Time: 18:00 - 21:00
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.
Course Code: CWS06
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Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
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 course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
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 three 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?
You will be taught step by step through demonstrations and presentations.The course uses the free-hosted service Wordpress.com.
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 or if you have an existing WordPress site you wish to use then bring your logins along.
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.
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.