Past Meetup

Using WordPress to Build a Website for Beginners

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Price: $80.00 /per person

Two Liberty

50 South 16th St # 57 · Philadelphia, PA

How to find us

The space is sponsored by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, a law office in Center City. It is located on the 32nd Floor of Two Liberty Place, which is on 16th Street between Market and Chestnut.

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This class is for beginners who want to use WordPress as an easy, fast way to set up a website. We’ll guide you step-by-step through all the basic aspects of WordPress Development:

The "5-minute install" Understanding the Dashboard interface Installing different themes to change your site design How to use plugins to extend the functionality of your site Intro to Codex How to use widgets Review of basic template tags Dissection of how a theme works Each session will provide illustrations, tutorials and practice scenarios of setting up your own WordPress site. We’ll end with a workshop where we’ll review these lessons as well as provide you with an opportunity to work on your own site with support from our teacher and teacher aides.

This WordPress course runs for four classes on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm. Here are the class dates:

Class 1, Installation & Administration: Wednesday, November 2nd Class 2, Themes/Plugins/Codex: Thursday, November 3rd Class 3, Customizations: Wednesday, November 16th Class 4, Review/Workshop: Thursday, November 17th Prerequisites: A basic understanding of HTML/CSS and PHP is helpful but NOT necessary.

Note: There are two versions of WordPress - & We'll be focusing on how to install, manage and run a site which allows for more flexibility, features and customizations.

This class will be taught by the lovely Pam Selle ( Pam is a full-time web developer with a focus on using the Wordpress CMS. While she dabbles in other tools, Wordpress serves as a way to build websites quickly that are easy for an end-user to maintain. She has written custom plugins and themes, leveraging Wordpress to use custom post types, enhance functionality, and make her themes more user-friendly. She lives in Philadelphia while working remotely for a DC firm.

Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions!


This course will take place in the 3rd Floor of Two Liberty Place which is located on 16th Street between Market and Chestnut. It is right by the Blue and Orange line in City Hall.

Please note our refund policy: Your payment of $80 guarantees your seat in the entire course. If something changes after registration and you cannot attend the course, you must notify us at least 3 days before the first class to receive a refund. If you have to miss a class, we will provide code from class and any slides, but we do not offer partial refunds based on individual class absences.