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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.
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.
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.
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.