Online Introductory Course to Creating a WordPress-Website
Course via Zoom

Online Introductory Course to Creating a WordPress-Website

Start date

Monday, 30 Nov 2020, 19:30

End date

Monday, 30 Nov 2020, 21:00

Location
Online via Zoom
Spoken Language
English

An online introductory course (3x) for EUR-students and EUR-employees who want to build their own website with Wordpress.

In this course you’ll learn in 3 online lessons the basics of WordPress, so you are able to start with creating your own website. During the 3 lessons we will build the most important parts of a simple website, so that you can expand the website yourself after this course. This course will also get you started if you need to maintain an existing WordPress website. WordPress is the most widely used open-source software to build websites with. 39% of the internet uses WordPress, from personal blogs to the biggest news sites.

Please note!
Unfortunately, it is not possible to give empty WordPress websites to the participants to start working with.

There are two different solutions for this:

  1. Get a WordPress package from a web server. You can purchase one from most of the many web servers out there on the internet, but make sure you get a WordPress package. The costs are about € 45 per year. For that you have your own www-address with a database for the WordPress website.

  2. You can use a free account at www.wordpress.com, which is not 100% the same because you will be working on the WordPress.com web server. In addition, you will have to pay for certain extra feature (so you can't do exactly the same as on your own web server), but this is a nice free solution to see how the program works before you rent a WordPress package from a web server. See: https://wordpress.com/start/user/en

What will you learn?

    • Getting the WordPress CMS on your web server and the difference with WordPress.com
    • Walk through the interface, what are the most important functions
    • Quick information about the settings of WordPress
    • Adding pages
    • Working with the block-editor, what are the most used blocks
    • Adding a menu
    • Uploading images
    • Quick review of what we have done so far
    • Adding posts, + explaining the difference between pages and posts
    • Some more working with the block-editor
    • Adding widgets to the sidebar
    • Changing appearance of the website in the customizer
    • Quick review of what we have done so far
    • Working with images
    • Adding plug-ins (adding functionalities to the website like; galleries, sliders SEO etc.).
    • Some plug-ins add more blocks in the block-editor
    • Changing the theme of the website

The course is given by:

Nils Hilbers, Beeldfabriek010. Nils is a designer and owner of the creative studio Lichting98 (that's class of 1998 in Dutch) in Rotterdam. He has been created more than 50 websites created with WordPress. Websites with diverse properties and functionalities for clients in areas such as healthcare, construction, art and culture, small and medium-sized businesses and services. See also: https://www.beeldfabriek010.nl/Docent/nils-hilbers/

More information

Date: Monday 30 November, 7 December and 14 December
Time: 7.30 – 9.00 PM 
Location: Online via Zoom
Teacher: Nils Hilbers, Beeldfabriek010
Only for EUR students and employees: € 10,-

Organised by Studium Generale & Beeldfabriek010