Ottawa WordPress Meet-up, Nov. 7th, 2012

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 6:00 PM
Ottawa Library, Main Branch

“How to WordPress: The basics” – Part 1 of 2

An introduction to creating your own website (or blog) using WordPress. At the end of this series you should have an understanding of how WordPress works and be able to create a basic site.

Each part will be 2 hours:

In part 1 (November 7th) we will: learn about what WordPress is and see who uses it, get acquainted with the WordPress dashboard, discover the WordPress settings panel, learn about the different content types and how to add content, including images and video.

In part 2 (January 9th) we will: add and manage menus and sidebar widgets, checkout more settings and learn how to adjust your site setup, create and manage users,  look at the resources available on, learn how to install and manage plugins.

Presented by Rick Radko a developer and designer with a passion for finding solutions to difficult design problems.

NOTE: LOCATION – Main Branch.


Meeting Details:

If you want to connect to WiFi, you will need your library card.

Free parking is available on the neighbouring streets after 5:30pm.  Check the signs, a couple of the closest streets are limited to 1hr before 7pm.

The classroom is downstairs. Enter the main doors, head left, and down the stairs.  (Do not enter into the actual library)  Turn right at the bottom of the stairs and follow the halls to the room.

We ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $450/year  – Exact Change would be greatly appreciated!



6:00 – General announcements

6:05 – Presentation

8:00 – Q&A, Mingle and Network