Course Overview


This course is for those who have not created a website or blog before, but wish to gain experience and confidence in developing a basic promotional website, or blog, from scratch.

Each session is run as a combination of taught time and workshop. You will develop your own five-page website and blog suitable for a small business owner, community groups or individuals looking to start an online presence.

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to build, design and maintain a small promotional website under the expert guidance and support of a knowledgeable tutor.

You may want to come with access to your own photographs and text to upload onto pages or to save your work to share with colleagues as the website develops, either through an online file manager or USB stick.

Over the five weeks you will study the practicalities of building a website from scratch. We will use a free hosting site during the course, and you will learn:

  • Selecting themes, or styles, for your website.
  • How to create an overall website structure.
  • The difference between a ‘website’ and a ‘blog’
  • Develop pages with a suitable balance of text and images
  • The basics of domains and hosting, ready for you to take your website further should you wish to after the course.
  • Basic discussion about how to use this site with other social media to promote your project.
  • Using some of the features on webpages and blogs to make It even more useful to your visitors. This may include plugins, widgets or similar.
  • html/css, sql and php will not be specifically covered.

Assessment Methods

You will be shown how to do each task carefully, and given time to undertake everything yourself and make notes to help you remember key actions. 


Course Summary

Course Title Build a Website Using WordPress Introduction
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course excepting an
enthusiasm to master the basics of building a website. The course is designed
for those who are new to website building, and you may come along with your own
project idea.


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