WebTNG Academy

Knowledge is an Activity

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WebTNG Academy Offers WordPress and Web Development Training

Learn the skills you need to achieve results.  Master the the tools of the trade to work quickly and effectively. WebTNG Academy is dedicated to your success.  

Courses in this Program:

Lessons in Local WordPress Development - Laragon and Beyond:

  1. 1 Goal and Introduction

    Objective: Welcome to the course. The goal in this module is to get you up and running with Laragon and WordPress. 

  2. 2 Download and Install Laragon

    Objective: In this lesson we are going to download and install Laragon on our local computer.

  3. 3 Installing WordPress

    Objective: In this lesson we are going to install WordPress.  The good news is that it only takes two minutes to get a site up and running.

  4. 4 Quick Laragon Tour

    Objective: The final lesson in this module is to do a quick tour of the Laragon menu and its features. You may not need any of these features now, but it will be good to know where to look when you do.

  5. 5 Student Feedback

    Objective: Your chance to give feedback.

  6. 6 PHP Settings, Log Files, and Versions

    Objective: In this lesson we will look at how to change the PHP settings.

  7. 7 Updating the Quick App WordPress Version

    Objective: In this lesson we look at how to update the Quick App to the latest version of WordPress.

  8. 8 Enabling SSL

    Objective: In this lesson I’ll walk through the steps involved in setting up SSL for your local development environment.

  9. 9 Creating a WordPress Starter Site

    Objective: A starter site with your favorite theme, plugins, and usual settings can be a real time saver. In this lesson we will discuss how to create one.

  10. 10 Cloning and Migrating a Site

    Objective: In this lesson we will learn how to clone a site or move a site to a new host.

About David McCan

I’ve been teaching myself programming and site building for 25 years. I don’t intend to stop anytime soon. I like to help other people and I have benefited from other people’s generosity in sharing their knowledge, so I’m returning the favor.

I am an anthropologist turned software developer. I studied dispute handing in New Zealand between the Maori and the British Crown / New Zealand government. While writing my university dissertation I worked in a public library. The Internet was just taking hold and I helped put in the first public access Internet computers and created their first website. This got me started.

I began in IT doing tech support, then moved into network and database administration. I ended up working as an IT manager and developer for a large photography company for a number of years. Now I work on WordPress. I live in a small Midwestern town. By some twist of fate, I have fiber Internet and enjoy working from home. The coffee is better and the only office politics are when the cat takes a nap in the dog’s bed. 🙂

When I’m not in front of the computer, I enjoy listening to audio books, hanging out with family and taking walks with our dog.

The tagline “Knowledge is an activity” is a quote from Albert Einstein. It resonates with me because I learn by doing.

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