Designing and customising your Wordpress blog: STAFF

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12 Apr 2017

1pm to 4pm


Wordpress is a popular and flexible software package for creating blogs and building websites. In this workshop we look at how to customise a basic installation of Wordpress to meet your requirements.

What is the overall aim?

The workshop explores design and customisation options in Wordpress, and considers appropriate formats for different contexts. It is also a primer on setting up your own web presence, which can be useful for teaching, sharing practice or documenting projects.
At the end of the workshop you will be able to:
  • Understand the separation between content and formatting in the construction of web pages.
  • Use and customise a range of Wordpress Themes.
  • Create custom menus.
  • Use page templates.
  • Use post formats.
  • Add image slideshows.
  • Make some simple tweaks to your blog's appearance using custom style settings with cascading style sheets (CSS).
  • Understand how to add extra functionality to your Wordpress site using plugins.
  • Use Wordpress as a Content Management System (CMS) -  a means of publishing and managing content online for authors who don't have technical expertise.
  • Set up your own instance of Wordpress, with a custom web address (domain name). 

Who should attend?

This is for all staff who have a requirement for a custom blog or website. Attendees should be comfortable using computers and web browsers, but don't need any specialised technical knowledge. However they should have some previous experience of using blog software, ideally Wordpress, for example via myblog.arts or

What can I do next?

Explore other opportunities to enhance your e-learning skills. Visit the event listings on the UAL website to view our full list of workshops. .


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