Past Meetup

After the Install

This Meetup is past

112 people went

Price: $5.00 /per person
Location image of event venue


Congratulations! You've installed WordPress! Now what?

Installing WordPress is just the beginning. Adjust your settings, choose a theme, and decide which plugins to run. At this month's meetup four of our long-time meetup members are going to help you navigate WordPress after you install it.

Here's a sample of what we will be going over:

Overview of WordPress Settings. The separation of content and design. How to find the perfect theme. Free vs Premium Themes. Must Have Plugins. Finding the best plugins. Overview of widgets and widget areas. Using the theme menu system. And some awesome Tips and Tricks! ** This session is for WordPress beginners

About our Speakers:

Rindy Portfolio is a front-end web developer and writer specializing in the creation and maintenance of WordPress sites. He has been using WordPress since 2005 and is available for hire at

Krista Gonzalez is an independent web consultant and affiliate marketer who assists small businesses and individuals by using WordPress to create custom solutions that not only fit their budget, but also enhance their professional image. When she isn't introducing people to WordPress, she can be found working at .

Dana Skallman came to WordPress by way of tinkering with the outer-space of the internet and all the possibilities it holds. It wasn't long before she realized that her zeal for promoting equitable access to technology, without big business-reliance, lies in working with open source software. Dana can be found at Glocal Web/Tech (, a collective that builds web-based organizational infrastructure and provides ongoing support.

Kevin Cristiano has been working with WordPress since 2005. He spent many years working on MSSQL databases before finding WordPress. He now develops and consults on WordPress with clients primarily in the non-profit and publishing related industries. Kevin can be contacted through our community site (

About the Host: CBS Local

Combining the assets of CBS’s owned and operated television and news/sports/talk radio stations, CBS Local ( Digital Media brings together the most trusted brands in media offering visitors a truly “local” experience. Websites and mobile applications have been launched in 25 markets and include the latest news, traffic, weather and sports headlines, as well as a question and answer service, daily CBS Local Offers, Best of Guides, and business directories.

Live audio streams and a library of on-demand video from all CBS local market stations are available allowing consumers to experience award-winning original content whether at home, the office or on the go.