RISE Sessions

Why and How To Build Your Website with WordPress


2505 Steck Ave
North Village Branch Library
Austin, TX 78757

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Track: Social Entrepreneurship

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

Stages: Growth, Ideation, Launch

About This Session

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. Karen Kreps of Net Ingenuity (http://netingenuity.com) will present a detailed demonstration of a custom WordPress installation. After producing online content since 1987, she has evolved into an independent WordPress evangelist and coach. Her live demonstration, setting up a new WordPress site, will 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.