NCET Tech Bite – WordPress 101 -­ Tips to help you get started


Wednesday, April 22, 2015
11:30 – Noon: Networking
Noon – 1 pm: Program

Tracy Rhodes, owner Sierra Web Solutions, LLC.

Tracy Rhodes, owner
Sierra Web Solutions, LLC.


WordPress 101 – Tips to Help you Get Started

Everyone knows that in today’s day and age having a website is as imperative as having a business phone number or an address. A website is your company’s footprint online and the better your site is at being “found” by the major search engines, the better your chances of attracting customers to your business. Google defines WordPress as “an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.” For the purpose of this Tech Bite presentation we will focus on WordPress as the greatest DIY tool to build a user and search engine friendly website.

On April 22, Tracy Rhodes, owner of Sierra Web Solutions LLC, will discuss the enormous value of WordPress and how to best incorporate it into your business. He will go over the admin dashboard and suggest tips for modifying some WordPress settings. Additionally he will explain the difference between a paid theme and free theme and where to find them. Tracy will also cover basic WordPress vocabulary such as pages, posts, categories, tags, sidebars, and slugs.

By the time you leave the luncheon you will have a much better understanding of WordPress and how to best utilize it for your company.

Join us for Tech Bite on Wednesday, April 22, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
11:30 am > 1:00 pm
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  • $25 – NCET members
  • $35 – non-members

NEW! Tables for 8 – includes premium location at front of room, table signage, and recognition from the podium during luncheon.

  • $200 – NCET members
  • $280 – non-members

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Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Grand Ballroom
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno NV 89502

About Our Speaker

About Our Speaker

Tracy Rhodes is a graduate of the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and the AF Institute of Technology in Dayton, OH. He served in the USAF for 20 years as a pilot and aeronautical
engineer. After retiring from the Air Force he was hired as a pilot for Northwest Airlines where he worked for 22 years. In early 2008, while still flying as an airline pilot, he was asked by a
family member if he could make a website they could use to sell hand­made pet toys on the Internet. He taught himself website programming and search engine optimization while on
airline layovers around the world. It didn’t take long for him to hear about WordPress. He was impressed with it’s capabilities and flexibility and has been using it ever since. After retiring from airline flying he formed Sierra Web Solutions LLC and now provides website services to a wide range of small businesses and organizations.

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