It is with great sadness that I announce I am taking down my “WordPress Training Wizard” shingle for good.
I started WordPress training on a one to one basis over two years ago. The genesis of the idea came to me after I sold a client a WordPress site and sat down to train them on the WordPress dashboard. It occurred to me there was a demand for WordPress Training in Toronto, so I came up with a 3-4 hour WordPress training session and started teaching these on weekends. The sessions went over the basics of the WordPress dashboard and my target market is/was users who had installed WordPress and were struggling with making heads or tails of the dashboard. There was and is a demand for WordPress Training in Toronto.
Teaching the basics of the dashboard always went smoothly. Then a few months ago I started running into challenges with students wanting me to help them out with customized themes. The only challenge with that was that themes don’t follow a standard template, so it was difficult to teach someone how to customize something when I wasn’t always 100% sure. So I dropped theme customization from the syllabus.
Recently I started having challenges with plugins. There are too many plugins and there are too many variables to be able to teach the use of plugins properly. My last few sessions have ended up being mostly about plugins and their functioning or rather inability to function. Plugins are a core piece of what makes WordPress so useful and unique. So, rather than bang my head against the wall trying to figure out plugins after the session and burning up way too many hours on research, I have decided to take down my WordPress Wizard shingle and accelerate my online WordPress video tutorials. Which is why I purchased and set up WPTrainingOnline.com a year ago. I currently have several videos in the can and I am aiming for a release date of March 31.
I will keep you posted.