RISE Sessions

NEW START TIME: 10:30 am -- Why and How To Build Your Website with Wordpress


Austin Public Library, North Village Branch
2505 Steck Ave
Austin, TX 78757

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Track: Technology Entrepreneurship

Topics: General Entrepreneurship, High Tech, Marketing/PR/Social Media, Sales & Business Development, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Media & Online Resources, Start-Up

Stages: Growth, Ideation

About This Session

***NEW TIMES--10:30 AM-NOON*** WordPress is one of the most popular blogging tools available, yet many people don’t know is that it is a powerful Content Management System (CMS) that can be used for more than just blogging. With WordPress you can build a blog, a website, or both. It will rank higher on Google than a non-WP site and you won’t be held hostage by your webmaster. Detailed Demonstration of a Custom WordPress Installation We’ll show you how to: * Install WordPress via SimpleScripts (and describe how to install WordPress manually) * Create pages * Create subpages * Write posts * Arrange your blog posts in categories * Manage comments in WordPress * Find or create a WordPress theme * Change the theme of your WordPress site * Install WordPress plugins * Protect WordPress from spam * Optimize WordPress for search engines – SEO And how to make the content on your website compelling. NOTE: THIS SESSION WILL START AT 10:30 AM AND CONCLUDE AT NOON. The APL does not let the public in until 10 am.