Crash Course in WordPress – Session 1: Getting Started with WordPress

If you want to have an awesome WordPress site, this class will help you get there. WordPress is the most popular publishing platform – in fact, over 20% of new domains registered are running their sites on WordPress.
Musicians, photographers, creatives, magazines, nonprofits, and small business owners are all running their sites on WordPress – and you can too.
After this class is done, you’ll have control over your very own WordPress site, hosted on We will also look at how to embed video, audio, and setup photo galleries to display your work.
Here’s a quick overview of the class syllabus
– Review the ecosystem of WordPress
– Review comparable solutions
– Setup a working site on
– Add photos and video to your About Page
– Build Contact Page
– Edit Sidebars
– Edit Menus
– Review next steps to launch your site
Every class will offer students an opportunity to show their work in progress.
Requirements for this class :
– Please setup an account with before class starts. Even if you already have a WordPress site setup, please also make sure you create an account with :
– Please bring your own computer with wifi ready to go.
You can review more class materials here :
What this class is not :
It is not intended to be a general computer class. Please be comfortable using your computer, and moving files around. If you can type emails and send attachments, you’ll be in good shape.
Also – because it’s a group setting, we will not be able to address particular issues with themes and hosting settings. While we’ll be customizing pre-built themes, we won’t be creating a theme from scratch.
If you are looking for a more customized or individual approach, an individual one-on-one session might be better suited for you.
So enough about what this class is not. What this class is – an opportunity for you to kickstart your site’s progress and get your WordPress site launch ready.

Feedback from former students:

“Not only is Jaki an innovative, collaborative, informed, inspired instructor, but the students are fascinating as well. They have great projects that they’re working on. I’m always delighted to hear about them. Their questions are often ones I will need answered along the way too. I’m so glad that Jaki weaves the students’ questions and comments into our class time. It’s been a blast! These remarks are high praise from a relatively non-techie person like me. This course has surpassed my expectations in every way.”

“There are so many valuable features in the class. I appreciate the insider tips from Jaki and others. I enjoyed hearing how other students navigated through the process of building a site. I liked sharing notes on our impressions of different hosts, themes, mechanics. Each two hour session is PACKED with great material.”

About Jaki Levy, Founder at Arrow Root Media

Jaki Levy has been teaching classes on WordPress for 5+ years and has helped 300+ individuals launch new WordPress sites. He founded Arrow Root Media in 2006, a new media production and consulting company. Jaki has worked with multiple non-profits and arts organizations, including: MoMA, Issue Project Room, The Field, Dance/USA, Rockwood Leadership Institute, Queens Council on the Arts, DanceBrazil, and Soundstreams.

Jaki’s online initiatives with Misnomer Dance Theater helped the company secure over $1.25 million in grants to help develop new initiatives for the arts. He was also the recipient of Cisco’s $25k Digital Incubator grant. In June of 2013, Jaki joined the [ Freespace ] tech team in SF and helped the project win a $38k grant from the city of San Francisco.

 Refund Policy:  If you can’t attend the event, please email us at least 1 day before the scheduled time of the event. No refunds will be given if we have less than a 24 hour notice.




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Event Organizers

Impact Hub Workbench


Date & Time

02/25/2014 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Impact Hub Berkeley


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: $20

Cost for Non Members: $35

Updated on 21 February 2014