Website Development for Beginners
September 24, 2012
Place : Invest Ottawa 80 Aberdeen St
Time : 12:00
This workshop is suited for beginners who want to create a simple, easy‐to‐manage website. During this workshop, you will create your own website using WordPress. WordPress is a blogging platform that is used by people all over the world to manage their websites and blogs. This hands‐on workshop led by Sarah Green will get you comfortable with WordPress and show you how to create a basic website for your small business.
Requirements: A laptop computer with wireless internet capability. Please be familiar with your computer and internet settings (how to connect to a wireless network). The WordPress platform will be provided for you to work on to create your site.
During this 3 hour workshop we will guide you step‐by‐step through the process of creating a small
Upon the completion of the workshop you will:
1. Have a functioning WordPress website (test site) and blog.
2. Understand the difference between a website and blog.
3. Know how to add pages and posts.
4. Understand and be able to use the inbuilt editor.
5. Understand themes and plugins.
6. Know how to change themes
7. Know how to add plugins.
8. Be able to navigate the control panel and make basic changes.
9. Understand widgets and how to add/change them.
The web hosting is provided by Koallo.ca. Your site will be fully functional for the 30 days following
the course date. If you wish to keep hosting then please contact Koallo on 613‐369‐5046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Domain names are currently $12.99 for a .ca or .com, availability of domains may be checked at http://www.koallo.ca. If you already own your domain name Koallo can help you transfer or redirect the domain. Hosting is a standard 12 month term package at $99.48 however you will receive a coupon code to receive 30% off.
Speaker: Sarah Green
Sarah is the owner and president of SiLK Web Solutions. She is also the project manager and web developer behind many successful projects, working in the industry for the past 12 years. Starting with the management of a local high tech website and then eventually branching out to start her own business, she strives to offer clients the service that SiLK is renowned for. Sarah offers her clients many CMS options and is happy to share her knowledge of WordPress.