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WordPress Classes at Placer School for Adults – Fall 2015

Be in control of your own website by harnessing the power of WordPress

Placer School for Adults - Fall 2015 CatalogLearn how to build your own self-hosted WordPress website and/or blog through a free Q&A session, a “Women Empowering Women in Tech Session,” an introductory workshop and 2 series of 4 Monday afternoons (1-4pm)  in Auburn, CA through Placer School for Adults. Each session/class/Q&A/workshop requires that you register in advance and there are prerequisites for the workshop and classes. If you register before September 1st, you get $5 off any class!

Register through Placer here

Free Q&A: Monday, September 14th from 1:00-2:00pm 13055 Bill Francis Dr., Auburn, CA – Pre-registration is required #6008100

Can’t make or missed the Q&A? Post your questions about my WordPress offerings and get answers here: https://getsatisfaction.com/cats_web_weave

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 from 5:30pm-7:00pm -Women Empowering Women in Tech #0605002 – $5

Calling the Women! Come learn about how technology can help advance your career and increase your earning potential. Bring your questions and laptop to this informative session on “What is a website?” and “How do I get started with WordPress?” Co-hosted with fellow Placer teacher, Arij Mousa.

Monday, September 21st from 1:00-3:30pm – Tech Center 13055 Bill Francis Dr., Auburn, CA – Introduction to WordPress #6003400 – $34

Learn the pros and cons of using the self-hosted version of WordPress to build a website as well as register a domain name, purchase web hosting and install WordPress correctly and securely on a shared hosting server. Upon completion, students will have a working self-hosted WordPress website to continue building upon during WordPress Level 1. Bring a credit/debit card, Wi-Fi capable laptop and at least three domain name choices (i.e. www.mydomain.com) for your website. Prerequisite: Basic computer and internet skills. Download the Syllabus for Introduction to WordPress Workshop

4 Monday afternoons starting September 28th – October 19th from 1:00-4:00pm – Tech Center 13055 Bill Francis Dr., Auburn, CA – Wordpress Level 1 – #6003500 – $69

Building upon the introductory class, students will learn about security and backups, installing a theme and plugins, adding a navigation menu, editing content and adding video from YouTube. Bring your wifi capable laptop. Prerequisites: Basic Computer and Internet Skills and Introduction to WordPress. Download the Course Syllabus for WordPress Level 1

4 Monday afternoons starting October 26th – November 16th from 1:00-4:00pm – Tech Center 13055 Bill Francis Dr., Auburn, CA – Wordpress Level 2 – #6003300 – $69

Level 2: Create a child theme for custom CSS styling, add social sharing buttons, contact forms and stats, sync blog posts with prominent social media website profiles, install and setup an SEO plugin to optimize search engine results, connect an email list (such as MailChimp, AWeber or WordPress.com), integrate with Google Analytics, setup a basic shopping cart and other advanced topics upon request. Bring your wifi capable laptop. Prerequisites: WordPress Level 1, basic computer and internet skills. Download the Course Syllabus for WordPress Level 2

Contact the office for more information about refund policy and/or registration:

Placer School For Adults
390 Finley Street
Auburn, CA 95603
Office: 530.885.8585
Fax: 530.823.1406

Register through Placer here

If you know someone who needs financial assistance to take these classes (or any at Placer School for Adults), please let them know that there are scholarships available. Applicants would need to pay for the class in advance and if they are approved for assistance, they would be reimbursed. Questions about registration and/or financial aid can be directed to the Placer School for Adults Office at 530-885-8585.

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Class Preview Video: What will be covered in the Intro. to WordPress Class?

In this video, I briefly outline the subjects I will covering in my upcoming Introduction to WordPress class in Grass Valley, CA.