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WordPress.com Essentials: Build a web site in a day 

This course is designed for anyone who wants to create a simple home website or blog.

Course Dates:

18th Nov 2016 (spaces available)

16th Dec 2016 (spaces available)

20th Jan 2017 (spaces available)

24th Feb 2017 (spaces available)

31st Mar 2017 (spaces available)

5th May 2017 (spaces available)

9th Jun 2017 (spaces available)

Course Length: 1 day

Course Costs:

Standard Price: £300 (+VAT)

Public Sector: £245 (+VAT)

Charity: £200 (+VAT)

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Course Location

Happy, Alie Street – view map & directions

Course Requirements

No experience of website building is expected, though you must be confident in using a PC and managing files.

Who is the course not suitable for?

  • Anyone who has been given a WordPress site to maintain at work
  • Anyone who is familiar with the basics of using WordPress and wants to take their skills further

These delegates should be doing the intensive Working With Self-Hosted WordPress course we have on offer.

What You Will Learn

Have you wanted to have a simple website or blog? This is the course for you.

WordPress allows you to easily set up and maintain a web presence, hosted on their own servers. By the end of the course you will have a website of your own on wordpress.com and will be able to edit, maintain and publicise your site – you will have your own corner of the web!

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Session 1

Logging in to WordPress.com.
Finding your way round the WordPress screen.
Choosing a Theme to change the way your site looks.
Customising your Theme.
Basic settings – eg Privacy and Site Title options.
Creating your first Blog Post.

Session 2

Writing and Editing Blog Posts.
Categories for Blog Posts.
Tags for Blog Posts.
Adding YouTube video to Blog Posts.

Session 3

Creating Pages (eg About, Contact, etc…).
Setting WordPress to act as a website, not a Blog.
Editing Pages.
Re-ordering Pages on the Menu.
Creating Sub-Pages.

Session 4

Comments and Comment Moderation.
Adding New Users to work on your Site.
Site Maintenance.
Deleting your Site.


The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (light cold buffet 1pm to 1:45pm). Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Your Course Trainer

Pat Kelly

Pat Kelly

Pat is an experienced and versatile Certified IT Training Professional (TAP and TPMA Certified, MOS Expert). He's been our lead trainer in DTP / Photoshop packages for more than a decade.

Pat is also one of our most creative trainers: being a photographer, web-designer, director and actor.