WordPress is the #1 website and blogging platform available. The options and versatility make it ideal for growing and scaling your business. And if you know how to use it, it’s also FREE!
Who Should Attend?
This WordPress workshop is for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Maine who:
NOTE: Even if you plan to outsource your site design or maintenance in the future, it’s never a bad idea to have a general understanding of how it all works.
Click below to learn more about each of the topics we will cover.
We will help ensure you have a custom URL/Domain name and a hosting account utilizing affordable and reliable service providers.
Getting your domain will require a bit of thought and investigation on your part to ensure that the name is something that meets the following criteria:
- Availability – We recommend you use whois.com or namecheap.com to see if the domain you want is available.
- Usability – We recommend you try to choose a domain that is easy to spell and say.
We will help guide you in choosing a theme and then establishing the settings that will make that theme most useful for years to come.
We will help walk you through how to find plugins, evaluate them, install them and use them. Plus, we will get you started with our top recommended plugins.
We will help to simplify these options and show you how to best use them.
We will also show you some time saving tips to help you after you leave the classroom.
We will help answer all of these questions, plus show you HOW to actually publish a blog post.
Search Engine Optimization is the craft of understanding what people are searching for and how Google will search your page(s) so see if it’s a match.
We will explain this and show you some EASY tips and tools to help your organic SEO.
We will share some very easy ways to review website analytics as well as what you might do with that information.
If you’re like most responsible business owners, you’re wondering what your alternatives might be. Or you’ve already done your research and you know that they are as follows…
If you do opt to learn on your own, let me recommend you at least take a look at our self-study program.
Meet Your Instructor
Kathrine Farris is the Owner and Marketing and Technology Professional behind the Marketecs team. Kathrine has over 18 years of experience in technology, marketing, administrative, and managerial tasks. In addition to her role as VP and Branch manager of a major community bank, she was also an Instructor of Computer Applications at a Southern Maine Community College.
Since launching her own businesses, in 2009, Kathrine has been supporting numerous clients in creating and planning their online marketing and branding, including developing websites, blogs, social media, and more. And now she’s offering local entrepreneurs her expertise in a small group setting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click below for answers to some of our commonly asked questions.
If you do not have a laptop, this is probably not the best workshop for you. And we do not recommend an iPad or any other tablet for this workshop.
We also recommend a notebook, pen, and some business cards (you never know who else might be in the room…).
We will provide water and some snacks.
We may not be able to accommodate special requests, so please be prepared if you have any unique needs.
If you need to purchase both a URL and hosting, we recommend getting them together for ease of access and because it can be less expansive.
If you already have a website, but want to change hosts, both Stie5 and SiteGround offer unlimited hosting, unlimited email addresses, and free site migration.
To learn more about WordPress, see this article: WordPress.COM vs. WordPress.ORG; What’s The Difference?
If you do not attend your selected workshop, there is no refund.
If you do not come prepared, there are no refunds.
If your question is not listed, please feel free to contact us.