WordPress for Photographers Workshop – 6 Hours mentoring
Photographers need a web site and there are many options. WordPress is one of the best and most flexible options. Through its system of templates and plugins a WordPress site can be just about anything from a simple gallery system, to a blog, to a full corporate site with lead generation, eCommerce or learning management.
During the WordPress for Photographers workshop, you will learn why to choose WordPress over alternatives. The workshop will start with an overview of WordPress to help the student understand it’s different components and their function. After that I will show the how to get the most out of WordPress as photographers. We will walk through creating and customizing a basic site using themes and plugins. I will share some of my favorite plugins as well as tricks for maintaining a vibrant site.
We will spend a good amount of time talking about image management. I will also touch on other issues such as hosting options and how to install WordPress if required.
What is WordPress and what problems it solves for photographers.
With a quick look at alternatives and how the differ.
The basics of hosting for WordPress (what is managed, shared, vps hosting, etc) and what you need.
Installing WordPress (it’s easy) and Configuring a Basic Site
WordPress Basics – Understanding Posts vs Pages, as well as Permalinks and Taxonomies.
Themes and Plugins – Customizing a Site
How to pick a theme or plugin.
Dealing with Images – Several Options
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – Just the basics.
Backups… Backups… Backups…
This class is perfect for photographers considering setting up a web site for the first time, those with a site they are not happy with and those wanting to go beyond the default install of WordPress.
Schedule and Format
This is a classroom only class that lasts approximately 6 hours with a short break in the middle. Students are encouraged to ask questions and interact throughout. Bring a laptop to follow along on the class sandbox WordPress instance.