Creating your Online Presence for Business or Leisure Using Wordpress

This course will be delivered online.

This first course in the WordPress series focus on creating a blog using WordPress. Blogging establishes credibility and authority and helps customers find you when they search online. This workshop will show how quickly and easily a web presence can be established using WordPress.

WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, powering over 60 million websites worldwide. A "website in a box", it can be customised for almost any purpose through a wide variety of plugins and templates to create e-commerce sites, online galleries and much more.

WordPress is "open source" software, which means it is completely free and there is no risk of it being suddenly discontinued. As a type of "content management system" (CMS), it is ideal for any website that needs to be frequently updated. It allows professional results without the need to learn any code.

Course Content

Setting up a new blog
Touring the WordPress interface (backend)
Publishing posts and pages
Advanced text formatting in posts and pages
Inserting images, video, and other media
Managing comments
Picking and Customising a Theme
Managing Menus
Integrating social media

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

This is a beginners course in building websites using WordPress.

You should be computer literate and have experience of using the Internet. Familiarity with file management is essential (you must be able to create a folder and navigate through Windows Explorer) and you should be competent using the Windows graphical user interface.
Your need to be competent in English (speaking and listening and reading) as this course contains complex technical instructions

If your course is online please read the guidance in the 'additional information' section below. This information will help you to understand what equipment you will need for connecting to this class and instructions for how to access your class online.

First Class Requirements

USB memory stick

Further Study Options

WordPress 2 -Expanding your Blog into a Site
WordPress 3
Website Design & Creation
Social Media for Business
Build an E shop using Wordpress
Search Engine Optimisation
Designing a Content Strategy for Social Media

Additional Information


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.