ExpressionEngine 2 for Beginners

$499 |6 classes |December 1–17 |Mon & Wed |7–9pm ET
ExpressionEngine 2 for Beginners

From Install to Launch in Just Three Short Weeks

Learn to build professional ExpressionEngine sites quickly & professionally

Learn ExpressionEngine, one of the most robust and powerful CMS available today. We’ll take you from installation, building templates, and setting up custom fields to more advanced techniques including using dynamic entries relationships, setting up powerful workflow and SEO foundation, and integrating jQuery applications and social media plug-ins.

After the intensive 3-week course, you’ll have the know-how and confidence to create a fully dynamic website “from install to launch”.

At 2 hours x 6 sessions, the entire course weighs at full 12 hours of professional ExpressionEngine instruction.

Beginner Curriculum

Our Comprehensive Curriculum

Here are some of the topics covered during the class:
  • Class requirements and helpful tools
  • Required skill sets in building EE sites
  • XHTML vs. CSS vs. EE
  • Advantages of EE sites and case studies
  • How to install EE and server setup
  • Understanding EE control panel
  • Understanding EE templates
  • Recommended setup for channels, categories, fields, and more
  • Managing images, videos, audios, and other files 
  • How to setup optimal template structures
  • Basic and advanced EE tags
  • Optimal CSS/XHTML to EE templates conversion workflow
  • Using embedded templates and passing variables
  • Building contact, search, RSS feeds, mailing list, and other functionalities
  • Essential EE add-ons
  • Using .htaccess and SEO setup
  • Working with jQuery and EE entries
  • Next steps and resources

Each session is jam-packed with detailed demos and practical real-world tips.

Beginner Curriculum

About the Classes

Our classes offer unique learning opportunities that go beyond books or pre-recorded screencasts:
  • Twice-a-week live e-Learning classes
  • Live Q&A sessions: ask questions on the spot and receive immediate answers
  • Reliable GotoTraining live streaming
  • Wealth of tips and techniques from an EE Pro Network veteran
  • Small, personal, friendly, and collaborative class setting
  • Downloadable videos of recorded sessions for unlimited reviews

 

Each student will work with a pre-installed “Sandbox” ExpressionEngine setup to practice & review each lesson.

Beginner Curriculum

You couldn’t ask for more as a turbo-driven boost to reaching a professional level in Expression Engine. I was left reeling but the class recordings are great revision material and will keep me going for months to come. It was a lovely surprise that the Webinars were so warm and supportive. The best value course I’ve ever taken – lots of work but totally enjoyable. Looking forward to another Creat-ee class. Thanks again - see you in the follow-up/next level class!

—Meredith

Learn from a Veteran Pro Network Member & Official Community Partner

All Creat//ee classes are taught by Jae Barclay of Creat-ee & ejaeDesign LLC., a 7-year veteran of ExpressionEngine.

Jae has been a member of the highly selective Pro Network for the past 7 years. He found Creat-ee.com, recently selected as an Official Community Partner of ExpressionEngine.

Jae is also a 14 year+ veteran in interactive design, building some of the largest sites in the world for Fortune 500 companies as well as for small business, startups, and non-profit organizations. Jae also proudly served as a full-time professor in graphic and interactive design at Alfred University in beautiful Upstate New York.

Also checkout the Tutorial section for free ExpressionEngine webinars.

Beginner Instructor

This is clearly the best training investment I have ever made! I have employed other training programs from books to screencasts, but Creat-ee's training program is the best by a mile. Not only do you learn the essentials, but Jae incorporates techniques that would take months/years to uncover on your own. He created true "aha" moments with Expression Engine 2.0 training.

—Don

Special Promotions

Now all registered students will receive the following:
  • Wyvern from BoldMinded
    • A full license of the Wyvern WYSIWYG fieldtype add-on ($25 value)
  • DataGrab from BrandNewBox
    • A free non-commercial license of DataGrab data import add-on
  • Safe Harbor from EEHarbor
    • 50% off standalone version of Safe Harbor EE site backup add-on ($20 value)
  • Any add-ons from intoEEtive
    • Purchase any 1 add-on and receive 50% off retail price

A big thanks to Andrew at BrandNewBox, Tom at EEHarbor, Yuri at intoEEtive, and our latest sponsor Brian at BoldMinded for sponsoring the promotions!

Beginner Promotions

You couldn’t ask for more as a turbo-driven boost to reaching a professional level in Expression Engine. I was left reeling but the class recordings are great revision material and will keep me going for months to come. It was a lovely surprise that the Webinars were so warm and supportive. The best value course I’ve ever taken – lots of work but totally enjoyable. Looking forward to another Creat-ee class. Thanks again - see you in the follow-up/next level class!

—Meredith

The Reviews are In!

Here are what our past attendees and students had to say

We are ever so grateful for these kind words from our alums, who come from as far as the UK, France, Netherlands, Australia, and Hong Kong. Thank you very much!

Missed a class? Catch up with our fully recorded video of each session.

Beginner Testimonials

Great class, once again. I really enjoyed, and importantly, learned a great deal more that I will be putting to the test in the coming weeks. It was extremely informative for me and thanks so much for the videos, I constantly refer back to them for support.

—Don

Jae is extremely knowledgeable and very generous with sharing real-life industry tips and his best of practice techniques. I really benefited from being able to ask Jae a direct question and have him patiently help me through my learning process. Overall, with the time and money I saved by getting up to speed with ExpressionEngine quickly, these courses proved to give me a great return on my investment.

—Chris

Great job on the class tonight. I almost feel like I got my money's worth from this session alone with the knowledge I will take into future projects! 

—Jeff