Learn WordPress in a fortnight

Ref: C2228813

Using creative skills to generate content on a subject of your choice, you learn how to construct a working website to showcase your words, images and graphics, and have the ability to update the content using the WordPress Content Management System (CMS). You will also have the opportunity to login and edit a WordPress site on a fully hosted platform.

Course aim

On this course you will learn the basics of building your own website. Create a free account at WordPress, the world's most popular website builder.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Create a free account at Wordpress.com and login to the admin area, learning basic functions of the WP dashboard.
  • Gain a basic understanding of domain names, website hosting and how to promote a website.
  • Using blockbuilding techniques you will learn how to add blocks of text, images and graphics to a web page.
  • Add posts and add new pages to your website.
  • Design a sitemap and build a working menu to link your web pages.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Learn WordPress in a fortnight


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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