courses.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Good course, well taught, certainly made a big difference to my WordPress skills
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 03/06/2019)
This was a highly informative course. The tutor was extremely knowledge, answering all questions in depth and giving us all the tools necessary. I feel confident to build my own website in Wordpress now. Thank you for a fantastic course! I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to feel confident about building their own website in Wordpress.
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Review by Ivana / (Posted on 08/11/2018)
Go for it
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Review by MissyG / (Posted on 07/11/2018)
if you have a very basic understanding of wordpress and want to give yourself the confindence to start properly using it then I'd recommend this course
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Review by michael / (Posted on 07/11/2018)
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: CFWS03

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Wed, eve, 21 Oct - 18 Nov '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £239.00
Senior fee: £191.00
Concession: £146.00

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.