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Beyond The Basics: WordPress Website Development

10th February 2023

14 February 2023 09:30 – 16:00

The Hive – 6 Beaufighter Rd, Weston-super-Mare BS24 8EE

WordPress is the world’s most popular, free, Website Content Management Platform (CMS) and is used by ~44% of all Websites on the Internet. Its highly customisable interfaces, and widely available free and inexpensive plugins gives SMEs an excellent framework to build everything from single-page websites to fully customisable e-commerce experiences.

This session delivered by Weston College on behalf of the West Of England Combined Authority is designed for more technical/experienced WordPress users looking to develop new sites from scratch using WordPress as a platform: This could include developing a new website, rebranding, giving an existing site a new theme or update/refresh. This hands-on, practical session will review both freely available and commercial themes and explore how these can be adapted to meet your brand and requirements.

This course may also be useful for those who are not actively developing WP sites but would like to learn more about the development process, capabilities and workflow when overseeing projects or going to tender to inform decisions.

Additional topics will include WordPress disaster recovery, managing users and different access levels and an introduction to custom WordPress Theme development (Including HTML/CSS/PHP, although this will only address how/where these are applied). Finally with reviewing some of the day-to-day performance opsonisations and benchmarking WP performance.


  • 9:30-12:30 – Morning interactive sessions
  • 12:30-1:00 – Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00pm – Afternoon session
  • 2:00- 4:00pm – Open workshop & 121 support

Laptops can be made available upon request; however you may find it easier to bring your own. If you would like to to use your own WordPress Website, or require any troubleshooting please ensure you have access to your site login details.

Due to the high demand of this workshop, Weston College ask that only two individuals from each business attend.

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The Build Back Better series is being funded by the West of England Combined Authority as part of the Workforce for the Future programme. Build Back Better is an engaging and innovative business workshop series that seeks to equip SME business leaders with new skills and knowledge, to navigate the business landscape beyond the pandemic.

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