Build your own GREAT Website
This 10 hour course will enable you to create your own website with free web based tools. By the end of this course you will have developed a website that is capable of going live on the net. WordPress is a wonderful tool for you to build a great website and is commonly used by web developers.
Dates: 21 Feb, 22 Feb, 28 Feb, 1 Mar, 7 Mar.
Times: 6.30 – 8.30pm Venue: REAP House
Tutor: Peter McNeur (Peter has run several of these courses, and has been building websites since the mid 1990’s.)
Venue: REAP House, 340 Queen St, Masterton
Must Enrol by: 16 Feb
Course Information for … Build a Great Website with WordPress
Course Tutor(s): Peter McNeur
Purpose of the Course: This course is designed so participants will be confident to develop a simple website with WordPress on their own by the end of the 10 hour course. It is a basic course only! Participants will complete a simple website.
- Participants will learn about…
- What makes a useful website, and what to avoid.
- How to sign up with wordpress.com.
- The information necessary to install wordpress.org at hosting site. (We are unlikely to each do this!)
- How to choose a theme and customise it, add pages, add posts, add media (images, documents, video)
- Some information on Search Engine Optimisation
Other Information: WordPress is the most popular website building tool. “WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.”
There are two sorts of WordPress sites, wordpress.com (all hosted by wordpress) and wordpress.org (where sites are hosted by an organisation other than
Pre-requisites(if any): Confident in using a computer (PC or Mac). Your computer must be capable of using a modern web browser, as all software for WordPress is used online only. No software will be downloaded to your computer!
Participants Must Provide: Their own computer (usually a laptop) at each session.
REAP May Provide on request (if any): A REAP Laptop may be provided on request if available. This will be confirmed prior to the course beginning. Please make this request before you register.
This information can be downloaded here.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org any further information you may require.