An Introduction to WordPress

Partner Event: 501 Commons
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Are you considering using WordPress for your nonprofit? This training will illustrate the benefits of WordPress and walk you through valuable WordPress features.

WordPress is a content management system (CMS) for building websites that powers 25 percent of the Internet. It’s a great option for nonprofits of all sizes and budgets. This presentation will cover the basics of what WordPress is, why you might use it, and the first steps for setting up a brand new website. If you’re interested in WordPress but have never used it, this is the presentation for you.

In this workshop you will:
* Learn how WordPress will let you manage your website content, even if you have little to no technical skill
*Discover how WordPress themes and plugins can enhance the look and functionality of your website
* View demonstrations of key WordPress features
Get answers to existing questions you may have about WordPress

Meet the Presenters

Mike Brogan first met WordPress in 2005 and has been using it ever since to help organizations improve their websites by making them easy to use and manage. Above all else, though, Mike focuses to make sure they best meet each organization’s mission. Mike has spoken at the Seattle WordPress Meetup, the Santa Cruz WordPress Meetup, the Northwest Mac Pros Meetup, and 501 Talks Tech. When he’s not helping others with WordPress, Mike Brogan is a certified Apple Consultant and helps organizations better use Apple technology.

Mark Root-Wiley has been making websites for over a decade and has specifically made WordPress websites for nonprofits and other mission-driven organizations in Seattle for the past five and a half years. Working as MRW Web Design (, Mark focuses on developing relationships with his clients so he can translate their needs into awesome websites. Mark regularly does WordPress trainings with clients and has presented at the Seattle WordPress Meetup, Seattle WordCamp conference, 501 Talks Tech, SeaTech4Good, and Seattle InfoCamp unconference.