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viNGN provides free WordPress instruction at Turnbull Regional Library


Instructor Anita Davis (viNGN) assists Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums Asst. Director with modifying her WordPress site

Instructor Anita Davis (viNGN) assists Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums Asst. Director Kim Blackett with modifying her WordPress site

As part of the ongoing mission to help bridge the “Digital Divide” the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, Inc. (viNGN) provides Public Computer Training Events (PCCTE) throughout the territory. On Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 the workshop “Getting Online with WordPress” was offered at the Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library PCC. An earlier session was hosted on St. Croix in April.

WordPress is “Open Source” software, meaning it is freely developed and maintained in a collaborative atmosphere. Its source code is made available to anyone to modify, refine or redistribute. WordPress is considered the largest self-hosted blogging platform, powering over 76 million blogs, from personal pages to enterprise web sites. It is not necessary to know any coding or programming languages to build a web site with WordPress.

Anyone capable of navigating the Internet, with a working Email address and proficiency creating documents in productivity software such as Microsoft Word or PowerPoint is able to work in WordPress to create fully-functional, clean and professional sites for hobby, personal or business use.

The course provided guidance on planning a web site or blog, setting up an account, navigating the WordPress dashboard, creating pages, posts and categories, and adding contact forms and media such as photos. Four certificates were earned by the students, 2 of whom began actively working within the platform following the introductory training session.

For more information on upcoming PCC Training Events, visit https://vingn.wordpress.com/pccte/, call Anita Davis at viNGN, (340) 715-8581 x2244, or email adavis@vingn.com.

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About vingn

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from a grant by the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia.The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).

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