Build your Business Website in a Day

Build your Business Website in a Day

Wednesday, 8 April 2015 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)
Chester, United Kingdom
Yes in one day you will walk away with a full functional minimum 3 page website built on the WordPress platform with 100% responsive design for mobile, tablet or desktop viewing, together with all the information you need to keep growing and improving your website going forward.

This unique course from Webmedia in Chester starts by giving you your own WordPress website with exclusive login, ready for you to start adapting with your own branding, colour palette, layout and images.

We use an easy ‘drag & drop’ page editor which makes building and changing your pages childsplay.

What people say about this course

Gill Dent, Tabley House

“Hi David I attended your Build your own Website course on Thursday the 5th February, which I have to say was excellent, and extremely useful”

Susie Trow

“Just a quick email to say I really enjoyed the course even if my brain was a little fried by the end of it!”

Heather Artell

“I enjoyed the course and thought the pace was good considering the amount of information you needed to relay”

WordPress is one of the most popular platforms to build a website because it’s free, it has a very flexible and user friendly content management system, a global support community and thousands of added value plugins.

In this one day course David Taylor from Webmedia will work with a small group in hands-on learning and give you everything you need to set up a great looking website with lots of functionality and SEO enabled.

You will work on your own exclusive WordPress website through the day

What you will learn:
About WordPress
Downloading & installing WordPress
Installing a design theme
Finding your way around the admin interface
Creating pages & posts
Widgets & plugins
Custom menus
Editing themes
SEO
Back up & security

Your minimum outcome for the day will be a 3 page website built using the latest design theme.

On the day you will need to bring a laptop which can connect to our wireless internet connection

You can see an example of the type of site you will build here http://www.savethefamily.org.uk
SUPPORT

Learning is supported by presentation slide tutorials for every delegate, and post training email support

Price
£99 per person – No VAT. Limited places available

If you have any questions feel free to email David on contact@davidtaylorwebmedia.com

Book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/build-your-business-website-in-a-day-tickets-16118212006

5 Ways to Improve your Home Page Conversions


5 Ways to Improve your Home Page Conversions

‘Live Chat’ for Better Customer Service

‘Live Chat’ for Better Customer Service

‘How to use Social Media to get Business’ 17 December 2014 from 09:30 to 12:30 in Chester

‘How to use Social Media to get Business’  17 December 2014 from 09:30 to 12:30 in Chester

David Taylor is Director of Webmedia, a digital marketing agency based in Hoole, Chester.  David is also a Specialist Business Advisor for the European funded programme ‘Connecting Cheshire’ and he is a lecturer in Digital Marketing Environments for the University of Chester.

In this half day masterclass David brings years of experience and knowledge of social media as a business tool to the table.

David notes “Social media is not about posting your products and services up like a advertising billboard.  No one is interested in that.  Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn are all platforms that offer unprecedented opportunities to connect with decision makers and develop business relationships that turn into sales.  I will show you how it’s done.”

 

Book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-use-social-media-to-get-business-tickets-14323914213

 

A Very Cautionary Tale regarding Cheap Website Hosting

Herein lies the tale of a customer of mine who, with all the best intentions, took out web hosting with a cheap and cheerful UK provider who advertised to host their website for less than £50 a year. A bargain you might think and so it was, for a while, until things started to go wrong.

Now to save embarrassment and and legal shenanigans I am not naming the client or the hosting company but if you are hosting your site with a cheap provider in order to save a few pounds, read on.

To all intents and purposes the website was working fine and all was well in the world. However, a bombshell was about to hit. Without warning the site went offline. The first thing my client did was to try to contact the hosting company. That’s when he found that a) they did not answer the phone b) there was no weekend support at all and c) they had no live chat.

Eventually my client did get hold of someone and it emerged that his site had been hacked and was infected with malware. The person at the hosting company promised to ‘escalate’ the issue to a higher priority. What happened next? Nothing that’s what. The next bombshell that my client discovered what that to his amazement and mine, this well known UK host did not take back ups of their hosted sites. That’s right, no back ups so there was no possibility of taking a former non corrupted version of the website and restoring it to the server. This really created a major problem. Despite more phone calls and more promises from the hosts, nothing happened.

The outcome was that my client had to have his site completely rebuilt at a significant cost and moved to a new hosting company and all because he had been drawn into a cheap, but essentially sub standard web hosting deal.

So if you are getting a cheap deal somewhere I strongly suggest you check;

1. Is your site getting backed up automatically

2. Does your provider have adequate support if something goes wrong.

 

 

 

 

 

12 critical elements every home page should have


12 critical elements every home page should have

Web design Chester

Web design Chester

Webmedia is one of the leading web design companies in Chester.  It builds professional websites on the WordPress platform which is the most user friendly and widely used content management system used world wide.  WordPress is also an excellent blogging platform which is great for getting highly ranked on Google.

Webmedia also builds websites using 100% responsive design themes so that your website content renders beautifully on smart phone and tablets.  We use the SEO by Yoast plugin on our websites to help Google index your pages more easily and improve the rank of your web pages on search engines.

To see examples of Webmedia’s latest web design & build projects go to http://www.davidtaylorwebmedia.com/chester-web-design/