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Beginners Guide to WordPress – Setting Up Your Own Website (2 Day Programme)

October 13, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Build your WordPress Site

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


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13th and 20th October 2015 – Contact Susan to book your place.

Participants will be required to attend both dates.

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 familiar with 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

Part 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

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.


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Donncha Hughes

Sole Trader/ Proprietor
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...


October 13, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Woodquay Court
Woodquay Court, Woodquay
Galway , County Galway Ireland
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091 565269
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Local Enterprise Office Galway
091 565269
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