If you’ve been meaning to learn how to use WordPress, but you just haven’t gotten a round to it, there is no time like the present! This Saturday I’m teaching Building Websites with WordPress (for normal people) downtown at UBC Robson Square—and it’s now a full day class (not the paltry half day version). Here is the basic description for you:
Course Description: Learn how to make a professional looking website using the WordPress blogging platforms. Beginning with WordPress.com with little to no coding required, students learn the basics of how to turn a WordPress blog into a website, how to tune it for search engines and how to choose the right theme for your website. WordPress.org will also be covered to delve into advanced tuning for search engines, basic theme and CSS edits, transferring files, installing themes, and how to choose and install plugins. Led by one of Vancouver’s WordPress and social media experts, this workshop teaches you how to use WordPress to build dynamic, elegant and professional looking websites quickly and easily. You don’t have to know how to code to have a great website, you just have to know how to click.
link: UBC Continuing Studies
If that doesn’t get you clicking how about that the class is almost full? Yep only 5 or 6 seats left! That doesn’t do it? Okay, this is also the last time I’m teaching this class until next year!
As a little bonus, since I just finished my first book—you can pre-order Create Your Own Blog: 6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro on Amazon—it’s a fair bet that some of the handouts and material are going to come from my book (so a preview of the finished product). More? Well, I might give adventurous souls a peek at the next version of WordPress (2.9), which I’m playing with for my next project.
Of course I’m teaching next year, but I’m still confirming schedules, locations, and lesson plans. And really who wouldn’t want to spent Halloween with me learning WordPress!
Hope to see you Saturday!