Website & Blog Design Using WordPress (Intermediate)

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Description

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at:

  • Small Businesses
  • Groups and Societies
  • Arts/Design/Craft/Photographic portfolios
  • Designers who want to extend their skillset to include web design
What will I study?

The course is structured around the basic WordPress account and will be using the free resources. Delegates may want to purchase additional resources, and are free to do so, however the tutor may not be able to support them. All sessions will have time allocated in which the delegates can work on their own sites, with more self-guided work time allocated towards the end of course.

Session One

  • Course Requirements
  • What is WordPress?
  • Setting up the site
  • Information Architecture
  • Desig…

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Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at:

  • Small Businesses
  • Groups and Societies
  • Arts/Design/Craft/Photographic portfolios
  • Designers who want to extend their skillset to include web design
What will I study?

The course is structured around the basic WordPress account and will be using the free resources. Delegates may want to purchase additional resources, and are free to do so, however the tutor may not be able to support them. All sessions will have time allocated in which the delegates can work on their own sites, with more self-guided work time allocated towards the end of course.

Session One

  • Course Requirements
  • What is WordPress?
  • Setting up the site
  • Information Architecture
  • Design and layout considerations

Session Two

  • Themes
  • Page Structure
  • Page Layout

Session Three

  • Managing Users
  • Blogging Management
  • Blog etiquette

Session Four

  • Hyperlinking
  • Embedding Movie Clips (YouTube and Vimeo)

Session Five

  • Supported image formats
  • Acquiring images
  • Optimising images using Photoshop

Session Six

  • Galleries and Portfolios

Session Seven

  • Additional Photoshop techniques – banner creation

Session Eight

  • Widgets
  • Plugins
  • Customising Widgets

Session Nine

  • Open session – site development
  • Connecting to other social networks (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Flickr)

Session Ten

  • Open session – site development
  • WordPress and SEO

Session Eleven

  • Open session – site development
  • Domain name registration

Session Twelve

  • Open session – site development
  • Recap
  • Future considerationes
How will the course be delivered?

Through classroom based activities alongside a tutor and other delegates at a similar level.

Course Entry Criteria

Students wishing to attend on this course must either have a working knowledge of WordPress or completed our Website & Blog Design Using WordPress (Introduction) course.

Delegates will also be required to have planned a site in anticipation of building it within the duration of the course. A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop would also be useful but not essential

The college operates a no refunds policy as detailed below. Cancellations and transfer requests are subject to the following conditions:

  • More than 4 weeks notice – no charge
  • 4 weeks notice – 30% of the cost
  • 2-3 weeks notice – 50% of the cost
  • 1-2 weeks notice – 75% of the cost
  • Less than 1 weeks notice – 100% of the cost

All cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to a £10 administration charge. The full fee’s policy is available on request.

What will I get at the end of the course?

You will receive a Blackburn College Certificate of Attendance.

What can I do next?

Other courses can be viewed here or speak to your course tutor upon completion.

How much does it cost?

This 12 week course is priced at £290.00 per delegate and this includes all tuition and a Blackburn College Certificate of Attendance
(prices are subject to change)

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