WordPress Workshop Intensive Workshop (Paid)

WordPress is a highly customizable and accessible tool for building and maintaining your own website, but it can also be challenging to wade through the vast selection of themes, plugins, and other more complex functions on your own.

Join us Saturday, Oct. 6 (9am to 5pm) for a day-long intensive workshop led by WordPress experts who will guide you step-by-step through setting up your own WordPress website, as well as help you configure the Themes, Plugins, SEO, Analytics and other key components you'll need to successfully run your site. We'll not only teach you the basics, but also turn you into experts by explaining what makes WordPress tick.


Past workshop students have great things to say about our workshop and instructor, Belsien Thomas:

"Excellent, well-prepared, thorough. Equally great for beginners and intermediate."

- Anna Marie P.


"Excellent! 5-star performance for sure! Belsien Thomas was clear, methodical, prepared, and knowledgeable."

- Doreen C.


"I started with almost no knowledge of WordPress and came away understanding the way it works. I feel equipped with the information to secure certain key elements of my future site and aware of what to look out for."

- Anna N.


"It was a great presentation with the why of the 'WP' rules to keep it working/not hacked."

- Cherry D.

As space is limited, secure your spot today by RSVPing to the right.

Note: you'll need to bring your own laptop.


What you'll learn in the workshop:

- Understand the key components that make up WordPress

- How to install and setup a WordPress Site in 5 minutes

- How to publish and edit a Post or Page

- How to create and manage different users

- Understand how and when to use Categories vs. Tags vs. Custom Taxonomies (Custom Post Types)

- How to install, activate, and deactivate Plugins for key functionality

- How to find and install Themes

- How to setup custom Navigation menus

- How to use Sidebars and place Widgets on your site

- Understand how WordPress decides which file to use

- How to create and assign a custom template for any page on your site

- Additional topics covered include SEO & Analytics, advanced uses of WordPress, Defacto/recommended Plugins and more


The Workshop will cover the recent version of WordPress 3.4 with updates.

Note: To help us custom tailor the workshop for you, please fill out this survey so we can focus on your top needs:http://goo.gl/5eHbl


About the Primary Instructor:

Belsien Thomas has been building websites using WordPress since 2006 (version 2.x), and possesses more than 12 years of Web technology experience dating back to the launch of his first online learning startup at age 17.

He has extensive experience helping everyone from community users to clients and major brands achieve their online goals through WordPress.

As an active member of the Los Angeles WordPress community, Thomas has given talks on advanced WordPress topics at prior Meetups and presented at WordCamp. He blogs passionately about WordPress at http://wppowerguide.com

Thomas also works closely with multiple teams of Web Developers, Designers, and technology professionals addressing client needs and delivering solutions to complex technical problems.

SoCal WP's organizer Noel Saw will also offer mini presentations during this workshop.


About the Classroom:

Kleverdog Academie is a professional learning venue featuring a classroom lab equipped with rows of desks and chairs, as well as a lounge area for networking after the event. Photos:http://goo.gl/Otgr7


Parking options can be found here: http://goo.gl/7dsa7

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great class, great instructor. I only wish the group of attendees had been more homogenous so that everyone could follow along at more or less the same pace - it seemed some lacked some very basic skills and couldn't keep up, which meant there wasn't enough time to cover all the topics, besides there being a bit too much disruption... But still, I'm very happy I went and look forward to the next class! Thank you, guys!

    October 11, 2012

  • Laura W.

    Look no further for a super packed presentation on Wordpress.org and all it has to offer. Belsien is a terrific teacher, and I, for one, look forward to any other course he presents.

    October 9, 2012

  • Erik H.

    Excellent. Noel and Belsien were great

    October 7, 2012

  • kimberly b.

    hi, i need to learn how to make basic changes to an existing website and i'm in the south bay...anything coming up?

    October 4, 2012

  • Mark C.

    I would like to attend, not sure about the timing. Interested in meeting WP community, any other meetups in the works?

    September 26, 2012

    • noel s.

      Mark and Jen, we'll be doing another meetup in late October on WP Security.

      October 3, 2012

    • Mark C.

      Sounds good. Interested in all things Wordpress.

      October 3, 2012

  • Alix S.

    Please do this again in the next six months. I cannot attend this weekend but will be very interested to go the next time!

    October 2, 2012

    • noel s.

      Hi Alix, we'll definitely do it again!

      October 3, 2012

  • Stephanie H.

    I am a graphic and web design student. I am looking for a job actually. Do you offer any unemployed student discounts? Sure would love to attend. Always a scheduling conflict with my PS class!

    October 2, 2012

  • Jen

    Same here bad timing will be running Octoberfest in Montrose but interested in meeting WP peeps, any other meetups that you know?

    September 30, 2012

  • Alejandro S.

    What timing... I almost hired a developer to sit me down and teach me teh ins and outs of WP. I've been wanting to learn for so long on how to use Wordpress as a CMS, but never had the time to sit, research, play, break, fix and futz with it yet. Doing this class will save me time from figuring it out and to be at the top of the learning curve. Very excited!!!

    1 · September 12, 2012

  • ashok

    I will be in Portugal during this time otherwise I would attend. Will look out for same next time around.

    September 12, 2012

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