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  • May 25, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Luckywebs Limited is excited to present WordPress Workshop London.


Saturday, 25th of May 10:00 am to 12:00 pm





1. WordPress

Brief history and evolution

Transforming blogs to websites

Who uses WordPress?

How much is it? (trick question)


2. Terms you should know

Blog article aka "post"

Content Management System aka CMS

Domain name



Search Engine Optimisation aka SEO

Web analytics

Web hosting aka hosting aka hosting servers

WordPress themes aka themes aka website layouts


3. Pros, cons and differences

WordPress vs Joomla

WordPress vs Drupal vs

Web hosting vs cloud hosting

Pages vs posts

Plugins vs widgets


4. Setting up your website via

Things you need before setting up your website via

Piggybacking on domain vs using your own domain

Free vs paid options


5. Setting up your website via

Things you need before setting up your website via

Buying a domain name

Signing up for web hosting service

Free vs paid web hosting services

WordPress Control Panel aka Admin Panel aka Dashboard aka Backend


6. How to…

Create a page aka web page

Create a blog article aka post

Create a menu bar

Install plugins

Create image slideshows

Add images

Add videos

Add map


7. Additional tips

Installing WordPress the easy way

Optimising Posts & Pages for search engine ranking (SEO)

Setting up Google Analytics for your WordPress website


8. Recommendations

List themes

List of plugins


9. Nothing is perfect. Not even WordPress

Compatibility issues

What to do when your website is down


10. Advanced

Schedule posts

Automate certain tasks

Cloud hosting?

Budgeting for your WordPress website




What you need:

  • Own laptop*


*Tablets are not recommended.


Venue details: After a successful RSVP you will see location details.

Services included with the venue:

  • Screen and LCD Projector
  • Fast WiFi Internet connection



The Trainer: Rafi Akbar

Rafi Akbar is Luckywebs founder and CEO.

Rafi has run regular WordPress workshops at Google Campus and other venues including UCL, Prince's Trust and London College of Fashion.

He is also a mentor and runs free WordPress workshops at various libraries in London. His case study was also published at the website. In 2012 he setup Luckywebs to help individuals, startups and small business owners learn to build and manage their own business and eCommerce websites via WordPress.

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  • Fred Carter

    It was awesome. I learnt loads and it was also extremely interesting. I discovered that although a theme may not appear to cover all the aspects that you desire, Rafi knows what he is talking about so requesting help should always be an option.

    1 · May 26, 2013

    • Rafi Akbar

      Glad to hear it Fred. Just sent you and Kate the premium WordPress theme so hope you get a chance to use it and look forward to you signing up in the near future.

      May 26, 2013

  • Rafi Akbar

    Total sign ups: 25

    See you all tomorrow!

    May 24, 2013

  • Xavier Inverarity

    Hi Rafi - as we discussed via email, I can't make it tomorrow but should come to the next one. Hope you have some last minute signups!

    May 24, 2013

    • Rafi Akbar

      No worries Xavier you are more than welcome to attend the next session (Sat 8th June 10am-12pm) and yes 1 more person just signed up for the £195 course as well as the £10 taster session (total 15 attendees).

      May 24, 2013

  • Rafi Akbar

    Jennifer just joined tomorrow's workshop, making it a total of 14 attendees.

    Can all the attendees post some website example you are aspiring towards? For example you'd like to build a WordPress website similar artist, an online shop, a blogger, an agency etc.

    May 24, 2013

  • Rafi Akbar

    Kate signed up via meetup (Cheers!) and 2 more via That's 13 so far. For anybody who wants to attend they can pay at the door but please 10 mins arrive early at reception.

    May 24, 2013

  • Rafi Akbar

    2 more signed up today via 10 attendees so far. Attend this work and not only do you learn about WordPress, get a premium theme worth £40.

    May 21, 2013

  • Rafi Akbar

    One more WordPress enthusiast signed up today via 8 attendees so far...

    May 19, 2013

  • Rafi Akbar

    Giving away 1 premium, mobile/tablet responsive WordPress theme at the end of the workshop. You will be given the option to choose the theme out of 28 premium themes. The WordPress theme is worth £40.

    FYI, 5 more signed up for the WordPress workshop next Saturday via

    If anybody has any WordPress related questions please fire away!

    May 18, 2013

  • Fred Carter

    Do you mean the 25th MAY or the 11th May?
    The course contents appears quite tight for a 2 hour session, will there be enough time to have any hands on learning?

    May 16, 2013

    • Rafi Akbar

      My pleasure Fred and glad to see you RSVP'd for the workshop.

      May 17, 2013

    • Sav D'Souza

      I have found this a good group to join. I have found the one-to-one follow up sessions with Rafi very helpful. Joining this group as I would like to help out and continue learning about WordPress to benefit my site.

      1 · May 18, 2013

  • Fred Carter

    I am thinking of joining you on the 520 course but have a few questions please. First the obvious; a) how much is the course, b) is this inclusive or exclusive of Vat i.e. is VAT applicable? c)when is the next one and d) what do I have to do to sign up for it?

    1 · May 17, 2013

    • Rafi Akbar

      a. The WordPress Cloud Course is £520 and include 4 hours group session and 8 hours of one-to-one sessions.

      b. My clients range from students, startups and unemployed individuals hence VAT is not added.

      c. The group session is between 1pm-5pm and the next one is on the 25th. You will need to attend a one-to-one session for 2 hours prior to attending the group session in order to set up your WordPress website in the cloud along with your chosen theme. The group session then helps you understand how to manage and grow your website. The remaining 6 hours of one-to-one sessions then come in handy for customising your theme and meeting any other requirements (ecommerce functionalities, mega menus, video slideshows, dynamic forms etc).

      d. You can sign up here:­. Last day to sign up and attend the Sat 25th May group session (1pm-5pm) is by the 23rd of May.

      May 17, 2013

  • Rafi Akbar

    Hi Xavier, thanks for the RSVP. Along with Fred and 5 others (via the Luckywebs site) I look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

    May 17, 2013

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