Intro to WordPress

With 20% of the web running on WordPress, it's no surprise that we're WordPress fans!

Join Girl Develop It for an introductory look into all things WordPress. We will show you the basics of creating a WordPress website, then customizing it to fit your needs. We'll learn about Themes, Plugins and Widgets and how to spot a good or bad one. We will publish posts and learn about the types of content we can publish. Most importantly, our instructors and TA's will be here to answer any questions you may have along the way. You'll leave with an understanding of the basics and an ability to publish your own WordPress site.

Note: You do not need to have an existing WordPress site in order to attend.

Minimum enrollment is 10 students.

Snacks & drinks will be provided by Atomic Object. 


Laura Eagin is a cheerleader for do-it-yourself-ers: Go lady developers! Laura is a graduate of Purdue University and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Today she is a freelance designer specializing in WordPress web development. She works primarily for startup businesses and retail clients. 

Leeann Drees is GDI Detroit's community manager & a freelance developer specializing in WordPress customization.  She loves writing code & watching it work, as well as anything that empowers & encourages women -- so GDI is a perfect fit!  


Atomic Object 
1407 Randolph St. 
Detroit, MI 48226 


There are several flat-fee private parking lots available across from the office on Randolph St. Metered street parking is available on Randolph and adjacent streets. Additional parking is available one block away at the Detroit Opera House parking structure. 


Please bring your laptop and charger to all class sessions. Power strips & Wi-Fi will be provided. 


We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact Erika Carlson ([masked]).


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I RSVP a while ago- so bummed I'm missing out. Hopefully three will be another soon.

    February 4, 2014

    • Laura

      Hi Amy. We just posted our next WordPress class - it's coming up soon, March 2nd! (o:

      February 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great! Thank you for letting me know.

      February 13, 2014

  • Nina Misuraca I.

    Awesome, thank you! Looking forward to "Advanced WordPress"

    February 9, 2014

    • Nina Misuraca I.

      do you have a date ?

      February 12, 2014

    • Leeann

      Nope, we haven't confirmed one just yet.

      February 13, 2014

  • Anna T.

    hey! I'm interetsed in joining up in the next WP class! Please hmu with info on that. THANK YOU! Look forward to meeting up:) peace!

    1 · January 25, 2014

    • Anna T.


      February 8, 2014

    • Laura

      Hi Anna. Guess what? We just posted our next WordPress class - it's coming up soon, March 2nd!

      February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to join up as well to the next WP class!

    1 · January 29, 2014

    • Laura

      Thank you Sue. We'll teach WordPress again soon. Keep an eye on this meetup or on our social media feeds (@gdidet) we'll announce it when it's posted. Hope to see you next time.

      February 5, 2014

    • Laura

      Hi Sue. You're in luck. We just posted our next WordPress class - it's coming up soon, March 2nd! (o:

      February 13, 2014

  • M. M.

    Great, I feel empowered to play around with Word Press.

    2 · February 8, 2014

  • G

    I would be interested in attending this you have room for one more member ?

    February 3, 2014

    • Laura

      Hi Gayatri. We'll teach Intro to WordPress again this Spring. Really soon hopefully. Thank you so much for your interest. Keep an eye on this Meetup group or follow us on Twitter/Facebook to get the latest announcements.

      February 5, 2014

  • Jenna

    I would really like to join this class, so just a reminder that if someone can't attend, to drop it. :) Thanks!

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • M. M.

    Just checking, am I signed up for this class, I paid but was not able to attend due to weather. I did not get a reply to my email so just checking if I am in. Thank You

    1 · January 17, 2014

    • Erika C.

      You're all set, Mentha! We'll see you in class. :)

      January 17, 2014

    • M. M.

      Thank you Erika. :D

      January 17, 2014

  • Erin S.

    I am disappointed I can't attend this class - I hope you offer it again soon.

    1 · January 15, 2014

    • Erika C.

      Sorry you can't join us this time, Erin, but don't worry-- WordPress is one of our most popular classes, so I'm sure we'll be offering it again soon. :)

      January 15, 2014

  • Kyle S.

    I was interested in your upcoming 8 week (or 10 week course)
    that meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, but have a commitment on Tuesdays. Is it worth it learning wise to just go once
    a week? OR am I better off waiting until the next time it is offered?

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • Aimee A.

      Erika - I was interested in that class as well. Can you email me the info as well. Thanks.

      January 15, 2014

    • Erika C.

      Hey Aimee! Absolutely, I'll get you some info right away. :)

      January 15, 2014

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