WordPress<br />It’s Not Just for Blogging Any More<br />Presented to<br />Refresh Detroit<br />Ferndale WordPress Meetup G...
Objectives<br /><ul><li>Is WordPress right for you?
Strengths and Weaknesses
How much do YOU want to do?
What next?</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Who am I?
Who are YOU?
Overview of WordPress
Live Demonstration
Q & A</li></ul>Agenda<br />
So you want to be<br />on the web?<br />
<ul><li>Browser?
Web Site?
Blog?
CMS?</li></ul>First, answer these questions!<br />What is a…<br />
Why ask such “basic” questions? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4MwTvtyrUQ<br />
“WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free a...
Host<br />Computer<br />Traditional (Static) Web Site<br />Your<br />Browser<br />Web Page <br />to your<br />Browser<br /...
WordPress-Powered Web Site<br />Your<br />Browser<br />Web Page <br />to your<br />Browser<br />WordPress<br />Software<br...
Choices<br />Adapted from WPBeginner.com: http://maxim650.com/wpbeg-info<br />
Choices<br />Adapted from WPBeginner.com: http://maxim650.com/wpbeg-info<br />
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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.
  • 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.
  • Refresh Detroit 25-Jan-2011

    1. 1. WordPress<br />It’s Not Just for Blogging Any More<br />Presented to<br />Refresh Detroit<br />Ferndale WordPress Meetup Group<br />Tuesday, January 25, 2011<br />Hosted by Mango Languages<br />Todd J. List<br />The Geek Who Speaks People<br />
    2. 2. Objectives<br /><ul><li>Is WordPress right for you?
    3. 3. Strengths and Weaknesses
    4. 4. How much do YOU want to do?
    5. 5. What next?</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Who am I?
    6. 6. Who are YOU?
    7. 7. Overview of WordPress
    8. 8. Live Demonstration
    9. 9. Q & A</li></ul>Agenda<br />
    10. 10. So you want to be<br />on the web?<br />
    11. 11. <ul><li>Browser?
    12. 12. Web Site?
    13. 13. Blog?
    14. 14. CMS?</li></ul>First, answer these questions!<br />What is a…<br />
    15. 15. Why ask such “basic” questions? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4MwTvtyrUQ<br />
    16. 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.”<br />What is WordPress?<br />Source: http://wordpress.org/<br />
    17. 17. Host<br />Computer<br />Traditional (Static) Web Site<br />Your<br />Browser<br />Web Page <br />to your<br />Browser<br />URL<br />Request<br />
    18. 18. WordPress-Powered Web Site<br />Your<br />Browser<br />Web Page <br />to your<br />Browser<br />WordPress<br />Software<br />MySQL<br />Database<br />Theme<br />Plugins<br />WordPress<br />Software<br />Host<br />Computer<br />URL<br />Request<br />
    19. 19. Choices<br />Adapted from WPBeginner.com: http://maxim650.com/wpbeg-info<br />
    20. 20. Choices<br />Adapted from WPBeginner.com: http://maxim650.com/wpbeg-info<br />
    21. 21. Choices<br />Adapted from WPBeginner.com: http://maxim650.com/wpbeg-info<br />
    22. 22. Choices<br />Adapted from WPBeginner.com: http://maxim650.com/wpbeg-info<br />
    23. 23. Apartment<br />House<br />Hosted on WordPress.com<br />Self-hosted (WordPress.org)<br />Control<br />Freedom<br />Responsibility<br />
    24. 24. Customizing WordPress<br /><ul><li>Themes
    25. 25. Widgets
    26. 26. Plugins</li></li></ul><li>Advanced Tools<br />(Not for the faint of heart.)<br />
    27. 27. STOP<br />Demo Time<br />
    28. 28. Resources<br />Websites about WordPress<br />http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page<br />http://www.wpbeginner.com/<br />http://wordpress.com/<br />Domain Names<br />http://www.godaddy.com/default.aspx<br />(do NOT host with GoDaddy)<br />http://namesecure.com/<br />Hosting<br />http://www.bluehost.com/<br />http://www.hostgator.com/<br />http://www.a2hosting.com/* <br />http://harddrivehotel.com/* <br />Themes<br />http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/<br />Classes (coming soon)<br />http://maxim650.com/classes/<br />* Michigan-based companies<br />
    29. 29. Thank You!<br />Todd J. List<br />The Geek Who Speaks People<br />Twitter: @TJList<br />TJ@maxim650.com<br />248-387-9650<br />Image Credits<br />Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/13152844@N00/131758582/<br />Credit: David M*( http://www.flickr.com/photos/d_a_v_i_d_m_/ ) <br />Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25047883@N00/22264169/<br />Credit: David Tomic ( http://www.flickr.com/people/young_einstein/ )<br />Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/69166981@N00/94800900/<br />Credit: Living in Monrovia ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/livinginmonrovia/ )<br />
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