NUJ: Scotland branch – Introduction to WordPress

1-day course: An Introduction to WordPress

Dates: Wed 25 Aug 2021. 10am to 4pm. 10 places per course. £30/50/free. To book, email Joan MacDonald

WordPress is the world’s most popular web publishing platform, powering over 30% of all websites. It’s open source, free to download, includes thousands of free themes and plugins and has an active community of users. This one-day course offers an introduction to this powerful and versatile technology and covers everything from the basics of web publishing upwards, aiming to provide attendees with the knowledge and skills to customise and manage their own WordPress website, and in the process, update their digital skills for the modern workplace.

No prior knowledge required. Content covered includes:

  • HTML
  • content management
  • images
  • themes
  • plugins
  • hosting and additional costs

● A computer with webcam and running Zoom video conferencing software.
● A pair of headphones

Expected learning outcomes:
Students will learn about WordPress and about the range of WordPress-based website options available, and be guided on how to decide which is best suited to their project. Students will make a simple website in a WordPress environment using a selection of freely-available sample content, or their own pre-prepared content.

This course is being delivered by Hamish Brown, a journalist and audio professional with 20+ years experience, including staff roles at The Scotsman and Sunday Herald. He has supplied audio and training services for clients including NUJ, NHS, BBC, National Galleries of Scotland and Glasgow Film.