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Welcome to Wordpress Basics Training

Celebrate Learning Week @ UBC October 27th, 2009

WordPress Basics 1 Training Guide

Session Description

Did you know that there are many big companies and academic institutions that use WordPress for their webspace? - eBay, Yahoo, Harvard Law School, MIT, Ford, Wall Street Journal, Sony – this list goes on! If you plan to start your own webspace, the best choice for a blog application would be WordPress! This beginner hands-on workshop will introduce you to Wordpress’ rich set of features including composing and formatting posts and pages, adding images and media, selecting themes, privacy settings, and much more!


Emily Renoe - emily.renoe [at] ubc.ca + 1 604 822 0836

Catherine Paul - catherine.paul [at] ubc.ca +1 604 827 5650

Find out more at: [www.elearning.ubc.ca]


  • Intros and Objectives (10 mins)
  • Examples (10 mins)
  • Activity 1: The Purpose of Your Site (15 mins) File:Define Site Purpose.pdf
  • Activity 2: Hands-on (75 mins)
  • Wrap up and questions (10 mins)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this WordPress workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define a webspace philosophy and purpose
  • Create a basic webspace
  • Create and add pages and posts
  • Understand the different between categories and tags
  • Add images and multimedia
  • Customize the appearance of the webspace with themes and widgets

Our Slides and Handouts



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