Course Description

Learn how to create your own website using WordPress (a free, open source website and blogging software)

This one day workshop is suitable for those wishing to create a website either for business or personal use.

The course will cover:

  •  Introduction to WordPress
  • vs
  • Choosing a domain and registrar
  • Finding the right hosting company
  • Installing WordPress on your domain
  • Understanding the dashboard
  • Settings and basic configuration
  • Choosing the right theme
  • Creating content pages
  • Setting up a blog with blog posts
  • Managing images and videos
  • Creating navigation menus
  • Installing and setting up important plugins
  • Customising contact forms
  • Backing up your website
  • Analytics and lots more…

Aims and Objectives

During and after the WordPress Workshop you will:

  1.  be able learn how easy it is to setup and run your own website using WordPress.
  2. be provided with an overall framework within which to setup your own website
  3. be presented with lots of case studies of how others have done it
  4. learn to wireframe your website on paper before you decide on your website theme
  5. witness in real time how a WordPress website is created
  6. be able to ask questions at any time during the day long workshop
  7. understand how and why your website needs to be optimised for the search engines
  8. realise the need for your website to be encrypted with an SSL certificate
  9. be able to create your own website

About Your Tutor

Anthony Lovell de Souza

Anthony has run his own digital marketing agency helping over 700 businesses go online and expand their presence online.

 He has personally created and designed over 40 WordPress websites from scratch. He has also conducted many offline WordPress workshops to groups of people helping them understand all the requirements behind web design and search engine optimisation (SEO).

 Today he runs the Crowdfunding Academy where he helps projects raise funds using all the different online marketing strategies required to grow and engage crowds online.

Special Requirements

Please let Support Services know if there is anything that would affect your learning and if there is anything we can do to enable you to fully participate in our courses and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Call Support Services on 01392 248919 or email [email protected] 

Cancellation Policy

In the event that this course does not reach the minimum required number to proceed we will contact you and offer a credit against the next available course, the option to book an alternative course or a refund.

By proceeding with this booking you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Two Ways To Book


i) Complete the booking form and email it to [email protected] Download your booking form here 

ii) Book and pay for your course by selecting your ticket(s) below and following the online booking process.


i) Complete the booking form and email it to [email protected] Download the booking form here 

ii) Your order will be acknowledged and your place will be confirmed once payment has been received. 

For any enquiries regarding booking and payment please contact our Training Administrator on 01392 248919 

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