Classes

Is your small business ready for a website, but you have no idea where to begin? Help is here! These classes are designed for the digital “do-it-yourselfer” who wants to keep costs down.

These classes are hands-on. Please note the following:

  • Bring your own laptop computer with WiFi capability (required)
  • An external mouse is recommended
  • Know your userid and password for your WordPress website. (A “sandbox” environment will be provided so you don’t break your current site, but you might want to do some “real” work.)
  • These courses are intended for self-hosted WordPress site. It’s OK if you use a wordpress.com blog, but certain features (like plugins) are not available on that platform.

Classes will not be held with fewer than 4 registered students.

Special offer: Get all three courses for one great price!

Individually, each course is $47. Get all three courses for only $97.Sign me up!

WP101: Creating Content: Furnish Your Online Home

When: Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 9:30 AM

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Congratulations, you have a place in cyberspace! Now what do you do with it? The first step is to add content.

This hands-on course introduces you to the WordPress Dashboard. You will learn to furnish your online home by creating the pages and posts that make up the core of your website. We also cover some basic blogging strategies.

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Length: 2 hours
Maximum: 8 people
Price: $47
Topics:

  • How to select, install, and manage themes
  • Work with Pages and Posts
  • Creating and Editing Content
  • Introduction to Hyperlinks
  • Categories and Tags

You should attend if you…

  • Have a WordPress website.
  • Are ready to start adding content.
  • Want to shorten the learning curve.

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WP102: From House to Home: Make it Your Own

When: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 9:30 AM

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You have written a few blog posts, maybe added some pages, but your site still doesn’t feel “right.” It’s time to make it your own.

This course explores more of the WordPress dashboard. You will learn to organize your pages and add your personality and sense of style to your site. You will learn to add and edit images, be introduced to plugins and widgets, and modify some important settings.

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Length: 2 hours
Maximum: 8 people
Price: $47
Topics:

  • Change Recommended Settings
  • Organize your site
  • Begin working with images
  • Use the Media Library
  • Find and install Plugins and Widgets

You should attend if you…

  • Have a WordPress website.
  • Want to manage your content better.
  • Want to add your personal touch to posts and pages.
  • Need to extend the capabilities of the software.

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WP103: Housewarming and Maintenance

When: Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 9:30 AM

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Congratulations on your new online home! You have unpacked (mostly), and you are ready to invite your friends and family over. Remember, just like in your house (or apartment) you still have to clean the kitchen and take out the trash.

This course provides practices to minimize maintenance and secure your site. We will discuss strategies to increase your visibility and accessibility and measure your impact.

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Length: 2 hours
Maximum: 8 people
Price: $47
Topics:

  • More Plugins
  • Maintenance and Security
  • Feeds and Subscriptions
  • Introduction to Analytics
  • Strategies for Blogging and Increasing Traffic

You should attend if you…

  • Have a WordPress website.
  • Are comfortable with the dashboard.
  • Want to know how well you are doing.
  • Want to expand your influence.

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