Websites and Social Media for Business Workshops

Because I believe that tech can be for everyone, one of the activities I enjoy most is running workshops. These bring people together and give us the chance to share our skills with you. My aim is always to educate, empower, and demystify!

Unfortunately, all in-person workshops were cancelled in 2020 (due to Covid) and also in 2021, but all the classes listed here can also be delivered online.

All my workshops are interactive. This means you will not just be watching a presentation during the session: there are exercises to do, both to keep you engaged and to ensure you are actually learning during the session. There is also the opportunity for Q&A.

Workshop Catalogue

Introduction to Website DIY

This workshop is aimed at total beginners who want to build a website for themselves but don’t know where to start. We’ll look at the building blocks of “a website” and then at the various options that exist – such as WordPress, Wix, SquareSpace, etc. – for someone wanting to go down this route. We’ll consider the pros and cons and you will come away from the session feeling better informed when it comes to making a decision about your approach.

Time: 2 hrs
Cost: 50 euros

This course is aimed at total beginners and is combined with the Introduction to Website DIY course for “in person” workshop but can be booked separately for online sessions.

An Introduction to WordPress

This workshop is aimed at total beginners who want to build a website for themselves but don’t know where to start. We’ll use the free version of WordPress to build a simple site from one of the standard templates, then add posts, pages and images.

Time: 2 hrs
Cost: 50 euros

This course is aimed at total beginners and is combined with the Introduction to Website DIY course for “in person” workshop but can be booked separately for online sessions.

Build a WordPress Website

This workshop is for anyone who already understands the basics of WordPress and is comfortable creating posts, pages, adding images and editing text and wants to change or edit their Theme. By the end of this session you will have created a WordPress website from a blank theme and will have a good understanding of the WordPress Customiser.

Time: 4 hrs (2 x 2 hr sessions via Zoom or a full day onsite)
Cost: 95 euros

This is a useful course for someone who has already built a site with a web-builder (like SquareSpace or Wix) and wants to make the switch to WordPress – and also for those who have been working on their own WordPress sites but are struggling to understand the concept (and limitations of) WordPress Themes.

Build a Multilingual WordPress Site: Polylang Masterclass

This session is aimed at anyone with a WordPress website who wants to add a second language version of their site. We go through – in detail – the steps involved in installing and configuring the plugin AND adding content, setting up menus. At the end of this session you will feel confident working with Polylang on your own website (and can work on your own site for the duration of the course, if that is your preference.)

Time: 6 hrs (3 x 2 hr sessions via Zoom or a full day onsite)
Cost: 145 euros

Formatting Pages and Posts in WordPress

This workshop introduces you to the Block Editor, called “Gutenberg” in WordPress. You will be introduced to the basic block types, learn what you can – and cannot! – do with each block, as well as customising, positioning, and removing blocks.

By the end of this session you will be able to add, edit, and format text and images, embed media from other sources (e.g., YouTube), and use plugins to enhance your WordPress pages and posts.

Time: 2 hrs
Cost: 50 euros

Free Up Your Time with Social Media Scheduling Software

Learn how to streamline your day-to-day social media activities using a social media management tool. This workshop will look at the standard scheduling features including Facebook and Instagram and also a third-party tool (PromoRepublic) that will enable you to create social media posts to multiple channels, including Instagram, Google MyBusiness, LinkedIn, etc.

By the end of this session you will know how to connect your social media channels to a third-party social media management tool, set up a reusable library of styles and images, as well as schedule and repost your content.

Time: 2 hrs
Cost: 50 euros

GDPR for Small Business

This workshop is aimed at small business and sole traders. It describes the obligations placed upon you by the new data protection rules that came into force in May 2018. By the end of the session you’ll understand how these rules affect you and what changes you need to make to ensure you are compliant.

Time: 2 hrs
Cost: 50 euros

SEO Tools for WordPress: Setup, Configure and Use RankMath on your Website

We all want our website to be at the top of Google, but how to get it there? With this course you’ll learn how to set up the RankMath plugin on your site, how to set the many options that are available, and how to use it on your posts and pages.

Time: 4 hrs (2 x 2 hr sessions via Zoom or a full day onsite)
Cost: 95 euros

All About Wix: Build Your First Website with Wix

While WordPress is a fantastic CMS, Wix is also very popular – and many people prefer the “WYSIWYG” (what you see is what you get) approach, where you drag and drop elements into the page. This course is the perfect introduction, using a free Wix plan, to building a simple site.

Time: 4 hrs (2 x 2 hr sessions via Zoom or a full day onsite)
Cost: 95 euros

All About Wix: SEO Tools in the Wix Editor

SEO is not so much about the tools you use but about the tactics you deploy on your site. We’ll look at the tools available within Wix and also learn a few of the pitfalls.

Time: 2 hrs (via Zoom or a half day onsite)
Cost: 50 euros

2022 Dates

There are no scheduled dates for in-person workshops, unfortunately. However, we recently launched an online platform for our courses and interactive Zoom webinars.

A schedule of online sessions is available on our training website.

Booking

If you would like to book a place or register your interest for a workshop, please contact me.

For online sessions, the minimum class size is 4 and the maximum is 8.

Bespoke sessions can be arranged on request, as can private sessions.

Venues in the Aude & Ariege

We use a number of different venues in the Aude and Ariege:

If you’re booked onto a workshop, please visit the Venues page to download the information you need for your specific session.