Explore WordPress (self-hosted) both in conversation and in action in the first part of my introduction to WordPress. 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 and work hands-on in the back end of my online WordPress lab. See why I love using WordPress to create living websites that grow and morph with one’s needs and the desires of readers.
Most of us don’t like lectures, but we do like learning and we like learning together. We want to learn what we need, when we need it. In this session, relaxing and sipping coffee in the Conversation Pit, I’ll provide enough structure to enable you to see websites in a new way — even as I’m doing my best to answer your most urgent questions. Then you’ll jump onto your laptop, I’ll introduce you to my online WordPress lab, and you’ll actually do some work in the site. You’ll have full access to the lab for at least two weeks to do some more test driving at home!
Even if you’re thinking of hiring a web developer, I highly recommend you take this workshop to get familiar with WordPress terminology so that you can have an intelligent conversation with a professional. Either way, you’re on your way to feeling empowered and taking control of your website!
What other offerings relate to this one?
Not surprisingly, “Intro to WordPress: First Steps” is the best first step for most new WordPress users and anyone considering creating and controlling their own website. Next in line is “Intro to Word Press: Part Two (Going Deeper),” which takes you deeper into WordPress functionality. If you’re still alive and willing, I suggest moving on to “What’s Next?” where you’ll be guided to create your own plan to make it happen.
Who should attend?
Those ready to consider owning and controlling their own website — whether you’re new at it or tired of your old website and lack of control over it.
What’s the process?
I’ll talk about a few basics — living vs. dead websites, pages and posts, key terms — and then get directly to your questions. We’ll crank up our laptops and enter the online WordPress lab in order to show you around the back end. And then you’ll create your first post — with an image!
What does it cost and what’s included?
$49 includes the workshop; organic coffee (or tea); hand-outs; a folder to hold all your notes and hand-outs; and, access to the online WordPress lab (for at least two weeks).
How long does it last?
Two (2) hours. Come up to thirty minutes early for coffee and bonding, and to set up your laptop. And, stay up to thirty minutes afterward for networking.
What do you need to bring?
- Your laptop
- Questions about websites and WordPress
- Doubts and fears about “owning” your own site; and,
- Your favorite coffee cup if you’d like.