I’ve got two new WordPress workshops coming up in the next couple of months. Next Tuesday will be another round of the WordPress 101 workshop, and then on July 26, I’ll follow that up with another WordPress 201 workshop.
WordPress 101 Workshop: An Introduction to the WordPress Web Publishing Platform and WordPress.com
Join me, at the Malcolm Center, 1305 Holopono St., Suite 1, Kihei, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm for an informative introduction to the WordPress publishing platform. This workshop will focus on the free, hosted version of WordPress available at WordPress.com.
Topics to be covered include; signing up and activating a WordPress.com account, defining the look of your site with themes, basic settings, creating posts and pages and adding text, photos and videos to those pages, adding additional functionality to your sidebars with widgets and more.
Note: This is an introductory course focused on creating free websites hosted at WordPress.com. A separate workshop, WordPress 201, will focus on self-hosted WordPress websites covering additional functionality. The WordPress 101 workshop or equivalent experience is a prerequisite for the more advanced WordPress 201 workshop to be held in July.
WordPress 201 Workshop
There is a lot more power and flexibility available for WordPress using what’s known as the self-hosted version of WordPress, or WordPress.org. If you have attended the WordPress 101 workshop or you already have a WordPress blog or site and you’re comfortable with creating posts and pages in WordPress and you want to advance to the next level that WordPress has to offer, the WordPress 201 workshop is for you.
Join me at the Malcolm Center, 1305 Holopono St., Suite 1, Kihei, on July 26 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm for an intermediate level look at WordPress. If you got a lot out of the WordPress 101 workshop and want to learn more, this workshop is for you. Topics to be covered include:
- What is WordPress.org – self-hosted WordPress
- Finding a web host
- Simple installation of WordPress with BlueHost
- Review of dashboard, posts, pages and menus
- Themes – lots more and their customizable
- Plugins – need some additional functionality? There’s a plugin for that!
- Migrating from WordPress.com to WordPress.org
- Transferring from one WordPress.org site to another WordPress.org site