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WordPress After This Course

For most of you this course was the first time that you have used WordPress to build a website, but I hope that it won’t be the last.

Although for this unit we have used WordPress to create a very specific type of site, the skills that you have learnt to do that can be used to create and manage websites for any purpose, without having to write any code. Over a third of all websites currently on the internet were built using WordPress, including many belonging to businesses, charities and other organisations.

Please try to remember at least some of the information you have learnt by doing this unit, as you may find yourself responsible for running a WordPress website in the future.

Top Tips For WordPress

  • Make sure that you update your site regularly, including your themes and plugins. This will keep your website secure.
  • Don’t get carried away with themes. It is very easy to spend money buying complicated WordPress themes that slow down your website and don’t add any value.
  • If you want to add extra functionality to your website, you can add plugins e.g. to add an online shop or contact form, but as with themes, be careful which plugins you choose.
  • There are WordPress events known as WordCamps which are held all over the world that share information and knowledge about WordPress.

I hope that you have enjoyed the unit and wish you all good luck for the future.

Claire

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