Wednesday Is WordPress Day

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Our popular webinar series, Wednesday Is WordPress Day, is back! And it’s better than ever. The course has now been expanded from six weeks to eight weeks. It takes you from the initial stages of website design, to installing WordPress on your Web hosting account, to writing your first posts and pages, to administering your site to keep it secure. At the end of the eight weeks you’ll have a fully functioning website.

I found the Intro webinar very informative & am looking forward to the class.
—Sue L.

This is best for people who already have an idea for a website, but we have sample accounts you can use for the workshops if you’d prefer. You’ll be watching Carl Eric Johnson as he redesigns an actual client’s website. Then you’ll practice what you’ve learned each week on your own site. And you’ll have access to Carl’s design input for the duration of the class.

Each webinar is held at the following time:

  • Wednesdays, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time

Even if you can’t attend the live sessions on Wednesday evenings, you may still want to register, because we are concurrently developing a series of video tutorials, and webinar attendees will have access to them for free.

I just wanted to say thank you for a great 6 weeks of Wednesday Is WordPress Day. This webinar was very helpful for an overall view of WordPress and its operations. You cover tons of information and made it very understandable for someone who’s never worked on the nitty-gritty of a website before. Thank you so much.
—Darlene D.

Week 1 (March 11): Website Design Fundamentals

  • How to research your competition’s websites
  • How to research keywords
  • Decide on what pages to include
  • How to choose a domain name
  • What to look for in a Web hosting account
  • Get familiar with cPanel

Week 2 (March 18): Install and Configure WordPress

  • “The Famous 5-Minute Installation”
  • The so-called “one-click” install
  • Recommended settings to change immediately

Week 3 (March 25): Pages and Posts

  • Format of a typical website
  • Similarities and differences between pages and posts
  • How to change your home page to a “static” page
  • How to set up a custom menu
  • How to use the Visual editor
  • How to use the Text editor
  • Predating and postdating posts
  • How to add hyperlinks
  • How to add special characters

Week 4 (April 1): Add Media (Visual Content)

  • Add something visual to every post and page
  • Adding an image to a post or page
  • Always specify alternative text
  • The Media Library
  • Adding a video to a post or page
  • Other media to add

Week 5 (April 8): Themes and Plugins

  • Content versus display
  • Types of themes
  • Widgets and widget areas
  • Creating additional menus
  • Common plugins

Week 6 (April 15): Website Administration

  • Backup and recovery
  • Two aspects to backing up WordPress
  • FTP is your friend
  • Practice recovery before you need it
  • User administration

Week 7 (April 22): Advanced Tips & Techniques

  • Preparing graphics for the Web
  • Generating graphics with PowerPoint
  • Anatomy of an effective blog post
  • Adding an image gallery
  • RSS feeds
  • Visitor-friendly sitemaps
  • XML sitemaps for better SEO
  • Embedding Google Analytics

Week 8 (April 29): Q&A Session

Your class is wonderful and you are indeed a gifted and passionate teacher.
—Bobbi B.

What Is Your Investment?

First, let’s consider what you’ll save by designing, maintaining, and administering your own website. In addition to being a WordPress trainer, Carl is also a full-service Web developer. His most popular price point for a simple, business-oriented website is $1,500. Websites that include e-commerce capabilities or membership sites carry premiums on top of that. (And most of his fellow Web developers charge a whole lot more.) You’ll learn how easy it is to develop all of the above in this workshop, saving you thousands of dollars on your initial website development.

Carl’s “Webmaster Service” package starts at $50 per month or $500 per year. By learning how to administer your own website, you’ll save this ongoing fee as well.

So what to charge for attendance at this eight-week hands-on workshop? Ultimately we plan to charge $499 to attend a workshop of this caliber. However, our initial price will be set at $299. But through the end of the 2015 calendar year, Carl is slashing the price by 40% to a mere …

$179

But Wait, There’s More!

The first six people to enroll and pay by cash or check can attend the class for a mere:

$160

Why So Inexpensive?

Quite frankly, these reduced prices will not last. So why am I offering this class at such low price points? Simple. I’m looking for testimonials and case studies. Since you’ll be helping me, I’ll help you by charging less. At least for now. :)

What Are You Waiting For?

Enroll today! Click the button below to pay $179 by credit card:

If you wish to take advantage of the cash or check price of $160, simply let me know where and when I can expect to receive your payment.

Questions? Use the Contact page to ask us any and all questions. We look forward to seeing you online in the Wednesday Is WordPress Day class!