Getting Started With WordPress For Business (and Serious Bloggers!)
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The next WordPress workshop has been scheduled! If you would like to learn how to use WordPress to create your business site or blog, but prefer to learn in-person rather than via online tutorials, this is your chance!
Have an idea for a business or blog and need to get a website up and running at minimal expense? This hands-on workshop will provide step-by-step instruction for using self-hosted WordPress and plenty of hand-holding where necessary! Get all your questions answered in a friendly,comfortable environment.
Sunday, March 27th – 1:30pm – 5:30pm – $75
5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea)
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Bring your laptop, this is a hands-on workshop!
Space is LIMITED so register early. There will be a max of 11 attendees.
If you have any questions about the workshops, please email me: lucy @ webtrainingwheels.com
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Installing and Using WordPress
To get the most out of the workshop you will need:
A domain name registered and a webhosting account, and the usernames/passwords for your account. (Contact me if you need help setting up these things before the workshop). If you don’t already have a domain and hosting, I recommend signing up with Bluehost.com
If you use GoDaddy hosting, we’ll need to install WordPress about 2 days before the event (because they have long processing times) so please contact me if GoDaddy is your host.
The workshop will cover:
- How to install WordPress on your server
- Explanation of WordPress settings and options
- How to create content
- posts vs. pages
- categories, tags
- using images & media
- best practices for search engine optimization
- how to choose a theme
- resources for finding themes
- considerations, what to look for in a theme
- what are plugins?
- how to use and install plugins
- key plugins you’ll need
- Essential Features
- Setting up RSS subscription options for your site
- Setting up Google Analytics to track web traffic
- Integrating your blog with your social media channels