As more and more independent businesses are created around the UK we see more and more people following their dream and putting their talents into action. 95,000 new businesses opened between July and September this year according to a combination of data from HMRC and Companies House, and this is only on the increase with the nation (generally) making a conscious effort to support local where possible.
Whilst doing everything you can through word of mouth in your local area, it is incredibly important to get your name out there and, where possible, have a website for people to view your services, products or contact details. No matter if you’re an independent bakery, cake decorator, dog walker, craft store, or an at-home makeup artist - it’s crucial to have an online presence.
Whilst having an all-singing, all-dancing website is fantastic, it can also get expensive if you hire someone to build it for you. Unless you have an upfront cost set aside for this, it’s an option to invest a lesser amount into a website building course and give it a go yourself.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is an extremely popular content management system that allows anyone and everyone to build their own website from scratch or by using a theme. It’s a versatile platform that allows you to integrate plugins to expand the functionality and get it to do exactly what you need it to. Because of its buildable properties, it’s a great starting point for a start-up business and one that you can keep adding to the more your business / services / products expand.
WordPress Online Courses
Ultimately, an online course will show you how to make a WordPress website, all the way from basic level to expert website design, depending on the course that you choose. If you’re completely new to using the platform, it’s a good idea to choose a comprehensive course that shows you how to use WordPress and manage your own website, as well as master some of the key functionalities and usability options.
Where to find WordPress courses
Or, if you’re looking to hone in on specific functionality of WordPress, such as blog writing, then is worth finding courses that focus on this area, too - from building your blog, making it popular and then eventually marketing and monetising it.
At The CPD Certification Service, our range of CPD providers offer courses from across the industries that conform to the requirements of Continuing Professional Development, so you know you are enrolling on an online course that has been reviewed and assessed to meet certain industry recognised standards. To find the WordPress course that’s right for you, please go to the CPD Industry Hubs section of the website or use the search filter system to find and discover a course that is right for you.