WordPress 101: Easy Blogging for Superstars
Taught by Tom
Tom Léger has over ten years experience working in technology for non-profit and arts organizations in New York City. He is the CEO of Collect Pond Creative, an internet strategy firm specializing in WordPress development and search engine marketing. He teaches at the City University of New York, Hunter College.
WordPress is a powerful, free, open source software that is user-friendly and intensely popular. Consequently, it is a great piece of software for entrepreneurs, activists, artists, freelancers and small businesses to use to facilitate their presence on the Internet. In WordPress 101, we’ll cover all the essentials so that participants can leave the course with a functional site and the knowledge they need to run it.
This two-session WordPress course is designed for people who want to maximize the potential of their WordPress.com or self-hosted WordPress website or blog. Topics covered will include the benefits of posts versus pages, uses for tags and categories, and embedding photos and video. We will also explore some SEO best practices, to help you get your website noticed by Google.
Participants who would like to experience the flexibility of a self-hosted site using the WordPress software will get the most out of this course, and the instructor will be able to assist students 1-on-1 with setting this up, if they don’t know how to do it on their own. (If you don’t have web hosting already, any cheap linux host will be fine—check out Dreamhost.com, Bluehost.com or 1and1.com, but there are about 1000 options to chose from.)
Participants should bring a laptop to this class.
This class, like all the rest, takes place at the Brainery space at the corner of W. 9th and Court in Carroll Gardens.