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[HUB Workbench] WordPress for Creative Professionals
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (PST)
San Francisco, United States
About the class
How can I setup a website in 5 minutes?
How can I create a professional portfolio and embed media into my site (photos, videos, audio, gallery)?
If you want to have an awesome site, WordPress will help you get there. WordPress is the most popular publishing platform - in fact, over 20% of new domains registered are running their sites on WordPress. Seriously. Musicians, photographers, creatives, magazine, and small business owners are all running their sites on WordPress - and you can too.
After this class is done, you'll have your very own kick @$$ WordPress site, hosted on WordPress.com. We can also review how to setup WordPress on your own host, install plugins to extend its functionality, embed video, and setup photo galleries to display your work. Syllabus
Review the ecosystem of WordPress
Review comparable solutions
Setup a working site on WordPress.com
Add photos and video to your About Page
Build Contact Page
Build Portfolio Page
Review next steps to launch your site
About Jaki Levy, Founder at Arrow Root Media
Jaki Levy has been teaching classes on WordPress for 5+ years and has helped 300+ individuals launch new WordPress sites. In 2006, he founded Arrow Root Media, a new media production and consulting company based in NYC. Jaki has worked with multiple non-profits and arts organizations, including: Issue Project Room, The Field, Dance/USA, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, Queens Council on the Arts, DanceBrazil and Soundstreams.
Jaki's online initiatives with Misnomer Dance Theater helped the company secure over $1.25 million in grants to help develop new initiatives for the arts. He was also the recipient of Cisco's $25k Digital Incubator grant.
When & Where
HUB Workbench helps changemakers develop the skills they need to succeed. Our teachers are activists, artists, and social entrepreneurs who envision a new kind of economy and a new definition of success in business. Our community will help you learn skills, build your project, and change the world.
HUB Workbench is a HUB Bay Area program.
The HUB Bay Area is part of a global community taking collaborative action for a better world. The HUB is an inspiring space, meaningful content and a vibrant global community of people.
We share the following values:
· Placemaking: We value the place around us.
· Collaborative Effort: Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration.
· Ethic of Respect: The Hub is a respectful place. It is safe for diversity, ideas, inspiration, and creativity.
· Building a Better World: Our community honors hopes, dreams, and values.
· Radical Inclusion: All are invited to join and build on the conversation.
Join the HUB Community today and receive discounts on events, classes and professional development opportunities.