interactive workshops

Each workshop is:

  • Hands-on
  • Just-in-time
  • Highly interactive

At Websites and Coffee the focus is on what’s important to you today, and Joyce S. Kaye (AKA The Computer Spirit) works with you as you’re engaged in doing and learning. She treasures the connections made among you, her, and the other attendees and hope you’ll leave each workshop uplifted – and on track!

Although her subject is always related to your website, her focus is on you. Joyce wants you to be empowered to manage your website and understand how it aligns with your business, your identity, your dreams, and your passion.

Please note:

  • SEATING IS LIMITED: Registration is limited to only four (4) participants per workshop so that you can get the personalized attention you need and deserve.
  • VENUE INFO: Location and directions will be emailed to you within 24 hours of registration and payment.
  • CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY: Workshop fees for “no show” or cancellation of attendance less than 24 hours in advance are non-refundable.

Joyce looks forward to you joining her at one or more of these interactive workshops…

“Intro to WordPress: First Steps”

Explore WordPress both in conversation and in action. We’ll help each other uncover ways WordPress can put us in control of the online image we project to the world.

We’ll cover terminology and address your questions about search engine optimization, pages and posts, widgets and plugins, and themes – and then jump online to show you the back end in our online WordPress lab. See why we love using WordPress to create living websites that grow and morph with our needs and the desires of our readers. Our theme is “You Can Do This!” Learn more…

 

“Intro to WordPress: Part Two (Going Deeper)”

After answering your questions from “Intro to WordPress: First Steps,” in “Intro to WordPress: Part Two (Going Deeper)” you’ll spend most of your time in our online WordPress lab or your WordPress website, completing targeted exercises opening a closer look at key WordPress functionality.

Specific exercises empower you to use your WordPress admin panel, plugins, widgets, categories, and expanded SEO. You’ll feel more comfortable as you explore and utilize WordPress tools as you bring yourself to life online. Learn more…

 

“Intro to WordPress: What’s Next?”

You’ve decided to develop and control your own website. Now what? We’ll guide you through considering each step in the process – exploring what’s involved with each step and helping you decide what resources you need to complete each one.

It’s easy to get lost in the jungle of steps, especially if you’ve never been in the jungle! There are many ways to reach your destination and you’ll probably need help. We just want to provide the information you need to understand some of the decisions you’ll be making along the way. You don’t have to follow the map you’ll develop in this session, but you’ll know at least one way to get there! Learn more…

 

“Intro WordPress Lab: WordPress Architecture”

When readers land on your website (Yeah!), they better see immediately how to get the info they want. Or they’re gone (Boo!). Understand each part of your website and how to use it to tell your story and deliver your message effectively (Yeah!).

We’ll peer deeply into your key offering and your call to action, and then brainstorm ways to feature your core message in every element of your website (Yeah!). Learn more…

 

“Intro WordPress Lab: Working with Images”

Adding images to your website is one of the easiest and most effective things you can do to grab and hold the attention of your readers. But, there’s more to adding images to your WordPress website than simply inserting them!

Getting images to behave in WordPress can be a bit challenging, but getting it right is very rewarding. By walking through each step, either in your website or our online WordPress lab, you’ll gain a hands-on feel for the entire process. Learn more…

 

“Intro WordPress Lab: Working with WordPress Themes”

It’s no secret: you wanted to start playing with Themes even before WordPress was installed. It’s half the fun, right? We don’t recommend you start theme shopping until you’re settled in with WordPress a bit.

The moment you are, please join us in the lab to learn to switch themes, understand parts of a theme – both back- and front end, search for themes, upload a theme, and evaluate it.

 

“Intro WordPress Lab: WordPress SEO”

Our WordPress SEO mentor is Yoast. Yoast says WordPress provides 80% of the SEO you need, right out of the box. His SEO plugin provides the rest.

Together we’ll explore his cool plugin, do a Google search and review elements of what we find, and then Yoast a post. Bet you’ve never done that!

 

“Intro WordPress Lab: WordPress Plugins”

With more than twenty thousand WordPress plugins available to boost your website functionality, why not upload a couple hundred for a test run? Not!

Instead, how about joining us in the lab to review the plugins you already have loaded? Then we’ll practice searching for, selecting, downloading, activating, and evaluating new plugins – one at a time! Learn more…

 

“e-Holiday Party Adventure”

Your Constant Contact newsletter campaign (email marketing) account allows much more than creating and managing terrific business e-newsletters. For one thing, you can use it to send out customized holiday e-cards, messages, and invitations. Let’s take a look…

 

 

 


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