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WordPress 2: Developing your blog & building a website
B00669

This second course in the WordPress series focuses on turning a blog into a fully fledged website. This course will help you create a cost effective website for business or personal use. No existing web design knowledge is required.

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

Adding and removing web pages
Managing Menus
Integrating social media
Working with page Templates
Changing the appearance of your site with themes
Adding interactivity with Widgets
Websites and blogs
Search Engine Optimisation
Managing Users

Entry Requirements

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

This course is suitable for those who wish to create a cost effective website for business or personal use. This course is a follow on from WordPress 1. You will need a basic understanding of how to use WordPress and have an account with WordPress.com

First Class Requirements

USB memory stick to save your work

Assessment Methods

Assessment for each unit will be through in-class observation of practical work.

Further Study Options

WordPress 3 - Managing your own Installation of WordPress
wordpress 4 - adding an e - shop
Search Engine Optimisation
Social Media for Business

Additional Information

As a result of the government’s closure of schools and colleges, some of our courses will be delivered through remote learning including video conferencing, (using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams) 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 learning resource team on lrc@rhacc.ac.uk. We are here to help you.

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