Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)
This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: CWS03
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Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
Learn how to use WordPress - The world's most popular Content Management System - to create and manage your own websites and blogs.
Note that this course covers similar topics to the City Lit course "Build a website in a day with WordPress".
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".
You can choose to attend this course either live online or in person.
- 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?
• What is WordPress?
• Using Wordpress.com and self-hosted sites
• Signing up for a free website or blog using WordPress.com
• Add, edit and delete web pages in your site
• Add, edit and delete blog "posts" to your site
• Add media content (pictures, video, audio) to your posts and pages
• Select a theme for your site and customise it with your own widgets and menus.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Create WordPress websites and/or blogs
• Create new pages and posts in your websites or blogs
• Add multimedia content to posts and pages
• Use widgets to add extra content
• Create custom menus to guide users of your site.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is aimed at beginners. You should have good computing skills and experience of using a web browser on a PC or Mac.
Students need to be able to access their email, be confident with accessing pictures and files on their computers and a competent user of both the internet and email. You should also be able to follow spoken instructions, read written instructions and information and discuss work with your tutor.
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 and by completing practical exercises.
The course is taught using the free hosted service Wordpress.com. Differences between this and self-hosted WordPress sites will be discussed. You will be set homework.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no other costs. You will need an email account that you can access during the course to verify your Wordpress.com account.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please click here to view our web development courses or click here to view our Digital Marketing and Social media courses.
Disclaimer: Use of Third-Party Software
This course might require you to either use your own personal account or create an account for the purposes of this course. City Lit cannot accept any responsibility for any failings of the third party or provide technical support. Whilst using the software you will be responsible for abiding by the providers terms and conditions and maintaining your own work.
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.