Build Your Own Website
Our classes are limited so we can provide individual instruction as students develop their own site and learn to update, load content and images, and maintain their web presence without requiring additional (and paid) outside assistance.
WordPress is a content management system with additional, user-friendly flexibility made through plugins, widgets and thousands of different themes. You CAN design your own website even if your skills only go as far as currently knowing how to check your email account! For the tech savvy, WordPress is limited only by your imagination.
Our BootCamp is designed for you to attend four and 1/2 days, broken up into weekly lessons so you can go home and work on your website at your own pace. By the fourth day of instruction, you will have a completely functioning website or blog page. Then we bring you back for one more 1/2 day follow-up session to answer your questions and provide you with the confidence to maintain your own site. Of course, after the class, we are just a phone call or email away if you have remaining questions.
-Set up your site
-Experiment with theme and style
-Add plug-ins to fit your needs
-Add new users
-Build custom pages, links and posts
-Embed images and links
-Social Media Explained
-Search engine optimization
…and so much more!
WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. It also means you are free to use it for anything from your cat’s home page to a Fortune 500 web site without paying anyone a license fee and a number of other important freedoms. Because developers and programmers work so hard to share their expertise by providing you with easy-to-use themes and plug-ins, you are always welcomed to donate to your favorite application developers if you wish.
Many hosting services now offer instant WordPress auto-install, making it easier than ever to manage your own website.
Designing your own website is now affordable! So, dream up your domain name, charge up your laptop and give Lawrence Mackie a call at (904) 583-1010 – your dynamic website is just days away!
What a fantastic learning experience! Your Website Builder Bootcamp was truly the best continuing education course in years. Over the last couple of years, I have needed a few websites. It has been an arduous process of defining what was needed and hiring programmers/web designers. It seems that, no matter how carefully I define it, programmers speak a different language. In the end, I have to accept something that is just not “exactly” how it was envisioned. With a few classes you have ended that! In just days, my own website emerged exactly how it was pictured. Your step-by-step guidance and instructions made the mysterious programmer’s language something that I can understand. Walking me through the entire process has provided the confidence to make my own sites. I was also surprised to see how poorly my old websites rank for SEO. The website built during the Bootcamp ranked a lot higher that my old sites. One site was over four years old! Probably the best part: your detailed instructions on how to push that ranking higher.
My compliments on your hands-on training style and patient instructions, especially for newbies. Without a doubt, this has been the best learning experience. Please let me know if you plan to offer any other courses. – Shaun Harrell
“Just can’t say enough about Boot Camp. What an experience!!! Han and Judie fried my brain!!!!!!!
All kidding aside, Boot camp was one of the most informative classes I have been in. Han and Judie’s approach to teaching made it easy and puts the most illiterate computer person at ease. Yes I am talking about me!!!! I am so excited about setting up my websites. I am working on two and a possible third.
Han and Judie make a great teaching team, what one may not be an expert on the other one is. I am sure I will be taking another class from them, ’cause I know I still have lots to learn and besides I had a great time. Lovvvved It!!!! – Brenda Savage