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Joomla! Workshop

Build your own personal website


One x 2-hour session
For users of any operating system on a laptop or a desktop.



This is a basic workshop for anybody who is interested in learning how to create a website using the Joomla! 3.6 platform.


Participants can bring their own laptop or use one of the Learning Centre computers.

You will need:

  • Your own webmail account - (bring the username and remember your password).
  • Reasonable computer skills, including accessing the web and email.
  • Basic word processing skills - editing, formatting, copy and paste, etc.
  • Keenness to learn about website development
  • Enjoyment of problem-solving
  • Organisational ability

Learning Objectives

You will learn:

  • Why Content Management Systems are used.
  • How to build a simple personal website using the latest version of Joomla!
    Joomla! is an easy-to-use, flexible and extendable content management system (CMS).
  • How to register with at no cost. offers a comprehensive web hosting and support platform for the Joomla CMS, including free tutorials. 
  • Where to find self-learning resources.
  • You will also have the opportunity to contribute to a real website (SeniorNet Nelson).

Please register early to secure your place in our Courses and Workshops:

  • Click here (Timetable) to see if there is currently a course scheduled.
  • You need to supply the name of course or workshop and your membership number.
  • If the course you want is not listed on the Timetable please email
  • NOTE - There is no need to enrol for Interest Groups, Help Sessions or Club Day Meetings, just turn up
  • REMEMBER - You need to be a paid-up member of SeniorNet Nelson to take a course.