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Advanced WordPress next year: in Olot in June

[style_image width=”” height=”” image=”https://www.montsepenarroya.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/fes.jpg” align=”alignright” alt=”Curso de WordPress Avanzado en Olot” url=”http://fes.olot.cat/inici?task=view_detail&agid=364&year=2012&month=06&day=13″ border=”yes” lightbox=”yes” fade=”yes”]Ya se ha abierto el plazo para las inscripciones del Advanced Course WordPress to be held in Olot the next 13 and 14 June.

The course is 12 hours (ie morning and afternoon of 13 and 14 June, with breaks in between). The objective is that students leave class with a corporate website 100% complete and functional. Even with the content created.

To do this course is only open to students who attend class with a WordPress installed on your domain and knowing how it works at a basic level.

No issues related to software installation will be discussed. It will be only what plugins need to convert a base installation on a corporate web, how to be a "who we are" a "what we do", a product catalog, a gallery of images, a "where we are", how to include other content on the website, how to install professional templates (students may bring their templates or buy online while attending class). We will also see how to create a multilanguage site, how to install Google Analytics codes, such as recording onto Google Webmasters, what metrics should follow, etc.

During class, he personally advise each student on the particularities of each website and it will work both individually and in groups. I'll attend to everyone and together we will advance the creation of the website each.

As I said, the goal is to get out of there with web made, so it comes to investing these 2 days out of the office and day to day, to focus on the website.

If you would like to attend but do not know how to get started with WordPress theme, there's still time. I recommend the following:

1) Buy a domain name in www.cdmon.com (If you have it, you can skip this step).

2) Hire a hosting already installed WordPress. You can do this in www.cdmon.com, Contrantando the Junior hosting https://www.cdmon.com/cas/hosting/alojamiento-web/ (5 euros per month). If you just want to try, you can hire him for months. In the hosting control panel you will see that have preinstalled WordPress, activate it and is already (no extra charge).

3) Practice at home using wordpress, create a profile, create a page and generally plays a little so that when you start the advanced class, you know how the basic part works and can focus on converting the installation of series in a good website.

4) If you want to go a little further, look at the free templates you'll find WordPress.org and payment also find www.themeforest.netIf you find a template you like, download it to your computer and upload it to your wordpress.

CDmon note: I recommend this company because they are lovely on the phone and is preinstalled WordPress hosting. I have no connection with them.

The course is organized FES - Olot and it is taught in its facilities.

For more information, or to register you want days, you will find more information:

Advanced Course WordPress - FES Olot

See you in Olot.

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11 and April 12, Basic course in Olot WordPress

FESAnd it has opened enrollment for the Basic course WordPress to be held in Olot on 11 and 12 April.

This course is intended for those who want to learn how to install a WordPress in a domain and how a website is created from the content manager.

As the title suggests, the course is basic, ie not require prior knowledge or programming or wordpress. This course will be continued in June, with an advanced version in which both students basic as those who wish to enroll directly in advanced, will be able to finish the last session with your corporate website, functioning and the content created. This is the general aim of the course: leave class with a corporate website 100% complete and functional.

The course is organized FES - Olot and it is taught in its facilities.

For more information, or to register you want days, you will find more information:

Course WordPress - Olot

See you there.

Basic Class of WordPress on the UAB

At the request of various Masters students at UAB, I finally decided to impart clase de WordPress all students of any of the Masters Courses Pmasters I teach in the class of Digital Marketing.

To do this, Pmasters has given us the Classroom 2 for Thursday July 21. Hours are from 9 am to 1 pm.

To attend this class, confirm attendance via the intranet of Pmasters as places are limited to 50.

In the class of basic WordPress we will see:

  • How it works hosting service.
  • How a database is created.
  • How does an FTP program and how you can use to upload files to our hosting.
  • How WordPress is installed.
  • How it works at a basic level (publication and page entries).
  • How can I change the language.
  • How you can customize its appearance for longer looks like a blog and become a corporate website.
  • Creating the basic sections of a corporate website.

No technical knowledge for installing WordPress are needed, how little there is to know is what I explain in class.

