WordPress Bootcamp Description

  • Join me and learn the basics about using WordPress.

    If you have any questions, please contact me. My goal is to make this simple, and easy to understand. I teach in plain language, no geek speak.I have tried to make this as easy as possible by pre-setting up all the training items we need to learn together. 


  • Upcoming WP BootCamp Sessions 2017
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    Next Date for WordPress Bootcamp is: January 2017, Manzanita Press, Angels Camp. Dates TBA

    San Francisco Writers Conference, Monday January 20, 2017. 



    • Each class attendee will be given a test site, already set up with plugins and ready to use, so the class will be able to learn at the same pace.


    • I will send all attendees their test site login and a zip file with images we will use in our training, and directions for the class ahead of time.


    • You will have access to your  WordPress test site for for 60 days after class to continue to practice or refresh what you will learn.


    • Image folder with re-sized images so we can work efficiently with the image portion of the training.


    • You will be able to download the training folders to your desktop for future use to keep, and to use for more practice on your own. 


  • This class includes an online follow up set of 10 video lessons covering what you learned.


  • You will have access to those for 1 year. 


  • Class starts promptly and we will take one 15 minute break.
    We will have 30 minutes at the end for Q and A.

**You must bring a computer that can connect to the internet.
    Not a tablet. 
*I highly recommend you bring a mouse. Working on a website with a touch pad is slow and    cumbersome.

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 | Resizing and finding images

Gallery, Images, Slideshows WordPress



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What is a Pingback?

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Free 30 minute consultation with me about your website or online presence.

Please go here and fill out my pre-planning sheet. I will contact you and set up a time to chat.  


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