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Intro to WordPress

With 20% of the web running on WordPress, it's no surprise that we're WordPress fans!

Join Girl Develop It for an introductory look into all things WordPress. We will show you the basics of creating a WordPress website, then customizing it to fit your needs. We'll learn about Themes, Plugins and Widgets and how to spot a good or bad one. We will publish posts and learn about the types of content we can publish. Most importantly, our instructors and TA's will be here to answer any questions you may have along the way. You'll leave with an understanding of the basics and an ability to publish your own WordPress site.

Note: You do not need to have an existing WordPress site in order to attend.

Minimum enrollment is 10 students.

Snacks & drinks will be provided by Atomic Object. 


Laura Eagin is a cheerleader for do-it-yourself-ers: Go lady developers! Laura is a graduate of Purdue University and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Today she is a freelance designer specializing in WordPress web development. She works primarily for startup businesses and retail clients. 

Leeann Drees is GDI Detroit's community manager & a freelance developer specializing in WordPress customization.  She loves writing code & watching it work, as well as anything that empowers & encourages women -- so GDI is a perfect fit!  


Atomic Object 
1407 Randolph St. 
Detroit, MI 48226 


There are several flat-fee private parking lots available across from the office on Randolph St. Metered street parking is available on Randolph and adjacent streets. Additional parking is available one block away at the Detroit Opera House parking structure. 


Please bring your laptop and charger to class. Power strips & Wi-Fi will be provided. 


We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact Erika Carlson ([masked]).


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  • Angelfirenze

    Is it possible to apply what I have as a balance to this class?

    March 1, 2014

    • Nicole R.

      We'll look into that and someone will message you directly! Unfortunately this class was already full at the time.

      March 2, 2014

    • Angelfirenze

      That was fine, I did see that when it landed in my inbox. I'll sign up for the next WordPress course when it comes up. Thanks for the fantastic classes.

      March 5, 2014

  • Leah Y.

    Excellent! Will be back for more classes!

    March 5, 2014

  • Erika M.


    March 4, 2014

  • tracey

    Despite the technical (wifi) issues I think you ladies did a phenomenal job!

    March 3, 2014

  • Nicole R.

    Hello! Just wanted to say I think it is pretty amazing that so many people want to learn WordPress. :-) Wow ladies! We truly wish we had more spots available. But for now, anyone wanting a spot in case one opens up, the best way to go about it is:

    1. Click on the "Notify Me" button in the upper right of this page, and you'll be placed on the "want a spot" list (and your name will be added to the column in the lower right).

    2. Check your notification settings for this group to ensure that you are in fact set up to receive emails from us. 3. When a spot becomes available, everyone on the "want a spot" list will receive an email letting them know, and then it's first come, first serve for registration. Meetup's settings currently limit the ways in which organizers can monitor waiting lists, unfortunately. But for now, I hope this info helps!

    3 · February 27, 2014

  • Penelope D.

    I'm running late!! Had a flat tire! :-/

    March 2, 2014

    • Penelope D.

      And now there's an accident on 94!

      March 2, 2014

    • Nicole R.

      Oh no! So sorry to hear that that happened. :-(

      March 2, 2014

  • Eileen M.

    If another class opens or a spot in the March 2 class, I would (also) be interested.

    February 28, 2014

  • tracey

    I'm in! Looking forward to it!

    1 · February 28, 2014

  • Sylvia W.

    Please keep me informed of opened slots or future classes. Thank you.

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Charu K.

    Please let me know if a slot opens up. Thanks.

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • Tiffany M.

    I am also interested in attending if another spot opens up!

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • tracey

    please let me know if a spot opens up for this class on March 2!

    1 · February 24, 2014

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Our Sponsors

  • Grand Circus

    Grand Circus hosts classes (with food!) in their awesome Downtown space.

  • Atomic Object

    Atomic Object is a long-time food and venue sponsor!

  • Great Lakes Coffee

    Great Lakes hosts our monthly Code & Coffee events!

  • Vitamin T

    Vitamin T Detroit hosts some of our classes and sponsors social events.

  • Bizdom

    Bizdom has generously provided us with laptops for student use!

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