WordPress

for Beginners

Create a one to two page WordPress site in 3 days

Session 001: August 15th, 16th, and 17th, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Session 002: September 19th, 20th, and 21h, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Overview

Learn to create a one-page site similar to  www.montclairmediaalliance.com. Creating a WordPress website can be easy once you have some of the basic formalities out of the way such as setting up a domain, getting a host and understanding WordPress’s basic features. This class will help you clear those hurdles and get started with a simple yet beautiful 1 to 2 page site. The website style and content will be formatted to fit into a quick start site which you can later change and expand on, on your own.

Curriculum & Schedule

Day 1 Getting your domain and hosting setup.

  • Create a documentation file: Using a text doc you will need to start a file that will hold all your tech documentation including new accounts, logins, passwords, and instructions.
  • Domain & Hosting overview and setup*
  • Basic understand of your hosting cPanel
  • Install WordPress
  • Install a WordPress Premium theme*
  • Learn main features of wordpress and your theme
  • Review and update your documentation file + any trouble shooting

Day 2 Start Creating

  • Set up basic features in WordPress Theme (logo, type, menus, images)
  • Create a Home, About, and Contact pages
  • Add Yoast, JetPack, and Facebook Comment, Twitter Feed plugins
  • Review and update your documentation file + any trouble shooting

Day 3 Adding Extras

  • Connect social media
  • Quick review blog pages, post, comments, widgets, plug-ins, and SEO
  • Add Envato plugin theme updater
  • Q&A
  • Review and update your documentation file + any trouble shooting

Requirements

  • Email account
  • Apple laptop with latest operating system with charger
  • Mobile phone containing 1 to 5 landscape or artistic images to use on your website (image such be horizontal orientation)
  • Must be at least 15 to take this course and have intermediate computer skills

Class Size

Maximum 3 people

Time and Date

August 15th, 16th, and 17th, 1:00 PM to 3:00PM

Location

Taught in the home office located in Montclair, NJ.

Important

This will be a fast-paced class. It’s important that you arrive on time, your laptop is charged up and have your charger with you in case it is needed. I expect technical difficulties and are anticipating some time in each class for trouble shooting. I’ll do my best to have everyone leave the class with a beautiful one page website built but if the technical problems associated with your laptop or software can not be solved in a quick way so that the class stays on schedule we may have to schedule a class after the 5-sessions for an additional fee of $25.00 per hour.

Tuition

  • $200.00 tuition for class. 50% off for first 3 students.

* Extra cost

For this class you will need a purchase a domain name, hosting plan, and a specific premium theme

  • For Hosting the basic plan is fine. I use VerveHosting.com and I hear good things about Bluehost.com and it can be as low as $2.95 monthly but be aware they have a lot of add-ons that push the price up.
  • Domains can be purchased from the hosting company you select.
  • I will be using a premium WordPress theme called Salient. I should be able to share a version for class purposes but if plan to use it you will need to purchase it for updates.

Sign Up

Interested in this class? Fill out the form below and you’ll be mailed more details.

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