Crash Course:

Introduction to WordPress

Get to know WordPress — A Powerful Website CMS

Technology Translated Crash Courses

WordPress has become the de facto standard website CMS (content management system), powering many of the most popular websites on the internet. With almost 75 million sites being powered by WordPress, this free and flexible CMS has proven to be the best website management tool for most organizations.

Although very flexible and open source, WordPress does come with some caveats and a certain learning curve. We will show you exactly what to avoid and how to get up to speed on using the CMS effectively.

The crash course will cover all the essential WordPress components from hosting, plugins, design and themes, to effective content management.

In this crash course you will learn:

  • What to look for in WordPress hosting
  • How to customize WordPress with themes and plugins
  • Best practices for building WordPress websites
  • How to effectively manage content in WordPress
  • Tips for maintaining and marketing Wordpress powered sites

You’ll leave this crash course with a solid understanding of how to best manage WordPress powered websites, how to avoid the potential pitfalls, and how to get most out of this powerful website CMS.

* This course contains interactive learning which benefits from using a computer. Bringing a laptop or tablet is highly recommended. *


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  • 8:30 – 10:30 AM
    • What is Wordpress?
    • Wordpress Considerations
    • Wordpress Basics
  • Break: 10:30 – 10:45 AM
  • 10:45 – 11:30 AM
    • Building Wordpress Sites & Managing Content
    • Maintaining & Marketing Wordpress Sites
  • 11:45 AM
    • Conclusion and Q&A


Price: $175.00

Space is limited! Register for the course now!

Complimentary coffee and a continental breakfast will be provided.

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WordPress Specialists

Lisa Hirst Carnes


Alicia Cermak

Alicia Cermak is Chief Technology Director at ArcStone Technologies. Cermak has a BS in Management and Computer Science and specializes in taking something highly technical and making it accessible. She does the behind-the-scenes work for ArcStone clients and takes the complicated details off their plate. 

Cermak has been using WordPress for work and for play since WordPress 2.0 (2006) and currently manages nearly 200 WordPress sites.


Nicholas Longtin


Nicholas Longtin

Nicholas Longtin creates content that works. Videos, infographics, animation, photography, mobile apps, and anything else clients need to build their brand, attract the best talent, raise funds, engage donors, or promote their cause.

Nicholas provides end-to-end content creation and marketing that helps organizations stand out from the crowd and showcase what makes them special.