Build A Basic Website

A project-centered course. 9 in-person sessions.
Mondays, 3:30-5pm. Beginning January 2019.
Williamsburg, MA

Perfect for the small business owner, entrepreneur or hobbyist. Learn to build and maintain your own WordPress website.

Make Your Own Website by Spring!

Upon completion of this DIY course you will have your own 6 page brochure-style website with a simple contact form.

You will need to bring a wifi-enabled laptop to our meetings. You will have homework to complete before the class begins, as well as between each session. All levels welcome, but a basic computer, website and email proficiency is required.

In this course you will:

  • Get Hands on WordPress Experience
  • Create a 6 Page Brochure (text and images) Style Website
  • Select and Implement a Theme
  • Select and Install Plugins
  • Create a Contact Form
  • Learn Security and Maintenance Best Practices

All content for your website will be provided by you.  If you do not have content ready for your site when the course begins, there will be time to develop it as homework during the course. The term “content” encompasses any headlines, text, images, artwork, photography, or logos you will add to your website. In each case, you should have permission to use content that was not created by you. If you need resources for stock photography or dummy text, I can provide them. If you already have a WordPress website, you can export and re-use your content, or build new.

Important Note! You will need to purchase your own hosting and domain before the class begins. Recommendations upon enrollment.

WordPress is a free, open source, user friendly, web browser-based Content Management System, that allows you to create and publish your content on the web. If you can fill out a web form, you can publish content with WordPress. Hosting costs vary, depending on your needs. Reliable hosting costs ~$40-$100 / year.

Extended sessions may be available to dig deeper into simple third-party (etsy, instagram, patreon) integrations, theme customization or email marketing depending on interest. This course will not cover e-commerce or SEO in any depth, but this could be considered if an extended session is scheduled.

Nine 90-minute sessions.
Mondays, 3:30 – 5pm.
at Bread Euphoria in Williamsburg.
Begins the first Monday in January.

Sliding Scale $555 – 999.
Payable in installments.
Final payment due first class.

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basic hostingregistered domainwifi-enabled laptopemail, computer and internet proficiencyadditional licenses tbd

 

Emily Sparkle has been building and maintaining websites for more than 25 years. She has helped dozens of small to mid-sized businesses attract clients and gain exposure on the Internet. Let her help get your project onto the web in the new year.

marketing support for small businesses and entrepreneurs. wordpress website design, development, maintenance and empowerment.