On May 19th, from 9 am – noon, New Tricks is putting on our first workshop. At the end of three hours you’ll have had a boatload of fun and leave with your very own blog. Yes, we did say free. Please let us know if you would like to attend since space is limited.
WordPress is a Open Source program that allows one to use their software platform to have a blog, to build themes and templates and to basically have free access to build onto and around it. In this “Get Yourself a Free, WordPress.com Blog” workshop you do not have to have your own domain name. You will end up with a blog that will have an address like: www.whatevernameyouchoose/wordpress.com. So not only is the workshop free, but the blog is free and you do not have to pay for hosting or a domain name.
If you have your own domain name, this workshop still may be helpful to you, we will just have to meet with you separately to show you how to get yourself set up with what is called Self-hosted WordPress. In this case your blog/site url will be: www.whatevernameyouhave.com.
Be sure to bring your laptop since we will be working hands on. If you have art, graphics or photos please have them with you, already scanned in and accessible on your computer. We will have coffee and goodies while we get everyone set up on the wireless network so please be on time so we can all start together.
If you want to get a bit of a head start and drool over the possibilities of the self-hosted WordPress, go to www.wordpress.org/showcase and look at the many cool WordPress websites that they have out for show and tell.
Sign Up here to reserve your space today!