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Presentation to a joint meeting of Refresh Detroit and the Ferndale WordPress Meetup Group.

Presentation to a joint meeting of Refresh Detroit and the Ferndale WordPress Meetup Group.

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  • How many have a website now? Powered by ________?Want a website?Hobby/Personal UseOrganizationBusiness
  • Browser: A program on your computer that lets you view web pages. Web Site:A collection of resources (pages, documents, etc.) that you can view with a browser.Blog: A website with content or information that is updated on a periodic basis.CMS: Content Management System: Software that lets you build a website that can be quickly and easily updated by non-technical staff.
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  • Theme: A group of files that determines how a WordPress site is displayed, without modifying the underlying software.Widget: A widget provides a simple way to arrange the elements of your sidebar content without having to change any code.Plugin: Software that extends what WordPress can do. Some work with or modify themes and widgets, others work behind the scenes.
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  • WordPress
    It’s Not Just for Blogging Any More
    Presented to
    Refresh Detroit
    Ferndale WordPress Meetup Group
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011
    Hosted by Mango Languages
    Todd J. List
    The Geek Who Speaks People
  • Objectives
    • Is WordPress right for you?
    • Strengths and Weaknesses
    • How much do YOU want to do?
    • What next?
    • Who am I?
    • Who are YOU?
    • Overview of WordPress
    • Live Demonstration
    • Q & A
    Agenda
  • So you want to be
    on the web?
    • Browser?
    • Web Site?
    • Blog?
    • CMS?
    First, answer these questions!
    What is a…
  • Why ask such “basic” questions? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4MwTvtyrUQ
  • “WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.”
    What is WordPress?
    Source: http://wordpress.org/
  • Host
    Computer
    Traditional (Static) Web Site
    Your
    Browser
    Web Page
    to your
    Browser
    URL
    Request
  • WordPress-Powered Web Site
    Your
    Browser
    Web Page
    to your
    Browser
    WordPress
    Software
    MySQL
    Database
    Theme
    Plugins
    WordPress
    Software
    Host
    Computer
    URL
    Request
  • Choices
    Adapted from WPBeginner.com: http://maxim650.com/wpbeg-info
  • Choices
    Adapted from WPBeginner.com: http://maxim650.com/wpbeg-info
  • Choices
    Adapted from WPBeginner.com: http://maxim650.com/wpbeg-info
  • Choices
    Adapted from WPBeginner.com: http://maxim650.com/wpbeg-info
  • Apartment
    House
    Hosted on WordPress.com
    Self-hosted (WordPress.org)
    Control
    Freedom
    Responsibility
  • Customizing WordPress
    • Themes
    • Widgets
    • Plugins
  • Advanced Tools
    (Not for the faint of heart.)
  • STOP
    Demo Time
  • Resources
    Websites about WordPress
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
    http://www.wpbeginner.com/
    http://wordpress.com/
    Domain Names
    http://www.godaddy.com/default.aspx
    (do NOT host with GoDaddy)
    http://namesecure.com/
    Hosting
    http://www.bluehost.com/
    http://www.hostgator.com/
    http://www.a2hosting.com/*
    http://harddrivehotel.com/*
    Themes
    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
    Classes (coming soon)
    http://maxim650.com/classes/
    * Michigan-based companies
  • Thank You!
    Todd J. List
    The Geek Who Speaks People
    Twitter: @TJList
    TJ@maxim650.com
    248-387-9650
    Image Credits
    Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/13152844@N00/131758582/
    Credit: David M*( http://www.flickr.com/photos/d_a_v_i_d_m_/ )
    Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25047883@N00/22264169/
    Credit: David Tomic ( http://www.flickr.com/people/young_einstein/ )
    Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/69166981@N00/94800900/
    Credit: Living in Monrovia ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/livinginmonrovia/ )