The Author Website: Building a Site That Works

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Mechanics' Institute
10:30 AM
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Presented by Linda Lee, web designer and founder of WordPress Bootcamp
Learn the basics and how to improve what you already have—featuring WordPress.
We've all heard that we need a website and a social media presence as authors. Have you ever wondered what's involved in building a website? What is web hosting? How to buy and use domain names?In this session you'll receive information about how to get started online with a website, a blog, and other social media outlets, as well as valuable information about web hosting and choosing domain names.
The session will cover:

What is WordPress? Why should I use it?
What is the difference between and a self hosted WordPress website?
Buying domain names.
What is website hosting?
8 elements every author website must have.
Blogging on your website and blogging basics.

Detailed Q&A session covering

What email marketing program should I use and why do I need one?
Social Media -what works
Do you want to commit to using it or not. Pro's and Con's.
How much should a website cost me?
To blog or not to blog? Pro's and Con's…plus much more!

Includes a PDF of the presentation sent to you after class.


  1. Mechanics' Institute 57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA