Create an Online Portfolio Using WordPress

Characteristics Of This Class:

Make your online portfolio beautiful, dynamic and easy to maintain using the NextGEN Gallery, a free fully integrated image gallery plugin for WordPress! It provides a very well-designed area to manage all of your images in multiple galleries and albums and easily display the images on posts and pages using a variety of options.

In this workshop, we'll explore all the NextGen Gallery features in depth, so you can make the most of this plugin as well as other plugins that work with it.

This workshop will cover:

  • Installing NextGen Gallery
  • Uploading images to Galleries and organizing Galleries into Albums
  • Using the Ajax-based thumbnail generator
  • Enabling Javascript effects, such as Lightbox or Highslide
  • Customizing the CSS stylesheet to specify the borders/shadow effects of images
  • Enabling the jQuery or Flash slideshow
  • Inserting Galleries or Albums on pages and posts using a variety of display options

Please note that NextGEN Gallery cannot be used with accounts. You must have your own website with a standalone version of WordPress installed on it (also free, available from

Sample sites using NextGen Gallery include:

Who Should Take This:

WordPress developers with strong HTML and CSS skills. You should take WordPress for Beginners - How to Run Your Own Site/Blog if you've never worked with WordPress before.

Angela Bowman

Angela Bowman

Angela Bowman of and has been involved with internet technologies since 1996 when she became a member of the online tech support team at Quark, Inc. After learning about WordPress at BDA, she became a full-time WordPress guru, serving individuals and small-to medium-size organizations. She stretches the boundaries of WordPress by making extensive use of its built-in features combined with judicious use of plugins and creative CSS. Angela will help you think outside the blog box by helping you understand the nuts and bolts of WordPress and to endlessly customize your WP themes.

Angela is very knowledgeable and willing to share all her info.

Melissa, 8/27/2013

[The instructor was] very generous with her incredible wealth of knowledge.

Nadia Eve, 7/2/2012

This class shows the full capabilities of NextGen and Angela does a great job teaching.

Gwendolyn, 4/4/2012

Very well explained for more savvy operators.

Ruth Roslyn, 4/4/2012

Excellent overview of plug-ins for images. The instructor was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Allen, 11/16/2011

Addressed immediate needs in the site I am working on.

Edie, 11/16/2011

I had no idea what NextGen could do. Now I see all the possibilities of this plugin.

Melody, 2/23/2011

It was great! A lot of material in a short amount of time, but it gave me a lot to play with!

Megan, 2/23/2011

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Optional Payment Plan for In-Depth Intensives:

We want to make our training as accessible as possible so we offer a simple payment plan for our In-Depth Intensives. Each of the 4 payments is 25% of the total registration fee with no finance charges or other costs. The first payment will be taken when you register and the remaining 3 payments are paid every month for the following 3 months (detailed payment information in the table below). It's easy to take advantage of this option and we encourage you to sign up early since these programs often fill up fast! If you're interested, don't register online. Instead, please contact BDA staff at 303-800-4647 or email us with the name and start date of the intensive you wish to attend ( and we'll get you setup, take your first payment, and confirm your registration.


Payment Program Details

  BDA Member Non-Member
Payment 1
Paid at time of registration.
$17.25 $22.25
Payment 2
Due one month after registration.
$17.25 $22.25
Payment 3
Due two months after registration.
$17.25 $22.25
Payment 4
Due three months after registration.
$17.25 $22.25
Note: registrants using the payment plan are not eligible for the early registration discount and always pay the standard registration fee ($69.00 for BDA members and $89.00 for non-members).

Registration Fees

BDA Members: $59.00

Non-Members: $79.00

Registration Discount Applied
You save $10.00 by registering before midnight on 11/2/2014. Standard registration fees for this program are $69.00 for members and $89.00 for non-members.

Scheduled Dates

November 06, 2014

Complete Schedule:
11/6/2014 | 6pm - 9pm

Location: Boulder (Details)