Design & Build a Website using WordPress-Beginners

Design & Build a Website using WordPress-Beginners

About 35% of websites use WordPress. It works, is low cost, and appropriate for small business, charity, and voluntary groups' websites.  With a little knowledge, your brochure website is fairly simple to build, maintain and modify. With more knowledge, WordPress supports multi-language, e-commerce sites selling products or digital downloads and more.  WordPress is open-source, so relatively low cost. What’s more, there is a wealth of "how-to" information on the web, once you know the appropriate search terms.  In this course, you'll build your basic brochure website. You'll make faster progress if you spend time between lessons writing content and finding/creating images for your website. Then you can focus on the technical issues during classes. No prior website building or coding experience is required. However, you should be comfortable using a PC and web browser.  Ideally you will bring your laptop.   Please bring a debit or credit card to the first lesson, so you can purchase your domain name and one year's WordPress hosting, probably for under £40.  We will suggest different providers.      

Learning Outcomes

We aim to cover: Purchase a domain name & hosting package: Install SSL & WordPress Please bring your debit or credit card to the first lesson, and expect to pay between £30-£40, depending on your hosting needs Content: Introduction to Dashboard: Media, Posts, Pages, Plugins, Menu, Widgets, & Customiser Images: unsplash, istock, pixlr, canva etc Theme: for simplicity, we'll suggest a free page builder plugin & theme to install. WordPress updates Images: jpg vs png, sizing images, uploading to media library Adding text: writing for the web, typography Contact page, GDPR, cookies warning Embedding content: videos et al Social media links & security SEO. Submission to Google Analytics & Google Search console  

Your Tutor

Simon Bragg/Elisabeth Klaar Simon and Elisabeth set up and organise the local Cambridge WordPress Meetup, and the WordPress Beginners Group. brSimon has been building WordPress websites for eight years, mainly for local businesses and voluntary groups. Elisabeth has been using WordPress on and off for ten years or so, getting more serious about it in the last three years.  


Tuition fees: £125.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £125.00


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Thu 24/01/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 31/01/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 07/02/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 14/02/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 28/02/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 07/03/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 14/03/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 21/03/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 28/03/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 04/04/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.