Intro to Wordpress

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Welcome to the Wonderful World of WordPress!

Have you ever wondered what all of the hype is about WordPress?

You’re not alone. The hype is well-deserved.
What started out in 2003 as a blogging platform has evolved into a full-fledged Content Management System (CMS). WordPress is currently the most prominent CMS in the world! WordPress is a free, open source software application that you can use to build websites and blogs with little or minimal knowledge of web coding.

In this one night, 2 hour class, we will compare with and discover the key attributes of shared and managed hosting plans. We’ll learn about installing and configuring basic settings in WordPress, choosing and installing a theme, adding new pages and posts, creating nav menus, working with widgets, installing plugins, creating child themes, and customizing themes. Gather your questions and bring them to class!

Prerequisites and Preparation:

For this introductory-level class, you’ll need:

• a laptop with a web browser (*Chrome preferred, but see note below about Safari.)
• a sense of humor ;-)
• a live site or account
• a local WordPress installation with one of the following programs:
Desktop Server Limited (free) or Premium ($) installed on your laptop -
*Requires Safari.
Local by Flywheel (free) installed on your laptop -
Desktop Server and Local by Flywheel are both awesome and easy to use!

About the Teacher:

Anne Katzeff specializes in designing custom websites for creative folks, small businesses, and nonprofits.

Anne has been running her own business, ASK Design, for more than 20 years, turning her focus to web design about 10 years ago. She creates custom designs that fit each client's needs, emphasize what they do best, and separate them from the crowd. She builds all kinds of sites: e-commerce shops and artist portfolios, individuals and businesses, Bootstrap and WordPress, Squarespace and Photoshelter. Tell her your needs and she'll work with you to find the solution that works best.

Anne is also an artist and an adjunct teacher at a local college.

“It’s a lot of fun following your passions. Balancing the creative with the technical has kept both sides of my brain and soul happy.”

A huge thank you to Kensho Technologies ( Brattle St., in Harvard Square) for hosting this event!

**We are not able to offer refunds to this class unless the class is cancelled.

Note: All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop IT Code of Conduct