Need a website? Of course you do! Your website IS your calling card, and if you want a career in the creative or entertainment industries, a professional website that you can easily update is an absolute must!
WordPress is the premiere content management system for those seeking a website or blog that is easy to set up, modify and maintain. Just because your website is built using WordPress, doesn’t mean it needs to look anything like a blog. Nor does it have to display the WordPress brand. But, who can make sense of WordPress? You can!
Basics of WordPress Website Management Workshop
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Learn the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Learn the basic of getting a beautiful, polished site in a few simple steps. Learn to edit content yourself, manage your site’s navigation and leverage an array of existing plug-ins that will help make the site a fully functional, fully customizable content management system (CMS).
Upon completion of the course, a student will be able to manage and make changes to their own WordPress website, as well as add special features to the website with plug-in modules.
THIS COURSE COVERS:
- WordPress overview
- Website layout, plan & strategy
- Customizing your theme
- Adding pages
- Adding posts
- Adding content and images
- Customizing your sidebar
- Choosing & installing plugins
- MailChimp email newsletter integration
- Spam filters & management
- Backing up your site
- Tracking your success
- Additional Questions
This is an introductory workshop but may address more advanced issues as well. Workshop includes walk-through instruction.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS WORKSHOP? This workshop was created specifically for individuals pursuing a creative career. This includes entertainment, film, video or creative industries including actors, filmmakers, comedians, artists, writers, designers and photographers. Additionally small businesses
However, lots of different people will find this workshop useful, especially service professionals, self-employed and small business entrepreneurs who are planning to use a WordPress site to promote their businesses.
This class is not for coders, but it is perfect for those individuals who want the benefits of managing and controlling their site without the hassle of having to learn any boring code. Learn how to manage your new website using a friendly, web-based admin interface. No experience is needed.
INSTRUCTOR: That would be me! H.Cherdon. I've been designing websites professionally for 15+ years and have been working with WordPress for 8+ years. I have helped numerous creative people and small businesses establish themselves on the internet. I'm also a brand and graphic designer, filmmaker, writer, artist, actress. and the Founder & Director of Austin Film Meet. Read more about me at the bottom of this post or on my website.
WHAT TO PREPARE: Prior to attending class, students will be required to purchase/own a domain name to be used with your website setup. It can take 3-4 days
WHAT TO BRING: A laptop or large tablet is recommended. If you do not have a laptop, we may be able to help. Please feel free to bring a beverage or snack to class as well. No food service is available at our location.
WHERE: Classes are held in the instructor's private East Austin residence. Free parking. Address provided upon registration.
CLASS SIZE: Small groups limited to 6 students.
INCLUDES: includes 5 hours of instruction & 3 months of green web hosting ($15 value).
Price - $120
Austin Film Meet Members - $90 per student ($30 OFF)
REGISTRATION: To register, please complete the RSVP below.
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm - Registration for this workshop closes 4 days in advance. This is to allow ample time to point your domain name servers at your new hosting service. Thank you!