Instructor: John LeBlanc
Price: $25 per workshop (25% discount available to ProtoHUB members) $85 for series of 4 workshops (15% savings)
Prerequisite: Confidence operating a Web Browser such as Chrome, Safari or Firefox
WordPress Workshop Wednesdays (WPWW) is a four (4) class series providing entrepreneurs, professionals and even hobbyists the skills & resources to develop attractive, functional and sustainable websites with WordPress for their business or pastime.
The series begins with the basics & general overview workshop and builds up to more focused workshop topics like template customization, adding functionality with plugins, collecting data with forms and e-commerce. Attendees may take the entire series at a discounted rate or purchase classes individually.
Workshops will be held at various locations such as Manoa Innovation Center and the Box Jelly; with at least one session held at the ProtoHUB monthly. The basic overview session repeats regularly for the benefit of students joining later or seeking a refresher.
Additional workshops will be introduced based on student demand for specialized tasks, work environments or industry-specific solutions.
WPWW is taught by local WordPress veteran John LeBlanc in partnership with the ProtoHUB Honolulu (With the HUB).
John LeBlanc is a veteran internet technologist of nearly two decades, beginning his career as the first staff internet developer for CBS TV & Radio in Boston.
He’d hand-crafted numerous content management solutions using open source technologies before identifying an early version of WordPress (version 1.2 in 2004) as an excellent foundation for sustainable web publishing.
Since specializing on the platform, John has built and tuned countless WP sites while closely tracking evolution of the platform and community. He teaches 3-hour workshops with Pacific New Media at University of Hawaii, Manoa Outreach College.
The Basics: Starting Your WordPress Website (Jan 07, 2014)
WordPress Installation and Configuration
Getting Familiar with the WordPress Dashboard
Fundamentals of Content Creation
Content Creation Techniques & Tools (Jan 14, 2014)
Working with Shortcodes
Automatic Content Embedding from Popular Services
Understanding Custom Post Types: Events, Testimonials, People, etc.
Ingesting Content from Outside Sources
WordPress Theme Customization (Jan 21, 2014)
Discovering and Installing Themes
Working with Theme Options
Managing Navigation Menus
Understanding Widgets and Widget Areas
Future-proofing Customizations using Child Themes
Extending WordPress Functionality with Plugins (Jan 28, 2014)
Discovering and Installing Plugins
Must-Have Plugins Demos
Understanding WordPress Plugin API: (aka Hooks & Filters)
Writing a Custom Plugin
Capturing Information with WordPress Forms (Not available this series)
Building Forms & Validating User Input
Import/Export of Collected Data
Showcase: quizzes, surveys, polls, crowdsourcing, membership, e-commerce
Integrating Forms & Data with Outside services:
Payments, Memberships, Mail Lists, Customer Relationship Management, Accounting