Learning Opportunities for WordPress
There is a plethora of learning opportunities ranging from individual blogs and YouTube videos to full training courses available on DVD or online. Maury will show and discuss some of his favorite sites and content for learning to be a WordPress developer. If time permits he will also demonstrate the use of photo/text sliders to enhance your website.
Now that you have designed your website, you want to link it and the content to social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Maury will discuss some of the techniques for using Facebook to promote your website and using your website to enhance your Facebook content.
Today's webmasters face a myriad of security challenges for the websites they supervise. Maury will discuss several methods for securing your website from unwanted intruders, including lock-outs and 2-part authentication.
It's time to break away from the traditional WordPress designs and try a fresh approach to develop the front page of your site. Maury will demonstrate the use of several WordPress themes, Suffusion, Weaver ii and Customizr, which allow extensive customization in page design and interactive elements.
Last month we talked about Google Sites, a simple and free method to establish your presence on the Web. We will continue this discussion, highlighting several other similar offerings like GoDaddy WebSite Builder and WIX.
Exploring Google Sites and Google Apps
Google Sites are a quick and easy way to build a website and estabiish your presence on the web. They are extensively used in the field of education by teachers to build sites for their classes. Join Maury as we explore the world of Google Sites and Google Apps for building websites
April is Double-Feature month. (There won't be a May meeting on Memorial Day)
We have spent a number of sessions discussing how to develop a WordPress theme. In this session we will examine how a theme works to provide the look and feel of the website. We'll examine the various theme templates and the 'Loop' to understand how the pages are generated.
Theming Your WordPress Site
Maurice Green, SVCS Webmaster
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING DATE
In previous months we discussed building your own Wordpress theme from scratch. This month we will take the easy route and demonstrate several prebuilt themes which allow you to perform extensive modifications directly from the dashboard.