WordPress Bristol – Beginners Night: How to install WordPress and How to create your own theme

This month is a beginner’s themed night and will cover two introductory topics – how to set your first WordPress website up and an introduction to creating bespoke WordPress themes. As always there will be plenty of chance to ask questions, discuss solutions and network with a wide range of WordPress users, from beginner to expert.


Getting Started with WordPress
Martin Vines – Self Employed Web Developer and IT Support at Martin’s HelpDesk

For complete beginners, Martin will explain the steps involved in getting your first WordPress site up and running, based on his own experience. He will cover:

* hosting

* installing the WordPress files

* tools (and skills) needed to get a web site up and running

Level: Beginner


Creating bespoke themes – a beginners guide
David James – Designer and WordPress developer

If you’re fed up of tweaking off the shelf themes to make them fit your design and want to start creating your own, David will cover the basics of what’s needed to turn your HTML and CSS files into a working WordPress theme

Level: Beginner/Intermediate (be prepared to talk about code – HTML and CSS)


You’ll be welcomed on arrival by our friendly and knowledgable volunteers where you can grab your name badge and get settled in. We aim to get started at around 7pm so give yourself plenty of time to get a drink as the bar downstairs can get busy.

We usually start the night off with some updates about what’s happening in the local and national WordPress community and members are welcome to add their own update. Just speak to one of the organisers before we start if you’d like to say or ask something.

After the first talk we take a break before our second talk. Following that if you want to stick around a few of us usually hang around for another drink and chat.

We will be upstairs in the function room, here is a handy video showing you how to get there…


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