Saturday May 19, 9a - 4p
Saturday May 26, 9a - 4p
Lawrence Technological University
ROOM A236. In the architecture building. Parking is best in the "A" lot off of 10 mile.
During this two-day WordPress workshop you’ll explore the construction of themes, management of content, the use of widgets and plugins, plus how to maintain a secure website or blog. You will also receive additional resources to continue your study and mastery of WordPress. The workshop will be led by educator and artist Dee Overly who has WordPress teaching experience and expertise in leading accelerated classes of this nature.
We will break for lunch each day around noon, Lawrence Tech has a café on campus but feel free to brown bag it.
The purchase of a hosting account and a domain name 48 hours prior to workshop. The instructor for this class has recommended HostGator but feel free to use whatever you are comfortable with as long as it supports wordpress installation. Here are a few hosts that wordpress recommends wordpress.org/hosting
Download instructions for setting up a HostGator account here
For questions on setting up your hosting account please email us here
Week 1 (May 19): Set Up the WordPress Website/Blog
- Hosting / Domain
- Themes: What’s Safe
- Themes: Creating / Editing / Buying
- Navigating the Admin Area
- Intro to Content
Week 2 (May 26): Spice it Up with Add-Ons
- Widgets: Necessary Ones
- Plugins: Best and Safest
- Security Issues
- Security Tools and Methods