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 – WordPress.com 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 Wordpress.com. 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 WordPress.com 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