Wordpress,HTML, CSS, Drupal & Joomla Workshops for Beginners - Learn from a pro http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com Learn to create a website in less than a day. Master Wordpress,Joomla,Drupal,Python, HTML5, & CSS3.We teach classes all over the USA Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:55:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Google Analytics & SEO Basics Workshop ( 5 Hour Crash Course ) – Manhattan & Brooklyn Heights http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/2014/12/19/google-analytics-seo-basics-workshop-5-hour-crash-course-new-york-city/ http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/2014/12/19/google-analytics-seo-basics-workshop-5-hour-crash-course-new-york-city/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:52:15 +0000 http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/?p=3315 Now that you have created a website, the next step is to promote your new site. My Google Basics & SEO workshop is great for beginners who want to learn how to market on the internet using the most powerful tools used by developers. Learn the terminologies : Metrics, Adwords Clicks, Clicks versus Sessions

Dates Available: Jan.14-30 only
Locations:Flat Iron District, Brooklyn Heights

Workshops fee: $ 225 for the 5 hour workshop. All classes are private and by appointment.

Here are the topics we are going to discuss in this 4 hour workshop:

1) SEO- What is SEO ? What is the role of Google Analytics in SEO )
2) Algorithms & organic SEO ( on page and off page )
3) Black hat and white hat techniques. Avoid gateway pages & keyword stuffing.
4) Writing for SEO. Think about your audience. Topics cover friendly URLs,
meta description, page titles,headings, page content, use of images.
5) Using social networks ( Facebook, Twitter ) in SEO.
6) DIY SEO – Using tools to optimize your site’s SEO : Google Webmaster Tools, Google’s Keyword Tool, SEO Moz Term Extractor, Web SEO, etc.

End result of attending this Google Seminar on SEO. You will be totally enlightened on how the SEO process works and you will be able to better learn how to optimize your site to get better Google ranking, exposure, and profits ( or more exposure ) for your business.

Don’t obsess over Google rankings. A lot of people come in to SEO thinking that the end goal
is to get rankings: but the end goal is to make money.

How to boost your Google rankings seminar.

Search can be classified as either organic (natural) or paid. Organic results are those that occur
naturally in search engine results pages ( SERPS ) and high results depend on the natural
construction of your site and the content within it. Paid result often referred to as pay per click or PPC, are the results owners pay for and which usually surrounds the organic listings. Research shows web user prefer organic listings. For example my webdesignworkshop-usa.com is less than a year
old and I get a lot of leads from my organic listing. I have never ever done PPC like most new
business owners.
The goal then of SEO ( Search Engine Optimization ) is to improve your organic listings performance, which in turn should boost traffic to your site. You can then used Google Analytics to track this kind of traffic.

Here are the topics we are going to discuss in this 4 hour workshop:

1) SEO- What is SEO ? What is the role of Google Analytics in SEO )
2) Algorithms & organic SEO ( on page and off page )
3) Black hat and white hat techniques. Avoid gateway pages & keyword stuffing.
4) Writing for SEO. Think about your audience. Topics cover friendly URLs,
meta description, page titles,headings, page content, use of images.

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San Francisco WordPress Bootcamp for Basics http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/2014/12/19/san-francisco-wordpress-bootcamp/ http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/2014/12/19/san-francisco-wordpress-bootcamp/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:13:15 +0000 http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/?p=2702 This WordPress Training class walks students through the essential parts of WordPress. This Bay Area WordPress Bootcamp is streamlined to teach a specific aspect of WordPress, helping students to focus on just what they need in order to get the task accomplished.

Dates available : Dec.24-30, 2014. Jan.2-9, 2015
All classes are by appointment. Workshop Fee: $ 205 for the 5 hour class. $ 310 for a full-day workshop.

Take the class in the morning, afternoon, or evening. For beginners, you will learn faster with the 2 Mini-Bootcamp class ( 5 hours each ) taken a day or a few days aparts. Workshop fee for the 2 Session WP Bootcamp class is $ 410 payable via Paypal. This WordPress Training course walks students through the essential parts of WordPress.
Each lesson is streamlined to teach a specific aspect of WordPress, helping students to focus on just what they need in order to get the task accomplished. Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Plan and prepare your site for WordPress Install WordPress Write, tag, and publish a post Work with the text editor Style paragraphs and create lists Work with media files Link, align, and size an image Work with image galleries Add video and audio Name, schedule, and manage posts Make your site stand out Help others connect to your site Become search engine friendly Optimize your site Back up your site Install and activate plugins

