Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

2

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Wordpress has becaome the default platform for
building data-driven websites. This course aims to
introduce students to advanced uses of Wordpress,
well beyond its origins as a blogging platform.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will understand how
to:

  • use Wordpress efficiently;
  • customise Wordpress to clients needs;
  • extend Wordpress through external additions
  • extend Wordpress through self-created code.

Course contents

The course will cover how to:

  • use Wordpress categories and tags efficiently;
  • create Wordpress menus and taxonomies;
  • use plugins and widgets;
  • customise Wordpress themes;
  • create a Wordpress theme from scratch;
  • base a theme on a grid;

Prerequisites and co-requisites

You will need to have an understanding of html and
css. You will also need an understanding of xml.
You will need to have some basic knowledge of php
or actionscript.

Everybody doing this course will already have
completed courses in these subjects, so you should
therefore make an effort to revise your knowledge
in these areas before this course begins.

Previous course names

None

Additional information

Please contact course leader for additional
information.

Recommended or required reading

An up-to-date reading list will be provided during
the first session, and made available online.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 25 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 60 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 48 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Examination 1: presentation of simple site (20%);
Examination 2: presentation of customised site
(20%);
Examination 3: presentation of grid-based design
(20%);
Examination 4: presentation of finalised complex
site (40%);

Teacher

Kelly Owen

Examiner

Kelly Owen

Home page of the course

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

Se - see ASTA/ARBS

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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