How to Build a Website In A Day - Press Association

How to build your own website in a day

In just one day we’ll show you how to build a website with WordPress – the world’s fastest growing web development tool. It’s fast, free and you don’t need any coding or technical knowledge to produce stunning websites that work exactly the way you want. If you’ve been frustrated by the limitations of templated website builders, or the time and cost of getting web developers to make changes to your current site then this course is for you.

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Course Outline

How to use WordPress to host your own website

  • The difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org
  • How to buy your domain name, find a host and install the WordPress script
  • An introduction to the WordPress content management system (CMS)

What makes a good website

  • The fundamentals of good website design
  • Why content should drive design
  • Why simplicity is the key to usability

An introduction to WordPress themes

  • Themes: what they are and how to install them
  • Free themes vs premium themes
  • The key things to think about when choosing a theme

The basics of navigation

  • How to build top navigation and drop-down menus
  • Creating more than one path to your content
  • How to use pages, posts and categories to organise your content

Settings – getting them right from the beginning

  • Reading, general and writing settings
  • Permalink settings and why they’re important for SEO
  • Page options, quick edit and page templates

Widgets and plugins

  • How to activate plug-ins and widgets to improve your site
  • Using dynamic widgets to manage site appearance
  • How to choose the right plug-in for your site
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All courses can be run at the Press Association offices

in London, Victoria or on your own premises.

If you have any further questions contact us on

+44 (0)20 7963 7920
training@pressassociation.com

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