One day WordPress (self hosted) Workshop. 9 Feb 2013. Brisbane. Information


I am running the workshop below as part of the Sixth New Librarians’ Symposium. If you are a participant, please read the separate page that outlines what you have to do before the workshop and a link to a survey to complete before the workshop.

Get your hands dirty and build your own WordPress website. 9 February 2013

  • DATE: Saturday 9 February
  • TIME: 9am to 5pm
  • VENUE: Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus
  • REGISTRATION: Sixth New Librarians’ Symposium
    • One of the best ways to show a potential employer that you understand about online identity management and that you can technically create a web presence is to build your own professional ‘home’ site. To achieve this is simple – buy web hosting and install WordPress. Participants have homework to do before the workshop – buy hosting at and choose a domain name. The setup will cost around $110 up front. Instructions will be provided, but it is essential to complete this a couple of days before the workshop.
    • By the end of this workshop you will have built an attractive, elegant and well-organised home site. You will understand more about the settings you need to adjust when installing WordPress, how to make the site look good using themes, how to make it do more by using plugins and how to add bling with widgets.

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