Startups and small businesses need an online presence but often don’t know where to start. 

WordPress is the most popular website management software on the planet. And though it’s easier to use WordPress than to code something from scratch, there’s still a learning curve for new users.

It’s time to get your site up and running with WordPress and understand how to use WordPress to make great sites.

In this intro to WordPress, we’ll go through everything you need to know to start building websites with WordPress.

Assumptions for attendees:

  • You have a domain.
  • You have an email provider.
  • You have a web hosting provider.
  • You have an existing WordPress site or a new WordPress site.

We’ll go through:

  • Core WordPress overview: Content management, site settings, user management.
  • Working with content types: Posts, pages, media.
  • Working with users: Default roles, adding new users, managing existing users.
  • WordPress plugins: What they are, how to evaluate, and recommendations for startups & small biz.
  • WordPress themes: What they are, how to evaluate, and recommendations for startups & small biz.
  • WordPress maintenance: Monitoring, backups, updates.
  • Next steps: Additional resources for learning more about WordPress.

Leave behinds:

  • Cheat sheet to reference at your leisure.

Who’s presenting?

Andy McIlwain (@andymci) has been working with WordPress since 2007 and co-organizing local WordPress community events since 2011. He currently wrangles content projects at GoDaddy. You can find him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and his personal blog.

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