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: CWS03
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 "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.".
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?
• 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 a reasonable keyboard and mouse skills and be able to use the internet. You should also be able to follow spoken instructions, read written information and discuss work with the 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.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need an email account that you can access during the course to verify your Wordpress.com account. A pen and paper to take notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
WordPress:intermediate, customising a WordPress website, Build an e-shop with WordPress, HTML5 & CSS: Introduction (stage 1) or any of our digital marketing /social media courses. Please check our brochure for more details.
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.