Website Workshop at Delgado’s Small Business Center

Take Control of Your Online Presence with a WordPress Website

Ours workshop has been designed to help small business owners and non profit staff who want to build a WordPress website on their own, or learn how to maintain the site they already have. The WordPress software is very easy to use, as long as you know your way around.

We’ll be covering the following skills:

  • Adding blog posts
  • Adding & updating pages
  • Uploading image galleries
  • Changing and customizing themes
  • Adding and updating plugins
  • SEO best practices
  • and more…

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Wit WordPress Website Workshop at Delgado

Take Control of Your Small Business or Non Profit WordPress Website

Today’s workshop has been designed to help small business owners and non profit staff who want to build a WordPress website on their own, or learn how to maintain the site they already have. The WordPress software is very easy to use, as long as you know your way around.

Today we’ll be covering the following skills:

  • Adding blog posts
  • Adding & updating pages
  • Uploading image galleries
  • Changing and customizing themes
  • Adding and updating plugins
  • SEO best practices
  • and more…

WordPress & Website Resources:

WordPress Website Workshop at Treo

Take Control of Your Small Business or Non Profit WordPress Website

Today’s workshop has been designed to help small business owners and non profit staff who want to build a WordPress website on their own, or learn how to maintain the site they already have. The WordPress software is very easy to use, as long as you know your way around.

Today we’ll be covering the following skills:

  • Adding blog posts
  • Adding & updating pages
  • Uploading image galleries
  • Changing and customizing themes
  • Adding and updating plugins
  • SEO best practices
  • and more…

Please feel free to ask for individual help if you have an issue on your existing site.

THANKS TO TREO!

We’d like to extend a big THANK YOU to the folks at TREO for letting us use their beautiful Gallery Space for today’s workshop. Did you know that the owners are the same hubby and wife team who own and manage the beloved Finn McCools?  Stick around after the workshop for one of their gorgeous signature cocktails or delicious small plates (we love the Crawfish Empanadas.)

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Using the WordPress Text Editor

Using the WordPress text editor is a pretty user friendly experience once you know the basics.

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Today, we’re going to cover:

  • Adding lists and horizontal rules
  • Adding and styling text – alignment, style, hierarchy
  • Adding links
  • Adding block quotes
  • Adding Media (images)
  • Other Tips

We used this post to record a video tutorial. Click here to see the video tutorial titled “Using the WordPress Text Editor.”


“Don’t go crazy changing colors. your site’s theme should have an established color pallet, and adding others will interfere with the design and usability”


WordPress text editor (WYSIWYG) TIPS

WordPress’ built in text editor behaves a lot like a word processor, but there are some important tips to remember when using the WordPress text editor.

  • WordPress’s text editor is a WYSIWIG. That stands for What You See Is What You Get. 
  • Pressing the return key creates a new paragraph (or a new list item if you’re working on a lists.) If you just want to move to the next line in a paragraph without creating a double space, press shift + return.
  • You can use the preview function to see what your page will look like. (Preview will open in a new tab.)
  • If you’re interested in the code you are generating, you can always click over to the “text” tab
  • Use the Headings to establish Hierarchy
  • If you’re pasting text from Microsoft Word, sometimes its better to paste as plain text, and reformat. Because Word can often generates strange code.
  • Don’t go crazy changing colors. your site’s theme should have an established color pallet, and adding others will interfere with the design and usability

Click here for more WordPress resources.

 

WordPress Workshop at New Orleans Healing Center

Websites for Small Business & Non Profits

Today’s workshop is geared to small business owners and non profit staff who want to build a WordPress website on their own, or learn how to maintain the site they already have.

WordPress & Website Resources:

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Teen Tech Day at Delgado

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One of the great things about WordPress is that it can lead you from entry level website creation with no coding skills, all the way to intense PHP programming. Today, we’re going to:

  1. Learn about WordPress & key terms in web design
  2. Create and customize a blog
    • Make a sitemap
    • Add pages and posts
    • Insert links
    • Insert image galleries
    • Use shortcodes and widgets
  3. Use the text editor to write our own HTML
    • Links – <a href=”#”> click me </a>
    • Lists
      • Ordered Lists (numbered) – <ol> </ol>
      • Unordered Lists (bullets) – <ul> </ul>
    • Images <img src=”#”>
    • Headings <h1> </h1>

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Demo Site

New Orleans WIT WordPress Bootcamp

Using the right tools, creating your own website is far easier than one would imagine. In this 4-hour course, participants will learn how to build their own website using the free, and easy-to-use WordPress platform. By the end of this workshop they will know how to create posts & pages, build a navigation menu, apply themes, and customize themes. The best part: Attendees will leave the workshop with their own fully functional website. No prior programming experience is required.

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Click Here to see the slides from our workshop.