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Introduction to Wordpress,

Introduction to Wordpress,
Presentation at Wordcamp Nigeria 25/09/2010

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  • Introduction to wordpress
    Dade AderemiVP Information Management and CommunicationAIESEC Nigeria
  • www.aiesecnigeria.org : A Case Study
    • Content Management System
    • Easy to maintain
    • Free and works with LAMP/WAMP
    • SEO friendly
    • Easy to Extend
    • Intuitive and User Friendly
  • DARN!!! WORDPRESS is not just a BLOGGING Software!
    #WordPress is a state-of-the-art web publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability…especially with wordpress 3.0
  • Other Examples of Sites Using WORDPRESS
  • FACTS 101
    • first released on May 27, 2003, by MattMullenweg
    • Started as a fork of b2/cafelog
    • November 21, 2005: wordpress.com opened to the public
    • 27 million WordPress.com publishers as of September 2010
    • 13.9 million blogs hosted on WordPress.com
    • won a Packt Open Source CMS Award in 2007
    • In 2009 WordPress won the best Open Source CMS Award
    • Over 11,426 Official Plugin
    • Over 1,239 Official Theme
    • As of August 2010, version 3.0 had been downloaded over 12.5 million times
    • Check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordPress for more
  • Getting Started With Wordpress
    Two Types of Wordpress
    -Hosted: Wordpress.com
    -Self-Hosted: Wordpress.org
  • Hosted
    • You use the Wordpress.com system
    • Your URL is xyz.wordpress.com
    • Enhanced services allow you to use your domain name
    • Can only use approved themes and plug-ins
  • Self - Hosted:
    • Open Source, free to download
    • Easy to Install
    Requirements:
    • Web Host – YourDomain.com
    • Web Database provided by your host
    • FTP access
    • HTML or Text Editor
    Some general knowledge of computer file structures
  • Set Up a Domain and Host
  • Set Database
    • Database Name
    • Database User
    • User Password
  • Download wordpress
    Download from www.wordpress.org
    .zip (PC) and tar.gz (MAC)
  • Installation: wp-config.php
    • Open wp-config-sample.php
    • Add DB informationDB_NAMEDB_USERDB_PASSWORDDB_HOST
    • Save to /wordpress directory as wp-config.php (removed the word “sample”)
  • Installation: FTP/Upload
    • Log-in to host account via FTP
    • Upload “Wordpress” contents into main directory or sub-directory
  • Installation: Enter Site Information
  • Installation: Run Install and you are done!
    Yeah! Installing is as simple as that!
  • Accessing the Dashboard
    Access login via /wp-login.php
  • Exploring the Dashboard
  • Settings
    General Settings
    • Change Title
    • Tagline
    • email address
    • Date format
    • etc
  • Settings
    Permalinks Settings
    • Clean, meaningful and SEO Friendly URL
  • User Settings
    User Management
    • Add new User
    • Change Login Password
    • Change Username
    • Assign rights and permissions to users
    • Profile Information
  • Appearance
    Themes
    • Change Themes
    • http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
  • Extending Wordpress
    Plugin
    • Installing plugins
    • http://www.wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
    • widgets
  • Appearance
    Themes
    • Change Themes
    • http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
  • The beginning is the most important part of the work.
    -- Plato
  • THANK YOU
    Dade AderemiVP Information Management and CommunicationAIESEC Nigeria
    @dadepo