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Brenda N.

Location:

Palgrave, ON
Hometown: Manitoba

Member since:

August 13, 2012

What is your business? Are you an experienced Wordpress user or a beginner?

I have been using WordPress for about six months and would describe myself as an intermediate user.

How many wordpress websites have you established so far? Please share one with us.

I have prepared two WP websites for clients very recently, the following site was done for a therapist in Aurora http://kinsingercounselling.ca/. A friend of mine enjoys drag racing near Winnipeg, Manitoba and wanted a basic site to promote himself to sponsors and share with his friends http://crazyhare.ca/. Both of these clients are very new to the blogosphere and haven't started to blog yet, but that is to follow. I have three more sites in the works and am keen to expand my knowledge of working in the environment.

What is your biggest chanllenge in building your Wordpress website?

I think my greatest challenge is the styling, I want to have more control over the design. I have a reasonable understanding of CSS in an HTML environment but am finding it difficult to use child themes.

Please list two burning topics you want to know about in our future meetup.

Before using WordPress, I have built a few sites in HTML with Dreamweaver and I prefer the off-line environment. I have set up a server on my computer using Bitnami with limited success. Then I attempted setting up a MAMP server to work in Dreamweaver CS5, but again had trouble making it all work properly. I would be happy to have a session on setting up an off-line server. I feel like there are gaps in my understanding and wonder if I should be taking a course (ie. Humber College) to further my understanding or are there alternatives. I have also used the Linda.com training videos and while it is helpful, its not interactive enough for my liking. What's the most effective method to learning the WordPress environment - trial and error is taking a long time?

What is your expectation for this meetup?

I look forward to meeting the group, as well as expanding my knowledge of online marketing for myself and for my clients.

Introduction

Web Design • Print Graphics - Working in the Computer Graphics industry for more than 20 years.


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