WordPress Workshops

WordPress Workshops

 

WordPress Basics for Wordpress.com - 11/5/12 -- 11/16/12
Cost: $15 TRS featured members, $20 otherwise
Venue: A Yahoo group will be used for communication, questions, and posting tutorials.

Want to set up a web presence quickly and easily with WordPress.com? Without having to download any software or set up web hosting? Or do you have a WordPress.com account already and you'd like to learn all the basics on what you can do with it? Then this course is for you.

This workshop covers setting up a web presence quickly and easily with WordPress.com, without having to download any software or set up a web hosting account. Learn how to sign up for an account, personalize your profile, and start posting your content immediately. The course also covers everything from adding images, video, formatting, and links to installing plug-ins, creating custom themes, and attracting readers with social sharing, and more.

 

WordPress Basics Self-hosted - 12/3/12 -- 12/14/12
Cost: $15 TRS featured members, $20 otherwise
Venue: A Yahoo group will be used for communication, questions, and posting tutorials.
Important: This course requires a web host account that supports WordPress.

This workship will show you how to set up a self-hosted version of WordPress and create awesome blogs or web sites. This workshop would be useful to someone wishing to set up an entire WordPress site or to add a WordPress blog on to an existing site.

This workshop is a little more involved and shows how to get the most out of the self-hosted version of WordPress. AYou'll learn how to get a web host, set up a domain, and download, configure, and upload WordPress to your newly hosted site. Then we'll cover the many tools in WordPress, showing how to set up your profile and create content to share with your audience. The course also includes tutorials on everything from adding images, video, formatting, and links, to installing plug-ins, creating custom themes, and attracting readers with permalinks, social sharing, and more. We'll also cover migrating a blog from WordPress.com to a self-hosted account.

What else? We'll cover profiles, publishing posts and pages, using page templates, inserting images, video, and other media, working with themes, understanding widgets, creating child themes, search engine optimization (SEO), and site security.

Please note:

  • Neither workshop covers setting up WordPress for business/commercial sites meaning big sites with shopping carts, catalogs, etc. These workshops are geared towards folks who want a basic web presence for promotion, etc.
  • Hosting accounts are not included with the WordPress Basics Self-hosted workshop. We can help with hosting for a small fee.
  • Space is limited. We'll only be taking 25 sign-ups for each workshop.

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