E-Commerce Workshop at Digital Technology Institute
And here we are, to yet another workshop at Digital Technology Institute. In this custom of weekly special workshops for the students of DTI, it was yet another bright and cheerful morning, wherein the students with fresh minds and jolly hearts were busy amongst themselves, curious about what they would be taught. In the midst of all the discussions, came in the trainer in-charge of the Workshop, Mr. Prateek Maheshwari. He began by asking who all was excited about the workshop, in the reply of which there was a loud cheer by all 50 students present in the class.
The class was given the basics into what E-commerce is actually about, about how one can make a good website, about how one should run an online brand and not just that, each step of the workshop was divided in a way that when the students go out of the class, they are capable enough to create their own website.
A while into the session the students were given some insight into how they can expand their e-commerce sites, and not just that, how using WordPress they can build their world-class website for a minimal investment.
This lecture of Prateek sir began by explaining what WordPress is about and how one can use it to its maximum potential. WordPress, which is an open source CMS (Content Management System) that has been a help to hundreds of thousands of bloggers and website owners. A reason for having more than 60 million websites WordPress was released somewhere in 2003 and has a huge number of free as well as paid themes and plug-ins which users can choose from according to their needs and wants. These plug-ins help create not just responsive but also multifunctional websites.
One such plug-in of WordPress is WooCommerce, an open source e-commerce plug-in for WordPress, designed in order to provide ease in online selling for small as well as largely sized merchants. Adopted by more than three lakhs seventy-five thousand people, this plug-in runs over 30% of the e-commerce sites.
This plug-in was then taught about and shown with a live example. A website was then created on this platform by Prateek sir, and each step of creating a well-functioning website was explained in detail. With a plethora of options to choose from, some really attractive ones were chosen, and in no time a website was created with great ease. The students then were motivated by inspiring words of the trainer who not just inspired them, but also gave them a huge number of tricks to build they’re own great, fully responsive websites.
The lecture then came to closure, but the session didn’t. There were some doubts raised, some discussions that took place, all but to come to a single conclusion for the day, that was to have an enriched discussion and tutorial about how the students can have their own fully functional e-commerce websites.
This was just another weekly workshop that took place at Digital Technology Institute, broadening the horizons of the students and giving them new ideas and better knowledge to strive forward into the world of Digital Marketing.