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2.5 Day Design and Build your Own Promotional Website using WordPress – May ’19

May 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Build your WordPress Site

This 2.5 day programme is organised by Local Enterprise Office, Galway.

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LEO Galway have announced a 2nd WordPress programme as part of their Spring Programme – Dates are May 9th and 16th (full days) and half day May 21st – Book on LEO Galway website or contact Contact Susan to discuss fit with your needs (

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Participants will be required to attend all 3 workshops – strongly suggested to bring own laptop. Free Wi-Fi provided. Laptops will also be available – bring content to include images on USB.


** Advance Preparation

All participants will be issued with detailed instructions by email on how to secure a domain and install WordPress – a follow up phonecall will be made by the trainer to ensure that the setup has worked for everyone. Please note that participants are free to choose any Hosting Provider in order to purchase a domain and hosting service. The blogpost references Blacknight Solutions based in Carlow as this is the service used by the trainer.

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.
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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 and a half day programme that is structured as a ’22 step process step by step’ to create a promotional Website using WordPress.   

Day 1 – Part 1 {Start 9.30 AM}

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • 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 created using WordPress
    • Pages, Posts & Categories
    • Your Website Plan – Homework
  • WordPress 5.0 … the new Block Editor

Part 2

  • Designing your Site
    • Menus
    • Header
    • Footers
    • Sidebar Widgets
  • Selecting your Theme
  • WordPress Page Builders

Day 2 – 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
    • Cookies
    • Security
  • Working with Google*
    • Google Maps
    • Google Places
    • Google Analytics
    • Google Webmaster Tools (Search Console)

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

Half Day 3 – Part 5

  • Pulling it All Together
    • Your Website Content Plan
    • Q&A


This page is for information purposes only – please contact Local Enterprise Office Galway to book your place – link to book will be added when Dates are agreed

Feel free to check out my WordPress Training Workshop Page on this site for videos and more background information. Please note that there is a steep but worthwhile learning curve with WordPress.

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Donncha Hughes

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Donncha Hughes is a mentor, trainer and business advisor. I deliver group and one to one training on Wordpress. My background is assisting business with development of marketing, business plans, grant and finance applications. See for more...


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