Need a website? Of course you do! These days 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 blogging and content management system for those seeking a website that is easy to set up 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!

Build-Your-Own WordPress Website Workshop

Learn the difference between and 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 shall be able to create a website using a template and modify the content of the website, add special features to the website with plug-in modules and choose where to host the website. This is an introductory workshop but may address more advanced issues as well. Workshop includes walk-through instruction using a large-screen television.

Who Should Take This Workshop

This workshop was created specifically for individuals pursuing a career in entertainment, film, video or creative industries including actors, filmmakers, comedians, artists, writers, designers and photographers.

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.
Classes are small and limited to 4-8 students.

Who’s Teaching this Workshop

That would be me! H.Cherdon. I’ve been designing websites professionally for 15+ years and have helped numerous creative people establish themselves on the internet. I’m also a brand and graphic designer, filmmaker, writer, artist and actress. I’m also the Founder & Director of Austin Film Meet. Read my bio at the bottom of this post.

What You Need

However, a laptop or large tablet is recommended. If you do not have a laptop, we have one we can loan to you. Prior to attending class, students will be required to purchase/own a domain name to be used with your website setup.


Saturday, January 17  –  from 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, January 18 – from 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Next class session to be announced, based on demand. If this workshop interests you, please post a comment below. We will email class dates to all those who request it below.

This course covers:
Session One:  Hosting, domain name, website layout, plan and strategy.
Session Two:  Picking your template and adding the pages for content and images.
Session Three:  Picking the right plug-ins for advance functions and customer use.
Session Four:  Launching your site, tracking your success.


Classes are held in a private East Austin location. Free parking.
Please feel free to bring a beverage or snack to class.


Workshop price includes 12 hours of instruction and 1 year of website hosting.
(This is far less than the cost of having a the same site built by a designer.)
Austin Film Meet Members – $260 per student  ($40 OFF)
Non-Members – $300 per student


Limited seats are available in the class. Email the H.Cherdon at me (at) to If you would like to register for this