The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will offer a Free virtual "WordPress 101 Summit" 10 am-noon and 1-3 pm, Thursday, February 11, 2021. If you're a beginner who is wondering if this is the right place for you – the answer is YES!

WordPress 101 is a hands-on virtual summit for small businesses new to WordPress. The goal of this two-part workshop is to assist small business owners in getting comfortable setting up and building a basic WordPress website or Blog. Participants will not be guaranteed to have a professionally built website in just 4 hours but should feel empowered to take the skills learned and build out a site to be proud of that can continue to grow and evolve.

During this virtual workshop, presenter Boomer Sassmann of Big Boom Design will walk attendees through:

  • Initial settings and basic security measures (what you need to do first thing to ensure a clean site)
  • Getting content on your website – basic pages used on most websites (Home, About, Contact, etc.), your first Post, how to use Categories (vs. Tags) to group similar content
  • Theme Selection for the 'look' you want, Sidebars and Widgets, and Social Media connections with your website
  • Plugins to enhance the functionality and appearance of your website

Attendees are encouraged to attend both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Visit SBC.Haywood.edu or call 828.627.4512 for additional information or to register today. Thinking about starting a business in Haywood County or growing an existing business? Take advantage of the programs, services, and resources provided by the Small Business Center. The NC Community College's Small Business Center Network facilitates an economic impact in 90 percent of all NC counties each year and ranks number one in the U.S. for total business seminars and participants. In addition, the network helps start an average of over 700 businesses every year and works to create and retain 3,800 jobs annually for North Carolina. Visit ncsbc.net for more information.