What is WordPress?
WordPress is free software that enables practically anyone to setup and manage a website or blog with little knowledge of code. Compared to other website solutions currently on the market, the self-hosted version of WordPress has become ultra popular among web entrepreneurs and bloggers because of its readily available extensions and themes. Best of all, WordPress is open source so anyone can use it free of charge.
The WordPress Jumpstart explore the terminology behind WordPress and provides students a framework for building a website or blog.
A Class for the Beginner & First Time User
Our WordPress Jumpstart is career building workshop aimed at beginners who wish to build their first website for both personal and business uses.
Chicago WordPress Workshop Instructor: Scott Winterroth, Digital Marketer
Details: If you’re looking to enhance your online presence, either for yourself or for your business, our Chicago WordPress Workshop is perfect for you. This session teaches the very basics of getting your self-hosted WordPress website and blog up-and-running on the internet using your own .com domain name and hosting account. The instructor, Scott Winterroth, will walk you through, step-by-step, the actions you need to take. You will walk away from this class with a fully working, professionally installed, WordPress website ready to use and confidence in managing your own site.
Main WordPress Class Topics:
And a whole lot more!
- Purchasing a .com domain name
- Configuring a Web Host and your Options
- Understanding WordPress Open Source
- WP Install Walkthrough
- Learn the WordPress Language
- Creating Posts and Pages
- Widgets and Menus
- Integrating with social media
- Getting your site into search engines
- Understanding images and your website
- Troubleshooting common hiccups
- WordPress Entrepreneurship
Complimentary Lunch provided with admission.
Upcoming Workshops – $199
- September 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
What to Bring to our Chicago WordPress Workshop:
- A laptop computer with power cord (Computer rentals available)
- Notepad and pen
Complimentary lunch is included with your ticket.
I don’t have a computer.