Build your first website with WordPress @ MadLab, Manchester [from 14 to 15 September]

Build your first website with WordPress

14 - 15
10:00 - 16:30

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36-40 Edge Street, M4 1HN Manchester, United Kingdom
If you’ve never had a website or blog, or never been happy with the one you have, start here.

Over two days you’ll learn everything you need:

— planning and setting up a site
— publishing content
— getting a polished look with themes
— adding functionality with plugins
— how to make conversations with your readers effortless

WordPress is the publishing platform of choice for more than 73 million websites and blogs – including some of the most high-profile sites in the world. It’s quick to install, and simple to get started on, with little configuration and setup. But, as an incredibly powerful web publishing platform, it takes some knowledge to truly get the best out of it.

This course will give you a great start. Over two days Mike will guide you through installing WordPress, adding content (including multimedia), and interacting with your readers, as well as beginning to customise the look and enhance the functionality of your site.

The course includes a month’s free hosting for your site so you can practice your skills. After completing the course, you’ll have a website, and you’ll know how to look after it.

Who is this for?

Total beginners, no prior knowledge required. This class is ideal for someone who wants to set up their first website, whether you have heard of WordPress or not. If you have heard about blogging and want to start your own blog, this course will get you started.

If you have a small business, or are involved with a charity, or social enterprise (for example a scout group or a local church) this course will be ideal for you. You might be a freelance journalist wanting to show off some of your writing, an acupuncturist hoping to attract more clients, or a gardener finding small ads in the free paper less and less effective. You may have already tried to set up WordPress but got lost in the technical stuff. This course will set you back on the right track.

Please note: This course does not teach WordPress development (PHP coding).


The full course costs £300 (inclusive of VAT). This covers

— two days tuition
— lunch and refreshments on both days
— an electronic copy of the teaching materials
— one month’s free hosting courtesy of MadLab, to test and refine your site

We have a limited number of bursary places available on this course for a reduced rate of £220 (inclusive of VAT). These are open to people who are self employed (and on low income), unemployed or full time students. Please contact us on 0161 839 6324 or via email ([email protected]) to book your place.

Your Tutor:

Mike Little is the co-founder of WordPress. He’s also the founder and CEO of WordPress consultancy, has a portfolio including prominent government sites, is a published author, technical editor and member of the Usability Professionals Association… but let’s face it, we had you at ‘co-founder of WordPress’.

This is a two-day course, which runs from Thursday 14th to Friday 15th of September. Starts 10:00am and finishes 4:30pm both days.
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