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WordPress 8 hour Hands-on Class for Beginners

May 22, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meetup: Tampa & Ybor

Featured Speaker: Alison Foxall Alphonso Montibello 

This beginner class is a full day workshop. It’s geared to student with  little or no experience with WordPress. The workshop will cover the installation of WordPress, configuration settings, initial setup, WordPress basics necessary to build a site, administrative menus, and practical use of key features including themes, plugins, widgets and hands-on guidance to build an operational website on the Internet.  When the class is complete, the student will have the option to continue to use and work on his or her website to further develop their website concept and explore WordPress more fully.

This will be a group learning experience. Our class approach is to provide lectures with hands-on activities to build the website while in class as a “best-effort”. The workshop’s objective is skill development,  gain practical knowledge and leave class with more confidence and not necessarily develop a completed website for each student.  I have updated the agenda to ensure there is enough class-time to ask questions at the end of each topic.

WordPress Topics Covered:

1: Class Introduction

2: Class Project – blueprint

3: Overview WordPress Client -Sever

4. Hosting and email Consideration

5: Installing WordPress & the Theme


6: Customizing the Front-end

7: Working with the WordPress Back-end

8: Overview of Weaver II Theme Admin

9: Developing the Home Page

10: Developing the Rest of the Web Pages

11: Developing the Blog

12: Media and Photos

13: Widgets & Plugins

14: Creating New Users & Profile

15: Launching Your Site

16: Q & A with Follow-up

Please note, we are NO longer using  the computer lab facilities at HCC. You must bring your own laptop and connect through WIFI to  hosting spaces set up for the class.  RSVP for this class is required before May 18,  We have more room at the Library and can accommodate more students.

I am changing the the class schedule to be a single full day session of class on Friday,  May 22, 2015. 

Thank you Laura Doyle, (Senior Librarian of Library Services) at the Hillsborough Library in Tampa for allowing us to change venues to the downtown Tampa Library. The benefits of using our local library are: a central location for the Tampa Bay area,  no fee for the venue and the capability to accommodate more students.

Please change your RSVP if your can’t attend this class – that will free up an opening for those on the waiting list.  Thank you.

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May 22, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tampa Downtown Library
900 N Ashley Dr Downtown Tampa
Tampa, FL 33602 us
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