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Website Development for Beginners
Tuesday, 22 January 2013 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Whether you have started a small business and need a web presence or you have a topic that you
want to tell the world about. This workshop is geared towards individuals looking to create a simple,
easy‐to‐manage website. During this workshop, you will create your own website using WordPress.
WordPress is powerful easy to use content management system used by many individuals and
businesses to manage their websites and blogs. This hands‐on workshop led by Sarah Green will
introduce you to WordPress and guide you to create a basic website for your small business.
Also covered in the workshop is a brief explanation of domain registration, hosting your website and
why each of these are a requirement to getting your business on the web.
Requirements: A laptop computer with wireless internet capability. Please be familiar with your
computer and internet settings (how to connect to a wireless network). A standard WordPress
platform with a default theme installed will be provided for to create your site.
During this 4 hour workshop we will guide you step‐by‐step through the admin area of WordPress so
you understand the various areas you can edit to make the site reflect your business and brand.
Upon the completion of the workshop you will:
1. Have a functioning WordPress website (test site) and blog.
2. Understand the difference between a website and a blog.
3. Know how to add pages and posts.
4. Understand and be able to use the built‐in editor.
5. Understand themes, plugins and widgets.
6. Know how to change themes.
7. Know how to add plugins.
8. Be able to navigate the control panel and make basic changes.
The test site you will use is provided by Koallo.ca. Your site will be accessible for 30 days following
the course. Should you wish to continue hosting your test site or if you want to make the site live
please contact Koallo at 613‐369‐5046 or email email@example.com. If you require a domain name,
you can search your preferred domain and registered it at www.koallo.ca for $12.99. If you have
previously registered a domain Koallo can help you transfer or redirect the domain. For taking this
workshop you are entitled to receive a coupon code to receive 30% off of hosting.
Speaker Bio – Sarah Green Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Green is the owner and president of SiLK Web Solutions. She is also the project manager and
web developer behind many successful projects, working in the industry for the past 12 years.
Starting with the management of a local high tech website and then eventually branching out to
start her own business, she strives to offer clients the service that SiLK is renowned for. Sarah offers
her clients many CMS options and is happy to share her knowledge of WordPress.
Cancellation Policy: We require 48 hours' notice to refund or cancel this workshop. Please note a 10% administration fee will apply.
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Invest Ottawa - Entrepreneurship
Invest Ottawa is dedicated to helping Ottawa entrepreneurs make informed decisions about starting and growing their businesses. We promote Ottawa's economy, through the development of products and services that encourage entrepreneurship and support business growth.
Invest Ottawa has a staff of dedicated business professionals, who provide advice and counsel to entrepreneurs on a variety of levels. As well, we provide links to other business organizations, seminars and entrepreneurial events, online training and many other tools and resources to assist the budding entrepreneur.
Many of our entrepreneurship initiatives are supported by two main funding partners: the City of Ottawa; the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation; as well as four major sponsors: RBC Royal Bank; Logan Katz LLP; Low Murchison LLP; Mediaplus Advertising.