WordPress BasicsAn Introduction to the WordPress    Publishing Platform and        WordPress.com             Jeff Bennett ...
WordPress Basics           Introductions• Name & Company/Business• WordPress Experience• What do you hope to get from this...
WordPress BasicsLearning Objectives:•Signing up and activating aWordPress.com account•Basic settings•Defining the look of ...
Conceptual Overview         Guided Tour & DemoAgenda   Hands-on
Conceptual Overview         Guided Tour & DemoAgenda   Hands-on
Every BusinessNEEDS a Website
But historically, tobuild a website, you    needed to know        how to code
... or hire someone             who did
But with the advent     of free Internetpublishing tools like          Wordpress
You don’t have toknow how to codeGeek-speaknot required!
Though it started as a      blogging platform,     Wordpress is now a         very rich onlinepublishing tool used forbuil...
So, why is this good     news for you?
You can build     without    this...     knowing this
Create a website   using only your browser   for FREE                                             $0
You just use a simple text editor to create      and edit pages
The Basic Process Sign-          Choose    Adjust    Write a  up/                                   Publish          theme...
The Basic Process Sign-          Choose    Adjust    Write a  up/                                   Publish          theme...
The Basic Process Sign-          Choose    Adjust    Write a  up/                                   Publish          theme...
theme.wordpress.com
The Basic Process Sign-          Choose    Adjust    Write a  up/                                   Publish          theme...
The Basic Process Sign-          Choose    Adjust    Write a  up/                                   Publish          theme...
The Basic Process Sign-          Choose    Adjust    Write a  up/                                   Publish          theme...
If you’re familiar with Microsoft Word or another word processor,you should be able to get the hang of              Wordpr...
Before wejump in...
Flavors         vs..com             .org
This workshop is     focused on  WordPress.com                         .comWordPress.org will becovered in a follow-up    ...
Things to prepare        before you get sign upWhat’s your blog/site about?What kind of content will it have?What will it ...
Conceptual Overview         Guided Tour & DemoAgenda   Hands-on
Wordpress Guided Tour                   Wordpress                    Guided                     Tour
Wordpress Guided Tour     For this part of the   workshop, just watch    rather than trying to     Wordpressfollow and cre...
WordPress Basics•Signing up and activating aWordPress.com account•Basic settings•Defining the look of your site with theme...
Sign-up and Activation - A Brief Videohttp://learn.wordpress.com/get-started/
The DashboardCustomize LayoutExpand/CollapseMenu
http://wordpress.tv/2009/01/05/the-wordpresscom-dashboard-introduction/
SettingsGeneralWritingReadingDiscussion             http://learn.wordpress.com/get-started/
ThemesSearchBrowsePreviewActivateAppearanceOptions - not allthemes createdequal
Hint: Use Your Browser’s Tabs One tab for viewing the public view of the site One tab for the “back end” / admin sectionOt...
Creating PostsTitleInsert imagesFormatting iconsClick for all iconsType or pastecontentPublish optionsCategoriesTags
Creating PagesSimilar layout aspostsAttributes insteadof Categories andTags
Posts vs PagesPosts                       PagesTime-based content          Pseudo-static pages used todisplayed in reverse...
Editing Posts & PagesSelect Edit undereither Posts orPagesSelect item to edit
Categories & TagsCategories - helpfulfor organizing yourposts by topicTags like keywords
Custom Menus
Managing CommentsUnapproveApproveSpam
Static Home PageFirst create a pagethat will be yourhome pageCreate anothernew page that willbe for blog postsUnder Settin...
LinksOptional if youwant to have a setof links in yoursidebar
Media LibraryUpload and managephotos, video andother media
WidgetsContent for yoursidebar & footerFind it underAppearance menuDrag-n-dropwidgets with yourmouseUseful Widgets:Recent ...
Polls & RatingsRatings - people canrate postsPolls - requiresaccount withPollDaddy.com
Wordpress.com UpgradesApplies to .com,not .orgYour own domainname - $9.97/yearCustom CSS (extraflexibility forchanging your...
Conceptual Overview         Guided Tour & DemoAgenda   Hands-on
Let’s Get You Signed Up & Started
Wordpress.orgMuch the same as .comas far as interface goesLots more themesLots more options viapluginsTons of flexibilityYo...
WordPress Resources   http://learn.wordpress.com/     DigitalSplashMedia.com           MauiWP.com           WordPress.tv  ...
Wordpress 201            WordPress.orgWhat is WordPress.org - self-hosted WordPressFinding a web hostSimple installation o...
Maui WordPress 101 Workshop February 16, 2011
Maui WordPress 101 Workshop February 16, 2011
Maui WordPress 101 Workshop February 16, 2011
Maui WordPress 101 Workshop February 16, 2011
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Maui WordPress 101 Workshop February 16, 2011

  1. 1. WordPress BasicsAn Introduction to the WordPress Publishing Platform and WordPress.com Jeff Bennett www.DigitalSplashMedia.com
  2. 2. WordPress Basics Introductions• Name & Company/Business• WordPress Experience• What do you hope to get from this workshop?
  3. 3. WordPress BasicsLearning Objectives:•Signing up and activating aWordPress.com account•Basic settings•Defining the look of your site with themes•Creating posts and pages•Adding photos and videos•Menus•Adding additional functionality to yoursidebars with widgets
  4. 4. Conceptual Overview Guided Tour & DemoAgenda Hands-on
  5. 5. Conceptual Overview Guided Tour & DemoAgenda Hands-on
  6. 6. Every BusinessNEEDS a Website
  7. 7. But historically, tobuild a website, you needed to know how to code
  8. 8. ... or hire someone who did
  9. 9. But with the advent of free Internetpublishing tools like Wordpress
  10. 10. You don’t have toknow how to codeGeek-speaknot required!
