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Hello All  CWC Members!

Thank you for having Laurie McLean and I speak at your recent meeting for the South Bay Chapter.

Here is the download links for the handouts I had with me.

Linda Lee Handout CWC-Content-Ideas Website Promoting

8 Elements Every Author Website Should Have

Also here is the sign up for the discounted price for the next WordPress Bootcamp at Mills College, Nov 10, 2012


CWC discounted price $99.00

Learn WordPress  hands on live training and teachingLearn WordPress Live. Do you need to learn WordPress or enhance and refresh your current skills?

  Many people start to use their WordPress website, and then forget some of what they may have already learned or never figured out things like uploading images correctly, how to name your images for search engine optimization, or things like the best plugins and tools to optimize and get the most out of your WordPress website. With our WordPress bootcamps, we offer you live  and hands on help with WordPress. During WordPress bootcamp you will be working on live test sites with hands on help in a small classroom environment. Classes are limited to 8. Class sizes range from 4-10. We still have room for Mills College, Nov 10th, 2012 WordPress Bootcamp training class. In our half day bootcamp you will learn the topics below.

  1.  Logging In Several ways to login, and how to get to the dashboard.

Video 1

2. The Dashboard Part One Media, Links, Pages, Posts, Comments.

3. Themes and Menus  Custom Themes, Upgrade, Use free themes, search themes by color or layout. Video 3

4. Custom Menu Section, Parent and Child Pages Explained How to set up a custom menu, and what are parent and child pages. Custom Menu Set up, Parent Child pages WordPress  


5. General Settings Dashboard | User Section

Video 5 WordPress Bootcamp


6. General Settings Dashboard | Writing | Reading | Discussion


7. How to create and publish a Post or a Page

How to create a post and page in WordPress and set it up

8. Adding tags or keywords and categories

How to work with tags, keywords and catagories wordpress

9. Working with Images Part One

working with images wordpress  

10. Working with Images Part Two |Slideshows and Gallery

Gallery, Images, Slideshows WordPress


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Self publishing bootcamp, Stanford University Oct 13 2012

Discount Link for CWC Self Publishing Bootcamp Sign Up



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Helpful Articles and Resources

What is the difference between WordPress.com and a self hosted WordPress website?

What is a Pingback?

10 Ways to Make Your Website Sticky- How to Keep Your Readers Coming Back for More. Bonus Download Handout, click below for the PDF download. How to make your website sticky- 10 ways to keep your readers coming back


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If you would like to just sign up with Hostgator on your own, I have a 25% of coupon you can use. Go here-select your plan and when checking out, useaskmpc25off” , and you will save 25% of on any plan you select, and the more you pay in advance the more you will save. If you need an SSL cert to run your shopping cart or payment system, I highly recommend you select their business plan. It includes a FREE SSL cert, which godaddy and other hosts charge 200-300 a year for. This is a huge savings if you are someone who needs that.

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