$10 – $50

Website Creation - Local Workshop - April

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Sheep River Library

129 Main Street NW

Turner Valley, AB T0L 2A0


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GET GOING ONLINE WITH EASE - WordPress.com for Beginners

a practical, implementation workshop designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills necessary to DO what you need to do.

During this workshop you will:

  • create your first, starter website from scratch;
  • be guided step-by-step, from start to finish, with clear, easy-to-follow instructions;
  • have hands-on support for any questions you may have;
  • have access to the lessons after the workshop;
  • receive a Website Planner Workbook prior to the workshop;
  • receive a next steps outline following the workshop;
  • leave with a live, functioning website.

There are two options for attending this workshop:

  1. Spectator $10*
  2. Participant $50*

*Service fees and taxes will apply to all tickets

If you have questions that aren't answered below, please feel free to email us at panopticfoundations@gmail.com. But please remember that registration is first come first serve and there are only 8 spots available for participants and 12 spots for spectators.


What are the requirements for participating in the workshop?

  1. You need to bring your own laptop with you.
  2. You should be able to open a browser and navigate to a website.
  3. We highly recommend completing the Website Planner Workbook that we provide in advance, as much as you're able to.
  4. We recommend reviewing the terminology list that we provide in advance, but it is not necessary to fully know and understand all of these terms.
  5. We recommend having Google Chrome installed on your computer, but it's not required.*
  6. We highly recommend NOT using Internet Explorer.*

*If you'd like more information on our choice of Internet Browsers and/or instructions on how to get Google Chrome installed, please email us and we'll provide you with this information in advance of the workshop.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email your questions to: panopticfoundations@gmail.com or you can leave a message at: 403-933-4283 and one of our team members will get back to you.

Will there be any ongoing fees for the website I create after the workshop is complete?

No. During the workshop you will be creating a basic website using a free platform and there will be no mandatory fees for the continued use of this website after the workshop.

What platform will be used to create this website?

WordPress.com on a free plan. During the workshop the differences between the various options available through WordPress will be explained.

Do I have to buy a domain name?

For this particular workshop, it won't be necessary to purchase a custom domain name, though this may be something that you choose to do and we will provide you with the necessary information regarding this at the workshop. The website that you build during the workshop will have a temporary domain name of something like "www.YourChosenName.wordpress.com" - we'll discuss what this means and what your options are for changing it.

Why do I have to pay to attend the workshop as a spectator?

While spectators won't be able to bring their own laptop and participate, they will be able to take notes and ask questions. Tremendous value can be gained this way, especially for anyone just needing a few components clarified. The fee also goes towards off-setting the rental cost of the facility and the provided refreshments.

Why would I want to spectate instead of participate?

There are a number of reasons why being a spectator might be the right choice for you.

  1. We only have 8 spots available for participants, but even if the workshop participant spots are full, you may still be able to attend;
  2. You might not own your own laptop that you can bring with you, but we can show you how you can complete the lessons and process at home;
  3. You may be wondering if the workshop will be too advanced or too elementary for you;
  4. By attending the workshop you'll have access to reduced pricing opportunities that may be of interest to you.

Even being a spectator at the workshop, taking notes, and asking questions can be a huge step forward for some people.

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