Create a Free Website

(90 Minute Workshop)

 

My 90 minute workshop is free to attend at the IAAP convention. You will be shown some of the basics of creating a free WordPress website.

Some of the topics that will be covered are as follows:

  • free vs paid service
  • registering a domain name
  • setting up a hosting account
  • picking & installing a theme
  • choosing the best plugins
  • blog vs static page types
  • creating pages and layouts
  • adding images and graphics
  • slideshows and portfolios
  • content best practices
  • widget types, adding widgets
  • changing the theme settings

It is a lot of ground to cover in just 90 minutes. As a result of time constraints, some of the material will be gone over quickly and just the more essential items will be covered in depth.

Having a domain name and hosting account set up prior to the workshop would allow you to follow along and implement some of the actionable items during the presentation via your own smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

An alternative approach is to set up a free account with wordpress.com, however be advised that there are certain limitations with doing this.