Anyone who wants to use WordPress which is the world’s best and most popular website builder to install and set up a site. Students may be new to WordPress/blogging but will need to already have basic computing skills and experience of using a web browser on a PC.
The course is taught using the free hosted service Wordpress.com. Differences between this and self-hosted WordPress sites, will be discussed.
o What is WordPress?
o Getting started with WordPress - WordPress.com and self-hosted sites
o Creating, modifying and deleting web pages
o Adding and modifying text, pictures and video in a website
o Creating and managing a blog
o Changing the appearance of a WordPress site using Themes and Templates
o Using Widgets.
o Learn the WordPress concepts of Posts, Pages and Themes
o Be able to create and manage a simple WordPress website
Demonstration using Smartboard through computer-linked projectors, exposition and discussion. One-to-one and Group work. Through tutor-guidance and hands-on experience, the completion of the course objectives.+ Ongoing monitoring of students' work including questions, observation and tasks. Start and End of class student self-assessment/achievement tick sheet.+
ou will need an email account to activate your WordPress.com account.
Materials are supplied free of charge by the Centre.+ As much practice as possible to reinforce learning. This may be at home or elsewhere or from homework given by the tutor.
Further WordPress courses
Further Study with Mary Ward Centre.
Advice will be given by your tutor and you can visit or regular Advice and Guidance sessions for an assessment at Mary Ward Centre and Blackfriars Settlement.
There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre. Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk and from the following websites: www.findcourses.co.uk; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk
WordPress is the world's best and most popular website builder and is used to create and set up a site, this course takes you from scratch through the basics, including useful features and tools WordPress offers. Students may be new to WordPress/blogging but will need to already have basic computing skills and experience of using a web browser, internet and email on a PC.