Workshop on using WordPress

The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a three-hour workshop on building a website or blog using WordPress. The workshop will be held at the San Juan Island Library’s community room on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The course material will be presented by Bryan Hoyer, an inventor and successful entrepreneur who spent 25 years in Silicon Valley before moving to the islands in 2007.

The workshop is ideal for budding businesses that need an online presence, for organizations looking to keep their members informed, or for entrepreneurs looking for something more customizable than social media, say organizers. WordPress offers fully customizable, free web software that can be used to create a site in almost any format.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of producing a website or blog using the WordPress personal publishing system, and each participant will leave the class with a live site up on the web.