About PreCamp

PreCamp: Beginner’s Day — Friday, June 2

PreCamp is a hands-on session for those new to WordPress. Unlike WordCamp (Sat & Sun), which focuses on presentations by various speakers, PreCamp (Fri) is a do-it-yourself day.

Are you new to WordPress (or know someone who is) and want some hands-on support in setting up your website? PreCamp is designed to take you from a blank slate to a fully functioning website before you walk out the door. We provide almost everything* you need to get started.

If you’re a beginner who is wondering if this is the right place for you – the answer is YES! We have an amazing team of experienced WordPress users, designers and developers that have donated their time to make this an incredible learning experience for you that will definitely bring results. You’ll be guided through the steps needed to get your first website up and running. And we have enough facilitators to step in and provide some individual support if you get confused along the way.

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We look forward to meeting you at PreCamp!

*you will need to bring a laptop with wireless internet and administrative access/password, any images and content you will want on your website, and a willingness to learn through hands-on experience (a great sense of humor and willingness to laugh while you learn is appreciated – but not required.)

When, Where and How Much

Friday June 2 8:30am-3pm
Registration, Internet Connections from 8:30am-9am
Website Creation is from 9:00am-3pm (lunch provided)

Tickets are an amazingly low price of $70 and includes access to all WordCamp sessions on Saturday and Sunday
(your facilitators charge way more than that per hour for their advice and you get it for free!; you have support in implementing what you learn as you learn; and you’ll leave with not only a website but a growing list of resources to continue on your way.)

Day of PreCamp:
We’ll take you through:

  • Initial settings and basic security measures (what you need to do first thing to ensure a clean site)
  • Getting content on your website – basic pages used on most websites (Home, About, Contact, etc.); your first Post, how to use Categories (vs Tags) to group similar content
  • Theme Selection for the “look” you want, Sidebars and Widgets, and Social Media connections with your website
  • Plugins to enhance your websites functionality and appearance

After PreCamp:

  • Attend WordCamp Sat-Sun June 3-4. At WordCamp you’ll be able to take your newly found expertise from PreCamp to new heights through engaging with fellow participants, listening to the speakers in three different tracks and even get some of your personal questions answered at the Happiness Bar.
  • Continue your learning with the resources you’ve been provided, join your local WordPress Meetup group, and most importantly – keep practicing and playing with your own website (experience is the best teacher)

If anyone has specific questions about PreCamp, you can reach Boomer Sassmann (Big Boom Design Inc) via email at boomer@bigboomdesign.com