DIY WordPress Web Design and Build

Learn the basics of WordPress as you build your own website

Concrew Training’s DIY WordPress website design and build support helps new, start-up and small businesses design, build, develop and manage their own websites and avoid the high costs associated with professional design and maintenance.

Concrew Training offer this service as part of our “give something back” support service. Practical, hands-on demonstration, advice and guidance gets a basic website up and running in a couple of hours. We introduce you to some of the free to install software that enables you to create a professional, secure and effective website. We give you the confidence to extend and expand your website as and when needed as well as ways to capture visitors email addresses for follow on newsletters.

“Give Something Back” Prices
Our “give something back” support service provides high quality low cost support to help non-competing start-up and small businesses expand and grow. Once better established we hope they will remember our support and ask us to help with any future staff training and development needs they may have.

Our “Give Something Back” support is subsidised by Concrew Training. The support outlined below costs just £25 vat per hour plus £1 vat per mile for round trip travel. Actual support is tailored to your individual needs, ensuring you get maximum benefit from our time on site.

Web Site Build

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Website by medithIT used under CC BY2.0

Areas of Support Include:

Webhosting

  • Buying/renting your web site name*
  • Nominet Registration
  • Hosting the website*
    • Finding and renting a server
    • An introduction to C-Panel
    • Setting Up Emails
    • Spam filters, Forwards and Abuse Addresses
  • Installing WordPress

*There is no easy way to escape the costs associated renting your domain name and web hosting space. But, these are the only essential costs you face, of course if you wish you can spend more and get a more advanced WordPress theme but it isn’t necessary. Cost will vary depending on the website name you choose, or rather its ending and the server type you need to use, a basic set up is likely to cost about £8 vat/year for a “.co.uk” address and £3 vat/month for a shared server.

Popular Support Includes:

An Introduction to WordPress

  • Working with WordPress
  • Themes and Plugins
  • Drop and Drag Editors, Appearance, Menus and Hyperlinks
  • Website Security, Legal Requirements, Privacy and the GDPR
  • Images
  • Other Useful Software
  • Images, Photo Editors and Shrinking


Developing the WordPress Site

  • Speeding up load times, Optimisation Software and Caches
  • Speed Tests
  • Improving Google Performance Scores
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Getting a listing on Google Maps and Local
  • Videos and PDFs
  • Forms and Maps
  • Sliders and Carousels
  • Shops and Buttons
  • PayPal
  • Recommended Plugins


Google Tools

  • Tracking Codes
  • Google Analytics
  • Webmaster Tools
  • Adding links to Social Media


Updates, Backing up and Security

  • Updating WordPress, Themes and Plugins
  • Automatic Backup to the Cloud
  • Backing up from the website control panel


Ongoing Support and Outsourcing and Other Options
Whilst our main focus is helping small and start-up businesses to take control of their own marketing and in doing so save significant amounts of money we recognise that some people prefer to outsource. With this in mind we can assist with any of the above, ongoing. We can also provide help and support in a wide range of essential business activities please enquire against your specific needs.

Local Support Area
Based in Mansfield our support is perfect for start up and small business in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire including towns such as

  • Alfreton
  • Belper
  • Bolsover
  • Chesterfield
  • Castle Donington
  • Clay Cross
  • Clowne
  • Derby
  • Eastwood
  • Heanor
  • Hucknall
  • Ilkeston
  • Kirkby in Ashfield
  • Market Worksop
  • Ripley
  • Sutton in Ashfield
  • Worksop

We also provide support Nationwide