Getting Started with a WordPress Website

Join us for the June Philly WordPress Meetup!  This month Reed Gustow (@tangofoxtrot) will be presenting on Getting Started with a WordPress Website.  Some of the topics Reed will cover include:

  • Installing and configuring WordPress
  • Creating content in WP
  • Explaining themes, stylesheets, and templates
  • Installing plugins and themes
  • Working with WordPress Locally (using XAMPP)
  • and more!

As always there will be time for a questions and answer session at the end.  Reed's presentation will be streamed into both rooms so everyone can participate.  

This Meetup will have a focus on Beginners with no advanced topics.

Tickets for this event cost $5. Because of the space limitations we can only fit 40 people so we need to charge to verify everyone that RSVPs actually shows up. All money collected will be used for future Meetups, food, giveaways, etc.

The after gathering will be at the Triumph Brewing Company following the event (typically around 9pm)

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  • Reed G.

    Laura, unfortunately, I didn't publish notes to this talk. However, I do have notes on parts of it. My website,, has notes in the News link on downloading and installing WordPress locally, using XAMPP or MAMP. Also, there are notes on customizing menus and navigation, but that is a little more advanced. I would recommend that you register for WordCampPhilly, ( where I'll be teaching WP for beginners and others will cover lots of WP stuff. An all WP day!

    October 12, 2011

  • Laura P.

    Anyway to get a copy of this information to a newbie that has just joined and is looking to convert a google blog to a wordpress site?

    October 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Learned some usefuls things. Thanks Reed!

    July 9, 2011

  • j. s.

    really good -I learnt a lot, although maybe too many questions interrupting the flow of information. And pizza! a really nice bunch of people, many thanks

    July 1, 2011

  • Mark C.

    Very high quality presentation of how to use the wordpress website software from any machine. I found this very informative. I feel like I can now proceed with a website, which I plan to do this weekend. The presenter was very knowledable and made it look extremely easy to create websites using wordpress. One thing I got out of this seminar is that I can start developing my website before springing the bucks for a hosting service right away (basicly I can start for no cost).

    June 30, 2011

  • Susan P.

    Excellent, as usual.

    June 30, 2011

  • Laura K.


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