Whitehead

Northern Ireland

Build Your Own Website Course

Course Location And Time Details

This is a pilot course running from 7 to 8.30 pm for 4 weeks, beginning Thursday 31 January 2019 and continuing on Thursday 7, 14 and 21 February 2019.

What The Course Is and Is Not About

This course is about building your own new website with a domain name and self-hosting. It includes: finding and purchasing a suitable domain name for your needs, what to look for and how to find it, self-hosting (you will not need your own hosting), what is hosting, linking your domain to your host, creating a WordPress site, adding articles, necessary legal pages and essential plugins and customising your site, including adding pictures or graphics.

The course will NOT cover free websites or blog sites, and due to time constraints, it will not be able to provide feedback or help on sites that you currently have operational. You are welcome to attend and learn how to create your own website and you may then be able to make changes to your current website later, if you choose. If you are not ready to purchase a domain name, there are a few available that you can use temporarily for practice.

Essentials

You will need your own laptop or tablet with internet capability. It doesn’t matter what kind or make, as long as you can use it to get online and you are able to type words into it.

Cost

You will need to purchase your own domain name, this will be about $10 and will be through a recognised domain registrar (it can be through one of your own choice if you wish). If you want to purchase your domain name during the course, you will need to bring a credit card with you. If you do not have a domain name or are not ready to purchase one yet, there are some spare ones you can practice on. What to choose and how to purchase will be covered in the first class.

Apart from this, I promised a no-cost course, however, some people have said they would be willing to contribute to costs, so there will be a “donation” box available at each class for those who wish to contribute. It is not a requirement, purely a voluntary donation if you choose. Any donations will be used to defray the cost of the course (room hire, hosting, etc).

Course Outline
Week 1 – Domain Names
Week 2 – Hosting
Week 3 – Setting Up Your Site
Week 4 – Customising Your Site

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