  11. 11. Though it started as a blogging platform, Wordpress is now a very rich onlinepublishing tool used forbuilding entire websites
  12. 12. So, why is this good news for you?
  13. 13. You can build without this... knowing this
  14. 14. Create a website using only your browser for FREE $0
  15. 15. You just use a simple text editor to create and edit pages
  16. 16. The Basic Process Sign- Choose Adjust Write a up/ Publish theme settings pageInstall
  17. 17. The Basic Process Sign- Choose Adjust Write a up/ Publish theme settings pageInstall
  18. 18. The Basic Process Sign- Choose Adjust Write a up/ Publish theme settings pageInstall
  19. 19. theme.wordpress.com
  20. 20. The Basic Process Sign- Choose Adjust Write a up/ Publish theme settings pageInstall
  21. 21. The Basic Process Sign- Choose Adjust Write a up/ Publish theme settings pageInstall
  22. 22. The Basic Process Sign- Choose Adjust Write a up/ Publish theme settings pageInstall
  23. 23. If you’re familiar with Microsoft Word or another word processor,you should be able to get the hang of Wordpress
  24. 24. Before wejump in...
  25. 25. Flavors vs..com .org
  26. 26. This workshop is focused on WordPress.com .comWordPress.org will becovered in a follow-up workshop
  27. 27. Things to prepare before you get sign upWhat’s your blog/site about?What kind of content will it have?What will it be called?Who is your audience?What kind of a look or feel should the site have to match itscontent and your audience?
  28. 28. Conceptual Overview Guided Tour & DemoAgenda Hands-on
  29. 29. Wordpress Guided Tour Wordpress Guided Tour
  30. 30. Wordpress Guided Tour For this part of the workshop, just watch rather than trying to Wordpressfollow and create. We’ll do Guided Tour some hands-on later.
  31. 31. WordPress Basics•Signing up and activating aWordPress.com account•Basic settings•Defining the look of your site with themes•Creating posts and pages•Adding photos and videos•Menus•Adding additional functionality to yoursidebars with widgets
  32. 32. Sign-up and Activation - A Brief Videohttp://learn.wordpress.com/get-started/
  33. 33. The DashboardCustomize LayoutExpand/CollapseMenu
  34. 34. http://wordpress.tv/2009/01/05/the-wordpresscom-dashboard-introduction/
  35. 35. SettingsGeneralWritingReadingDiscussion http://learn.wordpress.com/get-started/
  36. 36. ThemesSearchBrowsePreviewActivateAppearanceOptions - not allthemes createdequal
  37. 37. Hint: Use Your Browser’s Tabs One tab for viewing the public view of the site One tab for the “back end” / admin sectionOther tabs fordocumentation,reference, etc.
  38. 38. Creating PostsTitleInsert imagesFormatting iconsClick for all iconsType or pastecontentPublish optionsCategoriesTags
  39. 39. Creating PagesSimilar layout aspostsAttributes insteadof Categories andTags
  40. 40. Posts vs PagesPosts PagesTime-based content Pseudo-static pages used todisplayed in reverse create web pages for non-chronological order - changing information likemore “bloggy” contact, about, products, services, etc. Not listed by date, and they don’t use categories and tags
  41. 41. Editing Posts & PagesSelect Edit undereither Posts orPagesSelect item to edit
  42. 42. Categories & TagsCategories - helpfulfor organizing yourposts by topicTags like keywords
  43. 43. Custom Menus
  44. 44. Managing CommentsUnapproveApproveSpam
  45. 45. Static Home PageFirst create a pagethat will be yourhome pageCreate anothernew page that willbe for blog postsUnder Settings >Reading click on Astatic page in theFront page displayssection & select thenew home page forFront page and newblog page for postspage
  46. 46. LinksOptional if youwant to have a setof links in yoursidebar
  47. 47. Media LibraryUpload and managephotos, video andother media
  48. 48. WidgetsContent for yoursidebar & footerFind it underAppearance menuDrag-n-dropwidgets with yourmouseUseful Widgets:Recent PostsArchivesCategoriesRSSSome themesinclude extrawidgets
  49. 49. Polls & RatingsRatings - people canrate postsPolls - requiresaccount withPollDaddy.com
  50. 50. Wordpress.com UpgradesApplies to .com,not .orgYour own domainname - $9.97/yearCustom CSS (extraflexibility forchanging yourtheme) - $14.97/year
  51. 51. Conceptual Overview Guided Tour & DemoAgenda Hands-on
  52. 52. Let’s Get You Signed Up & Started
  53. 53. Wordpress.orgMuch the same as .comas far as interface goesLots more themesLots more options viapluginsTons of flexibilityYou have to sign up witha web hostBlueHost.com - veryaffordable ($6.95/month), good options,easy Wordpressinstallation
  54. 54. WordPress Resources http://learn.wordpress.com/ DigitalSplashMedia.com MauiWP.com WordPress.tv codex.wordpress.org Twitter.com/DigitalSplash Twitter.com/MauiWordpress
  55. 55. Wordpress 201 WordPress.orgWhat is WordPress.org - self-hosted WordPressFinding a web hostSimple installation of WordPress with BlueHostReview of dashboard, posts, pages and menusThemes - lots more and their customizablePlugins - need some additional functionality? Theres aplugin for that!SecurityBackupsMigrating from WordPress.com to WordPress.orgTransferring from one WordPress.org site to anotherWordPress.org site
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