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W.W.W.

(Wordpress Website Workshop)
1 March 2014 | Davis College, University of South Carolina
Ashley Blewer
Project Cata...
Plan for the day
• Intros
• Get a website
• Learn about stuff
• Take a break
• Make stuff!!!
About myself
• Graduated Spring ‘13
• I work at MIRC
• Not a web developer!
(but that’s okay)

• Total nerdo
Who are you?
Registering a domain
and buying web hosting, too!
Naming
• Super important!
• www.firstnamelastname.com
• When ^ is not available?
Live demo time!!!
Website?
• What should I say?
• What should I link to?
• Why?!?!?
Let’s cover that last one first.
Horrible stats about finding a job
Sorry.
Let’s get to work!
Wordpress
WordPress is a is a free and open
source* blogging tool and a content
management system (CMS) based on
PHP and M...
Why use Wordpress?
• Easy to install
• No coding skills required for use
• 19% of the web runs on Wordpress*
• Been around...
var Mi=function(b){gbar_.Q.call(this,b);this.d=[];this.g=[]};(0,gbar_.s)(Mi,gbar_.Q);Mi.prototype.G=function(){Mi.D.G.call...
No one does.
Fake it ‘til you make it!
Content ideas!
Biography, resume/cv, links to
social media, work samples, your
school portfolio, a blog, contact info
Content ideas!
Biography, resume/cv, links to
social media, work samples, your
school portfolio, a blog, contact info
Things to keep in mind
Changing background image: easy.
Changing text color: easy.
Changing typeface: easy.
Move this thin...
Cool buzzwords/definitions
Responsive design, mobile-friendly or
mobile-first, HTML5/CSS3, parallax
scrolling, carousel, f...
Too many words!
Theming
“2,343 THEMES, 93,456,083
DOWNLOADS, AND COUNTING”
That’s just on the Wordpress site.
This presentation
Does this presentation look nicer than
a blank page? Sure! Because it’s
encoded using a theme.
Let’s go shopping
(for a free Wordpress theme)
vCard
zeeBizzCard
Marla
Responsive
Digital Business Card
Ipseity
Veecard
Book Inspiration
Hex
TimeTurner
Grid
Slider
multiloquent
Matheson
Arcade
Wordplus
Ward
ButterBelly
BizFlare
GavernWP
Zippy
typefocus
Buzz
&

more!
Seriously, so many themes.
Thanks for listening!
If you need me, ...tweet @me!
(no matter where you are, no matter how far)

Ashley Blewer
ashleyblew...
Time to rocket cat!
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  1. 1. W.W.W. (Wordpress Website Workshop) 1 March 2014 | Davis College, University of South Carolina Ashley Blewer Project Cataloging Manager, Moving Image Research Collections University of South Carolina
  2. 2. Plan for the day • Intros • Get a website • Learn about stuff • Take a break • Make stuff!!!
  3. 3. About myself • Graduated Spring ‘13 • I work at MIRC • Not a web developer! (but that’s okay) • Total nerdo
  4. 4. Who are you?
  5. 5. Registering a domain and buying web hosting, too!
  6. 6. Naming • Super important! • www.firstnamelastname.com • When ^ is not available?
  7. 7. Live demo time!!!
  8. 8. Website? • What should I say? • What should I link to? • Why?!?!? Let’s cover that last one first.
  9. 9. Horrible stats about finding a job
  10. 10. Sorry.
  11. 11. Let’s get to work!
  12. 12. Wordpress WordPress is a is a free and open source* blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.
  13. 13. Why use Wordpress? • Easy to install • No coding skills required for use • 19% of the web runs on Wordpress* • Been around for over a decade • Open source!
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  15. 15. No one does.
  16. 16. Fake it ‘til you make it!
  17. 17. Content ideas! Biography, resume/cv, links to social media, work samples, your school portfolio, a blog, contact info
  18. 18. Content ideas! Biography, resume/cv, links to social media, work samples, your school portfolio, a blog, contact info
  19. 19. Things to keep in mind Changing background image: easy. Changing text color: easy. Changing typeface: easy. Move this thing over there: hard.
  20. 20. Cool buzzwords/definitions Responsive design, mobile-friendly or mobile-first, HTML5/CSS3, parallax scrolling, carousel, flat design, Google Fonts, bootstrap, jsomething or something.js, typography, fixed navigation, accessibility...
  21. 21. Too many words!
  22. 22. Theming “2,343 THEMES, 93,456,083 DOWNLOADS, AND COUNTING” That’s just on the Wordpress site.
  23. 23. This presentation Does this presentation look nicer than a blank page? Sure! Because it’s encoded using a theme.
  24. 24. Let’s go shopping (for a free Wordpress theme)
  25. 25. vCard
  26. 26. zeeBizzCard
  27. 27. Marla
  28. 28. Responsive
  29. 29. Digital Business Card
  30. 30. Ipseity
  31. 31. Veecard
  32. 32. Book Inspiration
  33. 33. Hex
  34. 34. TimeTurner
  35. 35. Grid
  36. 36. Slider
  37. 37. multiloquent
  38. 38. Matheson
  39. 39. Arcade
  40. 40. Wordplus
  41. 41. Ward
  42. 42. ButterBelly
  43. 43. BizFlare
  44. 44. GavernWP
  45. 45. Zippy
  46. 46. typefocus
  47. 47. Buzz
  48. 48. & more! Seriously, so many themes.
  49. 49. Thanks for listening! If you need me, ...tweet @me! (no matter where you are, no matter how far) Ashley Blewer ashleyblewer.com ashley.blewer @ gmail.com @ablwr
  50. 50. Time to rocket cat!
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