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Blogging Essentials @ CPCC

Blogging Class

Fast and furious pace of knowledge will make your head explode!

This June 5th & 7th, Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC is offering a two evening course (MMG7020) in the basics of managing a web site using the most popular Content Management Software out today: WordPress. This course will be a mere 8 hours long over the course of two evenings and give you the basics to editing and maintaining a blog-based web site.

The computer classroom will be at the Harris CPCC Campus (Building 2), room 2123, that Monday and Wednesday, 6pm – 10pm. To learn more go to: https://services.cpcc.edu/cceoutlines/MMG7020/

Every Business Manager Should Take This Class – Blogging continues to increase in popularity; in both business and personal avenues.  Whether you are passionate about a topic and want to share your thoughts or simply want to try your skills at being a writer, this course is for you!  You will learn the basics of owning, customizing and maintaining a WordPress blog.

Registration ends this week! Register today!

At the completion of this class the participant will be able to:

  • Edit and format a WordPress site
  • Create and update users and profiles
  • Understand the difference between  WYSIWYG Editor vs. HTML Editor
  • Write/Edit Posts/Pages
  • Understand SEO for WordPress
  • Understand and use RSS Feeds

Content

  • What is WordPress/Blogs/CMS
  • Plug-Ins – free, useful suggestions
  • Search and demo themes
  • Install a theme on WordPress website.
  • Integrate with our Twitter API so you can display our most recent tweets on your website.
  • Implement a contact form.
  • Writing/Editing Posts/Pages
  • Search Engine Optimization – SEO for WordPress

Lecture with demonstration, discussion, hands-on exercises, and problem solving. Participation in class discussions and completion of skill practices in and outside of classroom is expected.


About the Instructor

Paul Metheney, Metheney Consulting, Our Marketing Group Paul Metheney, Metheney Consulting, Our Marketing Group With nearly three decades of advertising, Internet marketing, and management experience Paul Metheney brings his expertise to instruct part-time at Central Piedmont Community College. Paul brings a diverse set of skills including marketing, technology, and brand strategy. Paul's decades of management experience focuses on marketing and Internet communications. Expert in social media, search engine optimization, email campaigns, blog development, graphic design, and web design, Paul excels in promoting organizations through the latest and most appropriate technological marketing venues.

Experienced in Real World Web Development & Marketing

Paul is president and Senior Consultant of Our Marketing Group and its parent company, Metheney Consulting, Inc. while Paul has been working in Internet management since 1993, Metheney Consulting has been providing clients with expert advice, consulting, and websites since 1997. Prior to working in Internet, Paul worked as a graphic designer and art director for nearly a decade as well as management in the entertainment industry. With an MBA from the McColl School of Business at Charlotte's Queen University, Paul is one of those rare individuals who combines a creative advertising & marketing design background with a profound aptitude for the emerging electronic media field and business. From technical expertise to methodical project management skills, Paul embodies the "big picture" thinking required in today's internet, intranet and marketing arenas. Paul can be contacted at

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