FREE Introduction to WordPress

FREE Introduction to WordPress

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3 Westland Place


N1 7LP

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Learn how to create and manage websites with WordPress. Our FREE 2 day course will enable you to build your own self hosted WordPress Site.

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This course is free to Hackney residents. WordPress started as the world’s favourite blogging platform, but is now commonly used as a flexible content management system on which to build highly functional self-hosted websites. This two-day WordPress course will enable you to build your own self-hosted Word Press web site from scratch.

The course covers the following:

  • WordPress interface and dashboard
  • Configuring General Settings
  • Adding Users and assigning Roles
  • Previewing and installing Themes
  • Understanding the difference between Pages and Posts
  • Creating / using Post Categories
  • Using the built-in Page Builder to design pages with text and media
  • Previewing, publishing and page revisions
  • Creating and editing menus
  • Understanding the Media Library
  • Working with Theme Customiser
  • Adding Widgets to Sidebar / Footer
  • Selecting and installing Plug-ins

Completing this course will enable you to:

  • Become confident using WordPress for professional or personal use
  • Achieve a working knowledge of WordPress as a Content Management System
  • Know your way around the WordPress interface
  • Understand WordPress’ features and capabilities
  • Build a user-friendly and easily maintained website
  • Confidently customise the Theme and visual elements
  • Add functional elements with Plug-ins and Widgets

Course requirements:

This course is provided free of charge to Hackney residents who have UK/EU citizenship and were aged 19 or older on 31/08/2021. To enrol you will need to give a Hackney address. The course runs on 2 days on Thursday and Friday.

Places are booked on a first come first served basis. We are operating a stand by / waiting list in case courses are fully booked.

This course is suitable for anyone with basic PC or Mac skills who wishes to learn how to create a website with WordPress.

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