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Introduction to WordPress Class 1

  1. 1. Intro to WordPress ACE #CT01756 Intro to WordPress By Adrian Mikeliunas http://learnwp.us/week1/ SESSION# 1 of 6
  2. 2.  Content Management Systems (CMS)  History, Architecture and features  Blogging Basics, Types of blogs  Automatic Installation  Manual installation Class #1 Agenda http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/2913018697_ccbb33e993_b.jpgWordPress #1 2
  3. 3.  WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool & a content management system (CMS) based on PHP & MySQL, which runs from a web server  Open Source  CMS  PHP  MySQL  Apache (or IIS) WordPress #1 3 What is WordPress? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wordpress
  4. 4. WordPress #1 4 CMS Architecture Web Server APACHE Client App Server PHP Database Server MYSQL
  5. 5. WordPress #1 5 Content Management Systems (CMS)
  6. 6. CMS  Templates  Themes  Plugins  Extensions WordPress #1 6 CMS vs Web Site Web Site  HTML  CSS  JS/PHP/ASP  DB? DYNAMIC STATIC/ COMPLEX
  7. 7. WordPress Joomla Drupal SharePoint Popularity #1 Architecture AMP AMP AMP IIS/ASP/SQL Strength Blog Flexible Weakness Simple Moderate Complex $$ Community Yes Yes Yes Moderate Market Bloggers Enterprise WordPress #1 7 CMS Comparison AMP = Apache, MySQL, PHP IIS/ASP/SQL=Microsoft Server
  8. 8.  Started version 1.0 on May of 2003  Current Version is 4.5.3 as of June 2016  More than half of top 20 blogs sites use WordPress!  Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power their web pages!  Hall of Fame CMS category Open Source Awards  http://www.awwwards.com/websites/cms  https://wordpress.org/showcase  http://builtwith.com to find out how a site was built… WordPress #1 8 History, Architecture, Features
  9. 9.  Open Source Content Management System  Multi-user Multi-blog  Extended via Themes & PLugins  3 Folders and 14 top PHP scripts:  wp-admin  wp-content  wp-includes http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3d/Wordpress_ Template_Hierarchy.png WordPress #1 9 WordPress Features
  10. 10. Blogging Basics Blog Types Web Log = blog
  11. 11.  is a discussion or informational site published on the Web, consisting of discrete entries ("posts")  Typically displayed in reverse chronological order  Entered by 1 or more persons Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog Examples: http://www.hcplibrary.org/teen/wordpress/ WordPress #1 11 What is a Blog?
  12. 12.  One article or post  Multiple comments to the post  Comments to the comments  Unusual blogs:  Youtube comments  WashingtonPost comments WordPress #1 12 Blogging Basics
  13. 13.  Take responsibility not just for your own words, but for the comments you allow on your blog  Label your tolerance level for abusive comments  Consider eliminating anonymous comments  Ignore the trolls  Take the conversation offline, and talk directly, or find an intermediary who can do so  If you know someone who is behaving badly, tell them so  Don't say anything online that you wouldn't say in person Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blogger%27s_code_of_conduct WordPress #1 13 The Blogger's Code of Conduct
  14. 14.  You create content  Content stored in a database  You pages get indexed by search engines…  User clicks on a link or directly  Pages don’t ‘exist’ until requested by web server  WordPress application  Retrieves content from database  CSS used to style page  Page is built “on the fly” by PHP resulting in HTML & JavaScript  Page is displayed to user’s browser WordPress #1 14 How it works
  15. 15. WordPress #1 15 Add Content – Web Based Interface
  16. 16. WordPress #1 16 Stored in a database the_title the_content
  17. 17. WordPress #1 17 Same Content – Different Themes
  18. 18. Fuzzy line between “blog” and full web site  http://thegrovelibrary.net  http://stillwater.sals.edu  looks more like a magazine than a blog  http://tamworthlibrary.org  Nice website – put together by Lichen Rancourt Other Sample Sites
  19. 19. WordPress Installation Local or Hosted? Automatic or Manual?
  20. 20.  Cost?  Storage capacity?  Bandwidth?  Tech Support?  Install software yourself  http://wordpress.org WordPress #1 20 Hosting on your own server? http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamisonjudd/2433102356
  21. 21.  Often under $10/month  Tech support available  http://wordpress.org/hosting  One Click Install!  Your Hosting Provider will have:  QuickInstall  Fantastico WordPress #1 21 Commercial Hosting For more hosts: http://wordpress.org/hosting/
  22. 22.  WordPress.com provides hosting service for blogs and standard configurations;  Staring at $18 per year! Support included...  Upgrades $99 and more…  WordPress.org offers blogging software, documentation, features & support  WordPress MU (multi-user), a relatively complex program that allows you to run thousands of blogs WordPress #1 22 Which Version?
  23. 23.  Download from http://wordpress.org/download/ Or http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz  Bitnami: http://bitnami.org/stack/wordpress  WordPress on a USB stick! http://portableapps.com/apps/development/xampp WordPress #1 23 Manual installation
  24. 24.  Content Management Systems (CMS)  History, Architecture and features  Blogging Basics, Types of blogs  Automatic Installation  Manual installation WordPress #1 24 Class #1 Review

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