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WordPress 2016 - Two Day Training Galway

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Outline for Two Day WordPress training programme for startups and small business taking place in Galway, Ireland (October 2016). Step by step on how to create or upgrade a website for your business using WordPress - 22 Step training model. Book now with Galway Local Enterprise Office. Include testimonials from previous participants and details of special offer from LetsHost.ie - free domain and hosting for 3 months for attendees.

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WordPress 2016 - Two Day Training Galway

  1. 1. Would you like to learn how to create a website for your business by attending a two day WordPress training programme? 1
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  3. 3. With possibility to engage at some stage with Professional Web Designers to upgrade! 3
  4. 4. With possibility in future to add eCommerce (online shop) functionality! 4
  5. 5. For a promotional website WordPress is Free ! All you need is a domain and hosting. 5
  6. 6. WordPress is responsive i.e. it knows if visitor is looking at site via mobile phone or on their laptop and adjusts accordingly. 6
  7. 7. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and many more – using Share Bars, Follow Icons and Feeds etc. 7
  8. 8. WordPress is built with SEO – Search Engine Optimisation – in mind. 8
  9. 9. Stephen (the crazy Irishman) in Braveheart “I've come to the right place, then.” 9
  10. 10. Former Participant Feedback I took part in a 2 day course delivered on behalf of Galway Local Enterprise Office on how to set up your own website with WordPress. The training was comprehensive and practical as we had to set up our own website (next slide) from scratch with WordPress. Donncha guided us through each step with great detail and thorough explanation. I have since been able to maintain my website to a good standard without any need for further training. Donncha was very approachable and accommodating as an instructor and his knowledge was thorough. 10
  11. 11. • I am a freelance videographer and filmmaker based in Galway. I have an MA in Production and Direction from the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUIG. I love working with people to help make their visions come to life in the form of professional, great quality video content. About Emma Hayward Videographer / Filmmaker emmahayward.ie Emma’s Portfolio 11
  12. 12. Another former participant says: • I attended LEO Galway’s WordPress course in Galway in October 2015 delivered by Donncha. I am still amazed at what I have learned in just two sessions. I wouldn’t describe myself as techy at all, but had done a few courses on web related topics before. This was the first course I did where I came away with a fully functioning live website. The course is completely ‘hands on’ . For anyone in business who wants to run their own website this is definitely the course for you. Thank you Donncha. • Susan Connolly • www.portugalexposure.com … launching soon – a website (in English) for anyone looking to book a holiday in Portugal. Lots of information & travel tips! Designed by Limerick company Darvu - Susan will be updating! 12
  13. 13. Testimonial from a 3rd former participant 13 • Last year, I attended LEO Galway’s WordPress course delivered by Donncha. I had no experience of websites and needed a website specifically for my services and events. Donncha made it sound ‘do-able’ and achievable and with his support, I found the confidence to make a start and keep going. I now feel confident to update and make changes which I had thought too difficult beforehand. I had been quoted a big figure for putting a website together so it saved me money to learn how to do it himself. I would recommend this course to everyone starting a business. For those who delegate the task to someone else - its important to retain control and responsibility over our websites and fear of the unknown often stops us. • Fiona Finn, Parent Mentor • http://fionafinn.ie/
  14. 14. So, what is WordPress Developed by Automattic, the company founded by Matt Mullenweg. 14
  15. 15. WordPress is one of the most globally popular and powerful Content Management Systems (CMS) – allows you to create and update a website without knowledge of any programming code. Available FREE via your hosting provider or from WordPress.org15
  16. 16. About Us and other Pages for products and services Navigation Menus Blogposts Contact Us by Email Add images Integrate Branding Embed YouTube Collect Email Addresses for newsletters Twitter and Feedback Feeds Google Maps for Directions Landing pages – for eBooks or special offers16
  17. 17. Create a business website in 21 Steps 2 day programme - 11th and 20th October 2016 Book Online 17
  18. 18. Ten participant Businesses 18 ‘Hands on the keyboard’ training
  19. 19. ALERT There is a ‘learning curve’ involved with WordPress • Are you ‘good’ on your laptop with email, browsing websites, social media and Office applications like Word and PowerPoint. Do you think you will like creating a website? 19
  20. 20. BEFORE 1. Purchase your Domain 2. And web hosting 3. Install WordPress with assistance of your host for your domain Detailed instructions will be emailed to you so that you can get your ducks in a row! 20
  21. 21. Did you tell them about special offer from LetsHost Detail on last slide 21
  22. 22. So that you have an administrator username and password www.domain.com/wp-admin/ 22
  23. 23. DURING the TWO DAYS LEARN ABOUT • WP Dashboard • Pages/ Posts • Themes • Plugins • Widgets • SEO • Media – images • Social Media • Google Tools Plus much more… AND CAN APPLY LEARNING TO YOUR WEBSITE to create… • Home Page • Add your branding • Menu • Contact Us Page • Add a blog (optional) • Footers • Sidebar • Sitemap • Site Specific Functionality 23
  24. 24. AFTER : lots more work to keep site up to date and working for you!!! 24
  25. 25. To attend this TWO DAY ‘Set up Your Own Website’ in October 2016 visit website of Galway Local Enterprise Office to book your place. www.startupwebtraining.com @donnchadhh A presentation by Donncha Hughes, Business Advisor, Mentor and Trainer 25
  26. 26. As mentioned by the Ducks on slide 19, you will need to arrange to purchase hosting* and a domain** in advance of the programme. Please note that you are free to use any company of your choice for hosting and to buy your domain. Free Hosting for 3 Months * Hosting is a service that you require when your website is live – so that it can viewed on the internet. Renewed annually and will cost approximately €50. ** A domain is your website address – renewed annually - you can purchase a .ie or .com etc as your choice! 26
  27. 27. 27 Blogpost by Donncha with Step by Step Instructions on How to Secure a Domain and Install WordPress on your Hosting http://www.startupwebtraining.com/how-to-secure-your-url- and-hosting-for-your-wordpress-website/
  28. 28. Free Hosting for 3 Months and customer support to install WordPress on Your Site. When you book your place, Galway LEO will send you an email with a special link with discount code to avail of 3 months FREE hosting from LetsHost.ie (offices in Oranmore). More importantly, LetsHost will assign a dedicated person to provide customer support to help you to install WordPress. It is relatively easy to do but can be daunting when you do it for the first time (you only need to do it once). They are the experts! 28

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