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Rob Marlbrough presents "WordPress Workshop for Beginners"

From October 25, 2014 9:00 am until October 25, 2014 1:00 pm
Posted by Chris Seraidaris
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WordPress has evolved from a popular blogging platform to an enterprise-level web site building platform. From creating a web help portal to a department newsletter, knowing how to build a WordPress site is a valuable skill for every technical communicator.

This 4-hour workshop includes an overview of WordPress features and hands-on experience building a WP site.

An excellent value! Get experience building a WordPress site for one-fifth the price of a similar pre-conference workshop at last year’s STC Summit: $45 for STC members, $65 for Non-STC members, and $25 for students. A light breakfast is included.

Highlights of the workshop include:

Hour 1: Workshop Introduction, presenter background, and overview of WordPress
 - Main features and components
 - Advantages over other web site platforms
 - Tech Comm applications (WP site, web help portal, newsletter, blog)
 - Marketing applications (WP site and blog – essential for independent consultants)

Hour 2: Installation and Admin login area walkthrough

Hour 3: Building a WP site from start to finish, including themes, common plugins, and content editing. (hands-on)

Hour 4: Customizing your WP site, including colors, logo, header, menu, sidebar, and footer. (hands-on)

Equipment: Each attendee needs to bring a PC or Mac with WiFi connectivity.

Maximum class size is 40, so register early to ensure your seat!

About the Speaker

Rob Marlbrough is a technology and marketing pro who knows his stuff when it comes to WordPress, site integration, development, and digital marketing. A San Diego Magazine Top Tech Exec Award nominee, Rob launched Web Wizards in 1997, today a leading WordPress services and web hosting provider, as well as co-founded Fandom Marketing, a social media marketing agency and Minglestream, a tweetwall service, in 2011.

His prior 15 year career in Software Engineering and IT management was most recently with Nik Software (acquired by Google), creators of Apple’s 2011 iPad App of the Year, Snapseed. He was a past board member of AIGA San Diego as Marketing Strategist, and the Event Director on the board of Social Media Club San Diego.

You can read his blog on WordPress topics at: http://wpwebwizards.com/blog/


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