Building a Free WordPress Website

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Building a Free WordPress Website

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

About this class

WordPress is the premier content management system for those seeking an easy, user-friendly way to set up and maintain a website. In this class, you’ll walk through the basics of getting your site live quickly and discover various free templates as well as premium resources that require little to no coding skills and will have your site looking polished and professional.

Once your site has gone live, you’ll learn how to update and maintain it using the WordPress dashboard, as well as how to hook up your Social Media accounts.

Plus you’ll find out how to start your email list and customize your site to get the exact look you’re going for using WordPress Themes

Takeaways

  • Learn the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org (self-hosted site)
  • Create and update content (pages, blog entries, photos etc) in WordPress quickly and efficiently
  • Discover different themes, what they are, where to get them, and how to customize them
  • Master plugins, widgets and settings

Prereqs & Preparation

This is a beginner course which is designed to be helpful to those who have never seen WordPress before or those who have been using WordPress but without a formal understanding of the mechanics behind it.

Some basic knowledge of navigating websites is the only requirement. Bring a laptop. Bring good questions. This class is a broad overview with time for answers on each topic.

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