WordPress 101

Building Websites and Blogs in a Day

This workshop will provide the basics to get you up-and-running on WordPress, a FREE open source application powering nearly 15% of the top one million websites in the world.  Every day major corporations, small businesses and bloggers around the world create websites and blogs with ease using WordPress.
Register For This Workshop
for Only $79
  • Seating Limited
  • Saturday, August 18
  • 9:00 A.M to 5:30 PM
  • IT-oLogy – 1301 Gervais St, suite 200


What attendees will learn:

  • The basics of website hosting
  • Basic web technologies and terminology
  • How to administer a WordPress site and create users/content
  • How to plan and execute the website building process
  • How to choose and install WordPress plugins and themes
  • Basic search engine optimization techniques
  • Basic server ins and outs.
  • How to setup a WordPress website


Familiarity with email, understand what a web browser is.

Why WordPress?

It’s Popular

WordPress is one of the most popular website and blogging platforms in the world. Millions of people and businesses use WordPress to communicate with their friends, communities and customers every day. Learning WordPress will enable you to be a valuable resource to these people and will also allow you to create your own websites to better communicate with the rest of the world.

It’s Open Source

WordPress is an open source platform. This means that the code belongs the community and anyone can download it for free. You are also free to take the WordPress code and modify it to your own purposes without cost. Because it’s open source, WordPress allows thousands of developers from around the world to create code that is polished and works efficiently in ways that commercial products cannot without costing thousands of dollars.

It Will Make You More Valuable
Learning how to use WordPress will benefit your personal and professional life in many ways even if you never write a line of code. Many jobs now require employees to blog both internally to their team and externally to the company’s customers. Learning to use WordPress will give you a head start in this area. Many people have become subject matter experts using a blog to become thought leaders in their field.

Instructor:  Doug Cone
Doug began building websites professionally in 1997 and WordPress based sites in 2005.  He is a WordPress contributor, speaks at several WordCamp events each year throughout the U.S., and regularly educates clients on how to better use the WordPress platform.  An avid advocate of Open Source, Doug contributes in various ways to multiple open source projects.  Doug is also a regular public speaker on topics ranging from web design, usability to social media, blogging, Twitter and more.