Getting Started with Wordpress

at General Assembly - Online

Course Details
$99 8 seats
Start Date:

Tue, Aug 10, 5:00pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time

Next start dates (4)

Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Kara Hanninen

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this wordpress training:

WordPress is the premier content management system for those seeking an easy, user-friendly way to set up and maintain a website. In this class, you’ll walk through the basics of getting your site live quickly and discover various free templates as well as premium resources that require little to no coding skills and will have your site looking polished and professional. Once your site has gone live, you’ll learn how to update and maintain it using the WordPress dashboard, as well as common problems and pitfalls to avoid. Plus you’ll find out how to customize your site to get the exact look you’re going for.

  • Learn the differences between and (self-hosted site).
  • Create and update content (pages, blog entries, photos etc) in WordPress quickly and efficiently.
  • Discover different themes, what they are, where to get them, and how to customize them.
  • Master plugins, widgets and settings.
Prerequisites & Preparation
  • This is a beginner to intermediate course which is designed to be helpful to those who have never seen WordPress before or those who have been using WordPress but without a formal understanding of the mechanics behind it.
  • Some basic knowledge of navigating websites is the only requirement.
  • Bring a paper and pen or a laptop to take good notes.Bring good questions. This class is a broad overview with time for answers on each topic.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes:
For students enrolling in 12 week part time and immersive classes, it is not recommended that you book more than one class simultaneously.

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Refund Policy
If you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at [email protected] at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.


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This workshop will be hosted online (Livestream) using Zoom and Slack. Registered students will be notified 48 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in. Registration for this class will close 2 hours prior to class start in order to allow all students ample opportunity to have the technology enabled.

Start Dates (5)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
5:00pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time Kara Hanninen 1 $99
3:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Nate Cooper 1 $99
12:00pm - 3:00pm Pacific Time Kara Hanninen 1 $99
10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Nate Cooper 1 $99
6:00pm - 9:00pm Pacific Time Nate Cooper 1 $99

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Question from Gloria M.
Hello, will student learn WordPress using their computers, or just pen and paper is ok? Also, can I pay when I get there?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Gloria! You will learn about WordPress using a computer. You can also bring a paper and pen or a laptop to take good notes. Unfortunately, you need to pay the full price when you enroll through our site. Hope this helps.
Question from Gloria M.
Will this class teach you how to build a Word Press website?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, this class will teach you how to set up and maintain a website. Hope this helps!

Reviews of Classes at General Assembly (2,614)

(2614 Reviews)
Getting Started with Wordpress
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/13/2021
Getting started with Wordpress was a great course. The teacher was very knowledgeable and patient with student questions. I just wish this class was more than 1 meeting date. Overall I’m glad I took it.
Getting Started with Wordpress
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/1/2021
I thought it was great and covered a lot of ground with getting started with wordpress. I was able to set up a website the next day
Getting Started with Wordpress
Reviewed by Tori R. on 6/8/2020
He is a great and patient instructor. I am glad it is being recorded because I had to leave a little early.
Getting Started with Wordpress
Reviewed by Anonymous on 6/7/2020
Jose was so dedicated and invested in all of our learning of the material. He took great pains to sort out all of our issues and answer every question, even if it meant that the class went over by almost an hour.
Getting Started with Wordpress
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/2/2020
The class was great- it just went a bit too fast for real beginners.
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