FAQs

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You’ll find information about our venue here.

Sure. We are really good at hand holding.  We’ll patiently walk you through the process to help you create your own WordPress website.

If you tend to freeze up when you encounter new technological concepts then this workshop may not be right for you.  If you are concerned, please get in touch with us before you register.

Our LearnWP Intensive workshop is ideal for a beginner/intermediate student. There’s so much WordPress Learning packed into two days that there’s something for every level.  The more advanced student should contact us to chat so we can assess your skill level.

We keep the class size small so that we can give a lot of individual attention. Classes are capped at 14 students.

We accept payment by credit cards (securely processed through our website using Stripe) or by Paypal.

You can also send us an e-transfer to info@learnwp.ca

If you wish to make payment by cheque, please contact us.

We rarely cancel a workshop. But if we do, we will offer you a new workshop date. If the dates we propose don’t work for your schedule, we will promptly refund your fee without penalty.

You will need to make arrangements prior to class to have a laptop to use. We ask you to try to beg or borrow a laptop from a friend. If you aren’t successful, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

Some of our students have stayed at and recommend the Hampton Inn by Hilton- Toronto Airport Corporate Centre. 5515 Eglinton Avenue West – just beside Centennial Park. An easy 10-15 minute drive to our venue.

This will depend on how prepared you are and how many pages your site requires. You will need to prepare your copy and have all your images ready to go. You may need to spend time in the evening between the workshop adding more content.

Yes you can use any theme and you will still benefit from the workshop. Keep in mind that there will be differences from what everyone else sees. The theme will probably come with a number of theme specific settings and different widget and menu locations.

That said, we do prefer for everyone to use the theme we provide during the workshop. You can change to a different theme after the workshop.

We have development spaces available where you can play/work for the 2 days.

No. For the workshop we are developing a website with a .org installation.  wordpress.com is like blogger it is a blogging platform that is hosted for you. If you want a full website (with or without a blog) you want a self-hosted wordpress.org installation.  This post will help you learn more about the difference between WordPress .com and .org.

Login to the dashboard of your wordpress.com blog and go to Tools (above Settings at the bottom left corner) and click delete site.  WordPress will prompt to verify that you really want to delete this site.  You’ll then be sent an email for a link to confirm your action. Your site will not be deleted until this link is clicked.

Open your browser and type into the address bar (not a search bar) http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin. Just add /wp-admin to the end of your url.

cPanel is a popular web-based administration tool that many hosting providers provide to allow users to configure their own accounts using an easy-to-use interface. To login to your hosting account you use http://yourdomain.com/cpanel.

wp-admin is where you login for the backend administration area for your WordPress website. http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin.