Build a website in a day with WordPress

Course Dates: 22/11/18
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Julian Holden

WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, and it's free! On this intensive, one-day course you'll learn how to use it to build your own website.


What is the course about?

A rapid introduction to the WordPress Content Management system – Computer software that allows you to quickly and easily create and maintain websites and/or blogs.

Learners wishing to cover this material at a slower pace may want to consider the Build course "WordPress:essentials."

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?
• Getting started with WordPress – and self-hosted sites
• Creating, modifying and deleting web pages
• Adding and modifying text, pictures and video in a website
• Creating and managing a blog
• Changing the appearance of a WordPress site using Themes and Templates
• Using Widgets.

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

• Learn the WordPress concepts of Posts, Pages and Themes
• Be able to create and manage a simple WordPress website.

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

Beginner level. You should have basic computing skills and experience of using a web browser on a PC or Mac.

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. Each student has access to a computer for practical work.
The course is taught using the free hosted service Differences between this and self-hosted WordPress sites, will be discussed.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs. You will need an email account that you can access during the lesson to activate your account.

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

Blogging: writing your own blog using WordPress, WordPress:introduction, WordPress: intermediate, Build an e-shop with WordPress, HTML5 & CSS: Introduction (stage 1).

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


Customer Reviews 9 item(s)

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A good practical way of learning how to build your own simple but fully functioning website. Much easier than trying to figure it out on your own or trying to refer to YouTube tutorials. I was pleased with the simple website I was able to create at the end of the day.
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Review by Jules / (Posted on 06/10/2018)
Excellent course, definitely worth it, highly recommended if you are new to this.
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Review by Joshua / (Posted on 03/05/2017)
The course was just the right intensity and matched the course description perfectly - there was plenty of opportunity to try things and all the basics covered in a good overview. A computer-literate person could be up and running after this day. The tutor was an excellent and enthusiastic communicator.
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Review by Ben / (Posted on 27/01/2017)
Very good indeed. Great lecturer.
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Review by John Kentish / (Posted on 25/06/2015)
This is one of the best computer courses I have ever taken. The tutor is inspirational and prepared to go an extra mile to explain any questions. At the end of the day I was able to build not only my website but also my husbands.
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Review by mountain goat / (Posted on 19/06/2015)
Excellent course. Well taught and the lecturer did a brilliant job at dealing with a very wide range of knowledge/previous experience. Good quality materials and since course have designed and launched my website.
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Review by CM / (Posted on 19/06/2015)
The course was exactly what i expected and it gave me an overview of what to expect from Wordpress.
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Review by Martine / (Posted on 14/04/2015)
I took literally the course title 'build ... in a day' and no way did the course equip me to do this hence the low ratings I have given the course. To pace the course step by step making sure slower students like me weren't left behind would have made the course excellent value and an inspiring experience. The tutor was skilled, friendly and knew the subject matter backwards.
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Review by Jy / (Posted on 13/04/2015)
This is a really good introduction, entertainingly taught. The pace is slow enough for almost-beginners to encompass it very easily. And by the end of the day, you have a website.
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Review by KathyJ / (Posted on 13/04/2015)

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Course Code: CWSD01

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Thu, day, 22 Nov - 22 Nov '18

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £79.00
Concession: £50.00
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