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Teaching New WordPress Class

WordPress is a great way to build a website or a blog. I have many sites with both static websites and blogs. Learning wordpress is easy! Classes are just six nights, three hours each class and two nights per week. Remember, WordPress classes at ABTech fill-up fast so don’t wait till the last minute to sign up for a class.

You will understand and learn the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org. What the requirements are of each platform and when you should use one over the other. We will answer the BIG question: What is a blog? We’ll also discuss hosting companies, SFTP, domains, website design and navigation and more.

This is a hands-on class that is designed to teach the student how to use the WordPress Dashboard in designing his or her website or blog. Students will leave the class with a site that he or she created during the duration of the class. Michelle McCain, WordPress Instructor, will help each student with one-on-one instruction when time is permitted.

Michelle McCain, ABTech Computer Instructor, has been teaching Continuing Education classes for Asheville Buncombe Community College for the last ten years. McCain is a Marketing expert and has helped numerous local businesses in reaching their business goals. She injects Internet marketing methodologies and Google best practices when teaching WordPress.

Learn from a seasoned Web Marketing expert and learn how you can use the WordPress interface to build the site of your dreams!

Raven

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It seems like yesterday the first time I saw her. She was a big black beauty, prancing around the pasture head high, mane and tail blowing in the wind. In an instant, I fell in love and knew I had to have her! My good friend Wayne Younts, owner of Sandy Ridge Horse Ranch in Fayetteville, NC had just brought her home from the horse auction. Wayne, a cowboy, business owner and a genuine honest man, had a great affinity for beautiful horses! When I asked him about Raven he said, “She’s a looker, but she has one problem.” What is that? When Alice my exerciser rode her this afternoon, she started snorting like a bull then went into a bucking frenzy and Alice went flying in the air. I still wanted and told Wayne I’d be back with my trainer to give me his opinion on my purchase. The next day Jim and I arrived I was not surprised by answer. “If you don’t buy her, I am,” Jim said. I said, “I saw her first!” We trailered her to the vet for a thorough exam then back to Jim’s farm for training. Jim would not use the word break. He always said, “you don’t break a horse, you train them.” Raven had come from a big horse ranch in Iowa. After several weeks in training, Jim said Raven was very timid of people, as trust was her issue. I can only guess what had happened to her; maybe she was a bucking bronc in a rodeo?

Over the years, I have taken Raven on numerous rides in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Some of my favorite trail riding spots are the Moses Cone Mansion, Love Valley, Harmon Den and Max Patch. Raven has a rich-black, shiny coat that doesn’t fade in the sun and is an AQHA registered Quarter Horse mare with lines that go back to Wimpy.

“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” ― William Shakespeare, Henry V

Michelle McCain Drawing 101

After graduating from college, my first teaching gig started at Fayetteville Technical Community College back in 1998 for the Graphic Design and Advertising Curriculum. Continue reading “Michelle McCain Drawing 101”