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Set up your own website 17th & 24th February

February 17, 2016

Build your WordPress Site

This is a two day programme organised by Local Enterprise Office, Galway

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17th and 24th February 2016 – Book on LEO Galway website


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Participants will be required to attend both dates. Contact Susan for more details.

** Advance Preparation

All participants will be issued with detailed instructions by email on how to secure a domain and install WordPress – a follow up phone will be made by the trainer to ensure that the setup has worked for everyone.

Training Aims

On completion of this programme, the participants will have:

  • Secured their domain and/or installed WordPress and purchased hosting**.
  • Secured professional emails for their business if necessary.
  • Created a Website plan – and created a plan for content generation.
  • Published their site.
  • Be aware of Google Analytics and been introduced to Search Engine Optimisation.
  • Considered how to integrate Social Media into their website.

Programme Delivery

– Donncha Hughes
Areas of expertise: Document preparation and Message Communication, Website Creation, Digital Marketing, Start Your Own Business, Business Plans and Business Planning, Sales & Marketing, Social Media, Elevator Pitches, Customer Research, Enterprise Agency Supports

The Workshop Specification – First Day

This is a two day programme that is structured as a ’20 step process step by step’ to create a Website using WordPress.

Part 1

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

Part 2

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


Part 3

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

Part 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

This page is for information purposes only – please contact Local Enterprise Office Galway to book your place – I am contracted to deliver this programme as I secured the tender.


Feel free to check out my WordPress Training Workshop Page on this site for videos and more background information.


County Buildings
Prospect Hill
Galway, Ireland
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Local Enterprise Office Galway
091 565269
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