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WordPress for Website Management & Blogging

This presentation covers the mechanics of how WordPress works with a focus on using it within an organization or business to maintain content. Some basic SEO tips and suggested plugins are discussed.

The material presumes the learner operates an existing WordPress website or blog, or is planning to get one soon.

When you have completed this workshop, you will have mastered the basics of using

WordPress, including:

  • Introduction to the administrative section and initial settings
  • Adding and managing pages
  • WordPress menu options
  • Blog posts
  • Blog categories
  • Managing Images
  • Embedding YouTube (or Vimeo) video
  • Managing plugings and widgets
  • Jon’s Favourite FREE Pluggins
    • TinyMCE Advanced
    • Contact Form 7
    • WP SEO by Yoast
  • Advanced image gallery options
    • NextGen Gallery
    • Lightbox
  • Social Media Tools
  • Questions & answers

This presentation does not talk about design, or programming in any detail beyond basic operation, viewing HTML, and copying code for embedding images and video. Jon will gladly speak with learners regarding his recommendations for how to work with a design firm to set up a custom WordPress theme after class.

Prerequisites: This course is ideal for individuals who have minimal or no experience using WordPress.

Basic computer skills are necessary to complete this course. These skills include: a basic understanding of a computer's operating system, the ability to navigate the environment using a mouse and keyboard, an understanding of computer file storage, launching an application, and creating and saving files. It is also recommended that students are also familiar with using the internet.

Please RSVP, but note that this does not gaurntee you seat. To avoid disappointment please register here:
https://www.qcollege.ca/social-media-workshop-series-registration

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  • Rehan

    Hi Jon,

    Do you know where can I get presentation slides or more information about this session ? Will you be holding a similar session somewhere else. Love to attend it because I am just getting into WordPress

    Thanks

    August 12, 2013

  • Jennifer G.

    A very clear and useful presentation, plus Jon was very willing to answer questions fully

    June 18, 2013

  • Jordan K.

    Thanks for coming out to Q College tonight, everyone. Join the Q College group to follow our weekly workshops: http://www.meetup.com/Social-Media-SEO-Workshop-Series-at-QCollege-Victoria-BC/
    Here's a list of the top 100 blogs about WordPress for your learning pleasure: http://wproll.com/top

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lookg frwd to this refresher class

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    so this is not a free event?

    June 18, 2013

  • Mick

    Hi,

    I am five courses away from a business degree, and I want to start a blog to build my personal brand.

    I will be late due to an appointment that overlaps with the workshop, but I will be there.

    Cheers,

    Mick

    June 17, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Sounds great!

    June 12, 2013

  • Steve

    More interested in advanced users sharing performance optimization and site hardening techniques

    June 5, 2013

    • Jon V.

      Working our way up to that... keep following the group

      June 10, 2013

  • Grant C.

    Timing doesn't work.

    June 10, 2013

  • Jon V.

    Apologies for missing this but there will be a 20.00 cover charge

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    You should really mention that it costs $20 in this meetup description.

    June 4, 2013

    • Jon V.

      you are right... I keep forgetting that the college charges the admission.

      June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What time does the event end

    June 4, 2013

    • Jon V.

      ends at 6:00pm

      June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What time does it go till

    June 4, 2013

  • Bryan G.

    I should have read the description. I'm a software developer so this course is likely to basic. Thanks.

    June 4, 2013

  • Bryan G.

    Hi, Actually ... after I registered I read the details. This course is too basic for me so I will not attend. This gives the seat to someone that can use it. I'll look for a way to deregister ....
    Thanks anyway, Bryan

    June 4, 2013

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