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Galway WordPress Training

January 22, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

I am delighted to announce that in conjunction with Ballybane Enterprise Centre that I will be delivering a ‘Create a Website for Your Business using WordPress’ programme in Ballybane Enterprise Centre during January and February 2014. Full details below to include a 40 second promotional video.


Attend 4 Group Training Workshops facilitated by Donncha Hughes

DATES: 22nd January, 29th January and 5th and 12th February 2014 ie every Wednesday for 4 weeks

Our Reference: WP Programme 2014 – 01G

Start Time: 9.30 AM

Finish Time: 1.00 PM …3.5 hour workshops.

Tea/coffee break at 11AM.

Group Size: Min 5 and Max 10 (to include Teams from same business)

One to one session: One hour individual session included

Location: Mervue Suite, Ballybane Enterprise Centre, GALWAY …. home of the SCCUL Enterprise Awards and SCCUL Mentors.


Ballybane Enterprise Centre

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Parking: Provided at no additional cost


  1. Bring your own laptop (WiFi access provided)
  2. Cost to purchase Domain and Hosting is approximately €60 including VAT. Please bring a Credit Card to make these purchases during the first workshop [unless you already have a domain and/or hosting that you can use – please contact me in advance to discuss].
  3. Information Technology confidence and willingness to learn.
    Wordpress has a ‘learning curve’. It is user friendly and our programme brings you through the process from start to finish. But it does take time and effort. Check out my WordPress training page which talks about being ‘IT Competent’ and what that entails while the Training Workshops page outlines how WordPress can address a multitude of business needs in terms of implementing your digital strategy.


The programme is structured as a ’20 step by step’ process to create a Website using WordPress.Handouts printed two slides to a page in full colour will be provided for reference. This is a ‘hands-on’ (the keyboard) programme.

Every website is different. During the programme you will learn how to leverage the power of WordPress to create a professional site to promote your business. Please note that this is an intensive programme so you will need time to work on your website between workshops – I will be available to support you via email and on the phone as required.

Workshop 1

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Securing your domain & hosting with Blacknight
  • Get a matching Email Address(es) and set up to receive email on your Smartphone or iPad
  • Installing WordPress
  • Introduction to the WordPress Dashboard
  • Demonstration of the features of several sites created using WordPress
    • Pages, Posts & Categories
    • Your Website Plan – Homework

Workshop 2Wordpress Galway Programme delivered by Donncha Hughes Startup Web

  • Designing your Site
    • Menus
    • Header
    • Footers
    • Sidebar Widgets
  • Selecting your Theme – Homework

Workshop 3

  • All about Plugins
    • Contact Form
  • Social Media Integration
  • Images for your Site
    • Adding a Gallery
    • Slideshows
    • Free images and free icons

Workshop 4

  • WordPress roles – Administrators, Editors and Users
  • Optimising your Site
    • Permalinks
    • SEO (Yoast)
    • Cache Plugin / 404 Errors / Disqus
  • Working with Google*
    • Google Maps
    • Google Places
    • Google Analytics
    • Webmaster Tools
    • Google Authorship

* Working with Google … technical setting up of these services rather than in-depth how to use them

I delivered this programme in Nenagh, County Tipperary in October 2013. I have worked with many other startups to guide them on how to create and take control of their websites as per the sample portfolio showcased in the Slider presented on the homepage.

QUESTIONS – Request a call back

Complete pop up with your phone number

I will ring you as soon as possible – generally within 24 hours.


I am using PayPal to manage online bookings. All fees for using PayPal are covered in the ticket price and there are no additional charges for you.

When you make your payment, I will be informed by PayPal. You will receive an email from PayPal also confirming payment. I will also contact you for a quick chat.

Payment by Cheque or Bank Transfer

If you wish to pay by Cheque or bank transfer please contact me to book your place in advance. I would appreciate if payment is made at least 24 hours in advance of the first workshop.

Refund policy

I generally do not make refunds but in the exceptional circumstance that you attend the first workshop and find it was not at all what you expected, then I will arrange a full refund.

This page will direct you to PAYPAL if you wish to book a place on our upcoming WordPress Group Training programme in Ballybane Enterprise Centre, Galway.
The programme consists of 4 workshops of 3.5 hours each for a per participant fee of €295.
Click on the Yellow Pay Now button to book your place.
You will be directed back to Startup Web automatically after the transaction is processed.


Paypal is a global payments gateway that allows me to offer online payment safely and securely for all parties. You can use your credit card or PayPal account to purchase your place on my WordPress training programme. Please note that Paypal will email me details of all bookings and send me the money BUT I do not get details of your Credit Card or Bank Account.


Finally, would you like to be able to do something like this on your website

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January 22, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Startup Web Training
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