Digital Heritage Lab
How to build a WordPress website
Wednesday 5 May @ 10am-1pm
This online Masterclass is free as part of the Digital Heritage Lab and is for anyone working or volunteering for a small to medium sized UK-based heritage organisation
What is it about?
Following on from Choosing the right CMS for your organisation webinar, this three-hour Masterclass will take you through a step-by-step approach to building a new website using WordPress.
Join Paul Blundell as he shows you how to set up a WordPress website and takes you on a journey through the dashboard and the different elements and functions that you can utilise as you build or rebuild your organisation’s website.
A good understanding of how to build a WordPress website will help you decide how much of your organisation’s website you can build yourself and at what point you might need additional support from a web developer.
This three-hour Masterclass will be broken down into three sessions with a 15-minute break between each session:
Session 1 — Getting started with WordPress
Session 2 — Building your new website
Session 3 — Plugins, security, forms, SEO, Google Analytics and maintenance
What will I gain?
- Understanding of how to build a WordPress website from scratch
- Understanding of how much of your organisation’s website you can build in-house and how much external support you might need to buy-in
- Confidence to start building your own WordPress website
Who is it for?
This Masterclass is for people working or volunteering in a small to medium sized heritage organisation who are considering using WordPress to build or rebuild their organisation’s website.
Follow-up Q&A session — Thursday 20 May
Please note that this Masterclass will have a follow-up Q&A session on Thursday 20 May at 10.30am.
Paul Blundell | Full Stack Developer and Systems Analyst | RBA Creative
Paul supports organisations to embrace change and build resilience in their digital operating environments through training in web skills, automating digital workflows, integrating systems, identifying actionable insights from analytics data, and assessing the most appropriate technologies to use. He has run many training sessions over the last 15 years and enjoys sharing his enthusiasm in web technology.
Digital Heritage Lab is a project managed by the Arts Marketing Association (AMA) in partnership with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy/Cause4, One Further and the Collections Trust and is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative.