WordPress 101: Want a successful business? Build a great website in 60 minutes.

This is the first in a series of meetups to introduce one of the quickest, most effective ways to promote your business, apps, products, services or whatever else you may offer. This isn’t another WordPress show and tell presentation which would be the case from most other meetup groups. We intend to introduce the technology to you starting from the beginning and then take what you have learned to actually helping you build a new website.

So essentially, in the course of a few meetups and online discussions, we are going to:

  • Introduce the technology to you. (101)
  • Identify resources that you can use to design, build, and populate content/media the website, effortlessly. (101, 201)
  • Discuss benefits of popular social network integration (101, 201)
  • Host a workshop to help you, step by step to create a new website from scratch or retrofit an old one. (201)
  • Demonstrate advance methodologies to enhance the look and capabilities of your site, without coding. (301)
  • Continue to discuss design and development concepts online via boards and webinars. (TBD)
  • Study groups may be a possibility, based on demand.

If you want to be successful with any business endeavor, you may need a website. If you want to promote your business, app, product(s), and/or services effectively, you may want a web site. If you want to reach a large demographic, targeting as many potential customers as possible, you must have a website.

Websites have become essential, today, in the ever growing arsenal of self-promotional tools for many. They have replaced business cards, the yellow pages and other types of references for search and contact. They have become to many individuals, businesses, and startups, the first point of contact with existing and potential customers. Websites are a great way to promote a developer’s latest app, in some cases offering a demo of it’s features. Websites have become the go to mechanism to promote and sell almost anything.

But, how effective are they? What goes into designing, developing and maintaining a successful site? What are the actual costs? Is having a great, effective website cost prohibitive to most of us today? The answers to most of those questions, today, are Not Much and Not Really. Why? The real answer, the actual solution to these questions are Content Management System (CMS) solutions.

With the advent of easy to use CMS solutions like WordPress, Joomla and others, having a beautiful, effective, functional and easy to maintain website is highly plausible, and for most is a reality. Websites based on CMS technology are easy to setup, enhance and administer, by the end user, without having to know any web coding languages and pesky database management skills.

All you need, in most cases, is an idea, content and a little time to produce a stunning website that is fully functional and can be easily found by your targeted demographic.

So, if you want to learn about a new technology that can help you save money, time and frustration? If you want to get hands on experience with a tool that will help you make money and succeed? Come join us to help you identify the right tools, designs and resources, so that you can target and acquire new customers with a fully function, 21st century website.

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  • Jules B.

    March 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The meeting started off strong. Lot's of good information for a novice - I took a lot of notes. Toward the halfway point of the meeting, I felt it started to bog down due to veering off into tangents, that at times, went on too long. A dig at GoDaddy became distracting after the third time it was mentioned about how poor their service had been. I believe the tangents put the class behind schedule. I did learn, so I've given the rating 3 stars for the knowledge I gained.

    February 28, 2012

  • Jay

    Great networking and solid information. Can't wait for the next meeting!

    February 25, 2012

  • John S.

    The networking opportunity was great, but the main event tried to cover too much ground in too short a time. Nevertheless, it was a good meetup.

    February 24, 2012

  • Doug G.

    Excellent MeetUp. Can't wait for the next one.

    February 24, 2012

  • Ana R.

    Kyle and Antonio gave out a lot of very, very useful information. I know that we all have tons of questions and want to see our questions answered through a demo, but this was an excellent way to reach everyone on the many questions they have using WP templates, the rest comes from practice. Thank you guys for such great event, I am looking forward to WP201. Oh, (veggie) pizza was great!

    February 24, 2012

  • Lee N.

    A great event with everything from the basics to countless ideas for further creativity. Well organized and presented. Look forward to the next meeting!

    February 24, 2012

  • Fernando B.

    I did not give it 5 stars only because I left early. The idea for it is excellent. Antonio knows his subject matter and so does Kyle. Most importantly it was exactly what I was looking for to figure out my own web and blog tools strategy. Another reason I gave it a high mark was that although the audience was very large. The two or three people that I met were really focused really nice and everyone was willing to share and exchange information; a very democratic experience.

    February 24, 2012

  • Earl V.

    Great meetup last night with tons of great information. I look forward to 301 (How to custom WP Templates). And I love the color coded name tag. =)

    February 24, 2012

  • Jinne

    I was hoping to get more information.

    February 24, 2012

  • Startup C.

    Thanks everyone for attending last night. Thanks for the great reviews, please let us know how we can improve and what you would like to see at future events. Sorry we went a little over the time, it's just a lot of info to cover in 1 hour. We are considering doing a webinar before our 201 event, let us know if you are interested. It will include a lot of demos and how-tos. Plus, you it will give you a chance to ask more questions.

    WordPress 101 Event Page:
    http://meetup.justdev.it/wordpress-101-build-a-functional-website-in-60-minutes/ Other things you may want to consider:
    WordPress 201 "Hands on" will be available soon. We can help you with WordPress at that event, at your own pace.

    You can join our Discussion group to ask questions. http://community.justdev.it/groups/wordpress/

    We will be establishing study halls soon for WordPress to meet possibly Bi-Weekly.

    Until we meet next, take care.

    February 24, 2012

  • Tom

    Good job! Very informative. Lots of information and links to additional resources. High energy presentations.

    February 24, 2012

  • Charles

    I enjoyed the overview of WordPress. Awesome job! I noticed some folks were leaving as the presentation went over an hour. In the future, could we try starting off with the presentation and then network thereafter?

    February 24, 2012

  • Nana O.

    Great meetup. Worth the drive. Looking forward to more meetups from Just Dev it. Looking forward to more hands on classes as well

    February 24, 2012

  • Startup C.

    Thanks Chanel. WP 201 is interactive. WP 101 is a detailed intro.

    February 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this an interactive workshop? Should we bring hardware?

    February 23, 2012

  • Startup C.

    Thanks Goly for attending. The meetup is on the 3rd floor of TeqCorner in the main conference auditorium. You can contact me directly at (301) Two Zero Four -2255.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    February 23, 2012

  • Goly

    This is my first meetup I attend. Is Teq Corner the name of the building? Is there a room number or anything that the meetup is held?

    February 23, 2012

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