Monday, June 18, 2012

TONIGHT's WordPress Webinar: Myrt learns the ropes

During tonight's webinar, Taneya Koonze will demo WordPress basics and then guide Ol' Myrt here through setting up a new blog.  Ol' Myrt here has used for years to produce her own blogs. WordPress is another blog service. I've been wanting to do this for a long time! I'm planning to take an old Weiser Family website, and make a "blog" out of it. It will be so much easier to maintain, without having to do webpage design. (I used to use Front Page, but it is no longer supported.) So here are the details about tonight's webinar:

WordPress for Genealogy Part 1: Learn the Lingo  with Taneya Koonce
Monday , June 18th 2012.
An overview to describe what WordPress is, how it is different from the "old" model of publishing for the web, getting familiar with how content management systems work, the kind of terminology that's used, and introducing people to the major resources. Live demo includes using the WordPress hosting at 
There are three other sessions in this comprehensive workshop webinar series.
  • WordPress for Genealogy - Part 2: Dissecting the Dashboard with Taneya Koonce
    Monday June 25th 2012

    Live demo will take people through the parts of the WordPress Dashboard, which is the administration interface of WordPress. Understanding what all the parts are and what they do - have you actually create some content! This webinar session will also focus on the self-hosted version of WordPress.  REGISTER:
  • WordPress for Genealogy - Part 3: Features, Features, and More Features with Taneya Koonce
    Monday July 9th 2012

    Live demo will cover plugins & themes - how to find them, how to choose them; dos and don'ts, which ones may be most helpful for genealogy. REGISTER:
  • WordPress for Genealogy - Part 4: Polish to Perfection with Taneya Koonce
    Monday July 16th 2012

    Live demo will be more advanced - how to tweak themes, maintenance issues, go over some aspects which I think help make a site more robust and sophisticated; resources for learning even more; site analytics. REGISTER:

ALL DearMYRTLE Workshop Webinars in this series are held at 9pm Eastern US time, daylight when applicable.
9pm Eastern US
8pm Central US
7pm Mountain US
6pm Pacific US

If you need a time zone converter, there is a great one located here:

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

iPad users may download the GoToMeeting App in the App Store.
Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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