Web Design with WordPress

(commences 23rd January, 2019)
Owen Forsyth WEDNESDAY 7.30 - 9.45pm (12 Weeks)
If you are looking to build a website you can update, WordPress is the perfect solution. It is free, easy to set up and easy to use. Wordpress is software designed for people who have limited knowledge of Web Design. Wordpress comes already pre-built, meaning all of the traditional aspects of web design such as the internet codes are already done by someone else. This means that the user only has to put all of the elements together in a way that suits their tastes.

This course is designed with complete beginners in mind. It is ideal for businesses, start up’s or professionals, or for those who just want to build and run their own website whilst saving money.

In this course, you will learn to set up your website; add new posts and pages; create and edit content on your website; use WordPress themes; use Search Engine Optimisation (S.E.O); install plug-ins and learn how to back up your website. There is plenty of time in each class for practice and preparation.

Course Structure:
- Getting started
- Creating and editing posts and pages
- Adding menu’s
- Using themes
- Installing plugins
- Managing media files (images, video, audio)
- Widgets
- S.E.O
- Back up your website
- Maintaining your website
- Summary of useful things you need to know

When you complete this course, you will be able to:
Take ownership of your website and make the changes you want using WordPress to set up a professional website; update the content, text, photos and videos; use WordPress plug-in’s to enhance your website and maintain the important features of the main website files. You will also be able to add or remove pages, create posts for your blog page, add images, videos and text easily. You will have an understanding of how to run your website effectively.

Relevant images, WordPress templates and software that are needed for this course will be supplied. There will also be a list of relevant free resources to help students to achieve the course goals.

About the Tutor:
I work with clients in Ireland and throughout the world. I have clients in Canada, the U.S, U.K, Malaysia and Australia. I also work with start-up companies through the Southside Partnership based in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. I also create and sell WordPress templates through online marketplaces.

I have been working within the creative industry for 15 years, working with web, graphics, video and 3D design. I also run and write a blog of my own. I have a book review website where I review books I have read, and publish them online to be shared to Facebook and other relevant places on the internet.

I initially started out teaching music, sound engineering and music production. I used to own and manage a studio/school in Dun Laoghaire and worked with some of the biggest music software companies in the industry.

As a hobby I am a 3D/visual effects artist and create 3D art, which is also published online through my websites and social media.
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