So here's the thing, this lockdown is causing a problem with students not being able to access this unit because they don't have the software or hosting issues. Now I always taught my students to use WordPress for this unit and they have produced some pretty good websites over the years like these ones below (actually they are not the best ones I have had just the only live ones I can still find) or

So the thing is you can get free WordPress hosting with 000webhost and if you have that you just need to learn how to build a site, use themes, plugins, skin it with CSS and drop in some Javascript and job done - you have a Distinction level website. So here's how you do it.....

vid 1 - set up WordPress

vid 2 - login and themes

vid 3 - adding pages and menus

vid 4 - the block editor and image sizes

vid 5 - customise (the simple way)

vid 6 - using a form plugin

vid 7 - using a slider plugin

vid 8 - courses? there's a plugin for that

vid 9 - CSS text colors

vid 10 - CSS more text effects

vid 11 - CSS classes introduction

vid 12 - more work with classes in CSS

vid 13 - adding some JavaScript

vid 14 - Search Engine Optimisation with Yoast


If you manage to create a hotbeans website that you are proud of why not send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a link and we can add it to this page so others can see what is possible.