Basics of WordPress – Launching an Awesome Site

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Course Description:

In this class, you’ll learn how to make a website using WordPress. The ultimate goal of this course is to get you comfortable with and excited about the world’s number one CMS. (And to learn what a CMS even is). We think you’ll be amazed to find how easy it is to build a site that really looks and functions like the websites you use every day.

What you will do in the class

Here’s roughly how our lessons will be laid out:

  • 20 minutes to an hour learning about whatever we’ll be doing that day.
  • An hour applying what we learned to our own projects
  • Finally time for wrap-up and questions

Who should take this class

Anyone who wishes to understand WordPress would benefit from this class. We don’t assume that you have any development or coding experience. We want to help ordinary, non-technical people to see that web design is actually very doable. And if you are a highly technical person, all the better! We’ll have extra stuff to teach you.

What you will need to bring to the class

Your own laptop. If it’s a Windows machine, it should be running at least Windows 7 and have 2 gigabytes of internal memory. If it is a Mac, it should be running El Capitan and also have at least 4 gigabytes of internal memory.

What you will learn in this class:

You will learn to launch websites, style pages to look how you want, find and install plugins to add functionality, and find, install, and manage themes. Basically everything you need to get a working website off the ground.

Length: The Class is six weeks long beginning on November 6th. Class is two nights a week,  Mondays, and Wednesdays from 6-9pm.

Cost: The course costs $275.

Ticket Type: Purchase a spot in the course online. You do not need to bring a receipt to class.

Course Location: At the Shasta Venture Hub. 4300 Caterpillar Road, Redding, CA 96003

Course instructor: Jake Hinton

About Me

Just one year ago I was an electrician taking my first Cloud Wise Academy class. Now I’m the resident project manager/designer at Cloud Potential. In that year, I’ve managed the creation of websites for numerous business, including websites for multi-million dollar companies. Primarily I’ve worked in WordPress and have become very familiar with what it takes to make a site in an efficient and effective way.

Before I was an electrician I was a financial advisor. Before that, I was an EOD specialist for the Marines, defusing bombs. Building websites is usually less stressful than that.

I took the class so that my wife and I could start a family, and I’m happy to report that we have recently adopted two children. I know better than anyone that these classes change lives. I hope that you have a similar experience!

Office Hours

This material is a bit more challenging to tackle than our first course, and I realize that. So, I’d like to offer office hours for about an hour or so after each lesson. Since we have a strict “No One Left Behind” policy, everyone will be in the same spot at the end of the day. However, I want to help anyone who wants to get ahead. The office hours are also a good time to ask questions about the additional problems at the end of each lesson.

1 review for Basics of WordPress – Launching an Awesome Site

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jake Hinton

    Yes, This is a bias review, I am after all one of the teachers at CloudWise. But I got my start as a professional web developer in the very first CloudWise class. I can tell you from first hand experience there is no shortage of business in this industry and there is no more fun and creative industry out there. Take the class and see where it takes you!

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