BMC Training Workshop

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Date(s) - 12/04/2014
10:00 am-5:00 pm

BMC Head Office


Course Synopsis

This is a one day course for members of The British Mountaineering Council.

By the end of the day you will have created a completely functional website with working forums, an events manager, a club photo album, a contact page and a number of content pages.

You should leave feeling confident with the software and able to continue adding pages and customising your website so that it meets the needs of your particular club.

What level of experience do I need?

This course is aimed at beginners wishing to create their first club website, or who might have previously attempted to create a club website but found it didn’t meet the needs of their club.

You should be an active participant in online forums and social networks, and be confident with basic ICT principles such as managing files and folders, and word processing.

Although not essential, a basic understanding of HTML and CSS would be and advantage.

Course Outline

  • What makes a successful club website?
  • Hosting options and domain names.
  • Content management systems: front-end users vs. back-end administrators.
  • The romanticism of guidebooks and the birth of a new system.
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  • One-Click website creation.
  • Your new administrator account and dashboard.
  • Customising the design of your own club website.
  • Creating and managing content pages.
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  • Plugins, Widgets, Navbars, and Jetpacks.
  • Creating and managing a contact page.
  • Creating and managing photo galleries.
  • Creating and managing forums.
  • Creating and managing events.
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  • Managing users and assigning permissions.
  • Not for the faint hearted: Contained social networks and recurring membership fees.
  • Obtaining support.
  • What next?

Things to bring on the day

Although not essential it would be useful if you could bring any content that you’d like to display on your website. This might include things like club photographs, details about how to join, and the history of your club. As time on the day will be limited, please have these already prepared on a USB memory stick.

This is a classroom based session and there will be much technical and theoretical information to absorb, a method for taking notes and/or recording the session for future reference would be useful.

Other regularly asked questions

Can I bring my own laptop?

Yes you can, but keep in mind that computers will be provided and all participants will need internet access which might not be available to your laptop.

Will I need to purchase any software?


How do I book my place?

Please contact the BMC directly.

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