Saturday Beginner Workshops

On Saturday, August 2nd, in addition to the main tracks, WordCamp NYC will be offering beginner workshops. If you’re just starting out with WordPress (or don’t know where to start), these workshops are for you. There are two workshops on Saturday, each divided into two sections:

Morning – Introduction to WordPress

WordPress 101
Presented by: Shanta Nathwani

  • .COM vs .ORG
  • Themes & Plugins
  • Pages & Posts
  • Categories & Tags

Overview of the WordPress Dashboard
Presented by: Marc Benzakein

  • Overview of the Dashboard menus
  • Common WordPress settings
  • How to create/edit posts & pages
  • Adding users
  • How to manage comments
  • Managing menus & widgets

Afternoon – Customizing WordPress

Choosing & Customizing Your Theme
Presented by: Jamie Schmid

  • What is a theme?
  • Where to find themes
  • Choosing your theme
  • Installation & activation
  • Customizing/theme options

Adding Functionality to your site with Plugins
Presented by: Kiko Doran

  • What can plugins do?
  • Finding and Installing Plugins
  • Useful Plugins
  • Troubleshooting tips

A computer isn’t required, but we recommend you bring your own laptop to follow along.

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