Foundation Friday

About Foundation Friday

While all WordCamps are great resources for people of all skill levels, we have found that people can get even more out of WordCamp if they have a solid knowledge base going into it. Based on the success of previous years’ Intro to WordPress workshops at WordCamp Chicago, we have decided to expand to a full multi-course Foundation Friday with options for every level of experience.

These workshops are limited-capacity full day tracks that will give you a more in-depth “How To” experience. Your registration for the full WordCamp Chicago weekend is included in your Foundation Friday registration.

NOTE: Each Foundation Friday track lasts all day (8am-5pm), so you only need to register for one!

WordPress 101

This is a classroom-style workshop for people new to WordPress that will walk you through setting up your own WordPress site from start to finish. We will learn how WordPress works and the best strategies for deciding what content should be included on a website. You will become familiar with how to install WordPress, using the Dashboard, how to create pages and posts, and how to customize theme settings.

WordPress 201

This classroom-style workshop is for people already familiar with WordPress that want to learn how to get more out of their site. Topics may include: Selecting and customizing themes, how to extend your functionality with popular WordPress plugins (such as SEO, forms, eCommerce, backups, membership, security, etc.), using analytics, content strategy, and user experience. (Full schedule to be announced!)

WordPress 301

This classroom-style workshop is for advanced users or designers that are ready to make the transition to beginning WordPress development. Topics may include: theme development, beginning plugin development, using the template hierarchy, html/css, local development, working with custom post types, and making customizations. (Full schedule to be announced!)

WordPress 401

This is an unconference-style WordPress roundtable for experienced developers to get together and discuss advanced WordPress development topics. It will be whatever you want it to be, so bring your best ideas and questions!

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NOTE: Each Foundation Friday track lasts all day (8am-5pm), so you only need to register for one!