WordChalk is a small group class where you learn straight from an expert. Open discussion is welcomed, and students enjoy sharing and learning together. Bring your laptop and follow along, or just bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Can't attend locally? Add the Web Pass and you can attend remotely. An email with instructions will be emailed to you on how to participate with the class right in your browser window.
Class 1 - WordPress 101: How to Install, Setup, and Use WordPress
9am - 12pm
This class is for everyone from the beginner blogger, to those that already have experience working with websites. During our three hours, we will discover how to get a self hosted WordPress blog installed, and cover every inch of every setting. We'll also discuss some of the most essential plugins that I recommend, and how to get started with a free or premium theme.
Prerequisites: If you want to follow along in installing and setting up your own WordPress site, you will need to already have your own hosting space and bring your laptop. No programming or design skills are required.
Class 2 - Working with Themes: Coding, Customizing, and Installing WordPress Themes
1pm - 4pm
Ever wanted to change the font color or add your own custom logo to a theme? Or maybe you'd like to start developing your own themes. This class will cover everything from template heirarchy to the ins and outs of the all important WordPress loop. Learn not just how templates work, but how to add your own touches to them, and especially how to take advantage of the latest new features that were released in version 2.9.
Prerequisites: Programming experience is a must to understand the topics in this class, even if only HTML and CSS. We will go over some PHP and how to use and manipulate what is already working within WordPress. If you want to follow along, you should bring a laptop with your code editor of choice.
If you're interested in taking both classes, be sure to buy the "All Day Pass" to get your 10% off.
Students attending both classes get lunch for free! If you are only attending the morning class and would like to stay and eat with us, or if you are attending the afternoon class and would like to come early and eat with us, feel free to also purchase a lunch ticket.
Students that register on or before January 21st will be emailed a lunch menu to select from. Students that register after that time, or do not respond to the lunch menu email by January 22nd at 11 am will be ordered a generic lunch. So if you're a picky eater, then reigster early and watch for that lunch menu!
Are you a member of Shift Workspace or the Internet Professionals Society of Alabama (IPSA)? Ask about your special 10% off discount code. WordCamp Atlanta attendees, ask for your 15% discount code! Codes are applicable to any of the classes, all day or single.