Local inventor to lead WordPress EDC workshop

The San Juan County Economic Development Council presents a 2.5-hour workshop on building a website or blog using WordPress – an ideal platform for new businesses and organizations.

The workshop will be held at the San Juan Island Library’s community room Tuesday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The course will be presented by Bryan Hoyer, who built his first website in 1995 after realizing the World Wide Web would change the way we promote and inform ourselves. Hoyer is an inventor and entrepreneur who spent 25 years in silicon valley before moving to the islands in 2007.

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

The workshop is recommended for businesses wanting an online presence, for organizations looking to keep members informed or for entrepreneurs seeking a website more customizable than social media.

WordPress offers fully customizable, free web software that can be used to create a site in almost any format.

Cost: $20; advance registration and laptop required.  Call 360-378-2906 to reserve your space, or email: info@sanjuansedc.org.