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WordPress for Beginners

Are you new to WordPress?

Are you not sure how to manage your site effectively? Are you thinking of creating a new site but not sure where to start?

Then this course is for you! The course is designed to help you get started with your WordPress site. It combines real-life experience of managing websites using the latest technologies with practical interactive activities.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Understand how to publish and manage different types of content on WordPress
  • Know the difference between hosted WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress
  • Manage images
  • Know the essentials of selecting and customising themes
  • Know the essentials of selecting and customising plugins
  • Use “tricks of the trade”

Trainer profile

Roger Christiansen is a part-time Lecturer at Abingdon & Witney College, a writer and blogger, plus a Marketing and Communications Consultant working with a number of local charities.

He has spent most of his career as a marketing professional working in hi-tech companies big and small; from start-ups like Research Machines to global brands Ricoh and IBM. He has extensive experience of setting up and managing a digital presence for the companies he has worked for.

Roger is trained in WordPress and has setup and manages a wide variety of sites including a local school (praised by Ofsted), two local charities and a charity events site.

Benefits to you

You will leave the session with knowledge of how to use WordPress and site tools most effectively. The session is interactive and hands on with time for troubleshooting.

Who should attend?

This session is appropriate for charity employees or volunteers who run or are involved in managing a WordPress website. It is also appropriate for those looking to set up a WordPress website.

It assumes little or no prior knowledge of WordPress.

Friday 21st September 2018

1.45am arrival for tea, coffee and networking for a 2.00pm start. The workshop will finish by 5.00pm.


  • £70 per person for OCVA Members
  • £80 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
  • £95 per person from a non-charitable organisation

Course Venue 
OCVA, The Old Courthouse,
Floyd’s Row,
Oxford OX1 1SS

01865 251946

Access on road is via Speedwell Street (a one-way system). Please note there is no parking at OCVA.


Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

  1. Complete the Google bookings form and register your details
  2. Make payment via PayPal within two working days of registering for the course. We’re using PayPal for this event. Select ‘pay with a debit or credit card ‘ if you don’t have a PayPal account (there’s no need to sign in to PayPal).

Step 1:

Step 2:

Choose payment type:

£ 70.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Charitable Organisations*
£ 80.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Non charitable rate
£ 95.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Course details at a glance

Date: 21st September 2018
Time: 1.45pm – 5.00pm
Cost: £70 – £95

Course venue

OCVA, The Old Courthouse,
Floyd’s Row,
Oxford OX1 1SS

01865 251946

Access on road is via Speedwell Street (a one-way system). Please note there is no parking at OCVA.

Enquiries contact

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.

Email training@ocva.org.uk or call us on 01865 251946

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