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Las Vegas WordPress Bootcamp – 1-2 Day Intensive Workshop http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/2014/12/19/las-vegas-wordpress-bootcamp-2-day-intensive-workshop/ http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/2014/12/19/las-vegas-wordpress-bootcamp-2-day-intensive-workshop/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:10:29 +0000 http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/?p=3462 I will be coming to Henderson & Las Vegas to teach a WP Bootcamp. This is a great class for people who want to create their own website or blog in a day. By the end of the second class, you will have a simple and clean website ready to go. A domain name and hosting account will be required for this class. I can also show you how to do this on the first day. About me :I teach WordPress to beginners in a non-technical way that most people understand. I will show you how tobuild a blog or site in a couple of hours with no coding skills. And if you can write with Microsoft Word, you can also edit in WordPress posts and pages. Easy learning. I guarantee.

Workshop Dates: Dec. 26 -30, 2014

Workshop Fee : $ 500 for the 2 Day WordPress Training. Each session is 5 hours long with a free 90 minute webinar follow up after each session.. One Day WordPress Bootcamp is $ 300 per student.

Workshop Locations : TBA, Henderson , Green Valley.
All classes are taught one-on-one at your home/office, corporate office, or any Coffee shops with fast WIFI locations.

Topics Covered in my Las Vegas WordPress Bootcamp :

WordPress Bootcamp- Part 1

1) Installing WordPress using C-Panel ( through your hosting account )
Creating sub-domains and subcategories using the Admin Panel
2) WordPress Navigation Basics – Creating Pages, Categories, & Posts
3) Using the menu system versus page system – Navigation tips & visual layout
4) The power of tags in posts for SEO & Google searches.
5) WordPress categories versus wordpress tags .
6) The Power of Widgets – Modifying the look of your site using these amazing tools.
7) Selecting templates to create the feel and look for your website brand.
8) Installing images & graphics – Visual layout & html technique
9)WordPress Plugins – Make your site dynamic with the power of Plugins.
The top 12 plugins must have for your WordPress site.
10) Using Pixlr express ( free online photo editor ) instead of Photoshop to edit & resize photos.

WordPress Bootcamp – Part 2

1) WordPress Plugins – Make your site dynamic with the power of Plugins.
2) Contact form plugins like Fast Secure Contact. Create unlimited forms to generate
more sales and business for your website.
3) SEO Basics for WordPress – Using dates, slugs, and settings menu
Using Google Analytics plugin to analyze web traffic for marketing and sales strategy.
4) HTML/CSS Basics – Manipulating the look of free & premium templates
with this powerful tool. Changing fonts, colors, logo sizes, widgets & sidebars sizes.
5) Do’s and don’ts of WordPress CMS. Updating plugins is a good example.
6) Dissecting a site with Firebug Tool. How to make yourself more productive with this Firefox add-on.

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Joomla Basics for Beginners – One Day Crash Course in Los Angeles & San Francisco http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/2014/12/18/joomla-basics-for-beginners-san-diego-oc-los-angeles/ http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/2014/12/18/joomla-basics-for-beginners-san-diego-oc-los-angeles/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:06:31 +0000 http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/?p=2793 As of February 2014, Joomla has been downloaded over 50 million times. Over 7,700 free and commercial extensions are available from the official Joomla! Extension Directory, and more are available from other sources.[8] It is estimated to be the second most used content management system on the Internet after WordPress.

Learn Joomla from zero knowledge to intermediate. This is a great place for a beginner who want to try their hands on Joomla 2.5 and 3.0 ( All classes are by appointment )

Workshop Dates & locations :

Dec.24-30,2014 – Los Angeles, Orange County
Jan.1-10,2015 – San Francisco

Empower your website by learning from an expert web developer.I offer courses and training for Joomla, the award-winning Content Management System (CMS), which enables you to build web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects,including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular web site software available. Best of all, it is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. Joomla is used all over the world to power web sites of all shapes and sizes. Learn the essentials of using the Joomla! Content Management System (CMS) platform for your website.This workshop will allow users to create a dynamic interactive website from scratch using the free Joomla! CMS. Each participant will have access to a site of their own to customise with different templates, modules, content, links and articles as well as managing users.

Visit my Joomla site for my available schedule.

