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WordPress Open Lab - Bring All of Your Burning Questions About WordPress

Do you have questions about your WordPress website?  Have you installed Wordpress but don't know how to create a navigation bar, add pages or start a blog post?

Did you know that WordPress isn't just for bloggers?!? WordPress is a web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog.

If you are looking for help with your WordPress website or blog, you are in the right place. Bring all of your burning questions about WordPress to this educational, hands on open lab/workshop. FREE wi-fi is available, so bring your laptop.

We will start off the morning with a basic overview of WordPress with a highlight on SEO (Search Engine Optimization).  Spending time on your WordPress SEO might seem like a waste of time but it definitely is not. Optimizing your site to the best practices outlined in this hands-on workshop will help you improve your rankings, gain more subscribers and have a better website in general.

In this hands-on informative 90-minute mini-workshop, Phyllis Garland will cover a basic overview of WordPress and the following:

  • WordPress 101: What is WordPress? What is a blog?
  • Why WordPress
  • Demystifying the WordPress Dashboard
  • WordPress. com vs.
  • Installing Themes & Plugins
  • Publishing Pages & Posts
  • Working With Media
  • Comments & Moderation
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and Other Cool Stuff
  • Promoting Your Blog
  • Getting More Subscribers
  • Conversation Optimization

There is FREE wi-fi in the conference room, bring your laptop to this informative hands on workshop. We will install plugins used for SEO and Website/Blog optimization. Phyllis will show you how to fully optimize the plugins.

Date: Friday, March 22, 2013
Time: 9am - 11:30am
COST: $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door.

Venue: Bayshore Corporate Center - San Mateo. 

Space is limited to 15 people  – Register Today!

The last hour will be reserved for questions and answers, and networking. Meet other entrepreneurs, free-lancers, professionals, bloggers, and everyone in between. Talk with other professionals and find out how they are using WordPress for their business. Bring your business cards and we look forward to seeing you!


If you are looking for help with your WordPress website or blog, you are in the right place.

As a web designer, I can’t say enough about how great WordPress is and the remarkable transformation it has had on web development. WordPress is an ideal solution for business or pleasure and is one of the most popular web development/blogging tools on the web, making it easy for anybody to post their ideas, pictures, and audio/video.

WordPress powers over 16.7% of the Web. It’s used on over 54 million sites and is the most popular CMS with a 54.4 % market share. It creates truly professional websites that are developer and user-friendly. And it’s not just for do-it-yourselfers—WordPress is used by many major corporations for their websites, including General Motors, EBay, Sony, New York Times, Mashable, CNN, Forbes, Reuters, Jay-z, Katy Perry and many others.

Each monthly lecture will give explanations, illustrations, resources, and practical scenarios of setting up your own WordPress website/blog.

Who is Phyllis Garland? Dubbed the “Blog Whisperer”Phyllis Garland has been developing websites for over 17 years and for the past three year she has specialized in WordPress web development. Her courses share her knowledge and experience in an easy-to-understand and implement manner, turning novices into WordPress do-it-yourselfers.

Date: Friday, March 22, 2013
Time: 9am - 11:30am
COST: $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door.

Space is limited to 15 people  – Register Today!

6:00 - 6:30   | Registration and Networking

6:30 - 8:00   |  WordPress Open Lab with a focus on SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Q&A sessions, hands on demonstrations.

8:00 - 8:30   | Additional Networking 


Bayshore Corporate Center
Conference Center - Suite 126
1710 Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA

RSVP: If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Yes")

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Looking forward to seeing you all there!
For more information:

Phyllis Garland 

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  • Penny

    An unexpected take-away. Someone asked about back links. These meetups are a great way to meet people and learn about them one-on-one to be able to create external and back links. Time well spent.

    Phyllis has a clear, organized, step by step approach to using Wordpress so the user can concentrate on the content and not the technical aspects.

    March 22, 2013

  • Deborah

    As a new business owner who is using WordPress for their website, I found this Meetup to be very helpful. It showed me a lot of ways that I can optimize my website to create more traffic & ways to bring our website to the top of most search engines.

    Thank you Phyllis for all your help and guidance in using WordPress. Also got a lot of info from other members who attended this Meetup. It is always helpful to share info from & with others who are using the same platform.

    Looking forward to the next time we all meet to learn more and see how much we accomplished based on the technics learned today.

    March 22, 2013

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