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Build Your Website Today with Learn WordPress in a Day

Got a Day? Learn WordPress ~ The Smart Way!

Everything you need to know is included in this one-day WordPress course, which is offered in an easy-to-understand, hands-on environment. Upon completion, you’ll have the knowledge, tools, and ability to create and manage a WordPress website that gets results.

Upon completion of this course, you will:

• Easily create your own WordPress website

• Create 4-5 pages + a blog page

• Manage your website’s content and comments/blog

• Input video and graphic images into your website

• Use SEO and social media to promote your website and increase traffic

• Effectively use themes, plugins, and widgets to add interest and functionality

• Leave as a blogger

• Integrate and network with others, building your brand and business

This interactive course also provides tips and tricks to help you add interest and appeal, as well as ways to increase visibility and exposure.

DATE: Thursday, April 24, 2014

VENUE: Bayshore Corporate Center in San Mateo, California

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY: Registration is limited to 6 spaces to ensure individualized assistance. If you have any questions about the courses, please don’t hesitate to contact Phyllis @ 650.548.9597.

COST: Tickets for this content-rich event are only $225.00 for Meetup members. Your investment is covered by my 100% no-fuss, money-back guarantee. 


• Online WordPress workbooklet (value $30)

• Installation of a premium *WooThemes WordPress theme if needed (value $85.00)

• 30-Day email support following the workshop


• Setting Up a WordPress Website—Getting Started
-WordPress 101: What is WordPress? What is a blog?
-Setting up a WordPress website in 15 short minutes
-Demystifying the WordPress Dashboard
- Understanding the navigation bar

• Publishing Posts, Pages, Images, and Video—Content Matters
-How to format blog posts
-Tag! You’re it! Why it’s important to categorize each post
Adding links to your blog/web pages
Creating interest by inserting and embedding images and video

• Comment Moderation—Why and How
-Monitoring and moderating comments
-Spam is a four-letter word—how to prevent it

• How to Use WordPress Themes—Create Your Own Personalized Style
-Learn about themes and how to use them to inject style and appeal

• WordPress Plugins—How to Use Them and Why You Should
-Overview of plugins and widgets
-Installing plugins
-The top 10 WordPress plugins, what they do, and how to use them
-Improving the functionality of your website with plugins and widgets

• Search Engine Optimization—Getting Found
Crash course in SEO—what is it, why you need it, and how to get the best results
URL’s: Increasing click-through rates with “pretty” ones

• Social Networks and Your WordPress Website—Sharing with Friends & Followers
-Using social networks to generate traffic and promote your site
-“Share” buttons and why you should add them
-The benefits of adding a newsletter ( I recommend MailChimp – it’s FREE!)

INSTRUCTOR: Dubbed the “The WordPress Lady”Phyllis Garland has been developing websites for over 17 years and specializes in WordPress web development for over 5 years. Her courses share her knowledge and experience in an easy-to-understand and implement manner, turning novices into WordPress do-it-yourselfers in one short day.

To be a part of the workshop, I recommend having the following:

• A laptop computer or a notebook to take lots of notes (pen or pencils)

• Basic knowledge of the Internet

• How to use a search engine

• Must have a WordPress website/blog account prior to entering the workshop.



"Thank you, Phyllis. This was a day or learning and as a novice to Wordpress I am excited of having come so far in building my new website. It was an intense and fun day and I hope to be able to continue - figure out the challenges - and soon publish my blog on a newly designed webpage." - Meggi Raeder

"Phyllis Garland’s 'Learn WordPress in a Day' class was excellent.  I am not a technologically savvy person, but I came away from the class feeling that I could do it – start creating posts and pages for my website.  Phyllis took the intimidation and mystery out of setting up my own website and getting it optimized for Google and the search engines.  Plus, she was extremely generous with her help and time, making sure we all left with our questions answered.  I would, without hesitation, highly recommend this class to any beginner who wants to learn WordPress and be up and running quickly.  Thanks again!" - Serena L.