What there is to go prepared with certain things:

If you want to leave the class with a professional web running the following is required:

  • bring your laptop itself WIFI connection and power cord (the classroom have enough outlets for computers)
  • A domain name for the website you want to create (for example: vuestronombre.com). You can buy here www.sync.es or any ISP and costs about 13 euros per year.
  • A hosting in that you can host the web, I recommend to www.sync.es why your control panel is simple and easy to handle (but any will do). The hosting should be as simple that you find with PHP and mySQL (it is important to allow the creation of a database). The cost of this type of hosting is between 40 euros and 60 euros per year (depending on ISP). For example, this hosting: http://www.sync.es/hosting/virtuales-linux100.php. In www.CDMon.com they also have a well priced hosting also, and comes preinstalled WordPress ... so save a lot of work to students (https://www.cdmon.com/cas/hosting/alojamiento-web/) See "Junior" and "Senior". The domain can also be purchased at the same company.
  • Students should already arrive with an FTP client installed on your computer (I recommend Filezilla is free and can be downloaded from Softonic) There is a version for Mac and PC.
  • It will also facilitate the work if students arrive with the latest version of WordPress downloaded. It can be done from here in Castilian: WordPress in CastilianAnd from here in Catalan: WordPress in Catalan. If someone wants the multilanguage site, which either download and install class and see how a plugin that allows you to have a website in all languages ​​as necessary.

Having all this takes an active couple of days ... so better not wait until the last minute to buy because they serve to have it ready in class.

The workshop must be reached with the login and password control panel of the contracted accommodation. This is sent by email when hiring the hosting is done.

For students who wish to follow the class, but do not need to have a professional web and learn prefer a free blog, I recommend you sign up www.wordpress.com and have their own blog. This way they can follow the second half of the class, when we explain how it works from within WordPress. Some features are disabled, but others do ... so at least we can begin to see how they could have their own website, without having to make an initial investment in buying a domain and hiring a hosting.

Well, that's all. Please, do not forget to confirm your attendance.

(In case anyone does not know where the Aula 2 Pmasters, here's a map)

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Course Slides WordPress in Olot

Yesterday I had the pleasure of giving the last session course organized by WordPress FES Olot (Higher Education Foundation of Olot).

As usual, the course was tough, especially the first day. Getting everyone to connect to their computers and then get each person finishes installing a WordPress, is not easy. But we got it in most cases.

The second day was much easier working with WordPress, we only had to go down to focus on themes and plugins, to go transforming the basic structure of WordPress blog, a corporate website.

Now it is necessary for students to practice on their own and go see other pages created with WordPress for inspiration looking at other ways to organize the pages and other ways of presenting the value propositions of each company.

The presentations that I used as a guide for both classes are as follows:

The first day:

The second day:

I hope you find them useful.
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Course Basic and advanced WordPress in Olot this May

The next 11 and May 31 I am pleased to teach two classes in Olot WordPress: a first session and a second basic WordPress, WordPress Advanced. Organized by the Higher Education Foundation of Olot.

In the class of basic WordPress we will see:

  • How it works hosting service.
  • How a database is created.
  • How does an FTP program and how you can use to upload files to our hosting.
  • How WordPress is installed.
  • How it works at a basic level (publication and page entries).
  • How can I change the language.
  • How you can customize its appearance for longer looks like a blog and become a corporate website.

No technical knowledge for installing WordPress are needed, how little there is to know is what I explain in class.

In the class of WordPress Avanzado we will see:

  • How to Improve SEO for WordPress appear in the top positions on search engines.
  • How to install Google Analytics codes on our WordPress and how to define the objectives and the conversion funnel page in Google Analytics (it is recommended that students come to training with the access data to your Google Analytics account. If do not have it, they can register at www.google.com/analytics)
  • How to embed videos and other content in WordPress.
  • What are the best plugins to enhance your WordPress. With these plugins we can: create a good contact form, get a multilanguage site, include the "likes" of Facebook and the "Twit this" Twitter, connect with our WordPress Twitter, etc.
  • How the payment templates work and how we can change the design of the same.
  • How the e-commerce plugin for WordPress that we posed to sell books, tickets, etc.
  • How to start having subscribers (via email, via newsletter and via Feedburner)

In the second half of the class we discuss specifically how the website should be a company or an institution. We will see

  • How to create a good who we are.
  • How to create a good where we are.
  • How to create product listings.
  • Aiming the web client and not product.
  • Creating landing pages (landing pages) for our SEM campaigns (we see how to create pages that do not go and get the menu, and see how to include contact forms on a particular page)
  • How to create a nice favicon (if you know what a favicon click here: What is a favicon)

If you want to attend the course (one day or two days), please contact Marta Figueras of Higher Education Foundation of Olot (972262128) http://fes.olot.cat.

