Introduction to Wordpress
Sunday, 25/07/2010, 2-4.30pm
£2 booking fee to secure a place on the workshop (money to go towards facilitator and venue costs)*
* After many people booking tickets and not turning up for the previous workshop we have had to resort to a booking fee to make sure there will be interested techies in the workshops on the day. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.*
MadLab, Manchester's Hackspace in the Norther Quarter www.madlab.org.uk (36 Edge Street)
Girl Geeks, bring along anyone you like! Your friends, sisters, mums, cousins, daughters, colleagues... who might be interested in doing some techy stuff... Even boys can come if you want to bring them as your date!
But more importantly, What:
Jordan Hatch (http://jordanh.net / @1jh) will help us venture into the world of Wordpress, a very popular content management system that is used as the basis for many websites and blogs! You will learn how to install and set up Wordpress from scratch on a web server, which gives you much more freedom than the blogs offered on wordpress.com.
Please note: Level of experience required: Basic HTML and CSS skills, experience with using
web interfaces and perhaps Wordpress as an author / editor would be helpful. Having heard the words MYSQL database and FTP before would help, but absolutely no worries if not - we're doing step-by-step instructions. As always, the workshop will be very basic and there will be some volunteers to help out when you're stuck!
If in doubt: come along and see what it's like, we're here to help you explore things. And if all else fails, there's always tea and biscuits :)
Brief Breakdown of the Wordpress Workshop
- Introduction to the 'famous' 5 minute install
- A guided tour around the admin panel with time to play around and put a couple of posts and pages in
- Finding plugins and installing them
- Then a break for tea and cake :)
- Find a new theme and install it
- Learn how to change CSS in a template
- Your laptop (with working WiFi) to get involved with the hands-on parts of the Wordpress workshop.
- Your favourite mug
- Your favourite biscuits, cupcakes, tea, coffee (we'll have the basics, but in case you fancy something slightly more interesting... :)
- Your friends, sisters, mums, cousins, daughters, colleagues... who might be interested in doing some techy stuff.
Many thanks again to Madlab for letting us use their space & giant teapot! Check www.madlab.org.uk for more information & directions.
The event is completely not-for-profit and we only charge the booking fee to help us coordinating the numbers of attendants - however, MadLab would be very happy to get a few donations (for the official MadLab donation cat) to keep the space running! There's also a "Donate via PayPal" link on the MadLab page.
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