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Los Angeles WordPress Events – January 2020

     -     Dec 15th, 2019   -     Websites   -     0 Comments

Once the holiday cheer subsides and the focus returns to talking goals and meeting client deadlines, Los Angeles area SEO and marketing professionals may want to take time to brush up in their WordPress skills. Although there are plenty of online training courses and programs where attendees can learn about WordPress, how to use it, improve it and generally become an all-around “genius”, there are times when attending an in-person session can be more appealing. If you are like our team members, a good mix of online instruction and hands-on, classroom training, brings out the best in you.

While there is no shortage of Word Camps available throughout the year, they are typically once per year events last only a few days. As an aside, if you are interested in attending a WordCamp event in Southern California in 2020, the only one currently scheduled is WordCamp San Diego, which is scheduled for May 2nd -3rd in San Diego. There are no details currently available on what topics will be covered and who will be speaking. Late in 2019, there was a WordCamp in Long Beach but there doesn’t appear to be another yet scheduled. (Don’t’ worry we will update you when the information becomes available). To fill the space, we have provided a list of local Word Press events below.

Getting Started with WordPress

January 11, 2020, from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost is $120
The event will be held at 360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90012

Summary: This is a beginner to an intermediate level class designed to help those who have a basic understanding of WordPress but are unclear on the mechanics of the content management system (CMS). Attendees will learn the difference between WordPress.com and self-hosting sites, how to create and update content, learn about different themes, how they work and the process for customization and finally there will be instruction on plug-ins and widgets and how users can modify them to make their website more robust and user-friendly.

WordPress for End Users

January 23, 2020, 7:00 am – 2:00pm
Cost varies but courses are only permitted under employer expense reimbursement programs.
The event will be held at 355 S Grand Ave Ste 2450, Los Angeles, CA, 90071

Summary: This class provides participants with instructions on the basics of setting up WordPress along with information on how to crate and maintain a successful site. Discussion on the different types of a WordPress site (self-hosted v other), installation of the CMS and the role of themes in the development process. Here will be significant time spent discussing, reviewing and working with plug-ins which permit the users to quickly and easily achieve necessary site functionality. The day will conclude with instruction on common security issues and how to update WordPress to ensure the highest level of protection possible.

 

 

WordPress 501 – 5 Day Boot Camp Training Class

January 27th – January 31, 2020,
Cost is $2,399
The event will be held at 1985 E. Grand Avenue, El Segundo, CA

Summary: This comprehensive course covers a variety of subjects including how WordPress works, installing the CMS and related themes, steps involved in customizing your WordPress suite, tools for site administration, setting up a local server, deploying changes locally, tools for component administration, understanding data in WordPress, how to manage and improve SEO data, learn about some of the best WordPress tools and powerful tips for “amping up” site performance. This sounds like a good intensive for those who have a basic understanding of the CMS and want to take their skills to the next level.

 

 

Creating WordPress Websites

Starts January 15th and goes for six weeks
Cost is $97
The event is offered by Los Angeles City Colleges and is online.

Summary: While we typically don’t include online training in our events summaries, since this one is offered by LACC we thought it was a worthwhile mention. The six-week course covers a variety of topics including getting started with WordPress, how to create a blog, installing WordPress, working with images and multimedia, essentials of a user-friendly website, WordPress security, monetization and how to master your site’s domain. An “all in” class for those looking to expand their knowledge.

Getting in the WordPress Game

When compared to SEO events in Los Angeles it appears there is less available for those seeking to learn WordPress. However, the events outlined above are a good start for local professionals looking to get their feet wet and continue building their skills.

How did we do? If we missed anything leave a note in the comment section below and we will be sure to check it out!

 


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