Feeling intimidated about running your own website? Don’t know the difference between your HTTPs and your PHPs? Want to learn some tricks and tips for streamlining your web presence with social media? Then this is the webinar for you. We’ll go over the basics of creating and running a website using WordPress and cPanel, along with some additional tools designed to make your webmastering easier.
Within the past two decades the internet has shifted from a technological interest to an everyday necessity. Gone are the days where people created websites on GeoCities just to fill screens with animated GIFs of dancing hamsters. Now that the internet has matured a little, people are learning how to create sophisticated websites without writing the pages manually using Notepad and HTML tags. While knowing some HTML and CSS basics can always be helpful, those skills are no longer needed to create a website from scratch.
Today, a variety of companies offer website management software. They make it easy to create visually appealing websites with minimal webbuilding skills. WordPress is one of the most powerful, versatile platforms for website creation. With WordPress, you can heavily customize your website construction process, or keep it simple, according to your needs. Before using WordPress, there are a few steps to complete first. After you create a domain and find a host for your content, you can install WordPress and begin designing your site. The hosting company may provide additional tools that will further help you in maintaining your website.
Wednesday, September 4
12:00 – 1:00 pm CST
STC Chapter Members – FREE
STC Members – $5.00
Non-Members – $10.00
About the Speaker: Timothy Esposito
Timothy Esposito is a Principal Technical Writer at Oracle Corporation where he works on logistics software. An STC member since 2005, for the Philadelphia Metro Chapter Timothy has served as Scholarship Chair, Treasurer, Webmaster, Vice President, and President. During his term as PMC president, STC-PMC won a Pacesetter award, the platinum level Community Achievement Award twice, and was named Community of the Year for 2017. Additionally, Tim has participated in the 2012 and 2015 STC budget review committees, worked on the Scholarship Committee, the Community Affairs Committee, the Intercom Award Committee, and the Summit Conference Committee. Also, Tim has chaired STC committees including the Distinguished Chapter Service Award Committee, the Community Achievement Award/Community Pacesetter Committee, and the Associate Fellows Committee. Furthermore, Tim wrote book reviews for Technical Communication Journal, helped plan the STC NY-PMC-Rochester-New England-Atlanta regional competition, and assisted in organizing and running the PMC Mid-Atlantic Technical Communication Conference, CONDUIT. In 2015 he won the Distinguished Chapter Service Award; in 2016 Tim became an Associate Fellow and then a Fellow in 2019. When not working on STC projects, Tim volunteers with his township historical commission where he creates a monthly email newsletter, spends time with his family, rescues greyhounds, and tries out new board and card games with friends. (www.linkedin.com/in/timothyesposito/)