Welcome to Domains Camp, where over a four week experience we will help you get your skills up in understanding and management of an internet domain of your own.
We are running this over a series starting July 10, 2018 and is open to anyone or outside of Ontario Extend who wants to learn more about what is possible with an internet domain and web-hosting package. Our instructions will be tailored to the platform offered by our provider, Reclaim Hosting, but could be used by anyone with a host that uses cpanel as the interface.
What exactly are "Domains of Our Own" and why are we inviting Ontario Extend participants to take this on?
Even if you are an experienced domain camper, please dip in and maybe learn some things you missed or extend a hand to help another camper.
Information about camp will be shared here and via in twitter via @ontarioextend, but we encourage to as well to join the Reclaim Hosting Community (a place not restricted to Reclaim Hosting clients, anyone can read and create an account to post) where you will find Domains Camp in the Newbies Corner.
Come hang out in the Newbies Corner of the Reclaim Hosting community
How Camp Works
Sessions will start on Tuesdays with a blog post announcement of the week’s sessions (found below) as well as a recorded live demo overview of the week’s tasks. Each week will include several domain tasks for you to do in the Activity Bank where you can later respond with your work (links will go to your own domain!). Wednesdays will include a live drop in session via Zoom at Camp Headquarters where you can seek help from camp staff.
At anytime, we encourage you to check the Newbies Corner community space to ask/answer questions and meet other campers.
Domain Camp is starting soon! What should you pack and prepare for?
The first week of Domain Camp includes meeting cpanel (whatever the heck that is!), creating a simple landing page with Site Builder (which most people ultimately find limiting), and using the File Manager to upload and modify content in your domain.
In week 2 of Domain Camp we are creating subdomains, installing apps/sites into subdomains vs directories, setting up a camp blog with WordPress, using web redirects. Maybe we will cover password protecting sites.
Activities around Domain Camp in week 3 include installing a better landing page with a Wordpress theme (or something else), SPLOTs, setting up domain email address as well as email forwarders, and running sites under SSL.
Woah, Domain Camp might be going by tooooooo fast. This week we have a break to catch up, or catch a snooze, or just sit around the campfire telling stories.
This was billed as our last week of Domain Camp but we are keeping camp open longer. Your Domain offers much more than Wordpress sites, this week we explore other applications you can run in your own domain.
Domain Camp is committed to staying open til the end of summer. Are you ready for more? Since the app most people will use is WordPress, and we think WordPress is awesome, we will finish this month with activities to help you get more familiar with its capabilities and features.
How is your WordPress cooking? This week we look into using permalinks without burning your fingers, roasting up complex or simple menus, and a buffet of plugins to explore (or share).
Woah, it's the last week of summer. Here is our last installment of WordPress camp activities (for now), we have some things for you to pack in your duffel bag for when you might need them.
Camp Home Community Activities
Featured Image: Original image modeled after e-bay catalog photo of a camp sign.