Web design using Wordpress - Introduction

LL9X09MT

Lifelong Learning

About the course

This is a 10wk, 20hour web design training course where students learn how to use Wordpress, a modern content management system for web technology. You will use CSS to edit styles of pages, texts and layouts and use of Html and Javascript to add more functionality to the site.

No prior knowledge of web programming required but a basic knowledge of Html, CSS and Javascript would be beneficial. Learners will sign up to a web hosting provider.

  • How to design and publish a website and online store (e-commerce) site using Wordpress CMS
  • How to install Wordpress
  • How to install or change a theme
  • How to add e-commerce store and products
  • Create custom pages and edit font size, colour and weight of paragraphs and header texts
  • CSS: To edit pages , buttons, links, style, colours, fonts
  • Html: To add functionality such as buttons, links and drop down menus
  • Javascript: To change or add functionality to the Wordpress theme
  • Plugins for various types of functionality such as contact forms, upload of files to site by users
  • Create and edit posts
  • Link your site to your Facebook and Twitter accounts to share posts or new products from your site
  • Create newsletters and send to site users or customers
  • Basic Search Engine Optimisation, SEO
  • Assign users to site and add restrictions

Students are informally assessed on their coursework through assignments and in class tasks and can achieve a City & Islington Level 2 Web Design Certificate.

Advanced Web Development which includes interacting with an SQL Database on a Web Server using PHP and SQL Programming. This course will provide students with more skills to develop a website and add custom functionality which can be essential for small medium businesses and e-commerce sites.

OR

You can take one of our other introductory or intermediate media courses in Adobe Creative Suite, Digital Photography etc. or progress to an advanced course in this subject area

Further Information 1

There will be future enrolments on this course on 10/01/2017 and 18/04/2017

On the course I learnt about social enterprise, not-for-profit business and how to become an entrepreneur

Matthias Gilles

Matthias Gilles

Studied: Access to Higher Education Diploma in Business.

Now: Progressed to a business degree at City University and is now running his own business

“On the course I learnt about social enterprise, not-for-profit business and how to become an entrepreneur. I decided that I wanted to start a business not just to make money, but to help people. I had not heard of access courses before, but they are an amazing and intensive route to university for people like me who want a career change.”

Matthias has now launched his own business selling brightly patterned shirts to raise money to help train local teachers in Burma.

Course information

Start date
(see other dates)
05 October 2017

Select your preferred start date

Course level
Not Applicable
Course code
LL9X09A17
Start date
05/10/17
End date
14/12/17
Duration
10 Weeks
Thurs 6-8pm
Centre
Lifelong Learning
Class Type
Evening Course
Unfunded
Tuition
£155.00
Materials
FREE
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