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Refresh Detroit 25-Jan-2011

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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.
  • Video Break
  • 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.
  • Live Demo
  • 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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    • 1. 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
    • 2. Objectives
      • Is WordPress right for you?
      • 3. Strengths and Weaknesses
      • 4. How much do YOU want to do?
      • 5. What next?
      • Who am I?
      • 6. Who are YOU?
      • 7. Overview of WordPress
      • 8. Live Demonstration
      • 9. Q & A
      Agenda
    • 10. So you want to be
      on the web?
    • 11. First, answer these questions!
      What is a…
    • 15. Why ask such “basic” questions? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4MwTvtyrUQ
    • 16. “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/
    • 17. Host
      Computer
      Traditional (Static) Web Site
      Your
      Browser
      Web Page
      to your
      Browser
      URL
      Request
    • 18. WordPress-Powered Web Site
      Your
      Browser
      Web Page
      to your
      Browser
      WordPress
      Software
      MySQL
      Database
      Theme
      Plugins
      WordPress
      Software
      Host
      Computer
      URL
      Request
    • 19. Choices
      Adapted from WPBeginner.com: http://maxim650.com/wpbeg-info
    • 20. Choices
      Adapted from WPBeginner.com: http://maxim650.com/wpbeg-info
    • 21. Choices
      Adapted from WPBeginner.com: http://maxim650.com/wpbeg-info
    • 22. Choices
      Adapted from WPBeginner.com: http://maxim650.com/wpbeg-info
    • 23. Apartment
      House
      Hosted on WordPress.com
      Self-hosted (WordPress.org)
      Control
      Freedom
      Responsibility
    • 24. Customizing WordPress
    • Advanced Tools
      (Not for the faint of heart.)
    • 27. STOP
      Demo Time
    • 28. 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
    • 29. 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/ )

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