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WordPress School: Week 7

Badge - Learn WordPress with Lorelle VanFossen at WordPress School.In Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course last week, we covered:

This week we will continue to edit and update your Article series on your test site with more content features.

Want to Join Us?

Lorelle WordPress School Tips and Techniques Badge.While this course started the first of February, it is a year-long course designed to go at your own speed. Just because a few people started from the beginning, you are welcome to join at any time.

You do not have to rush to catch up. As one of the participants explained, “you will be ahead of us because you will learn from our mistakes.”

When you complete an assignment, you may share the link from test site in the WordPress School Google+ Community post for that assignment. No matter how far along the others are, and everyone is moving at a different pace, they will be there to cheer you on and help you through the process, as will I.

Come join us by introducing yourself to the other participants and tell us why you are here. We love meeting new folks!

We will cover:

  1. Category Names as part of continuing work on site organization
  2. Creating a Blavatar
  3. Embedding Google maps in WordPress
  4. Explore the many ways to log into WordPress
  5. Help you choose a text editor to prepare you for the upcoming HTML, CSS, and WordPress Theme customization, tweaking, and design assignments

The WordPress School Google+ Community Discussions and Assignment

Each week, our WordPress School Google+ Community features additional discussions and assignments helping you learn more about how WordPress works and all the ways to use WordPress. Come join us.

Current additional assignments and discussions held in the Google+ Community include:

If you are new to the Community, join us by by responding to the assignment posts rather than starting your own thread on the assignment discussion. This keeps the discussions together so we can learn from each other as we work on each assignment.

How Goes the Battle?

How goes Lorelle’s WordPress School so far? Are you diving into learning WordPress from the inside out, focusing on content as you would a site owner, author, or content provider as well as seeing WordPress from the perspective of the client? Any insights so far?

I’ve been honored to receive notes from web designers and developers around the world telling me how much these have helped them with their clients as well as their clients. It’s been fabulous to finally have the basics spelled out to help others.

As time goes on, I will be adding more videos and slideshows to these posts and updating the content as WordPress moves into the next interface changes. Until there is some stabilization there, creating these are a waste your time time and mine as they will just have to be updated. Part of the process of teaching WordPress.

I want to share with you “Your Dreams Are Your Motivation: Make Time for Dreams” written by my dear friend, Shashi Bellamkonda.

Your dreams may appear illogical, those who believe in you will support you. Sometimes your dreams may take a backseat but you have to dream every day. Stay energized and leave time for yourself and your thoughts.

…I have learnt to dream in stages. Small dreams that come true give me great satisfaction. Visiting Macchu Picchu was a dream come true. I remember reading about the Inca civilization in my elementary school in India. Visiting the Red Square in Moscow. Seeing Sweden, Denmark and Finland…

Shashi’s life is a dream life, one filled with work harder than you can imagine, but a big heart and determination to live life to its fullest, dragging his family and friends along for the ride. No matter the barrier, struggle, loss, or frustration, he embraces it with all of his heart and soul, seeing the greater good in everything and everyone.

I know this is easy for some, hard for others. I know you are struggling to find the right words in your posts, the right pictures, the right ingredients to make your content sing as part of the learning process. Excellent.

Keep striving. Keep thinking. Keep learning. Keep energized. Keep focused. Most of all, keep going. Dream in stages for maximum satisfaction.

This is a tutorial from Lorelle’s WordPress School. For more information, and to join this free, year-long, online WordPress School, see:

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