WordPress Training Meetup SLC
I’ve been trying to get to the WordPress Wednesday meetup group for some time, but have always had conflicts. Tonight was the night and boy was it worth it!
Recently, many of my potential clients and clients have been asking about web design. For a simple site, the first thing that comes to mind for me is a WordPress site. When most people think of WordPress, they think of a blog. While that’s what WordPress started out as, it has evolved into a content management framework.
Tonight, that’s what group leader Channa Connolly taught about and gave specific examples of using themes and plug-ins. Those themes and plug-ins are only available on the self-hosted version of WordPress. I’m not using that version, because I like the ease of use of the WordPress hosted version you see here.
With the right theme and design, consider WordPress a site you can make changes to yourself. Blog or not. My clients at Fiscal Networking chose to use a WordPress site because they wanted to blog and Corey keeps on adding cool plug-ins to expand the capability of the site.
One of my newer clients had his site done in WordPress and while a blog is available, it’s not being used yet. Tonight, Channa taught how to activate it using the Atahualpa theme which my client happens to be using.
Both of these sites use WordPress, but they are completely customizable and don’t have to look the same. Here’s another example of a WordPress based site. My takeaway from this meetup is WordPress is a viable solution for a quick website for clients who need something quickly and want to be able to make minor changes themselves. It’s also a great blog authoring tool.
If you want to learn more about WordPress, this is an amazing meetup group or you can contact me to set up and maintain one for you.