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  • 1. WHY YOU SHOULD BE USING WORDPRESS AL DAVIS ALDAVIS.ORG
  • 2. WHAT IS WORDPRESS?
    • WordPress is an open source blog tool and publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL. It's often customized into a Content Management System (CMS). It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system.
    • -WIKIPEDIA
  • 3. WHY DO I WANT SOMETHING LIKE THAT?
    • Static content is no longer an acceptable practice for online publications
    • Your goal should be to provide your content in a way that your readers want to consume it, whether it be print, web, Smartphone, iPad, etc.
    • New revenue stream for print publications- online advertising
    • Allows you, the publisher, to react quicker to breaking news in your world
    • Ok, but I don’t want something that looks like a blog…
  • 4. POWERED BY WORDPRESS Macleans.ca
  • 5. POWERED BY WORDPRESS Express & Star
  • 6. Publications powered by WordPress Harvard University Gazette
  • 7. POWERED BY WORDPRESS University of Texas McCombs School of Business
  • 8. SO WHY WORDPRESS?
  • 9. WHY WORDPRESS?
    • Free is good
    • WordPress is an open source publishing software , which means you can have it for free.
  • 10. WHY WORDPRESS?
    • It seems like everyone is using it…..
    • Version 3.0 has been downloaded over 30 million times
    • Wordpress powers 13% of the top 1 million websites
    • Doesn’t require dedicated servers to run, can be run using most low cost Shared Hosting packages
  • 11. YOU’RE NOT ALONE….
      • Tutorials on everything from how to install to how to design your own theme
  • 12. LIKE READING?
    • All kinds of books for every skill level
  • 13. NO TIME TO DESIGN A SITE?
    • Lots of dedicated WordPress designers
  • 14. BUY A THEME
    • Don’t feel like investing in a designer? There are companies who specialize in theme production
  • 15. PREFER TO LEARN IN PERSON?
  • 16. THERE’S A PLUG-IN FOR THAT
    • Extend WordPress functionality through Plug-ins
      • Easily installed code that provides your website with advanced features
      • Lets you have even greater control over what your site offers visitors.
      • Both free and premium plug-ins available
  • 17. PLUG-IN EXAMPLES Search Engine Optimization Google Analytics Anti Spam Forms- contact, feedback, etc Site and Database Backup Image Manipulation- rotating, sliding etc. Comment systems Social bookmarks- Facebook, Twitter Event /Conference Schedule Event Ticket sales Ecommerce … just to name a few
  • 18. BUILT IN WORKFLOW Role Read Edit Delete Upload Publish Edit Others Moderate Manage Site Subscriber Contributor Author Editor Admin
  • 19. DASHBOARD WALKTHROUGH
  • 20. QUESTIONS?
  • 21. ALDAVIS [email_address] WWW.ALDAVIS.ORG

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