You do not need to prepare for the Workshop. You will need to bring your own laptop that is ready to connect to Wi-fi., and earphones.
WordPress in an online platform that requires access to the internet.
We will meet you at 9.30 a.m., and begin the Workshop at 9:45 a.m.
WordPress is open source web software that you can install on your web server to create your website, blog, community or network.
WordPress started out as a tool for blogging, but has evolved into a full-fledged Content Management System (CMS), capable of powering websites, networks and communities.
We always use the latest version of WordPress. We prefer to keep using the Classic Editor plugin though, and not the Gutenberg Editor. The Gutenberg editor is still very new, and most themes still use the Classic Editor.
It depends which Workshop you attend. For the WordPress Beginner Workshop, you don’t need any experience.
If you are doing Intermediate or Advanced, you would need basic knowledge of WordPress.
No, we provide you with a development site to work on during the workshop.
It all depends what you’d like to achieve during the workshop. If you have never worked with WordPress before, then we would advise attending the Beginners Workshop.
If you have already worked with WordPress before and want to know more about Intermediate or Advanced Workshops, please contact us for more information.
WordPress itself is free, as are most of the basic plugins. There are no monthly fees apart from your hosting costs.
WordPress does have a blog function built in but you do not need to use it if you don’t require a blog.
WordPress.com is a commercial website run by a company called Automattic. Automattic is actually run by Matt Mullenweg the founder of WordPress which causes a lot of confusion. WordPress.com restricts what you can do on there – i.e you can’t install your own plugins or themes.
WordPress.org is the WordPress software that you install on a server and the major benefit is that you are 100% in control of what you do there. Most of our customers use WordPress.org.
Yes, we recommend Hetzner (www.hetzner.co.za). They have a “Business Basic” package which is great for hosting a WordPress site.
No, 99% of our customers are using WordPress to build proper websites, with an integrated blog.
HTML, CSS and PHP – all driven by a MySQL database
Many big brands are using WordPress, from Downing Street, the New York Times, Telegraph Media Group, Techcrunch, Metro Group and Rolling Stones to name a few.