Introduction to WordPress for Personal Site Design

Speaker Nicole Engard
Nicole C. Engard is the Vice President of Education at ByWater Solutions, where her primary role is to educate librarians about open source software with a focus on the Koha ILS.  In addition to her daily responsibilities, Nicole keeps the library community up to date on web technologies via her ...

Nicole C. Engard is the Vice President of Education at ByWater Solutions, where her primary role is to educate librarians about open source software with a focus on the Koha ILS.  In addition to her daily responsibilities, Nicole keeps the library community up to date on web technologies via her website "What I Learned Today..." (www.web2learning.net).  In 2007, Nicole was named one of the Library Journal's Movers & Shakers and in 2009 she was the editor of Library Mashups, a book published by Information Today, Inc.  In 2010 she authored Practical Open Source Software for Libraries, published by Chandos Inc., and in 2012, the second edition of The Accidental Systems Librarian, which she worked on with Rachel Singer Gordon, will be released.

Full Description

More and more of us are trying to create websites to promote ourselves or share our lives with others.  Many of us turn to powerful content management systems and then find that we have taken on more than we can handle.  WordPress has gotten a reputation as a blogging platform, but many are using it for entire websites.  This workshop will walk you through the basics of using WordPress as a content management system for your entire website.  Attendees will get hands-on experience that they can take back to their homes or offices to help redesign their websites.

Prerequisites:
- Basic understanding of the web
- Familiarity with typing content in the browser

Who should attend:
Professionals interested in creating websites to help promote either themselves, their homes/small businesses, or share general news of interest

By the end of this program, participants will:
- Know what they need to install WordPress
- Be able to find and choose from existing templates/designs
- Be able to edit website content using WordPress

When?

Fri, Sep. 14, 2012
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003