See you there.

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Class Slides Advanced WordPress

Yesterday I had the pleasure of teaching a class of Advanced WordPress, especially designed for tourism businesses. The event was organized the Tourist Board of the Costa Brava Gone to cabo and the magnificent Auditorium of the Technological Park of the University of Girona.

This class was the second part of the class Creating Websites using WordPress, y ya dábamos por supuesto que todos los asistentes sabían cómo utilizar un WordPress y las utilidades de sus funciones básicas. Así que dedicamos las 4 horas de clase a mejorar la instalación base de WordPress para conseguir una página web con un mejor posicionamiento en buscadores, a conocer cómo incluir los códigos de Google Analytics, a cómo conseguir una página web con un buen formulario de contacto, una zona con suscripción a una newsletter o a novedades de la web, vimos un gran número de plugins que pueden sernos de utilidad en la página web de un hotel o de cualquier establecimiento turístico, vimos cómo crear una landing page para una campaña (y conseguir que esta página no aparezca en el menú) y vimos también ejemplos de páginas de hoteles creadas utilizando WordPress.

Overall, I think the students were well prepared to work a little more on their projects and get excellent web professionals with all the features necessary for their business sites.

I used slides to illustrate my explanations are as follows.

I hope you find them useful.

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Advanced Course in Girona WordPress

On April 14 I have the pleasure of teaching in Girona (at Parc Ttecnològic UDG) course Advanced WordPress, Designed for all those students who participated in the first two editions of Course for Creating WordPress Tourist Websites, They can expand their knowledge.

In this course we will see the following topics:

  • How to improve WordPress SEO.
  • How to install Google Analytics codes on our WordPress and how to define the objectives and the conversion funnel page, Google Analytics (it is recommended that students come to training with the access data to your Google Analytics account. If do not have it, they can register www.google.com/analytics)
  • How to embed videos and other content in WordPress.
  • What are the best plugins to enhance your WordPress. With these plugins we can: create a good contact form, get a multilingual site, include the "likes" of Facebook and the "Twit this" Twitter, connect with our WordPress Twitter, etc.
  • How the payment templates work and how we can change the design of the same.
  • How the e-commerce plugin for WordPress.
  • How to start having subscribers (see how to install the different services of Feedburner)

In the second half of the course we will deal specifically how it should be the website of our hotel or tourist establishment. We will see

  • How to create a good who we are.
  • How to create a good where we are.
  • How to create tabs room.
  • How to create pages for different market segments (for families with children, business tourism, event, etc.)
  • How to create landing pages (landing pages) for our SEM campaigns (see how to create pages that do not go and get the menu, and see how to include contact forms on a particular page)
  • How to create a nice favicon (if you know what a favicon click here: What is a favicon)

The course will last for 4 hours and will start at 10 am on April 14.

This is an advanced course so taken for granted that all students have installed WordPress and know it to work at a basic level (create a page, create an entry, create a category, download a theme, download a plugin, etc. ). People who know me know I would do anything to help others, but in this case I will stand and not spend time on basic issues related to WordPress and even less, to issues related to the installation of the program.

If you think you may be interested in attending the course, you will find more information here: Advanced Course WordPress for Tourist companies

See you in Girona.

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Slides Creating a website for Tourism WordPress

Today I had the pleasure of teaching the first classes WordPressOrganized by the Tourist Board of the Costa Brava.

In class we have seen how a WordPress is installed in the domain of a company or a new domain and then customize have seen from or free from templates payment templates. We have also seen the plugin's how they work and how to convert a website monolengua one in as many languages ​​as you want.

The slides he had prepared for the class are (although I have not used almost ... since I've been explaining over the web we've created during class).

During class I have been referring to WordPress manual Alfonso Gonzalez wrote to facilitate the work of assistants and also to help them install WordPress without someone to guide them in person.
The manual can be read and downloaded here: Manual WordPress.

Although I have already indicated in the power point, if you want to see some templates for hotels, look at these links:

If you want to see the website of a hotel on WordPress, look at this: SixtyTwo Hotel Barcelona

On the internet you will find many more (I'll looking at having a time and will publish it here. If you have attended the course and create your page, please post in the comments and I'll look ... well the rest of the readers, I hope the comment.

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Slides and manual "Building websites using WordPress"

Last Monday I had the pleasure of being able to deliver one of the most difficult classes that I face from time to time: this is the kind of "Creating websites using WordPress"As a tool for publishing and content management. installation is not difficult ... it is very difficult to explain how people who have not ever done, using different tools and hosting services which have different control panels (and some unintuitive).

