Women's Coding Collective - Getting Started with WordPress (2-class series)

When: Thu May 22, 2014 6:00 pm

Organization: Women's Coding Collective

Location: 11th floor, Room Singapore Cambridge Innovation Center 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA Cambridge, MA 02142

Website: http://www.meetup.com/wcc-boston/events/171807242/

  • Ah, WordPress, you magical multipurpose piece of software. We install you on our servers and you transform our stuttering little static HTML web sites into full-blown bloggin', content-managin', customizable pieces of art. How do we love thee? You probably have a plugin that would help us count the ways.

    In this course, we'll open the doors to WordPress, starting with basic installation, from download to database setup. Next, we'll take you on a comprehensive tour of the WordPress admin panel so you start to get a feel for its features and capabilities. We'll show you how to start working with themes, what the difference is between posts and pages, and how to make basic configuration changes. From there, we'll explore the world of possibilities that comes with WordPress plugins so you'll have experience with the off-the-shelf goodies available for WordPress.

    When all is said and done, you'll have a powerful piece of software at your fingertips and be ready to publish your content to the world.

    Hosting: We'll be providing complimentary, temporary web hosting for every student in this class for the purpose of practicing with WordPress. This way you can practice on our web hosting without fear of messing anything up, and then apply what you learn on your own web host.

     

    Dates

    Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm

    Doors open at 6:00pm; if you arrive before 6:00pm, please wait in the 1st floor lobby, as no one will be available to let you in upstairs. We encourage you to arrive by 6:15pm to get a good seat and get set up. Class will begin promptly at 6:30pm

    Class 1 - May 22ndIntroduction and installation

    Class 2 - May 29thThemes, posts, pages, and plugins

    Have a conflict with one of the dates? No problem! We record our classes so you can catch up on the material you missed. In addition to the videos, all the notes for the course will be available online for you to use during and after the class. 

     

    Location

    11th floor, Room Singapore

    Cambridge Innovation Center

    1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

    Cambridge, MA 02142

     

    T Stop: Kendall / MIT

    Street parking is available (but limited) on Broadway St., Third St., and Main St. 

    Access

    Please bring photo ID. Upon entering 1 Broadway you'll check in with security.

    Tell them you're here for the Women's Coding Collective class on the 11th floor.

    Once you depart the elevator, you'll find glass doors that are locked. Look for the tablet door sign and find your name in the list to ring the doorbell.

    We're meeting in the room labeled Singapore 

    Payment

    The total cost for the course is $50, which covers both classes.

    You'll pay when you RSVP via Meetup.com.

    Refunds

    > 7 days before the first class: full refund

    3 - 6 days before the first class: full credit toward a future class. Credit doesn’t expire; just email us when you see a course you want to take on the schedule and we’ll get you set up.

    No refund or credit is available if you cancel two or fewer days prior to the first class. We have limited space and late cancellations prevent other members from participating.However, we record all class sessions and detailed notes are available online. If you need to cancel on short notice, email us to get access to the materials.

    +1 Young adult discount (girls 16 and under): half-pints are half-off if they're attending with you (shrinking the gap starts early, folks). Email us to add a young +1 to your RSVP.