Looking for an online presence, but need to learn the basics? WordPress is commonly known as the “blogging platform”, but for those in the know, it is so much more! Learn the fundamentals of WordPress as a CMS (Content Management System). We will discuss the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org as well as themes and plug-ins, choices for hosting, managing a cPanel account and establishing a website strategy. Then we will build your website!
How you can benefit
No need to call someone to change your office hours, upload images, or update content. WordPress offers you the ability to maintain your own, use themes and plugins to change the look and functionality to represent your brand and services. This one day course will teach you the basics needed to set up your own site. This class will offer a premium theme template that will be installed, we will teach you how to customize it with your colors and logo, and use the special functions included in the template. And the website we create will be responsive - which means it will be viewable on tables and smartphones!
What you will learn
- How to install WordPress on a self-hosted environment
- How to navigate your host cPanel
- How to install a new theme
- How to install plugins
- Customizing your theme for your business
- Creating pages, posts, menus and more
- Adding images and attachments to your website
- How to navigate a premium theme options panel
- Much more
Prerequisite: Understanding of computers, word processing and the internet; ability to create, open and save files. Experience in uploading photos. A laptop computer with wireless access is required for this workshop. Registered attendees will receive advance instructions on hosting and domain requirements for this class.
A WordPress website similar to what we will build can cost you in excess of $3000*!
Class is limited to 10 attendees. Our small class size and collaborative learning environment offers the ability for each student to receive some personal attention and share ideas with others.
All attendees will receive a handbook that they can use to maintain their website after the class. Other items included:
- Premium theme
- 3 images from Deposit Photos to be used on their home page
- custom contact form for customer/client follow-up
*A basic WordPress website development project using a premium theme framework from our company starts at $3,000.
When & Where
A WISE Group
Technology is great - as long as you know how to use it. And online education offers convenience and easy accessibility. But if you are not tech "friendly", how do you get there? Conferences are nice, but they don't always provide you with the education you need to move your business forward. A WISE Group was created to offer businesses, entrepreneurs and others the hands-on education. And once you learn the basics, you can take advantage of our online classes to learn even more.
We all have different learning styles, and some of us just can't learn online. All of the online videos, webinars and ebooks sometimes just aren't enough. Once you grasp the basics, it's easier to move forward. But you need the basics. That's what A WISE Group offers.
Who are our students?
Entrepreneurs and small business owners that want to learn how to leverage new technologies to move their businesses forward and increase productivity.