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1- Day Drupal Bootcamp for Beginners – Los Angeles http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/2014/12/18/drupal-basics-4-hour-workshop/ http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/2014/12/18/drupal-basics-4-hour-workshop/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:45:02 +0000 http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/?p=12 Drupal Basics for Beginners – 1 Day Bootcamp in Southern California. Drupal is a powerful CMS but has a steep learning curve. In my class I will demystify the developer’s framework called Drupal. Versus WordPress Drupal is more secure & has higher search ranking in Google.

Dates Available : Dec. 22-30, 2014, Jan, 2-10, 2015

Time: 8am-4 pm, 9 am – 5pm. Time is flexible.
Locations: Workshop locations to be announced. I normally train people in office conference rooms,
home office, or quiet Wifi coffee shops.
Workshop Fee: $ 300 per student ( normally $ 350 )

Build a working Drupal website in one day. Focus is on Drupal 7.
You must have a domain and hosting plan paid for before the class.

On this one day Drupal workshop we’ll cover:

Basic Drupal structure, terminology and features
Choosing a Drupal distribution
Defining Drupal development team roles
Outlining a Drupal site development process
Finding and vetting Drupal developers
Finding local resources

We all also cover the most important basics of Drupal.

1) Nodes

A node is a piece of content on a Drupal site. It can be an information page, a blog post or a press release. Content you don’t usually read as separate web pages can also be nodes, such as images, videos, or containers to collect pages with restricted access for certain users.As a Drupal developer, one of the most important things you will learn is how to use nodes to build the information structure on a website. TIP: In Drupal 7, the term node has almost completely been replaced with content. But the term node is still widely used by many modules (plugins) and in documentation. This makes it important to know and recognize.

2: Users and permissions

Next to content, users are probably the most important component of a website; they might even be more important than content. This chapter will show you how to manage users, divide them into groups, and decide the things that each group of users will be allowed to do on your website.

3: Blocks

When you visit a node page in Drupal – or any other page – Drupal pulls out the content corresponding to the current URL and formats it to make it possible for a web browser to display. On the URL node/1, for example, Drupal displays the content for the node with ID 1. But it is not just the content of node one that is displayed; there may also be elements like menus, search forms, related content, latest comments on the site, and much more.
Both the main content and the other elements are displayed as blocks, placed in one of the regions of the website. These blocks can be moved around, and there are basic, as well as more sophisticated, ways of adding new blocks to your website.

4: Menus

By default, content on a Drupal site is not automatically placed in any particular structure. When creating a node, you don’t choose where on the site it should be. You create it, and then other parts of Drupal can make it appear as a subpage to a particular menu item, in a list in a particular section, or as a part of another structure.The most direct way of bringing structure to your Drupal site is to use menus. These are links collected in a tree structure.

For more Drupal Class info , visit this site

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CryptoPHP backdoor danger with pirated Joomla, WordPress, & Drupal Themes http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/2014/11/25/cryptophp-backdoor-danger-with-pirated-joomla-wordpress-drupal-themes/ http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/2014/11/25/cryptophp-backdoor-danger-with-pirated-joomla-wordpress-drupal-themes/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:44:34 +0000 http://www.webdesignworkshops-usa.com/?p=3495 Pirated Joomla, WordPress, Drupal themes and plugins contain CryptoPHP backdoor

Have you read this news lately ? Read the article by Adam Greenberg

Illegal search engine optimization (SEO) is the goal of attackers who are freely distributing pirated Joomla, WordPress and Drupal themes and plugins that are packaged with a backdoor being referred to as CryptoPHP.

Last week Fox-It released a whitepaper on CryptoPHP, and in a Wednesday post the security company revealed that most of the command-and-control domains had been sinkholed or taken down.

Researchers observed 23,693 unique IP addresses connecting to the sinkholes, but by Monday that number had dipped to 16,786, according to the post.

“These numbers are however not a clear indication, mostly because the servers connecting to our sinkholes were shared hosting with at least [one] or multiple backdoored websites,” according to the post. “This means the actual affected websites will be higher.”

Looking at the 23,693 connections to the sinkhole, CryptoPHP had the greatest impact in the U.S., where researchers observed 8,657 infections. 2,877 infections were observed in Germany, 1,231 infections were observed in France, 1,008 infections were observed in the Netherlands, and 749 infections were observed in Turkey. 9,171 infections were observed in all other countries combined.

Although the number of connections to the sinkholes is declining, Yonathan Klijnsma, a security analyst with Fox-IT, told SCMagazine.com in a Wednesday email correspondence that the threat is not over since the attackers are still distributing the compromised plugins and themes via their websites. He added that the attackers – who did not name the backdoor CryptoPHP – are now probably aware that researchers have caught on and may change their strategy.

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