Build Your Own Business Website - A 3-Session Workshop

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Name: Build Your Own Business Website - A 3-Session Workshop
Date: November 16, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Website: REGISTER
Event Description:
Lyne Amos, Principal of Fyne Lyne Ventures will lead this 3-session workshop to help you build a website using the WordPress platform. WorkdPress is free, as are its updates, and gives businesses maximum flexibility in look, function, and ownership of the site.  Third party 'plugins' which add functionality to WordPress are mostly free as well. Help will be given on how to purchase a domain name and website hosting account. Plesae bring a credit card to class to cover these charges. Typical charges are $15 per year for a domain name and $85 per year for hosting. Attendees should also bring a laptop to class and be prepared to do the assigned homework between classes.
Session 1:
  • Choose and purchase a domain name (www.yoursite.com)
  • Purchase a hosting account (this is space on a server where your website files will live)
  • Explore the hosting account control panel
  • Install the WordPress application in your new hosting account
  • Install a WordPress theme (template)
  • Install a security plugin
  • Review possible site configuration options (sitemap)
Session 2:
  • Install remaining plugins
  • Choose page templates and add content and photos to your site
  • Format text
  • Customize theme colors and fonts
  • Configure “widgets”
Session 3:
  • Questions and Answers
  • Install optional plugins for added functionality (e.g., Calendar, Gallery, Slider, etc.)
  • Configure contact form
  • Open a MailChimp account and configure e-mail signup form
  • Install Google Analytics
This program is part of the Skillsbox: Tools for Business Success series that is co-sponsored by the Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.
 
Location:
Ridgefield Library
472 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, November 1 from 7 - 9 PM
Thursday, November 16 from 7 - 9 PM
Wednesday, November 29 from 7 - 9 PM
Contact Information:
Lesley Lambton, (203) 438-2282
Fees/Admission:
FREE (except for domain registration and website hosting fees)
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