Curious about WordPress and how it can help you build and manage
a better blog or website?
9a-1p Nov 5th
WordPress is a state-of-the-art web publishing platform, developed by hundreds of community volunteers and used by over 25 million people. Best of all, WordPress is free! With thousands of themes and plug-ins available on the web, anyone can launch a feature-rich website in minutes. First, you will learn the fundamentals of how WordPress works, how to get it up and running, and how to start publishing content immediately. Then we will explore the Administrator”s Dashboard, including how to organize your content and configure certain features & behaviors of your site. Finally, you will learn how to install themes and plug-ins to alter the appearance of your site and add additional functionality for improved social integration, search engine optimization, and backup/security. (Note: We will be working with the self-hosted version of WordPress at http://wordpress.org, not the
hosted service at http://wordpress.com.
Location: Abington Senior Center 441 Summer Street Abington, MA
Our Workshop Presenters:
Kurt Eng is a co-organizer of the Boston WordPress Meetup and Founding Organizer of WordCamp Boston. Kurt has been very active in podcasting and video, publishing free content to enable others to learn. Kurt focuses on people beginning WordPress and blogging, empowering them with the knowledge and enthusiasm to get started from installation to themes to writing.
James Coletti has over 10 years experience developing applications for the web, and more recently
mobile devices. He has been using WordPress since version 1.5 and founded the Boston WordPress Meetup in 2008, a community devoted to bringing WordPress fans together to network and share knowledge. James is the co-founder of Modal Machine, a company that offers professional WordPress consulting, theme and plug-in development services, and provides a custom-built, WordPress-centric hosting platform. James continues to evangelize WordPress as it evolves into a powerful content management system.
$45 Minimum of 10 – Maximum of 40