Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: CWS11
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".
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 on Computer. 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. 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?
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.
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.