WordPress is the world’s most widely used Content Management System (CMS), and a great way to build websites, whether it’s a blog, online shop or information site.
This course will show you the basics on how to set-up your first WordPress site, add content and manage it without using a scrap of code.
Things you'll learn
- What WordPress can be used for
- Logging into the admin interface
- Different types of content: posts, pages, media files and comments
- Customising the look of your site with themes
- Customising what your site can do with plugins
- Managing menus
- An overview of users and permissions levels
- Maintaining your site
- Installing WordPress
Who it's for
Perfect for complete beginners wanting to set their own website up either for a business, a social group or just for fun.
You don’t need any prior experience or knowledge of making websites, but you will ideally be a confident user of the internet.
Those that like to learn in a friendly and relaxed environment where there is no such thing as a silly question, and plenty of expert help is on hand.
Prerequisites and preparation
To get the most out of this course it will help if you come along with a specific idea of what you want your website to do.
You’ll need a working laptop.
You won’t need to have any special software installed, but you should have a modern web browser. For best results use the latest version of Google Chrome, which is free. Firefox, Edge, Safari, or Opera will work just fine.
If this is difficult for you to organise ahead of the course, let us know and we’ll do your best to help you before the course.
“Hannah is absolutely brilliant (technical knowledge, teaching ability, willingness to go the extra mile). It’s been a privilege being taught by Hannah.”
“I have made a start already on my website, and created a homepage, contact form, and about section. I am glad I attended this course, because I wouldn’t have got this far without it!”