WordpressOn Sunday December 6th from 2pm to 5pm I’ll be running a WordPress workshop for complete novices “From idea to online in three hours”. It’s aimed at those who have no prior experience of creating or maintaining a website.

It’s being organised as a part of a series of workshops by Media Tectonics (Cindy Mullins and Doug Jackson).

Here’s the official blurb:

Want to build a website in just three hours that showcases your work, art or business? Joseph Tame will walk you through the steps of installing WordPress (a free, easy to use website platform), choosing a theme, adding plug-ins to extend functionality (such as linking to Twitter), doing simple design customizations, and adding content.

By the end of the session, you’ll have an interactive, easily updatable website showcasing your talents or business. All you need to bring are a WIFI-enabled laptop, a website plan (instructions sent upon registration), money for purchasing domain (optional – see post-registration instructions), enthusiasm, and a can-do mentality.

Important! There’s a little homework to do before attending the session, so signup now to receive the instructions. Full instructions will be provided for all participants to refer to after the session.

Date: Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Cost (to cover hire of room / equipment): 2,500 yen (prepaid); 3,500 yen at the door
 (bank details and a map will be sent upon registration, along with the homework instructions)

Location: Minami Aoyama Meeting Room (behind Tokyo English Life Line) Google Map

RSVP: Send an email with “MT Dec. 6” in the subject line to

cindy[at mark] mediatectonics.com.

Space is very limited, so please make payment by Thursday, December 3rd to ensure a seat.

In the event of a waiting list, priority will be given to MT community members (those who have attended a workshop or who requested to be put on the mailing list directly).

In order for this to work participants will need to come prepared – things like having already decided upon a website address, decided what pages they want on it etc.

You can also contact me (leave a comment or see my contact page) for more information.

Look forward to seeing you there!

8 Responses

  1. This is great new Joe. I’ve spoken to colleagues who’ve attended other mediatectonics events – sounds like a good outfit. Good luck with December 6. I’m sure it will be a total success for all involved.

    Is there an official site with details about this and other mediatectonics’ events?

  2. I’ll be there, Joseph, and can add in some ‘wordpress and images’ related stuff if you like; particularly a wuick run-down of thebest gallery plugin for wordpress and also some of the best themes for those wanting use WP as a photoblog.

  3. OK, I’m learning a little bit more. Widgets are the things you use for Archives and other drop downs…
    It’s a process.

  4. Sorry, my previous post might have been too long for it to go up.
    I should write a PM if I want to ask such long winded questions…

    I was just saying how I came to you sight to ask about wordpress when you so happen to have this post, wish I could come but unfortunately just not in that part of the world.