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The Office of Continuing Education at Extended University offers both face-to-face and online learning opportunities:

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RegisterDowntown Bozeman, MT
Nov 21-Nov 22, 2011
Cost: $145.00
Instructor(s): Jake Cook

Course Description:

Already up and running on WordPress but looking to get more out of your website? This class will show you how to further enrich your online presence using this powerful platform. Topics include leveraging plug-ins, search engine optimization tips, custom menus and templates, and getting specific functionality built into your website. Please Note: This is intended for experienced WordPress users who are already familiar with the platform.

There is a minimum enrollment for this course and if not met, the course may be cancelled and fees fully refunded.

Will we be going over how to write code? (HTML/CSS/PHP/JavaScript?)
We'll go over how to edit the code through the WordPress admin panel if you're an advanced user but as far as how to write web code, we won't be covering these topics given the enormous scope it would take.
Will you cover themes and plugins?
Yes! We'll show you how to evaluate various themes and drop them in on your site to give it a custom look and feel. Plugins will be explored in depth for achieving specific functionality on the site (image slideshows, maps, photo galleries).
Can I build an online store?
If you're interested in selling online there might be some other options to explore depending on your business goals and budget. We typically don't have time to cover this in the course but are happy to provide some tips on what we've seen work well.
What do I need to do to get the most out of the course?
Showing up with a few ideas and knowing who your ideal site visitor is can help tremendously. We'll discuss this in class but having a few goals and vision for what you want your site to be can help you make the most of your time.
Anything else?
To date, these classes tend to fill-up and have a waiting list. If you're interested, we'd love to have you in class so be sure to sign up and reserve your spot well in advance.

Meeting Place and Times:

20 East Olive, Suite LL10
November 21 and November 22, 2011
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Jake Cook.
As co-founder of Digital Wax Works, Jake heads up online marketing and supports web development for clients across the US. Jake also teaches in MSU's College of Business on digital marketing. He earned a BA in physics and an MA in marketing from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. He writes for Fast Company, the 99%, and Smashing Magazine on design, innovation, and web trends. You can follow him on Twitter @jacobmcook.



A 25% discount is available for members of Bozeman, Livingston, Big Sky Chamber of Commerce or Prospera Business Network.

For More Information:

Registration Questions: Please contact Extended University, Office of Continuing Education at or (406) 994-6683, toll free (866)540-5660

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