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Student Ambassador

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The Art Story ( TheArtStory.org) is an educational, not-for-profit founded in 2009, with an encyclopedic – and rapidly growing – website, which serves as a valuable resource to thousands of students and researchers with an interest in the fields of art and art history.

The new Student Ambassadors Program: We are looking for students, keen to develop their written and marketing expertise, learn more about their favorite artists and art movements, gain CV points, and acquire new skills, to become The Art Story Ambassadors for a period of two months.

What does it involve?

At least one social media or blog post a week, to promote existing or new content

Attending a Zoom workshop, covering basic content-producing, marketing, and review-writing skills

The extended opportunity to be taken on as regular contributors to The Art Story

More about The Art Story:

Our organization is centered around our website ( www.TheArtStory.org ) that is available free, worldwide on any online device. Beyond Warhol and Picasso, you can explore the life and works of the Impressionists, the idea of Renaissance Humanism, poet Charles Baudelaire’s contributions to visual art, and fascinating art periods such as the Harlem Renaissance or the Vienna Secession. Thousands of topic articles are professionally written and curated, and fully focused on art history. If you have not, please read an article to see the depth of our coverage.

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2 months
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Upon Request

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For more information, please email: info@theartstory.org

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If WordPress is your business – as a developer, power-user, or marketing pro – this is the course for you.

Over two days Mike will teach you advanced techniques that will give you a competitive edge. You’ll learn insider tips and tricks for managing sites, both for yourself and your clients: from customising your admin screens to e-commerce via event management, building membership sites, utilising the power of child themes, and picking the perfect production and marketing tools.

Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at those who’ve already got to grips with the WordPress CMS. You’ll need to have some programming know-how, but in-depth expertise isn’t essential, however, a little CSS knowledge and how to use a text editor and an FTP program is desirable.

This advanced course is ideal for those who are already comfortable building WordPress sites but are looking to work in the field professionally – perhaps wanting to make a living building or creating more sophisticated WordPress sites. It will also benefit marketing and promotional companies looking to take their clients’ sites further, as well as those who want to bring their website creation and maintenance in-house.

Sounds a bit scary? Take a look at our Intermediate or Build your first website with WordPress courses instead.

Course Syllabus

This course starts at 10:00am and finishes at 4:30pm. Lunch is served at 12:30pm.

Day one

Introduction

Overview of theme: Theme frameworks, child themes, and vertical themes

Advanced theming: Anatomy of a child theme

Exercise: Let’s create a child theme

Functions.php: Media sizes and some useful snippets of PHP code

Exercise: Beefing up Twenty Eleven

E-commerce in depth: Eshop and WooCommerce

Event Management: Events, calendars and tickets

Advanced content plugins: Types and views

Day two

Multiple users in depth: Adding workflow and responsibilities

Multi-site and BuddyPress: Building a community or social network

Third-party authentication: Logging-in with Facebook and Twitter

Building a membership site: Overview and some useful plugins

Production tools: Branding the admin screens

Marketing tools: Stats, mailing lists, and more

Enhancing the admin for your clients: Some useful tools and plugins

Free for all, Q&A, show & tell

Please note: This course does not teach WordPress development (PHP coding). There is a small amount of copy and paste PHP in the child theme module.

Equipment you’ll need:

Laptop computer with Windows, Linux or OS X installed.

Web browser: our preference is the latest version of Firefox or Google Chrome, but the latest Internet Explorer or Opera will be fine too.

Text editor (see below)

FTP client: we suggest FileZilla

You may also wish to consider bringing:

Sample images that you will be able to upload to your website as the course progresses.

An external mouse if you prefer using one.

We suggest these text editors:

Windows: Notepad++ (free), EditPad Lite (free)
OSX: Text Wrangler (free), Textmate (£), Coda (££), Espresso (££)
Linux: Bluefish (free), KompoZer (free)

If you don’t have access to a computer please let us know in advance of the course so we can arrange one for you. 

Cost

The course is £400 (inclusive of VAT). This covers:

Two days tuition

Lunch and refreshments on both days

An electronic copy of the teaching materials

One month’s free hosting, to test and refine your site

Booking your place

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:

 Book via Eventbrite

 Invoice or PayPal – by phoning 0161 839 6324 or emailing office@madlab.org.uk

 Payment by cheque – made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to MadLab 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN

We also accept card payments in person

Please find MadLab’s Cancellation Policy on our website.

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Thursday 19th to Friday 20th of April. Starts 10:00am and finishes 4:30pm both days.
Price: 
£400
Awarded by: 
Mako Education

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36 - 40 Edge Street

M4 1HN

Manchester, UK

Contact: 

office@madlab.org.uk

www.madlab.org.uk

0161 839 6324

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