Create a Professional Blog with WordPress: Chapter 1 Introduction

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Create a Professional Blog with WordPress: Chapter 1 Introduction

  1. 1. Create a Professional Blog with WordPress Chapter 1: Introduction Atit Patumvan Faculty of Management and Information Sciences Naresuan UniversityFriday, June 17, 2011
  2. 2. 2 Introducing WordPress • What is WordPress? • blog publishing system • content management system • Why should you use WordPress for blog? • easy to use • expandable • affordable • great community supportFriday, June 17, 2011
  3. 3. 3 The History of WordPress • Original from b2 • In Early 2003, Enhanced and rebranded by Matt Mullenweg • In August 2006, 1 million downloads • In 2007, 3 million downloadsFriday, June 17, 2011
  4. 4. 4 Options for Using • WordPress comes in three basic modes: • WordPress.com • Wordpress.org • WordPress MU (multi user)Friday, June 17, 2011
  5. 5. 5 Where are WordPress Hosted? • On Wordpress.com (free) • On your personal webserver • On a paid webserver serviceFriday, June 17, 2011
  6. 6. 6 WordPress Feature Feature WordPress.org WordPress.com Cost Free Free Require hosting Yes No Requires download Yes No Requires setup/installation Yes No Ability to install your own templates Yes No Ability to use sidebar widgets Yes Yes RSS Yes Yes Ability to install plug-ins Yes No Ability to setup multiple blogs with one account No Yes Customizable style sheets Yes $15/YearFriday, June 17, 2011
  7. 7. 7 Things to consider • WordPress.com does not give you direct database access. • If you pay for a webserver, you probably have FTP access and database access • WordPress.com does not allow embedded flash and Video • WordPress.com may limit some of the add-ons you may wish to include (i.e. widgets) • Some Link options are not allowed.Friday, June 17, 2011
  8. 8. 8 Have a Strategy? • What you want your blog to be? • Do you have name for your blog?Friday, June 17, 2011
  9. 9. 9 Getting Started with WordPress.com • Registration Process • Site Administration • Customizing your websiteFriday, June 17, 2011
  10. 10. 10 The Registration Process • From Wordpress.com front page, Click the button • “Get started here” • “สมัครตอนนี้เลย!”Friday, June 17, 2011
  11. 11. 11 The Registration Process • Goto the main WordPress.com site at • http://www.wordpress.com • http://th.wordpress.comFriday, June 17, 2011
  12. 12. 12 The Registration Process • Create • Blog Name • Username • Password • Fill in • email address • Select Language • Click “Sign up” buttonFriday, June 17, 2011
  13. 13. 13 The Registration Process • Update your Profile • First Name • Last Name • Little text about yourself • Click “Save Profile” buttonFriday, June 17, 2011
  14. 14. 14 The Registration Process • Check your email • Click the link to activate your blogFriday, June 17, 2011
  15. 15. 15 The Registration Process • Now, you can publish content to your blog. • Or, click at your blog name to view your site. • You can either view your blog directly at your blog address -- for example http:// mornor.wordpress.comFriday, June 17, 2011
  16. 16. 16 Try Your First WordPress.com BlogFriday, June 17, 2011

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