What You WIll Learn

I’ll be showing you how to create your very own website using WordPress. WordPress is the worlds most popular website builder.

This is an interactive workshop so you’ll be creating your very own website with my help but there will no coding required. This workshop is hands-on and you’ll be following along with me.

Here’s a summary of what we’ll cover…

The Basics

  • I will show you how to get  your own domain name (for example www.yourwebsite.co.uk)
  • We will then link your domain up to your website hosting.
  • Don’t worry if ou don’t have web hosting yet, I can provide free website hosting for 3 months or you can sign up for your own website hosting. I can offer advice about this on the day.
  • We will then get WordPress installed and set up.

Introduction to WordPress

  • We’ll go through what WordPress is and why we’ve chosen to use it
  • We’ll get WordPress set up
  • Take a tour and get familiar with the admin dashboard

How to structure your website

  • What pages you’ll need
  • Setting up custom navigation menus

How to create Pages and Posts

  • We’ll discuss what pages and posts are
  • What the difference is between pages and posts
  • How to publish pages and posts
  • How to add text, images and videos to pages and posts

Customising the colours and design of your website

  • We’ll find out what WordPress themes are and how you use them
  • We’ll go through how to install a WordPress theme
  • Which WordPress themes I recommend you use
  • How to edit the design and style of your website

Plugins and Functionality

  • We’ll discuss what WordPress plugins are
  • How plugins can improve your website
  • What plugins are essential for your new website
  • What other plugins you might find useful for your website
  • You’ll learn how to create a “Contact Us” page with interactive map and contact form
  • What are widgets and how to use them

Get your website found in the Search Engines

  • You’ll learn what SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is and how it can help your website
  • We’ll discuss what keywords are and which ones you should target
  • We’ll discuss how to make your website search engine friendly
  • How to correctly optimise pages and posts and give the search engines what they want

Integrate your Social Media accounts with your Website

  • We’ll discuss the benefits of connecting your social media accounts to your website
  • How to make it easy for people to share your website content on social media
  • How to connect up your Facebook and Twitter account to your website

Security - Keep your website safe and secure

  • We’ll discuss how to backup your website
  • Steps you can take to keep your website safe and secure and avoid it being hacked
  • Add Google Analytics to your website to track website visitors
  • How to add a GDPR pop-up box/banner


All courses are run by Mark Mackinnon

Hi, I’m Mark. I’m a professional Web Designer based in the North West of England in the UK.

I run interactive ‘Build your own Website in One Day’ workshops in the North of England where I’ll show people with no web design skills how easy it is to build their very own own website.

Mark Mackinnon

Web Designer

6 Reasons you should attend one of my workshops

For a small investment and a day of your time I’ll teach you how to create and manage your very own website.

You'll have a Professional Web Designer in the room with you

I’m a professional Web Designer and I’ll be in the room with you to show you how to build your own website.

You'll discover you don't need to pay a Web Designer thousands of pounds

I’ll guide you step by step and show you how to create your very own website – saving you thousands!

No previous web design experience is needed - as long as you can use a computer, it's easy!

As long as you are confident using a computer, you can build your own website – I’ll show you how.

You'll never have to pay a Web Designer another penny - update your own website

You’ll never be at the mercy of a Web Designer ever again. I’ll teach you how to update your own website.

Start your own web design business with the skills you learn

With the skills I will teach you, you could start your own web design business and build websites for other people.

Got questions? No problem! You've got me for a whole day

I’ll spend the whole day with you and I’m more than happy to answer any questions you’ve got. Ask me anything you like.


Would you like to attend an interactive workshop and learn how to create your very own website in one day?