Curious about WordPress and how it can help you build and manage a better blog or website?
We have 2 great WordPress Workshops for you to choose from!
Beginners WordPress Workshop
WordPress is a state-of-the-art web publishing platform, developed by hundreds of community volunteers and used by over 25 million people. Best of all, WordPress is free! With thousands of themes and plug-ins available on the web, anyone can launch a feature-rich website in minutes. First, you will learn the fundamentals of how WordPress works, how to get it up and running, and how to start publishing content immediately. Then we will explore the Administrator’s Dashboard, including how to organize your content and configure certain features & behaviors of your site. Finally, you will learn how to install themes and plug-ins to alter the appearance of your site and add additional functionality for improved social integration, search engine optimization, and backup/security. (Note: We will be working with the self-hosted version of WordPress at http://wordpress.org, not the hosted service at http://wordpress.com.
Intermediate WordPress Workshop
Do you already have a self-hosted WordPress site? Do you know the basics, but want to harness the power of WordPress? Do you want to step up your skills, find out the capabilities of WordPress. Then this is the workshop for you.
You will learn:
- Plugins: how to select and test
- Review of some basic and advanced plugings
- Themes, how to choose and properly edit themes
- Theme evaluation
- SEO – on-site preparation and how to
- Security – how to protect your site from Spam, robot attacks
- Backup and Recovery – updates, how to implement your own process
This class assumes you know the in’s and out’s of navigating the WordPress Dashboard as an administrator, and have a self hosted site (not WordPress.com)
Our Workshop Presenters:
Kurt Eng is a co-organizer of the Boston WordPress Meetup and Founding Organizer of WordCamp Boston. Kurt has been very active in podcasting and video, publishing free content to enable others to learn. Kurt focuses on people beginning WordPress and blogging, empowering them with the knowledge and enthusiasm to get started from installation to themes to writing.
Jon Bishop is a Web Developer, Public Speaker and Internet Marketing Specialist from Boston, MA. I specialize in the understanding and developing of up and coming web technologies. As a social-networking analyst, my expertise with online social patterns and the usage of interactive communication technologies allows me to provide value when discussing strategies with customers.