Saturday, January 17, 2015

February 11th workshop

This month we will direct our activities into two major areas:
Updating our club's website
We will start this month's workshop with a demonstration of how to update the club's own website,

Our website has a unique and dramatic look and it works well for our members as well as for new visitors.  It loads very quickly and ranks high in Google search results.  It's only drawback is that it was created almost 15 years ago using the FrontPage website builder and this fact makes updating the site somewhat complicated. If you are interested in how our site is updated with latest newsletter & the general meeting information, then this workshop is for you. 

Then, as time permits, we will continue working a new website for PC Renew using the WordPress platform.

The new PC Renew website is about 90% ready & you can examine it at:

Activities will include:

  • selecting which widgets to place in the sidebar & footer areas
  • installing several plugins which augment WordPress's capabilities
    • A more advanced  editor
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Google Analytics 
    • Photo Gallery
  • a dynamic map
The workshop starts at 7PM. See Directions

Friday, January 9, 2015

January 14th workshop

This month we will continue working on building a new website for PC Renew using the WordPress platform as a class project.

This project will include:
  • Selecting a hosting provider
  • Selecting a domain name for the site
  • Installing the WordPress platform
  • Selecting a theme for the site
  • Build the website
  • Test the navigation
  • Presenting the resulting site to Jimmy & Gary
  • Making changes as requested by Jimmy & Gary
  • Bringing the site live
The workshop starts at 7PM. See Directions.