WordPress for Websites

Delivered by Software Alliance Wales, Liaison Officer, Nathan Jorgensen, this 90 minute, hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the remarkably accessible world of developing and managing your own website using WordPress.

Why WordPress?

The popularity of WordPress has soared over the years and as of March 2012, WordPress was the most widely used and popular content management system (CMS) in existence, with approximately 72.4 million users worldwide. Competing with other content management systems, WordPress, in the UK are ten times as big and Drupal and Joomla.

Monthly, wordpress.com sees over 391 million people view more than 14.3 billion pages with users producing about 36.3 million new posts and 63.1 million new comments.

Nathan Jorgensen, Liaison Officer at Software Alliance Wales said: “One of the key features to WordPress is that you don’t need to know any computer coding languages to make it work. It is free and open-source, meaning you can freely download the software and customise it to your needs.

WordPress provides a low-cost way to develop and manage a modern, mobile responsive website. It is a flexible web design platform with endless options for plug-ins, adding more functionality to your site as needed.”

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About the workshop

Reaching a wide audience and increasing awareness and exposure of your heritage project can be a daunting task. Creating and publishing content to a WordPress Website or Blog is one of the simplest methods to achieve this whilst allowing for collaboration and discussions with like-minded individuals.

Through attending the workshop, you will learn:

  • The benefits of using a WordPress.com to create a website
  • How to set up and configure a Blog
  • How to add images and media to posts
  • The importance of comments and interaction with visitors
  • How to allow others to contribute to your website
  • How to utilise themes to change the look and feel of your website
  • Alternatives to WordPress


For further details on how Software Alliance Wales are involved in Digital Past 2014, click here or visit the Digital Past website.