WordPress Bootcamp: Learn WordPress To Build Websites In Less Than 12 hours!

Learn WordPress for Small Businesses in Ottawa

In a group workshop, you’ll be with a maximum of five people. You will learn how to construct a new website or how to revise your current website. This session is designed for small business

In just two days, you can build your own fully functioning, professional-looking website. While the WordPress workshop covers a full range of topics, you will be able to easily follow along. At the end of the workshop, you will also have the skills to manage your site. Even if you’re a complete beginner, you learn how to be your own webmaster without having to learn any software or coding!

WordPress Workshop Details

Venue for WordPress training

Place: The Code Factory, 100 Gloucester Street, suite 300, Ottawa

Cost: starts at $3499

We understand that sometimes you cannot make a workshop due to various reasons.  That happens to everyone and we are all busy.  That is okay as we set up our refund policy for you.

For a refund:

  • 10 or more business days prior to workshop: Full refund
  • 5-10 business days prior to workshop: 50% refund
  • 2-5 business days prior to workshop: 25% refund
  • Less that 48 hours: No refund.

Things covered in the WordPress workshop include:

  • Installing a free, professional WordPress theme called Customizr.
  • Customizing theme settings.
  • Creating pages using the WordPress visual editor.
  • Creating navigation menus.
  • Setting up a professional looking slide show and featured pages on the home page.
  • Using a free stock photo website.
  • Using a free online application to re-size your images.
  • Linking social media pages to your site.
  • Using WordPress plugins.
  • Creating a blog page.
  • Creating a contact form.
  • Using widgets and sidebar layouts.
  • Basic WordPress settings and more

Pre-workshop Preparation

Although we will secure a WordPress pre-installed server space for every student, some pre-workshop prep is required.

  • Register a domain name (if you don’t have one)
  • Create a sitemap of your content and write content for each page (e.g. Home, About Us, Our Services, Contact Us, etc). You can use your familiar word processing software to write your content.
  • Images for your website – Web images should be 72 dpi (dot per inch).  Format for the web needs to be .png, .jpg or gif file.
  • Your logo image (suggest about 180px width x 73px high)
  • Images for home page slider (suggest 1170px wide x 500px high)
  • Three feature images for home page (suggest 270px width x 250px high)
  • Additional images for pages.


Bring your own laptop

  • It doesn’t matter whether you use a Mac or a PC.
  • Don’t forget to bring your power cord.
  • Download Firefox, Chrome or Safari for a better experience.  Do not use Internet Explore.
I realize that this is a lot of work, but these items are necessary for you to complete all these steps so that you have everything you need to fully participate in the workshop.  Don’t worry, I am here to assist you if you get stuck along the way.

About the instructor


I am Osamu Wakabyashi, creative director of Zen Ideas and your workshop instructor. I specialize in WordPress because it offers many advantages: It’s free, customizable, and used by millions of website owners. I feel that WordPress is the best platform for businesses and non-profit organizations to present themselves to their audiences in a user-friendly and informative way.

Please contact me using the form below if you have any questions.

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