Learn the basics about WordPress, it's many common and extended uses. Check out some of the latest, hottest themes and plug-ins available. Acquire tips on how to identify the best themes and plugins, what to look for, before purchasing. Learn best practices on how to match these add-ons with your business model or purpose, to select what works to communicate and interact with your targeted audience.
Also, get a chance to ask some of questions about WordPress during the discussion phase of the event.
WordPress is one of the best resources to rapidly design and build a website today. As a matter of fact, with the addition of a properly selected theme, it's a great turn key solution, all you have to do next is add content and other media.
WordPress is not just for blogging anymore, almost any type of website can be produced and managed easily with this awesome content management system (CMS).
Everything you need to produce a basic website is already in the standard installation of WordPress, all you need to do is add content.
However, if you want a website that is stunning and highly functional, then you may need to add a premium template (theme) and a few plugins. A great theme and a few plugins could greatly enhance the look, feel and functionality of your website with minimum amount of work on your part.
WordPress itself, with the addition of right themes and plugins empower you to produce websites that traditionally would cost thousands of dollars if designed and developed by hired professionals.
Almost any type of website that you can imagine can be custom built leveraging a theme and plugins. Some of the common and enhanced integration and uses could be:
Video (Locally Hosted, streamed live or embedded) Social network Integration (faceBook, Twitter, your own) Photography Galleries/Portfolios E-commerce Online Stores Polls, Surveys Standard and Enhanced Forms Web Apps\Ads Widgets (including web widgets from other sites) many, many monetization opportunities This event is a part of our 3 for 1 WordPress Series. 3 separate WordPress mini events executed in one place, and one time, for three distinctly different types of audiences - developers, designers and people who just want to learn more about this great website producing solution.
Come join us, network with others and learn something new that will help you move forward with your business, project or solution. Come learn what WordPress can do for you and possibly, what you can do for yourself to make your dreams come true.
If you are adventurous, or want to learn more advance stuff about WordPress, you can always attend one of the other two WordPress events within the 3 for 1 Series on the same day.
Check them Out.
For web developers, designers, advance users. Bring your Laptops. (http://www.meetup.com/DC-Responsive-Web-Designers-Anonymous/events/61238032/)
3 for 1: Responsive Design in WordPress Basics for Designers and Developers (http://www.meetup.com/DC-Responsive-Web-Designers-Anonymous/events/61238032/)
3 for 1 - Introduction to WordPress Plug-in Development 101 (http://www.meetup.com/DC-Responsive-Web-Designers-Anonymous/events/61238032/)