Tips and Tricks Presented by Christina DrainFor Pensacola State College All College Day
WordPress is software that allows you to create a website or blogeasily with little knowledge of HTML coding.WordPress is a content management system.
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
Sites are hosted on Open source softwareWordPress Servers. No that can be downloadedsoftware to download. to any server andFree, with .wordpress.com manipulated.URL Software is free but thereTo 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
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/
As a resume site for you or your students http://wpaulsmith.wordpress.com/
For projects and collaboration PJC Multimedia Bootcamp
For training http://thecorsair.wordpress.com/
For the public to view and use Santa Rosa Virtual Museum Pensacola State athletics site
Tutorials on WordPress.tv Choose domain name that can also be used for the domain mapping option
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
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
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
Themes Widgets Menus Background Theme options Mobile and iPad
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.