Learn how to build your own self-hosted WordPress website and/or blog through a free Q&A session, a Saturday workshop and 2 series of 6 Tuesday nights in Auburn, CA through Placer School for Adults. Each class/Q&A/workshop requires that you register in advance and there are prerequisites.
Free Q&A: Tuesday, February 10th from 6:30-7:30pm in the Computer Lab, 13055 Bill Francis Drive, Auburn, CA – Pre-registration is required #6008100
Saturday, March 14th, 2015 from 10am-12pm – Introduction to WordPress #6003400 – $29
Learn the pros and cons of using the self-hosted version of WordPress to build a website as well as register a domain name, purchase web hosting and install WordPress correctly and securely on a shared hosting server. Upon completion, students will have a working self-hosted WordPress website to continue building upon during WordPress Level 1. Bring a credit/debit card, Wi-Fi capable laptop or tablet and at least three domain name choices (i.e. www.mydomain.com) for your website. Prerequisite: Basic computer and internet skills. Download the Course Syllabus for Introduction to WordPress Workshop
6 Tuesday nights April 14th – May 19th from 6:30-8:30pm – WordPress Level 1 – #6003500 – $69
Building upon the introductory class, students will learn about security and backups, installing a theme and plugins, adding a navigation menu, editing content and adding video/audio. Bring your wifi capable laptop or tablet. Prerequisites: Basic Computer and Internet Skills and Introduction to WordPress. Download the Course Syllabus for WordPress Level 1
6 Tuesday nights May 26th – June 30th from 6:30-8:30pm – Wordpress Level 2 – #6003500 – $69
Level 2: Create a child theme for custom CSS styling, add social sharing buttons, contact forms and stats, sync blog posts with prominent social media website profiles, install and setup an SEO plugin to optimize search engine results, connect an email list (such as MailChimp, AWeber or WordPress.com), integrate with Google Analytics, setup a basic shopping cart. Bring your wifi capable laptop or tablet. Prerequisites: WordPress Level 1, basic computer and internet skills. Download the Course Syllabus for WordPress Level 2
Placer School For Adults
390 Finley Street
Auburn, CA 95603
If you know someone who needs financial assistance to take these classes (or any at Placer School for Adults), please let them know that there are scholarships available. Applicants would need to pay for the class in advance and if they are approved for assistance, they would be reimbursed. Questions about registration and/or financial aid can be directed to the Placer School for Adults Office at 530-885-8585.