WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog.
Josh Lee will introduce WordPress, and give a general introduction on using WordPress to build effective websites without learning how to write code.
We will discuss WordPress’ strengths and reasons why you may want a WordPress site, then briefly cover some alternatives for situations where WordPress may not be the best choice. We will learn how to install and setup a new WordPress site and discuss the various services available for hosting WordPress.
After a brief lesson in WordPress vocabulary and management, we will discuss a few specific ways to optimize a WordPress website for security, SEO, and user engagement. Finally, resources will be provided for further learning on the many aspects involved in designing, building, and managing great websites with WordPress.
Links for all referenced tools and programs are available on my WordPress Resources page.