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 Build 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.".
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 basic 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. Each student has access to a computer for practical work.
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.
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.
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