Introduction to Wordpress

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  • 1. WORDPRESS   GETTING  STARTED     By  Gaye  Agesa  and  Esther  Kimani   Tuesday,  1  April  2014  
  • 2. WordPress  is  an  online  publishing  suite  that   allows  you  to  create  and  edit  a  blog.  
  • 3. Contents     1.      CreaDng  an  account  and  logging  in     2.  Dashboard     3.  WriDng  and  saving  your  blog   4.  Toolbar     5.  Making  pages     6.  CreaDng  Categories  and  Tags   7.  Designing  your  blog     8.  Managing  comments    
  • 4. CREATING  AN  ACCOUNT  AND  LOGGING  IN  
  • 5. Open  your  web  browser  and  type   hOp://wordpress.com  in  the  url  bar      
  • 6.     If  you  do  not  have  an  account,  click  on  ‘Get  Started”.   Type  in  your  email  address,  username,  password  and  blog  address.   An  email  will  be  sent  to  your  inbox  for  confirmaDon.       If  you  already  have  an  account,  enter  your  details:  username  or  email   and  password  and  sign  in.     Once  you  have  logged  in  with  your  ID  and  password,  click  on  the   “head”  icon  on  the  right  hand  side  of  the  window,  scroll  down  and   click  on  the  name  of  your  blog  to  access  the  Dashboard          
  • 7. DASHBOARD  AND  MANAGING  YOUR  PAGE  
  • 8.   The  Dashboard  is  where  you  can  make  a  post,  edit  the  look  of  your  blog  and  manage   comments.  The  WordPress  Dashboard  is  where  you  can  control  all  of  the  funcDons   of  your  blog.       User  Name  &  Visit  Site  -­‐  here  you  will  see  the  current  name  of  your  blog  and  a  link   to  visit  your  blog.         Write,  Manage,  Design,  Comments  -­‐  These  categories  allow  you  to  create  posts,  edit   posts,  change  the  style  of  your  blog  and  moderate  comments         SeCngs  -­‐  allows  you  to  edit  the  technical  informaDon  on  your  blog  including  the   Dtle,  subDtle  and  more.       New  Page  and  New  Post  –  these  buOons  allow  you  to  either  make  a  post  on  you   blog  or  create  a  new  page.              
  • 9. WRITING  AND  SAVING  YOUR  BLOG    
  • 10.   •  To  write  your  first  blog,  click  on  “New  Post”  on  the  upper  right  hand  side  of  the   window  and  give  your  post  a  Dtle  and  a  body.     •  Aer  posDng  your  first  blog,  you  can  write  subsequent  blogs  by  clicking  on  “New   Post”  on  the  upper  right  hand  side  of  the  window  and  follow  the  instrucDons   that  were  given  when  creaDng  your  first  post,  including  giving  your  post  a  Dtle   and  a  body.     •  At  any  Dme  when  you  are  wriDng  your  post,  you  can  always  stop  and  save  your   work  before  you  publish  it  by  clicking  on  the  “Save  Dra”  tab  on  the  right  of  the   screen.     •  Your  work  will  remained  unpublished,  but  will  be  saved  for  future  ediDng.     •  When  you  are  ready  to  publish  your  post,  click  on  the  “Publish  Post”  tab  on  the   right  and  that  will  enable  your  blog  to  be  seen  by  the  public,  unless  you  wish  to   keep  your  post  private.  If  so,  click  the  “Keep  this  post  private”  check  box.    
  • 11. TOOL  BAR         The  forma_ng  toolbar  is  used  when  wriDng  posts   and  pages       This  toolbar  contains  icons  for  common  forma_ng   acDons  such  as  bold,  italic,  strikeout,  numbered   list,  bulleted  list,  alignment,  spell  check,  tag   addiDon  and  full  screen  mode.        
  • 12. CREATING  PAGES    
  • 13.   CreaDng  pages  in  Word  Press  is  similar  to   wriDng  a  post,  but  pages  are  for  content  such   as  “About  Me”,  “Contact  Me”  and  any  other   informaDon  that  you  may  wish  to  highlight.  
  • 14. •  To  create  a  page,  click  on   the  “Pages”  tab  from  the   Dashboard  and  then  choose   the  “Add  New”  sub  tab.  
  • 15. CREATING  CATEGORIES  AND  TAGS    
  • 16. Note:  Adding  categories  and  tags  to  posts  and  pages  is  op1onal.       Categories  allow  you  to  group  posts  into  topics.    When   you  want  to  describe  a  post  in  more  specific  terms,  you   may  have  to  add  more  categories  or  start  adding  tags.       To  add  categories,  scroll  down  on  the  “Write  Post”  page   and  click  the  “Add  New  Category”  link  under  the   “Categories”  secDon.         You  will  then  come  across  a  type  and  drop  down  box,   along  with  an  “Add”  buOon.       You  can  start  introducing  categories  for  your  post.          
  • 17.      
  • 18. Adding  Tags   •  Tags  are  similar  to  categories,  but  instead  of   a  list  of  words  to  choose  from,  you  write   them  in  a  list  separated  by  commas  in  a  text   box  below  your  post.     •  They  are  words  that  generally  describe  your   post  in  more  detail.      
  • 19. DESIGNING  YOUR  BLOG  
  • 20. CHANGE  THEMES   To  change  the  look  of  you   page,  go  to  the  dashboard   and  click  on  “Appearance”.   “Themes”  opDon  will   show.  Click  on  it  and    from   there,  you  can  scroll   through  and  click  page   numbers  for  other  theme   selecDons.        
  • 21. You  can  click  on  “preview”  to  see  how  your  blog  will  look.     Once  you  have  chosen  a  theme  and  want  to  add  it  as  your   new  one,  move  the  cursor  to  it  and  click  the  “AcDvate”  link.        
  • 22. MANAGE  YOUR  COMMENTS  
  • 23. People  have  the  opDon  to  leave   comments  on  your  site.     To  manage  comments  that  have  been   le  for  you,  go  back  to  the  dashboard,   click  on  the  “Comments”  tab  and  you   can  moderate.      
  • 24.     •  You  will  view  each  comment  and  you  can  decide   if  you  wish  to  approve  the  comment  or  delete  it.       •  To  do  this,  select  the  comment  you  would  like  to   manage  by  Dcking  the  checkbox  next  to  the   author  of  the  comment.   •  Click  on  one  of  the  available  buOons:  “Approve”,   “Mark  as  Spam”,  “Don’t  Approve”,  or  “Delete”.  
  • 25. It’s  now  )me  to  have  our  own  blogs