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  • 1. Tips and Tricks Presented by Christina DrainFor Pensacola State College All College Day
  • 2. WordPress is software that allows you to create a website or blogeasily with little knowledge of HTML coding.WordPress is a content management system.
  • 3.  Software that keeps track of every piece of content on your site Uses templates for page design rather than hand-coding in HTML Multiple users can access and provide content to the site Access can be control through user roles Easy to use, requires little knowledge of HTML
  • 4.  Sites are hosted on  Open source softwareWordPress Servers. No that can be downloadedsoftware to download. to any server andFree, with .wordpress.com manipulated.URL  Software is free but thereTo use your own domain may be monthly webname, you must buy hosting costs.domain mapping - $12 peryear  Unlimited themes or design your own!Limited to available themesWordPress.com WordPress.org
  • 5.  For content you want to keep and display from quarter to quarter outside eLearning A site for student input Or to practice new technology related to a careerhttp://netjourno.com/
  • 6.  As a resume site for you or your students http://wpaulsmith.wordpress.com/
  • 7.  For projects and collaboration PJC Multimedia Bootcamp
  • 8.  For training http://thecorsair.wordpress.com/
  • 9.  For the public to view and use Santa Rosa Virtual Museum Pensacola State athletics site
  • 10.  Tutorials on WordPress.tv Choose domain name that can also be used for the domain mapping option
  • 11.  Decide what content you want to display on the site What will the navigation look like? Make a rough drawing of your ideas for the site
  • 12.  Static, not listed by  Listed in reverse date chronological order Do not use tags or  Always associated with categories a date  Can be found in Can be displayed Archives, Categories, across the top or in the Recent Posts and other sidebar using a widget widgets  Also displayed in the RSS feed for the blogPages Posts
  • 13.  160 themes to choose from Most are free 20 are premium themes, ranging from $45 to $100 to purchase ◦ Gives user access to developer support ◦ More choices to make site unique
  • 14.  Themes Widgets Menus Background Theme options Mobile and iPad