"The workshop was fantastic! I walked into the class not knowing a thing about Wordpress or setting up a website. I left not only knowing how to set up a site, but how to begin manipulating content and website security. Phyllis stands behind her teaching by allowing continued email contact beyond the class. It was a truly valuable day."   - Cathy Ritter, Tom Boy Tools

"Excellent! I would give it 10 Stars, but I can only give it a 5! If you're wanting to learn WordPress this is the class for you! Phyllis was an excellent instructor! I learned a lot and came away feeling that I can actually do something in WordPress."  - Jan Brown,

"Phyllis did a wonderful job at demystifying Word Press. She also gave us great SEO tips and tricks. I promise to update my blog more than once a year!" - Cynthia Beck,

"Learn Wordpress in a Day provided me with huge benefit. Phyllis somehow managed to respond to individual needs, while at the same time, delivering a thorough overveiw of what it takes to build a website. I knew a bit about Wordpress before, but feel extremely confident AFTER this very well organized and thoughtfully delivered training. Highly recommended." - Robin Fletcher, Sell Like a Goddess

"GREAT. I loved Phyllis' energy and her patience in teaching. She definitely understands and can teach the basics of setting up a Word Press site. It was so empowering to see how easy most of the set up is and it looks so clean, organized and easy to use. It is a pleasure to learn from Phyllis and she is a wonderful, considerate, highly conscious person." - Amber DeAnn, Anger At Mom and Dad

“You don’t know where to start? Phyllis can help! To make things much easier for you, it is not a bad idea to talk to her about converting your site into wordpress platform site. It will make your life so much easier.” - Hiromi Motojima,

"I had been trying to set up a web presence for a long, long time but was putting it off because I wanted to be able to be able to manage it myself and couldn't find any web people who would work with me or teach me. Then I found Phyllis Garland, who in one short session got me up and running. I was amazed and still am. I owe her huge. My site looks great and my organization is on a roll." - Marla Lowenthal,

*WooThemes WordPress themes, delivering top quality, cutting edge WordPress themes. Give your WordPress powered website a professional new look, and be up and running in no time at all. All themes run on the same WooFramework which makes it easy to setup your theme, SEO and extra functionality.

Don’t have time for a full-day workshop to learn how to build your website? We developed an intelligent way—SmartPress. Check out “Build Your WordPress Website in 3 Hours”.

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  • Jeanne M. S.

    Five stars for this workshop! Phyllis is an excellent instructor and very experienced with all aspects of WordPress. I appreciated the thoroughness of her lesson plan, her relaxed but focused teaching style, and the handouts she provided. Whether you're a beginner or more experienced, you'll come away with increased knowledge and confidence to move forward with building and maintaining your WordPress site.

    2 · April 25, 2014

    • Phyllis G.

      HI Jeanne! Thank you, for your comments and feedback. I'm delighted to hear you walked away with increased knowledge and confidence using WordPress. I enjoyed your active participation and contributions to the group. Also, thank you for attending the workshop and I look forward to seeing you at future meetups. :)

      April 25, 2014

  • Denise C.

    Fantastic WordPress workshop with an amazing instructor!! I can't believe Phyllis was able to cover so much content in a day, but she did it. Not only that, but she answered everyone's questions and we all received personal attention. I highly recommend this workshop for anyone that wants to learn about WordPress - you will NOT be sorry!! 5 Stars!!

    1 · April 25, 2014

    • Phyllis G.

      Denise, thank you for your comments! It was a pleasure having you in my workshop. IT was a really nice group of biz owners. I love your enthusiasm about learning this new program - you are going to be great when your website launches next month. Thank you for attending the workshop and I look forward to seeing your website when it launches. :)

      1 · April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I started the day with zero knowledge about creating a web site. By the end of the day I had not only created a web site, but gained appreciation for all the elements and the background work that goes into it. It will take more time to full understand the bits and pieces but that is ok. Already I am more keenly aware of a WordPress website when it is starring me in the face!

    1 · April 24, 2014

    • Phyllis G.

      Thank you for being part of the WordPress workshop. It was a pleasure having you and thank you for your active participation. Please feel free to send me an email if you have any questions about what we covered in the workshop. :)

      April 25, 2014

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