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  • 1. Presented byAndy Christian@andrew_cphtGetting on the Webwith WordPresswww.tadpole.cc
  • 2. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressWho is this guy?WordCamp NYC
  • 3. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressContentManagementBlogPlatformOpenSourceBuilt by theCommunity
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  • 6. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPress22%of all new websites.17%of the web.
  • 7. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressEasy to use.Easy to maintain.Easy to extend.22%of all new websites.17%of the web.
  • 8. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressWordPress.com WordPress.orgFree to sign upHosted by AutomatticPre-installed themes/pluginsPay for extra featuresFree to downloadRequires 3rd Party HostCustom themes/pluginsMore overhead
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  • 18. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressPost vs. Page‣ (Blog) Posts‣ Displayed in Reverse Order‣ Can be tagged and categorized‣ Pages‣ Static Content‣ Hierarchical
  • 19. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressComments‣Attached to a post/page‣Encourage interaction‣Beware comment spam
  • 20. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressThemes & Plugins‣ Theme‣ Generally defines the layout anddesign of your site.‣ Plugin‣ Adds functionality to your site.‣ i.e., Contact Form, social mediaintegration, image gallery.
  • 21. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressSidebars & Widgets‣ Sidebar (a.k.a., widget area)‣ Section of a page where you caninsert widgets‣ Defined by your theme.‣ Widget‣ Movable block of content‣ Can be added by plugins
  • 22. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressCustom Menus‣ Menu location defined by theme‣ Menu items can be:‣ Page‣ Post‣ Category‣ Custom link‣ And more!
  • 23. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressBest Practices‣ Back your site up.‣ Keep Core, Themes & Plugins updated.‣ Keep your computer & network secure.‣ Get themes/plugins from good sources.‣ Limit theme/plugin usage.
  • 24. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressResources for Getting Help‣ Google! (site:wordpress.org)‣ Tutorial sites (wpbeginner.com)‣ WordPress Codex & Forums‣ #wordpress on irc.freenode.net‣ WordPress Meetups‣ central.wordcamp.org
  • 25. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressWhere to go next
  • 26. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressWhere to go next‣ learn.wordpress.com‣ wpbeginner.com‣ wpmu.org‣ wpmututorials.org
  • 27. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressWhere to go next‣ digwp.com‣ planet.wordpress.org‣ wpcandy.com‣ dradcast.com
  • 28. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressWhere to go next‣ weblogtoolscollection.com‣ wpforce.com‣ wprealm.com‣ wp.smashingmagazine.com
  • 29. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressGiving back!‣ Help others learn!‣ make.wordpress.org‣ User Testing‣ Translation (polyglots)‣ Beta Testing‣ WordPress Events
  • 30. www.tadpole.ccGetting on the Web with WordPressThanks!Andy Christian@andrew_cphtwww.tadpole.cc