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Christian Mayne is once again teaching the popular WordPress for Beginners course at Hills Road Sixth Form College this Spring, commencing on Tuesday 23rd 30th January 2018 and running for nine weeks.  This popular evening course is now in it’s fourth year and has taught hundreds of people how to use WordPress from a standing start.

Focussing on WordPress.org self managed versions of WordPress, this course is aimed at those new to WordPress or those looking to setup or start managing a WordPress website for the first time.  Christian will take you from the basics of setting up a WordPress site and adding content and images, through to theme installation, site enhancement with plugins, theme modification and user administration.

You will gain a thorough understanding of the components which make up WordPress, how these components are used and managed, and tricks you can use to quickly and simply improve your WordPress website.

No prior web design experience is required, but this is a technical course and you should be comfortable using a PC and Web Browser.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, using practical hands-on tuition, you will have an understanding of the following features and techniques:

  • Setting Up WordPress from Scratch
  • Creating Pages and Posts
  • Managing WordPress Menus
  • WordPress Widgets and Sidebars
  • Theme Installation, Setup and Modification
  • Plugin Installation and Management
  • WordPress Administration tasks, Backups and Spam Prevention
  • Advanced Plugins: e-commerce, members websites, forums and social networks

Your Tutor

Christian Mayne is a fulltime web developer and online consultant who has been working with Internet Technologies for nearly twenty years.  He hand coded his first website in 1996 and has since developed hundreds of websites of all sizes, working with clients ranging from local sole traders and small charities to international corporations.  In the past, he has provided online consultancy services for blue chip companies such as The BBC, The Financial Times and The Guardian and now runs a Cambridge based web development and hosting company.  Christian’s professional experience covers virtually all aspects of web development including coding in multiple languages, social media integration and search engine optimisation. He currently runs his own WordPress consultancy and training business based in Cambridge and Plymouth.

Enrollment

Entrollment for this course is with Hills Road Sixth Form College directly.

Click here to Enrol Online

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

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