Intro to WordPress: Create and Manage Your Own Website or Blog

Galvanize - 44 Tehama Street (between 2nd/howard) San Francisco - View Map Girl Develop It San Francisco
Sat, Nov 18, 2017, 10:00 AM (PST)

About this event

This workshop is for beginners who want to learn about WordPress, a very popular content management system, used for websites and blogs. By the end of the workshop you will know how to set up, build, and manage a WordPress website.

Although we will go over how to install WordPress, in the interest of time, we will use temporary installations already set up for everyone to use. You are welcome to use your own WordPress installation if you already have that set up.

This workshop will be taught by Layla Mandella, a Front-End Developer at WIRED, and Sarah Federman, UX Designer and Engineer at Adobe.

There will be an hour break for lunch.

In this beginner's workshop we'll cover: 

• installing WordPress 

• the administration and management of your WP site 

• managing comments, spam, security, widgets, and menus 

• finding and installing themes and plugins 

• bulk editing of pages/posts 

• customization of themes.


You do not need any prior experience with WordPress to attend. A basic understanding of HTML & CSS is helpful, but it is not necessary!

Tech requirements

• Your laptop (Mac, PC, Linux) and charger

• Headphones

• A modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari)

If you do not have a laptop, please contact the instructors. We have a limited number of Chromebooks for students to borrow.


Payment is required to attend. If you'd like to attend but cannot afford the cost, click here to request a scholarship. Due to the number of applications, only the scholarship recipient will receive an email a few days before the workshop. Thank you for your understanding!


Saturday, Nov 18
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PST)


44 Tehama Street (between 2nd/howard) San Francisco