Professional Development Collaborative

Training Today’s Professional for Tomorrow’s Workplace

WordPress Editing Basics

Tuesday, September 26

9:30 am — 3:30 pm

PDC Training Center at Trinity Episcopal Church  1 Blue Hill River Road , 2nd Floor, Canton MAP

Cost: $115   ($107 + $8 materials fee)

Early Bird Special: $105 through September 19

Presenter: Friedman, Robin

WordPress started as a simple blogging tool. It enabled individuals to publish their own content to the web without having any programming skills. Over the years, WordPress has evolved into a robust Content Management System (CMS) that allows users to build sophisticated websites for just about any application. Its popularity does not seem to be waning and remains the first choice in many small and medium size businesses and organizations.

Even though it is touted as easy to use, like any complicated software, it can be overwhelming to a beginner, especially for those with little to no web experience. The goal of this course is to demystify web publishing. We will practice editing content, uploading images, creating pages, linking video—all the basic requirements you will need to upkeep an existing company website. At the end of this workshop, you should have all the fundamental skills necessary to comfortably edit any WordPress website.

Please note that the PDC has onsite computers for all participants, so please leave your laptop at home.

Who Should Attend?  This is an introductory workshop designed for non-technical professionals with little or no web editing experience. If you own or are planning a new business, or are job hunting and want to add this important skill to your resume, you’ll benefit from this workshop.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • WordPress basics and terminology
  • Overview of the back-end of WordPress (where you edit the webpages)
  • Text editing fundamentals
  • Adding media (pictures, video, audio)
  • Managing the navigation menus
Presenter

Robin Friedman is both a designer and a web developer, and for the past 15 years, she has used these two skillsets to build custom websites for small business owners. She is also involved with other projects including developing software for patient education. Examples of some of her WordPress sites include: rachelhopkin.com, brooklinesoccer.org, and pdcboston.org. Robin has also taught software technology at area colleges and adult education centers.

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