Everybody needs an online presence, and what better way to say it with your own website.
Manav Rachna University conducted a 4 days (2 hours per day) Web Designing Workshop at SkyTesters, Centre of Excellence, MRU Campus for B.Tech. CSE/IT Third semester students.The workshop was conducted by Mr. Sumit Chaudhary (Associate Team Lead) from SkyTesters.
In this workshop the student were guided how to transform their Ordinary Desktop into a web server and develop a custom website starting from scratch. They started with the basic server and Database setup to host their own website on their local machines. Afterwards, they learnt to edit content by themselves, manage the site’s themes, and usage of existing plug-ins that will help them, taking the site from a simple blog to a fully functional Content Management System(CMS).
On Day 1, The students started with the overview of the program then, they installed XAMPP with PHP on their local machines. They resolved Port Issues, MySQL installation issues and directory issues while configuring the setup. They also did Server setup, Database setup, and actual WordPress installation.
On Day 2, they created Users, Pages and Posts with Menus and Themes.
On Day 3, they worked with Plugins, created Groups and worked with Assigned problems.
On Day 4, they had one hour for doubt and errors followed by Presentations on their individual websites and feedback.
Overall, this 4 days workshop was very informative and fruitful for young budding computer science engineers in developing and hosting their own websites.