Create your WordPress website in two days

CHF650.00

23 & 24 November 2018
@ Impact Hub Geneva

This masterclass is designed to help social innovators learn the skills needed to create and manage their own Wordpress website – all in the space of two days. During this hands-on masterclass with our expert facilitators, Louis Poncet and Kathleen Holmlund, you will learn how to get a new site up and running, and make it look stylish and professional.

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WordPress is the most popular website management system in use today, and over the course of this 2-day masterclass, you will learn how to set up and manage a website and make it search-engine friendly.  You will also receive valuable input on how to make your site look stylish and professional, how to write compelling content for your website, and tips on how to promote your website and increase traffic. Whether you want to showcase your blog, portfolio, nonprofit or business, you will leave this class with the foundations of a beautiful website, and the skills to continue managing and enhancing it.

Masterclass Outline:

  • Install and configure WordPress 
  • Understand the difference between posts and pages
  • How to update and manage your content
  • Manage links, tags, and media
  • Create custom navigation menus
  • Customize your site using the DIVI theme website builder
  • Assign user roles and permissions
  • Activate plug-ins that enable enhanced features such as eCommerce
  • Attract visitors with correct SEO 
  • Track visits by using the Google Analytics 
  • And much much more

The class will be conducted in both French and English adapting to the needs of the participants. Presentation slides and a user manual will be available in both languages.

Who this is for:

This class is designed for people who have little to no knowledge of WordPress and HTML coding. The focus will be on conveying the basics but also the fundamentals of a WordPress website. The course will be delivered in both English and French, depending on the needs of the participants.

What to bring:

Ahead of the class you’re strongly encouraged to put some thought into the content and branding of your website – for example, colour preferences, text for different pages, and any images, illustrations or logos you’d like to use. Once you have completed registration, we will also invite you to fill out a form to better inform your trainers about your needs and expectations of the masterclass. Should you have any questions about the masterclass, do not hesitate to contact the trainers directly louis@poncet.org and kathleen@kathleenholmlund.com.  You’re also encouraged to bring along your laptop and include some text and images to use when building web pages during the class.

Masterclass Trainers:

Kathleen Holmlund of ForGood Network – A digital marketing and PR specialist with over 11 years experience developing and managing WordPress blogs and websites for NGOs and businesses. Check out her full bio on LinkedIn 

Louis Poncet of Needs – A system engineer specialised in the deployment and operation of Open source technologies infrastructure. Working online since 1998 developing websites, managing large infrastructures and all tasks that are required to do so. Check out his full bio on LinkedIn 

Cancellation Policy: We have a 48hr cancellation policy with full refund. Any cancellations made after that will be treated on a case by case basis. As we plan to run the course again in November, your registration can be rolled over.