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Getting Started with WordPress (2-class series)


Ah, WordPress, you magical multipurpose piece of software. We install you on our servers and you transform our stuttering little static HTML web sites into full-blown bloggin', content-managin', customizable pieces of art. How do we love thee? You probably have a plugin that would help us count the ways.

In this course, we'll open the doors to WordPress, starting with basic installation, from download to database setup. Next, we'll take you on a comprehensive tour of the WordPress admin panel so you start to get a feel for its features and capabilities. We'll show you how to start working with themes, what the difference is between posts and pages, and how to make basic configuration changes. From there, we'll explore the world of possibilities that comes with WordPress plugins so you'll have experience with the off-the-shelf goodies available for WordPress.

When all is said and done, you'll have a powerful piece of software at your fingertips and be ready to publish your content to the world.

Pre-requisite: You should have your own hosting plan, server space, and domain name set up and ready to go. A basic understanding of HTML will also be helpful.



Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm to get a good seat, grab a snack, and get set up)

Class 1 - June 25: Introduction and installation

Class 2 - July 2: Themes, posts, pages, and plugins



3rd floor, Room Bogota

Cambridge Innovation Center

1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA 02142


T Stop: Kendall / MIT

Street parking is available on Broadway St., Third St., and Main St.



Please bring photo ID. Upon entering 1 Broadway you'll check in with security. Tell them you're visiting the 3rd floor.

Once you depart the elevator, you'll find glass doors that are locked. If one of us is not there waiting to open the door, call Nicole @ [masked] and we'll come let you in.

We're meeting in the room labeled Bogota.



The total cost for the course (including both classes) is $50.

You'll pay a $5 deposit when you RSVP via; because we have limited space, this is to save your spot in the class.

Then, the remaining $45 will be paid at the first class. We accept cash or PayPal; there is a $5 discount for cash payments.

+1 Young adult discount (girls 16 and under): half-pints are half-off if they're attending with you (shrinking the gap starts early, folks).

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  • Gisela

    Would like to attend if this class is offered again later this summer.

    June 27, 2013

  • Bonnie B.

    Would love to see a class in WP templates at some point!

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What website do you recommend we purchase the hosting plan, server space, and domain name from? Can we do that from directly?

    June 23, 2013

    • Susan B.

      I'm about to send out some pre-class notes to everyone with more details on this, but here's a quick answer: Here are a list of hosts that WP recommends:­ and our favorite (not on their list) is http://asmallorange.c...­. Drop me a reply to the forthcoming email if you have any more questions as you make you look into your options! : )

      1 · June 24, 2013

  • Maria J.

    Yes! Looking forward to figuring out this WordPress beast out once and for all!

    1 · June 13, 2013

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