Workshop D: Building on Blogging: How to take WordPress to the Next Level


Title: Workshop D: Building on Blogging: How to take WordPress to the Next Level
Instructor: Samantha Slade, Auspicious Consulting / Two Scarves Design & Development

Description: WordPress continues to be a popular blogging tool that is always growing for content management and website management. The great name recognition allows for it to be an unintimidating entry point for small businesses and institutions to create more robust websites that are easily administered by non-technical staff. This session will look at the jumping off point where WordPress moves beyond a blogging platform, and explore how WordPress can be used to create customized web experiences, from working with themes to using custom fields.

What to Bring:
Samantha’s workshop will be focused on using the Respo and Bones themes for WordPress. If you’d like to duplicate her development environment, she’d recommend coming to the workshop with the following items installed on a laptop.

WordPress
Respo
Firebug

It may also be useful to have these optional items installed.

Bones
SimpLess
FTP client
ySlow

Totally confused? Don’t want to download all this stuff? Come to the workshop anyway and look on with someone or watch Samantha’s screen!

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