Summer WordPress Classes

In addition to our design and development projects, OIT Design offers regular classes introducing new users to WordPress. This summer, we will be offering two classes, both of which I’ll be teaching:

Basics of WordPress

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – 2pm to 4pm
Avent Ferry Technology Center Room 110

Basics of WordPress

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10am to 12pm
Avent Ferry Technology Center Room 110

Class Description: 

Heard of this “WordPress” thing and want to see what it’s all about? Learn everything you need to know to get started using WordPress here at NC State.

Representatives from OIT Design, Education and Outreach will cover a complete outline of topics including: setup, configuration, themes, plug-ins, settings, options and management of WordPress.

There are just 15 seats in each class, so be sure to register soon. This is one of OIT’s most popular classes and seats fill up quickly. Follow these links to register for the June 17 class and to register for the July 22 class.

What’s covered in this class?

The Basics of WordPress class is just that: the basics to get you started. Students range from absolute beginners to WordPress users who need a refresher or have never been clear on how something works.

After providing some background on WordPress– what it is, why we use it– every student will build a personal WordPress website in NCSU’s WordPress Blogs environment. I will help you publish your first post, build a few pages, add some sidebar widgets, enable some plugins, and change your site’s theme.

You’ll walk away with all the tools you’ll need to maintain your personal website or add content to your departmental website.

What’s not covered in this class?

Advanced administrative topics, like coding your own themes and plugins or running a multisite environment, are not covered in this class. And if you’re already managing a WordPress site on campus, there may be some tools specific to your website that won’t be discussed.

If you have questions about more advanced topics, or if you need help with your site, Jen and I are always available during our WordPress Office Hours every Friday from 9am to 12pm in AFTC Room 106.