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Using Wordpress for Business - 24th August, Castle Green Hotel, Kendal

It’s crucial for all businesses to be online and accessible via mobile devices, but for a new business, that can be easier said than done.
 
75 million small, medium and large businesses use Wordpress to power their online presence, and there’s a good reason for that.
 
It’s easy to use, free to access, accessible on all devices and a great choice for anybody who is serious about building a business website.
 
In this one-day training, Paul Teague, Digital Development Manager at Cumbria Chamber of Commerce will explain how Wordpress works, how best to use it and all of the tips and tricks that you need to know to make it work hard for your business.
 
This session is aimed at complete beginners and novice users.
 
Information covered during the day will include:

· What is a Content Management System?
· Introduction to Wordpress: What is Wordpress and why should you consider using it?
· The difference between Wordpress and Wordpress.com
· The difference between a blog and a website
· How to set up a free Wordpress site for free in 5 minutes flat
· Wordpress the proper way
· Domain names and nameservers
· How to get support for Wordpress through the forums and useful sites
· Logging into your new Wordpress blog
· An introduction to posts, plugins and themes
· Setting up the basics (title, tagline, gravatars and permalinks)
· The difference between pages and posts
· Your first Wordpress page & post
· Adding images
· Finding and changing themes
· Wordpress catergories & comments
· Wordpress widgets & menus
· Jetpack basics
 
Places will be offered on a first come first served basis with refreshments and lunch provided.

The training runs 10-4pm, and laptops and charging leads will be required.

If you wish to book a place please let me know via LesleyR@cumbriachamber.co.uk, places will be offered on a first come first served basis.

3-Day Starting Your Own Business course at Mintworks, Kendal on 6th, 7th and 13th September 2017


Course dates: Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th and Wednesday 13th September 2017

Course times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: Mintworks, 124 Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4EN

Course presenters: Deborah Clark, Justine Douglas and Jackie Harris

This course is free to attend and lunch is provided.

If you wish to book a place please let me know via LesleyR@cumbriachamber.co.uk, places will be offered on a first come first served basis.


3-Day Starting Your Own Business course at Trinity Enterprise Centre, Barrow on 8th, 15th and 22nd September 2017


Course dates: Friday 8th, Friday 15th and Friday 22nd September 2017

Course times: 9.30am - 4pm

Venue: Trinity Enterprise Centre, Furness Business Park, Ironworks Road, Barrow, LA14 2PN.

Course presenters: Michelle Doherty, Ian Knox and Gail Knopfel

This course is free to attend and lunch is provided.

If you wish to book a place please let me know via LesleyR@cumbriachamber.co.uk, places will be offered on a first come first served basis.

3-Day Starting Your Own Business course at Dodd & Co, Carlisle on 13th, 15th and 18th September 2017


Course dates: Wednesday 13th, Friday 15th and Monday 18th September 2017

Course times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: Dodd & Co, FIFTEEN Rosehill, Montgomery Way, Rosehill Estate, Carlisle, CA1 2RW

Course presenters: Jeanette Brown, Claire Phillips, Alison Johnston and Tony Ferguson – Dodd & Co

This course is free to attend and lunch is provided.

If you wish to book a place please let me know via LesleyR@cumbriachamber.co.uk, places will be offered on a first come first served basis.


3-Day Starting Your Own Business course at Newton Rigg on 4th, 6th and 9th October 2017


Course dates: Wednesday 4th, Friday 6th and Monday 9th October 2017

Course times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: Newton Rigg Conference Centre, Newton Rigg, Penrith, CA11 0AH

Course presenters: Jeanette Brown, Claire Phillips, Alison Johnston and Tony Ferguson – Dodd & Co

This course is free to attend and lunch is provided.

If you wish to book a place please let me know via LesleyR@cumbriachamber.co.uk, places will be offered on a first come first served basis.

3-Day Starting Your Own Business course at Energus, Workington on 18th 19th and 23rd October 2017


Course dates: Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Monday 23rd October 2017

Course times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: Energus, Blackwood Road, Lillyhall Industrial Estate, Workington, CA14 4JW

Course presenters: Deborah Clark, Justine Douglas and Jackie Harris

This course is free to attend and lunch is provided.

If you wish to book a place please let me know via LesleyR@cumbriachamber.co.uk, places will be offered on a first come first served basis.


3-Day Starting Your Own Business course at Dodd & Co, Carlisle on 1st, 3rd and 6th November 2017

Download the full course specification here

Course dates: Wednesday 1st, Friday 3rd and Monday 6th November 2017

Course times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: Dodd & Co, FIFTEEN Rosehill, Montgomery Way, Rosehill Estate, Carlisle, CA1 2RW

Course presenters: Jeanette Brown, Claire Phillips, Alison Johnston and Tony Ferguson – Dodd & Co

This course is free to attend and lunch is provided.

If you wish to book a place please let me know via LesleyR@cumbriachamber.co.uk, places will be offered on a first come first served basis.


3-Day Starting Your Own Business course at Mintworks, Kendal on 1st, 2nd and 8th November 2017


Course dates: Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd and Wednesday 8th November 2017

Course times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: Mintworks, 124 Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4EN

Course presenters: Deborah Clark, Justine Douglas and Jackie Harris

This course is free to attend and lunch is provided.

If you wish to book a place please let me know via LesleyR@cumbriachamber.co.uk, places will be offered on a first come first served basis.

3-Day Starting Your Own Business course at Trinity Enterprise Centre, Barrow on 3rd, 10th and 17th November 2017


Course dates: Friday 3rd, Friday 10th and Friday 17th November 2017

Course times: 9.30am - 4pm

Venue: Trinity Enterprise Centre, Furness Business Park, Ironworks Road, Barrow, LA14 2PN.

Course presenters: Michelle Doherty, Ian Knox and Gail Knopfel

This course is free to attend and lunch is provided.

If you wish to book a place please let me know via LesleyR@cumbriachamber.co.uk, places will be offered on a first come first served basis.


3-Day Starting Your Own Business course at Energus, Workington on 5th, 6th and 7th December 2017


Course dates: Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December 2017

Course times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: Energus, Blackwood Road, Lillyhall Industrial Estate, Workington, CA14 4JW

Course presenters: Deborah Clark, Justine Douglas and Jackie Harris

This course is free to attend and lunch is provided.

If you wish to book a place please let me know via LesleyR@cumbriachamber.co.uk, places will be offered on a first come first served basis.

3-Day Starting Your Own Business course at Newton Rigg on 5th, 7th and 8th December 2017


Course dates: Tuesday 5th, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th December 2017

Course times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: Newton Rigg Conference Centre, Newton Rigg, Penrith, CA11 0AH

Course presenters: Jeanette Brown, Claire Phillips, Alison Johnston and Tony Ferguson – Dodd & Co

This course is free to attend and lunch is provided.

If you wish to book a place please let me know via LesleyR@cumbriachamber.co.uk, places will be offered on a first come first served basis.