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WordPress for Beginners – 1 Day

Friday, 8 February 2019 @ Impact Hub Geneva
9:30 am to 6:00 pm

This masterclass is designed to help social innovators learn the skills needed to create and manage their own WordPress website. During this hands-on masterclass with our expert facilitators, Louis Poncet and Kathleen Holmlund, you will learn how to get a new site up and running, and make it look stylish and professional. If you are an Impact Hub member, please click here

WordPress is the most popular website management system in use today, and over the course of this 1-day masterclass, you will learn how to set up and manage a website and make it search-engine friendly.  You will also receive valuable input on how to make your site look stylish and professional, and tips on how to promote your website and increase traffic. Whether you want to showcase your blog, portfolio, nonprofit or business, you will leave this class with the foundations of a beautiful website, and the skills to continue managing and enhancing it.

Masterclass Outline:

  • Install and configure WordPress
  • Understand the difference between posts and pages
  • How to update and manage your content
  • Manage links, tags, and media
  • Create custom navigation menus
  • Customize your site using the DIVI theme website builder
  • Assign user roles and permissions
  • Activate plug-ins that enable enhanced features
  • And much much more

The class will be conducted in both French and English adapting to the needs of the participants. Presentation slides and a user manual will be available in both languages.

Who this is for:

This class is designed for people who have little to no knowledge of WordPress and HTML coding. The focus will be on conveying the basics but also the fundamentals of a WordPress website. The course will be delivered in both English and French, depending on the needs of the participants.

What to bring:

Ahead of the class you’re strongly encouraged to put some thought into the content and branding of your website – for example, colour preferences, text for different pages, and any images, illustrations or logos you’d like to use. Once you have completed registration, we will also invite you to fill out a form to better inform your trainers about your needs and expectations of the masterclass. Should you have any questions about the masterclass, do not hesitate to contact the trainers directly louis@poncet.org and kathleen@kathleenholmlund.com. You’re also encouraged to bring along your laptop and include some text and images to use when building web pages during the class.


Impact Hub Members pay – CHF350
> Early bird discount before 25 January – CHF290
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Non Impact Hub Members pay – CHF450
> Early bird discount before 25 January – CHF390
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Masterclass Trainers:

Kathleen Holmlund of Needs – A digital marketing and PR specialist with over 11 years experience developing and managing WordPress blogs and websites for NGOs and businesses. Check out her full bio on LinkedIn

Louis Poncet of Needs – A system engineer specialised in the deployment and operation of Open source technologies infrastructure. Working online since 1998 developing websites, managing large infrastructures and all tasks that are required to do so. Check out his full bio on LinkedIn

Cancellation Policy: We have a 48hr cancellation policy with full refund. Any cancellations made after that will be treated on a case by case basis.
Feb 8th
8 hours
Impact Hub Geneva
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