Chris Burgess will host a four week WordPress training course on how to create your very own WordPress powered website, every Tuesday from 10 February to 3 March at the Footscray Community Arts Centre.

Suitable for beginners, the sessions will focus on how to create a website from scratch, using WordPress. Chris will cover topics such as:

  • Website set-up basics, including domain names and hosting
  • The difference between and
  • The WordPress dashboard and how to use it to create pages, posts and menus
  • How to upload, use, and insert media such as photos and videos
  • How to use themes and plugins to customise the appearance and functionality of your website

The training sessions will be limited to a small group, offering you the chance to take advantage of this personalised, (almost) one-on-one learning opportunity. While these sessions will be suitable for beginners, basic computer literacy is a pre-requisite.

All the Details:

  • When: Tuesday nights from 10 February to 3 March
  • Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Where: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 5 Moreland Street, Footscray 3011
  • Cost: $150 (or $125 for concession) for all four sessions
  • What to bring: You can use our Mac or Windows computers, or feel free to bring along your own laptop

How to Book:
Places are limited, so to book your place now, visit:

In a few weeks time, on 28 June, Chris Burgess will be presenting an all-day WordPress Lab at Electron Workshop in North Melbourne.

Chris will kick off the lab with website set-up basics: tips and tricks on choosing a powerful domain name for your website, registering that domain name, and then finding the most appropriate hosting provider for your needs.

To follow, he will provide an introduction to the most popular Open Source Content Management System (CMS), WordPress. He’ll even run through the difference and With its easy-to-use, intuitive CMS, he will demonstrate just how easy WordPress is to use to build and maintain your own website. He will provide a live demonstration on WordPress installation and walk you through the WordPress dashboard, covering how to create pages, posts, and menus, and how to insert media such as images and video.

From there, Chris will delve into Themes, and provide an overview on how to use them to completely alter the look and feel of your website. He will also run through Plugins, which you can use to give your website additional functionality (such as social media icons, contact forms, backups, spam blocking and SEO). To close, Chris will run through tips on how to maintain, and ensure the security of, your website. As always, there’ll be plenty of time for questions throughout the workshop.

This session is suitable for anyone with an interest in websites and WordPress. It is tailored to beginners, and suitable for most levels of technical knowledge. We do, however, assume that attendees will have basic computer skills.

To book your ticket now, visit:

About Electron Workshop

Housed inside a converted warehouse in North Melbourne, Electron Workshop features 30 co-working desks, a 40 person pop-up micro-cinema, and a changeable event, presentation and learning space. The founders of Electron Workshop strive to sustain an independent, multi-disciplinary community of workers and thinkers. A collective that nurtures and supports the search for new ideas and change, Electron Workshop explores the outer limits of society.

For more information about Electron Workshop, visit:

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Easy WP Guide

This is a solid guide and it’s a resource I use myself and recommend in all my WordPress training workshops. It’s free to download, and you get email notifications when it’s updated as well as tips and trick along with the latest WordPress news.

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Dvize, led by Glenn Todd, specialises in producing engaging and dynamic websites for corporate, small to medium business and non-profit community organisations. They have some upcoming apprenticeships and training events which we thought we’d share with you below:

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Gain skills and experience in order to co-create strategy, build websites, communicate online and use social media to build movements of positive change.

There are no financial fees for the participants who will earn their stripes by producing various online projects and websites for real positive change projects.

Apprenticeships start on May 13th. Applications close: May 3rd.

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