Basic Wordpress and Website Creation
with Beth Wade
3 WEEK WORKSHOP BEGINS AUG 27
$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along
Learn how to create a basic WordPress blog and portfolio!
In this three week workshop we will cover every aspect of how to design and build a gorgeous, user-friendly website from scratch. From developing a cohesive brand to creating a site structure that is both effective and SEO friendly, students will learn everything they need to start a brand new blog/website or take their understanding of WordPress to the next level. .
Photographers will need a software design program (Photoshop Elements or CS6 recommended). There will be additional expenses (outside of the CM tuition) related to your URL/domain registration, hosting, WordPress themes and selecting a vendor (Creative Motion Design, ProPhoto, etc.) if you choose to do so. Average costs range from $50-$300. We will discuss these options in detail during Week 1.
what you’ll get
INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE
Full Participation students receive extensive personal video critiques of weekly assignment submissions.
Study Along Students have full viewing access.
Videos covering important aspects of Wordpress website creation
DAILY INSTRUCTOR-LED Q&A
Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.
6 PDFs that take you through Wordpress from start to finish
An additional set of start to finish videos.
Welcome & Preassignment
Choosing Your Vendor
Goals for Your Website
Choosing Your vendor/brand/goals
Navigating the Dashboard
SEO Friendly Site Structure
Customization's (CSS, Color, Font, Logo/Header, Widgets)
Building Your Website
Adding Content for Pages and Blog Posts
Establishing a Contact Form and Portfolio Gallery
Basic SEO Structure
as seen on instagram
about your instructor
Beth Wade is a Charlotte NC newborn and maternity photographer who lives in Lake Wylie, SC, with a background in sales and internet marketing. She keeps her D5 close by and creates images that are artistic, natural and dreamy. Beth has been a painter/illustrator all her life. She loves how photography allows her to capture a single moment and turn it into a piece of art unlike any other medium. She is a mother of 3 (Will, Charlie and Alice), and her heart belongs to their incredible dad. Her portfolio is available here or for recent work please visit her blog.
how it works
download weekly lessons
Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.
Your workshop registration includes access to a private online forum for sharing and discussion. The classroom forum is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.
study & ask questions
Study on your own time, and check in on the classroom forum for interactive learning. The instructor is present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.
complete weekly assignments
Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon class discussion throughout the week.
Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the forum and receive critique each week.
Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum. They also receive access to their own private Study Along subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.