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2-Day Build a Website with WordPress Bootcamp | June 25

Nate Cooper Photo

Entrepreneur, Reboot Labs

About This Workshop Series

Wordpress is awesome, but often misunderstood. Is it a blogging platform? A CMS? Should you buy a custom theme or develop your own? vs.

In this course you’ll develop a custom site starting from scratch. Basically, you’ll take a static front-end HTML/CSS template and do all the necessary magic to have that site running live and dynamic using Wordpress.

Afterwards, your clients will be able to edit content themselves, manage the site’s navigation, and leverage an array of existing plug-ins that will help take the site from a simple blog to a fully functional CMS. All customizable; all on Wordpress.

General Assembly’s classes, workshops & events are for recreational purposes and are not regulated by the bureau of proprietary school supervision.

If this class is recorded, students will be sent the recording link within 7 days after class completion by email. Students are encouraged to download and save any shared materials (worksheets, deck if applicable) during class for later reference as they are not be shared by email.


  • Understand the capabilities of Wordpress as a blogging platform and CMS.
  • Learn basic HTML and CSS
  • Develop a custom website from scratch
  • Learn how to customize navigation
  • Understand how to leverage the Wordpress plug-in library


Session I
Friday   12 6 pm EDT

Day 1

  • What is WordPress? (.org vs .com)
  • Hosting + Web development
  • Dashboard, Post/Pages
  • Code Editor
  • HTML/CSS Basics
  • How Do You Set up
Session II
Saturday   12 6 pm EDT

Day 2

  • Appearance - Themes, Menus
  • Plugins
  • Building a child theme
  • Customizing TwentyTwelve
  • Recognizing PHP statements
  • Exporting posts
  • Backing up/migrating
  • Settings


  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.

  • This class will occur completely online using Zoom.

  • Class setup information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your class launches.

  • Each individual class participant must have purchased a ticket

About the Instructor

Nate Cooper Photo

Entrepreneur, Reboot Labs

Nate Cooper is an entrepreneur, writer, and consultant in New York City. Nate has been developing websites professionally since 1997. He’s been a WordPress developer since 2003. After working in marketing at Apple Inc, Nate established himself within the New York tech and startup community. Forbes said: Nate is "deeply embedded in the New York tech scene, giving practical and insightful advice." His writing has appeared in Mashable and his book Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS and WordPress has been a bestseller in Programming: CSS books on

His company Reboot Labs empowers content producers to engage their audience with high-quality e-learning products and membership websites.

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2-Day Build a Website with WordPress Bootcamp
Friday, 25 June - Saturday, 26 June
12 6 pm EDT
Seattle (Online)
$ 375

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