Might You Be Interested in Taking a Class With Us?

We are contemplating the idea of offering a series of classes and want to know if you would be interested in taking a class with us. The first class we would offer is “How to Create a Dynamic Website or Blog with WordPress” and would be great for anyone seeking to build and maintain a website easily, especially writers, artists, creative individuals, or bloggers. We want to offer this class to (1) individuals who like to do things themselves but want to learn the best practices and get things done right, & (2) individuals who want a new website but can’t afford to hire a web design firm to build a custom website so are seeking to try setting up a basic version themselves (FYI: our custom website packages range anywhere from $1500 – $10,000+).

Here are the tentative details for the class:

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How to Create a Dynamic Website or Blog with WordPress

Date: TBA
Location: TBA
Time: 10AM – 4PM (or similar time frame), includes a break for lunch
Cost: $200
Class Size: 8
Class Level: Beginner
During this class, you will learn to create your new WordPress website from start to finish!

This class is for:
•    Those seeking to build and maintain a website easily
•    Those looking to update a website either by themselves or as part of a team
•    Those who want to create a web presence without learning coding languages
•    Artists, writers, creative individuals, or others looking to maintain a portfolio/personal website and/or blog

The class will cover:
•    Wordpress Installation & Setup
•    Basics of WordPress CMS
•    Adding posts & pages
•    Editing sidebars, menus, installing plugins, and other additional features
•    Customizing existing templates
•    General security practices
•    Backing up your website

Plus, extras like:
•    Basic SEO tips and practices for WordPress
•    Image optimization
•    Tips for improved website performance
•    UX (User Experience) & design practices
•    Mobile / Responsive design

Class structure:
•    The class will be conducted as a hands-on group workshop. We will walk you through every step of the process while our team of web professionals will be available for one-on-one attention, guidance, and consulting.
•    You will receive a PDF Manual to keep for future reference.
•    The class comes with 2 weeks of additional email consulting and support after the class.
•    We will provide lunch, water, & tea. [Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions] You can also opt to bring your own lunch.

What you need to bring:
•    Domain Registration & Hosting (WordPress compatible)
[If you don’t already have a hosting account, you can host with us for an additional fee (contact us for details or questions)]
•    Your laptop (Mac or PC is fine)
•    Your goals and ideas for your new website
•    (To help speed up the process, you can come to class even more prepared with the following already downloaded to your computer: FTP Client (such as Filezilla), basic text editor (such as Smultron), and WordPress files (from WordPress website) – [links will be provided].

Not included in the class cost:
•    Fees for domain registration & hosting
•    Fees for purchasing premium themes (not required, free theme options are available)

Questionnaire:
•    To better tailor the class for you, please follow this link (TBD) to fill out a short questionnaire that covers your skill levels, goals and desires for your website, and other pertinent information to help us help you.

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Would you be interested in taking this class with us? If so, please drop us a line by leaving a comment below, using the contact form, or emailing us directly at info@putontheglasses.com.

Make sure to give us a way to contact you if the class becomes available, which days of the week would be best for you (the class will probably take place on a Saturday or Sunday, but if enough people reply, we’ll consider a class during the week), and any other comments you might have.

We will only be offering the class if enough people are interested, so please share this with any friends, especially those who maybe have been thinking about building a website for awhile but haven’t gotten started yet!

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