WordPress.com Workshop | Community Futures of Central Kootenay

Build a full website on WordPress.com in just 2 days!

Big Brown Eyes offers hands-on instructional workshops on the use of WordPress.com to create rich interactive CMS websites. Workshops are offered through Community Futures of Central Kootenay in Nelson, BC.  Please contact Community Futures directly for registration information.

We are showcasing the work of some of our students on the bottom of this page to demonstrate the possibilities of building your own website with WordPress.com.

WordPress.com Workshops

There are two WordPress.com courses offered, both are web-based so software purchase is not required. The Beginner’s workshop is 2 days and there is a 1 day Advance workshop for those wanting to extend their knowledge of WordPress.com.

Participants who come with their content in hand will have a fully functioning website at the end of the 2 day Beginner’s WordPress Workshop with the following features:

  • Free hosting on wordpress.com server
  • Custom designed pages built on a WordPress theme
  • 2 – 5 static pages
  • A posts/blog section
  • Site tracking
  • Fully configured contact forms
  • Google maps and other media (like YouTube videos) embedded
  • Photo gallery
  • Comments handling on all pages and comment spams tracking
  • Social Media sharing buttons integrated into all pages
  • Custom widgets

Advance WordPress Workshop participants will learn to:

  •  Further customize their pages with header images, advanced menus, page templates and post formats
  •  Learn and integrate custom Fonts
  •  Setup multiple users and set permissions
  •  Setup Polls, Surveys and ratings on posts
  •  Learn to harness the full power of WordPress.com through upgrades

Workshop Pr-Requisites

Beginner’s WordPress Workshop:

Basic computer and internet skills required. Must be comfortable using computers and have a basic knowledge of using software such as Microsoft Word, saving & printing documents and navigating around the document folders. *No software purchase necessary. You need a Web mail account that you can access during the workshop. Once set up, you’ll be able to access your blog or website’s control panel from any computer with internet access.

Advance WordPress Workshop:

Participants must have administrative access to a WordPress.com site with basic knowledge of WordPress or have attended WordPress for Beginners.

Self Hosted WordPress sites:

We are also offering a Workshop for self-hosted WordPress site owners. More details to come soon.


Here are a few (cloud hosted) WordPress.com sites that were built by participants of our workshops:


Please feel free to use the reply form below to ask any questions you may have about the workshops or feel fee to leave your feedback about the workshop if you have been a participant.

3 thoughts on “WordPress.com Workshop | Community Futures of Central Kootenay”

  1. Dawna McLennan
     ·  Reply


    I am curious about attending your workshop, and yet I already have set up a WordPress site, hosted by “Hostmonster”, and filled it with content.
    I am not pleased with the layout of my site, and want it to have embedded videos, music player, purchase page, blog, more photos, etc.
    Would it be advisable for me to take the beginner, or advanced course that you’re offering through Community Futures?
    PS are you planning and advanced course this fall?

  2. Reinhard Maag
     ·  Reply

    Hello big brown eyes,
    attending the workshop at Community Futures will likely see participants work in a computer lab like surrounding, right? Is it possible to bring one’s own portable (access to raw materials)?
    kayeness.ca is my trial site (not much there, I set it up only days ago). I would like to rework (make smaller) a site (www.lepontica.ch) I built on a Mac with RapidWeaver.
    TNX — Ren

  3. Eva
     ·  Reply

    I host a wordpress site and have signed up for your community futures workshops to improve my skills.

    Would you consider running a workshop with a smaller group?

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