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WordPress 101

Do you want to learn how to create your own website using one of the most popular website tools in the world?

Joe Nasevich will be teaching an introductory WordPress class on Thursday, May 22 and Thursday, May 29.  The class will meet from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM each Thursday night.  This 2-session class will show you the basics of WordPress:

  • Install WordPress
  • Configure a WordPress website
  • Create web pages and blog posts
  • Download images
  • Install and configure plugins

Whether you want to create a blog, post family pictures, or sell your wares, this class is for you.

How to Register

PVCC Worforce ServicesWordPress 101 is offered through PVCC Workforce Services,  and you can download the registration form (PDF).  The full 2014 Summer Class Schedule is available online, and you will find information about the WordPress 101 class on page 9.  You can register by FAX, email, phone, mail, or in person:

  • FAX your completed registration form to 434-961-5270.
    Do not include your credit card information.  Call 434-961-5354 to make a payment. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards accepted.
  • Email your completed registration form to workforce@pvcc.edu.
    Do not include your credit card information.  Call 434-961-5354 to make a payment. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards accepted.
  • Phone 434-961-5354.
  • Mail your completed registration form, together with your check, money order, or credit card information to:
    Piedmont Virginia Community College
    ATTN: Workforce Services
    501 College Drive
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • You may also register in person.  Bring your registration form and payment to Workforce Services in the Stultz Center.

WordPress

WordPress logoWhat is WordPress?  WordPress is a free, open-source blogging tool and Content Management System (CMS).  It’s based on PHP and MySQL, and it runs on a web-hosting service such as InMotionHosting.

WordPress uses a plugin architecture and a template system.   According to W3Techs, WordPress is used by more than 22.0% of the top 10 million websites in the world.   WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web.   According to BuiltWith, it dominates the CMS market with nearly half of the market powered by WordPress.  Forbes Magazine estimated that there were 60 million WordPress websites in 2012, and that number has only grown since then.

 Joe Nasevich

Joe NasevichYour instructor will be Joe Nasevich.  Joe is an Instructor of Information Systems at Piedmont Virginia Community College where he teaches Web Design.  He is the owner of Whispering Woods Web Design, a veteran-owned small business located in Charlottesville, Virginia that specializes in WordPress and WooCommerce websites.  Mr Nasevich has nearly 30 years experience developing software, and he has focused on website design since 2011.

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