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Create a Website using Wordpress

Learn wordpress to build a simple website. Wordpress.com offers free themes to make your own professional website - easy to set up with no software to download. Learn to add pages, images, text and video. Choose from many free professional themes to have a website up and running in a matter of weeks.

Course Outline

Session 1

Creating a first website with quick, easy and capable Google Sites

  • No in-depth technical knowledge is required as yet.

Outcome

Using Google infrastructure and a free Google account to create a website using Google Sites, that will have a real practical use

Session 2

Spinning up local Wordpress websites using Local by Flywheel Topics

  • Why have local websites for experimentation
  • What is content storage
  • What is content delivery
  • The idea of naming and DNS
  • Exposing the sites to outside customers
  • What are server-side and browser-side scripts

Outcome

Have an installation of local Wordpress websites, that you can start experimenting with. Have your own domain with a name you choose. Point your domain to your site

Session 3

Basic concepts of Wordpress

  • What is content management, and content management systems(CMS)
  • The idea of content blocks
  • The idea of content stored in databases, and then exposed to viewers

Outcome

Have an understanding of what this means, and have exposure to CMS systems including Wordpress, Joomla and CMS Made Simple.

Sessions 4-6

  • Advanced Wordpress concepts

Outcome

Be able to build advanced active components, using templates and databases.

Session 7

  • Moving your website online with Hostpapa
  • Spinning up Wordpress sites online with Spectaculous
  • Giving them domain names
  • Adding advanced features such as shopping carts

Outcome

Have a working Wordpress site, accessible from anywhere

Session 8

Wrap up, and final touching on difficult problems Class to demonstrate their websites

Prerequisite

Confident keyboarding and Windows skills. You must create a Wordpress.com account prior to class. Please see below for further information regarding two screens.

Zoom

This course will be delivered using virtual classroom via Zoom in Term 4 2021.

Zoom is easy to use video conferencing software with a simple set up. You will be able to see your trainer and classmates and interact as though you were in the same room, all from the comfort of your own home!

This is what you need to join a Zoom classroom:

. Understanding the basics of using Zoom – see our free Zoom tutorial by clicking here. . Access to a computer, iPad/tablet or smartphone; and . A webcam* so that you can be seen by the trainer; and . A microphone* so that you can participate in the class and be heard by the trainer; and . A good Internet connection.

*Please note if you have a laptop computer a webcam and microphone are usually built into the top of the screen frame. Smartphones and iPad/tablets also contain cameras and microphones.

Once you have watched our free tutorial and experimented with Zoom, if you still have questions, we are offering free Q & A Zoom sessions with one of our experienced trainers. Please contact the office on 9970 1000 or email enquiries @nbmc.nsw.edu.au for further details.

Using Zoom for Computer Classes

Please paste this link into your browser for further information on how to use Zoom for computer students.

https://youtu.be/mKfPsFp2nkQ

This video demonstrates how you can use two screens or split your computer screen if you are attending one of our computer / software application courses.

Funding

If you have been impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown OR meet other eligibility criteria, this course may be fully funded under the NSW Government's Adult & Community Education funding. "See ACE Community Service Obligation Funding page":/cso_funding for details or contact Susan Wilkinson on 9970 1000 or email vet@nbmc.nsw.edu.au to check eligibility or for further information.

$370 Limited GST free / $333
Create a Website using Wordpress

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If you have been impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown and wish to apply for a funded position in this course, please email Susan Wilkinson at vet@nbmc.nsw.edu.au or phone her on 9970 1000.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113