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Web Page Creation Beginner with Wordpresswordpress

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This course is a beginner’s guide to WP’s free, hosted version (wordpress.com), where you can make your own webpage in a few easy steps.  Choose a template, organize your website’s structure, create and publish content… It can be that easy. Perfect for beginners. You can skip dealing with all the technical things like registering your domain, finding a web hosting service and doing all the installation, using ftp…
The price you pay for this convenience is that by default you will “only” have a subdomain like yourcompany.wordpress.com and there will be ads appearing on your webpage. (WP places it’s ads in a rather discrete manner, at the bottom of your posts. Both the domain and ad issues can be solved by signing up for the paying services.)         
The course does not cover WP’s self-hosted version (wordpress.org) requiring more technical skills.


Wordpress is one of the leading web content management systems (CMS). It provides hundreds of nicely designed, free and paying templates, an easy system to edit and publish your content, wide range of plugins to customize your webpage - all without requiring programming skills. Even big names (Forbes, CNN, Mercedes-Benz, Beyoncé, etc.) use Wordpress.          
If you want your webpage to perform well in browsers, WP is a very good start from the technical point of view.

Still uncertain?
Why not to start building up your professional image already now? Being a CEU student will require a lot of efforts. By writing about your work, projects and researches you could already be recognizable on the search engines (and even among your colleagues) by the time you finish your studies.
Maybe want to have a personal webpage or blog? Or need one for your services? A wide range of templates will make it an exciting adventure to build up your personal image.
Check the current course schedule on the link below Course details and join. ;)


Course details


Level: Beginner
Duration: 5 days
Requirements for pass: minimum attendance - 4 days
When the course is offered: see the list of courses for the current semester and/or the InfoSys

Course outline

Day 1: First steps

  • Introducing WP
  • Things to consider when choosing your domain
  • Choosing and setting up a template

Day 2: Doing the real thing

  • Discovering the WP content management system
  • Structuring your webpage
  • Adding the first contents (page, blog, contact page)

Day 3: What makes it a good content?

  • Think with the head of your audience / clients / customers
  • A little bit of SEO (search engine optimization)
  • Yes, even the pictures

Day 4: Adding media

  • Images, video
  • Gallery
  • Other details

Day 5: Be a good website owner

  • Content updates, development
  • Backups
  • Improvements (plugins and further development possibilities)


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