Philsquare's Build Your Own Website Workshop is a hands-on workshop that will help you get started in building and maintaining your website in WordPress. WordPress is a blogging and website platform that can be used to help manage your website. WordPress allows you to use themes and plugins to create a website with no programming experience.
The workshops are well staffed so everyone can get personalized attention throughout the workshop. Although no programming skills are necessary, attendees should have basic computer skills.
In a sea of Wordpress themes, sometimes it can be hard to find the right one. We will help you in obtaining the theme best suited for your needs while giving you the peace of mind knowing that it is safe and secure.
Finding the right theme is only half the battle. We will provide you with training on setting up, using and maintaining WordPress using your own content.
When we build websites, we develop and design in a testing area that is for our eyes only. We’ll set you up with a testing site, help you install WordPress and guide you through populating your site with a theme and your content. If you’re happy with what you have by the end of the workshop, we’ll help you get it published to your domain before you leave. If you aren’t ready, we’ll publish it once you’re ready.
This workshop will not demonstrate how to design themes or how to create plugins.
Theme, domain and hosting costs not included. Themes must be purchased directly from theme developer. May be purchased prior to workshop (must bring login credentials). We recommend: Elegant Themes, Theme Trust, Press75, StudioPress. Hosting services available through Philsquare: $60/year. You must purchase your own domain. We recommend using Media Temple (mediatemple.com) Site will be published during workshop time period or Philsquare will publish your site up to a month after workshop if you are not ready to publish site during workshop. Additional consulting is $80/hour.
To register for a workshop, please visit the events page, or select the workshop you would like to register for in the sidebar and follow the directions.