WordPress 2: Developing your blog & building a website

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

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

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

Introductory and Intermediate courses in Photoshop & Illustrator
Website design & Creation Introduction or Intermediate
Search Engine Optimisation
Social Media for Business