WordPress Basics (Live Online - 2 days)

Mar 14, 2013 01:00pm -
Mar 14, 2013 02:00pm

Event Description

This two-part online class will be held on March 14 and 21, 2013 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Students must attend both sessions.

According to Forbes Magazine, “WordPress powers one of every 6 websites on the Internet, nearly 60 million in all, with 100,000 more popping up each day” (http://goo.gl/49F1U). This powerful Content Management System (CMS) allows users with little technical skill to set-up, design and manage websites. 

During the course, attendees will:

  • Tour the back-end of a WordPress Site
  • Learn how to do basic editing, including adding/editing media and adding and deleting pages
  • Adding Plugins and Widgets - and explore the "essential" plugins for any site
  • Explore the administrative abilities of WordPress
  • Customize your dashboard
  • Install and manage themes
  • Customize menus and more
  • Add, edit and manage users

Between classes, attendees will each be asked to work on a web project useful to them or work within a practice WordPress site created for the class. One-on-one assistance with the instructor will be provided during this time.

This class will be delivered online. Log-in information will be emailed approximately one week before the course.

Presented by: Diana Silveira, Novare Library Services
Diana Silveira is the President of Novare Library Services. Novare Library Services provides training to libraries and their end-users, web-development and technology infrastructure to libraries. Before Novare Library Services, Diana was the Virtual Manager of Florida's Ask a Librarian, a statewide LSTA project helping over 70,000 residents via live chat, email and text messaging. She has an MLIS from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. When not playing with gadgets and gizmos, she enjoys diving, kayaking and other water-related fun.

Registration deadline:  03/07/2013

Participation in this class can count toward the requirements for a certificate in the Using New Technology Applications Training Track (SEFLIN members only).

Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.

Non-Member Registration Form

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Dec 03, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Dec 04, 2012 and ends on Mar 13, 2013.
Late registration starts on Mar 14, 2013.