This time the class was oriented to cultural industries and was aimed at the more than 50 attendees consiguiesen put online your own website and would understand the operation of WordPress as content manager.

The success was not total, but many succeeded. Some of the incidents encountered were the following (I am writing to serve as support for upcoming classes):

  • The hosting was hired too late and the beginning of class, the domain and hosting were not yet activated. How to fix: hiring before hosting.
  • The hosting contract does not support creation of databases: you need to ask before making a purchase. The hosting where you do purchase must allow the phone call and ask. If not, it's a web host that does not interest us why will be very hard to give us a good day technical support that we need.
  • The student does not have the necessary data for the class. These data are the login and password of hosting control panel (to create an FTP account) and to create the database.
  • The hosting contract does not support WordPress: we find a case in which the contract was hosting on Windows servers that did not support the use of WordPress. My recommendation is that servers with Linux operating contract. But anyway, again, it is best to ask before hiring hosting.
  • In the already available hosting a website. In this case, no problem: a directory is created within the website and the new page there is installed for testing. When we are sure we want to use WordPress and we know how to customize it, you can uninstall it and install it again so in the root directory.

They think they were all incidents.

Luckily I could count on the collaboration of 2 assistants: Alfonso Gonzalez (author WordPress manual you'll find under these lines) and my son Jaume (that has helped me several times in the WordPress installation on computers of students). Both I give them the thanks publicly. Without your help, everything would have been much more complicated.

Attached below the WordPress manual Alfonso Gonzalez and PowerPoint presentation I used to go to guide the class to the installation.

Here is the manual:

Here is the Power Point:

I hope you find it useful in case you want to perform your own installation.

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Building Workshop for Cultural Business Websites - February 28

SDEOn February 28 I have the pleasure of imparting Building Workshop for Cultural Business Websites which organizes the BDS (Business Development Service of the Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries).

La duración del taller será de 5 horas (de 9:00 a 14:00) y el objetivo es que al terminar las 5 horas, todos los presentes consigan poner online una página web, perfectamente funcional, con un gestor de contenidos y con una plantilla especialmente pensada para páginas corporativas. Los alumnos avanzados podrán aprender también cómo se instala un comercio electrónico.

During the session, students will learn to create a database using a program that goes up files to a hosting (FTP), learn how to install a content manager (in this case is the WordPress) and learn how to change templates that allow you to customize the website to get make it unique and how content is managed.

You do not need technical expertise to do so.

For it will be necessary for students:

  • bring their own laptops WIFI connection and power cord (the classroom have enough outlets for computers)
  • A domain name for the website you want to create (for example: vuestronombre.com). You can buy here www.sync.es or any ISP and costs about 13 euros per year.
  • A hosting in that you can host the web, I recommend to www.sync.es why your control panel is simple and easy to handle (but any will do). The hosting should be as simple that you find with PHP and mySQL (it is important to allow the creation of a database). The cost of this type of hosting is between 38 euros and 50 euros per year (depending on ISP). For example, this hosting: http://www.sync.es/hosting/virtuales-linux100.php
  • It will facilitate the work if students arrive already with an FTP client installed on your computer (I recommend Filezilla is free and can be downloaded from Softonic)
  • It will also facilitate the work if students arrive with the latest version of WordPress downloaded. It can be done from here in Castilian: WordPress in CastilianAnd from here in Catalan: WordPress in Catalan. If someone wants the multilanguage site, which either download and install class and see how a plugin that allows you to have a website in all languages ​​as necessary.

Having all this takes an active couple of days ... so better not wait until the last minute to buy because they serve to have it ready in class.

The workshop must be reached with the login and password control panel of the contracted accommodation. This is sent by email when hiring the hosting is done.

The workshop will be held on February 28 from 9:00 to 14:00 in the Universidad Pompeu Fabra - ESCI-Born classroom Edifici 4.1 (Pg. Pujades, 1) Barcelona (Attention to the seat! It's the same university, but not the same building in which we impart training normally BDS Digital Marketing, this office is on the other side of the Parc de la Ciutadella, between the courts and Commerce Street).

For more information about this course, please contact the SDE.

Note to blog readers who are in GironaThis course will impart in Girona in early March and will be specially designed for tourism businesses. I'll write a post soon showing the exact time and place in which it is performed. organizes Costa Brava Tourism.

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