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Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, Room A308

3800 Finnerty Road

Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

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Are you a UVic student or Staff member and want to learn more about creating your own website? If so, then this hands-on workshop will give you an introduction to website development using Wordpress. Once you’ve completed this session you will be able to do the following:

  1. Know What WordPress is, why it is free, and what other web hosting options there are (including knowing the difference between WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: Plugins, 3rd party themes, modify template code).
  2. Know the importance of planning for a website.
  3. Be able to create a navigation structure for your website.
  4. Be able to create a wireframe or mockup of your website.
  5. Create a basic personal website on Wordpress.com.
  6. Create blog posts.
  7. Embed images and videos.
  8. Add pages static pages, including a static home page.
  9. Change the website template.
  10. Customize menus & navigation.
  11. Configure & customize a Wordpress.com theme.

Before attending the orientation, please watch the short instructional videos, and take the pre-workshop quiz, so that you can be prepared for the hands-on exercises during the orientation (this will take less than 20 minutes):

  • Introduction to Wordpress (5 min) - https://goo.gl/4WdKbK
  • Planning your Website (5 min) - https://goo.gl/3xTk5Y
  • OPTIONAL: Introduction to UVic’s Online Academic Community (3 min) - https://goo.gl/1yWUi3 (Note: Setting up a Wordpress.com account is optional. You can setup a Wordpress website on UVic’s Online Academic Community (OAC), but it does not have as many features or template options as WordPress.com has.)

Note: If you register using this online form your personal information will be retained by Eventbrite, a private company located outside of Canada. If you'd like to register for this class but keep your personal data within Canada, please email us and let us know the date and time of the session you would like to attend: dscommons@uvic.ca

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3800 Finnerty Road

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