Make a Website or Blog From Start to Finish

Learn how to create a new website to highlight your photography in just 2 hours.
No design/technical experience required, however experience using a web browser is a plus. In this hands-on workshop, I'll show you how to search for and register your domain name, set up your web hosting, log in to WordPress® and start adding content to your site/blog.

No previous web site making experience is required.
This workshop is for those that don't have a current website but want one. Must bring a laptop capable of connecting to Wi-Fi to this event. If you have a domain name already, but no website, you may attend this workshop. We will be using Go Daddy services for this workshop. Hosting from another company will not be supported in this workshop as there won't be enough time to support other hosting products.

Important: What to bring (this will be hands on, you will make your website during the workshop. If you do not bring a wi-fi connected laptop, you will get significantly less out of this workshop)

  • Ideas for a domain name. (ex. yourname.com) We'll walk through reserving your name during the workshop.
  • Some of your favorite digital photographs.
  • Credit Card to purchase your domain name at Go Daddy (around $12, I have a special coupon to get you a hosting trial for free)
  • Laptop capable of connecting to Wi-Fi.

 

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  • Snejanka I.

    Thank you to Mendel and Ray for running this meetup!
    Mendel I have a question: After the workshop I spend some more time to finalize the site according the template that I selected. It was working perfectly... The next day suddenly after I try to open the thumbnails in most of the galleries I'm getting the message:

    This webpage has a redirect loop
    The webpage at http://siordanovaphotography.co...­ has resulted in too many redirects. Clearing your cookies for this site or allowing third-party cookies may fix the problem. If not, it is possibly a server configuration issue and not a problem with your computer.
    Here are some suggestions:
    Reload this webpage later.
    Learn more about this problem.
    Error 310 (net::ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS): There were too many redirects.

    Do you know how to resolve this issue. I tryied some online sugestions that I find on Google... So far - no susses.

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you to Mendel and Ray for running this meetup - it was really informative and great! Looking forward to more advanced meetups on this subject.

    February 27, 2013

  • Aaron S.

    Mendel because of the weather I missed the Metra train that brings me into Union Station by 6:40. The next train doesn't make it down there until 7:40; what time will this meetup end? Didn't want to make it there so fashionably late and not get a chance to take advantage of the topics you will be covering.

    February 26, 2013

    • Aaron S.

      Thanks for the prompt reply! With this in mind should I just wait till March for your meetup group then since I've been twice to the same meeting? I definitely want to attend this meeting; however if you have another meetup in the near future it probably will be better because I don't want to interrupt when I come in after 8pm.

      February 26, 2013

  • Michael M.

    Why the *%#@+! Is the door locked? Some will turn and go back home.

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hate to say it. Same as others. Any chance of a reschedule?

    February 26, 2013

  • kameelah h.

    Just got in from the wait list, but the snow is not going to allow me to make it.

    February 26, 2013

  • Lean O.

    I really really want to make it to this but due to the snow storm (and working in the burbs) I highly doubt I will make it in time. Please let me know if you make another meetup of this kind I am most interested in doing this! Thank you

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Liz S.

    Sadly this weather scared me anyway. Please let me know if there will be another one. Very disappointed I cannot attend.

    February 26, 2013

  • Geraldine L.

    Sorry, due to the weather. I will need to cancel. Thanks.

    February 26, 2013

  • Alan D.

    Sorry I won't be able to make it due to weather. :(

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fully intend to come tonight. One thing did occur to me. I have had my own domain for years. Will it be required to re-register my domain name to Go-Daddy to get the most out of this program?

    February 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you!

      1 · February 26, 2013

  • Natasha B.

    sorry I have an audition tonight.

    February 26, 2013

  • Glen J.

    Weather related cancel :-/

    February 26, 2013

  • Kathy H.

    I am coming from the burbs and am too a bit leary of this snow!
    I am sorry to say I am going to have to cancel! This is the coolest offering though! I am sorry to be missing it.
    Please do let me know if you schedule another or better yet if you schedule a class where you are taught to change up default photos and add graphics to make it custom. Adding enhancements such as plugins etc

    1 · February 26, 2013

    • Raymond R. S.

      Im going to cancel as well due to possible travel time from the storm. Hopefully someone can use the spot.

      February 26, 2013

  • Ron R.

    Sorry, I'm letting the winter storm warning scare me away. Please let me know if you schedule another one of these.

    February 26, 2013

  • Karon W.

    Sorry for the late notice.

    February 25, 2013

  • Gina K.

    i found out i need to work late. Wanted to free up the space for someone on the waitlist!

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • Gina K.

      Im bummed I cant go. But glad to offer up my spot...

      February 25, 2013

  • Sal G.

    Please let me know when a spot is available or just count me in if you’re offering this workshop again, thank you.

    February 25, 2013

  • Ralph Delos R.

    Would love to sign up for this event. If anyone drops out...

    February 24, 2013

  • Dennis

    I had changes of plans I'm sorry but I don't think I can make it. I'd rater give my space to someone who will take advantage of this meeting.

    February 22, 2013

  • Lean O.

    Wow sounds iike a great meetup!! Too bad I just saw this. Hope there will be another just like this one soon! Looks like one not to miss!

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • rahul m.

    Sorry - conflicting schedule

    February 21, 2013

  • Snejanka I.

    Hi! I'm attending the workshop and have few questions:
    1. What will be the best size for the pictures tha I have to prepare?
    2. Are they supposed to be organized by genres?
    3. Will I be able to make an ammendments after the workshop?
    4. I'm a graphic designer (print design) with no experience in web design. Will a have a choice in the graphic design of the website?

    February 20, 2013

    • Snejanka I.

      Thank you for your fast response! My main concern was the size of the pictures, since mine are big... And I know how iritating is when you have to wait for the pictures to be loaded in some sites. I plan to bring a photography work and I want to prepare them accordingly. Or maybe like in Facebook the images will be resized after I upload them? I'm exited to attend this workshop. This will be my first website. Thank you for this opportunity!

      February 20, 2013

  • Karon W.

    I'm on the waitlist, truly hoping a slot will open up. This will be my first meet.

    February 14, 2013

  • Dawid L.

    Can't wait for this event!

    1 · February 9, 2013

  • Michael M.

    Is there a cost for the session?

    February 5, 2013

    • Anita S.

      I have a few domains in place. Can I use them?

      February 7, 2013

    • Anita

      Thanks!

      February 7, 2013

  • Michael M.

    how much??

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time from Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM to Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to TechNexus­

    February 5, 2013

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