• Introduction to WordPress
• The importance of the name you choose
• Posting your first blog
• Best Practices For Posting
• Adding images, video or sound
• Using the Dashboard
• Entering your public profile
3. Introduction to WordPress
• What’s a blog?
A blog is a collection of commentary posted on the internet.
“weblog” or a “web log”.
online journal or diary, online journalism.
• Personal, corporate, political, podcasts, photographic, and more.
• Reverse-chronological order with the latest posts at the top.
• Community & Discussion
• Many blogs allow readers to comment on the blogger’s post, which can create a sense of
community and encourage discussion.
• A blogger is someone who blogs, or writes content for a blog.
• Blogging is the act of writing a post for a blog
4. Introduction to WordPress
5. Introduction to WordPress
• What is WordPress.com?
• WordPress.com lets you easily create your own blog and write about the
things that interest you.
• It is a blogging community managed by makers of the open source
• WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org
• WordPress.com blogs are free with the option of adding upgrades such as personalized
domain names, custom CSS, video storage, and more. In comparison, a self-hosted
WordPress.org blog does not have upgrades and must be installed on a web hosting
6. Introduction to WordPress
• How much does WordPress.com cost?
• WordPress.com blogs are free.
• Paid upgrades available but they are entirely optional.
7. Introduction to WordPress
• How do I sign up for a blog?
• Visit the Sign Up page.
8. The importance of the name you choose
• It reflects your content
• Easy access through search engines
• Social Media
• Easy to remember
9. Posting your first blog
• Posts are the entries that display in reverse chronological order on your home
page. In contrast to pages, posts usually have comments fields beneath them and
are included in your site's RSS feed.
To write a post:
1) Log in to your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard).
2) Click the 'Posts' tab.
3) Click the 'Add New' sub-tab.
4) Start filling in the blanks: enter your post title in the upper field, and enter your
post body content in the main post editing box below it.
5) As needed, select a category, add tags, and make other selections from the
sections below the post.
6) When you are ready, click Publish.
10. Posting your first blog
11. Posting your first blog
• Descriptions of Post Fields
Post Editing Area
• Password protected
• Permanent Link
• Draft / Pending review
12. Posting your first blog
• Post Tags
• First 55 words
• Or the excerpt field
13. Best Practices For Posting
• Practice Accessibility
• ALT and Title
• Use Paragraphs
• Double spaces
• Use Headings
• Think before you post
• Write about what you like
• Write frequently
• Don’t use too much slang
14. Best Practices For Posting
• Don't hide your emotions
• Consider your readers
• Make use of comments
• Worry about blog design later
• Don’t play too safe
• Use pictures and videos
15. Adding images, video or sound
16. Using the Dashboard
• The Dashboard is where to manage your blog.
• You can use Dashboard to:
Write or manage content
Add or remove users
17. Using the Dashboard
18. Using the Dashboard
• Dashboard is to give you a place where you can get an at-a-glance
overview of what’s happening with your blog.
• The Dashboard contains the following modules:
19. Using the Dashboard
• Right Now
• The Right Now module offers an
“at-a-glance” look at your blog’s
posts, pages, categories, and tags.
20. Using the Dashboard
• QuickPress is a mini-post editor that
allows instant content creation from
21. Using the Dashboard
• Recent Comments
• The Recent Comments module has a lot of new functionality to make working
with comments quick and easy from the Dashboard.
22. Using the Dashboard
• Recent Drafts
• The Recent Drafts module displays links to your most recent drafts, allowing
one-click access from the Dashboard.
23. Using the Dashboard
• Your Stuff
• The Your Stuff module displays links to your recent activity on
WordPress.com. The module will display links to comments you’ve left on
other WordPress.com blogs as well as links to posts on any of your blogs
where you’ve recently made changes.
24. Using the Dashboard
• What’s Hot
• What’s Hot is a module to show links to:
Recent posts from the WordPress.com News blog
Top WordPress.com blogs
Top Posts from around WordPress.com
25. Using the Dashboard
• The Stats module is a favorite of many users. It’ll show you a graph of your
blog’s traffic as well as links to some popular areas of your blog.
26. Your Public Profile
• Your profile page on Gravatar.com