+ WordPress 101 An Introduction to WordPress By Shanta R. Nathwani
+ Some Statistics As of August 19,2011: WordPress is now powering 14.7% of the top million websites in the world, up from 8.5%. And 22 out of every 100 new active domains in the US are running WordPress. These stats apply to both WordPress.com and WordPress.org sites. In July, WordPress.com blogs passed the50 million mark. At the time, WordPress revealed that each month, 287 million people account for 2.5 billion pageviews on WordPress.com blogs. In his speech, Matt Mullenweg says that WordPress now has 15,000 plugins and has seen 200 million plugin downloads. WordPress 3.2 had 500,000 downloads in the first two days, representing the fastest upgrade speed in the blogging platform’s history. Retrieved from TechCrunch September 7, 2012
+ .Com vs. .Org WordPress.com WordPress.org Hosted on the WordPress Also known as “self-hosted” servers Allows for customization of Gives an address like: almost everything, including tantienhime.wordpress.com, but themes, plug-ins, permissions, can have your own domain ($) etc. Very little customization Space is only limited by the Can be seen on the WordPress hosting provider home page Ability to upload video and No Plug-ins audio files “out of the box”
+ Some Examples of My Own WordPress.com: http://tantienhime.wordpress.com WordPress.org http://malverncollegiate.com http://roxannereads.com
+ Who Is Using WordPress? The National Post TechCrunch The Huffington Post CNN Blogs Mashable Time Magazine (blog) The Wall Street Journal
+ Why Are They Using It? Highly customizable Allows for multiple users and multiple domains (including sub- domains) Built in SEO, Analytics and framework Easy and cheap to use Millions of resources (themes, plugins and forums) Open Source
+ An Important Distinction Posts vs. Pages Posts Pages Dynamic Static Tags No Tags More for blogging portions and Used for Contact and About news pages
+ Another Important Distinction Categories vs. Tags Categories Tags Helps to determine the Describes the content structure of the website Use about 5-7 per post Can be used to create menus much like pages
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