You Can WordPress, Too: Part 1

“WordPress now leads the pack among open source content management systems”… Say what?

  • Over 50,000,000 websites run on WordPress
  • More than 1,500 free themes make it look the way you want it to
  • More than 20,000 free plugins make it work the way you need it to
  • Thousands of of indie developers – big, small, and freelance – are making money with WordPress

At the next Refresh meetup, Aaron Collegeman, one of our resident WordPress experts and Bright Coworkers, will teach you how to get started with WordPress, and setup a self-hosted WordPress site from scratch:

  • How/where to register a domain name
  • Setting up a Web hosting account with MediaTemple
  • Installing WordPress
  • Installing a custom Theme
  • Installing custom plugins
  • Paying for WordPress – commercial themes and plugins

Join us before and after the talk when Aaron will answer your WordPress questions. All questions, not just about the basics, are welcome. So whether you’re a WordPress newbie or an expert, we hope you’ll join in the fun.

This talk will be the first in a series of talks about managing your own WordPress sites:

  • Part 2: Customizing themes
  • Part 3: Hosting multiple WordPress sites
  • Part 4: Writing plugins
  • Part 5: Writing themes – the basics
  • Part 6: Writing themes – advanced features

If you’re interested in leading any of these other talks, please contact Aaron.

About Aaron:

Aaron Collegeman is the lead developer for Squidoo, and is also the owner of Fat Panda – a Winchester, VA-based software development company focused on building cool stuff for and with the WordPress platform.

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One Response to “You Can WordPress, Too: Part 1”

  1. Sorry I will miss this week! Pay attention refreshers-I am proof that Aaron’s guidance works. Enjoy the brew for me.