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Introduction to wordpress<br />Dade AderemiVP Information Management and CommunicationAIESEC Nigeria<br />
www.aiesecnigeria.org : A Case Study<br /><ul><li> Content Management System
Easy to maintain
Free and works with LAMP/WAMP
SEO friendly
Easy to Extend
Intuitive and User Friendly</li></li></ul><li>DARN!!! WORDPRESS is not just a BLOGGING Software!<br />#WordPress is a stat...
Other Examples of Sites Using WORDPRESS<br />
FACTS 101<br /><ul><li> 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</li></li></ul><li>Getting Started With Wordpress<br />Two Types of ...
Hosted<br /><ul><li>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</li></li></ul><li>Self - Hosted:<br /><ul><li> Open Source, free to download
Easy to Install</li></ul>Requirements:<br /><ul><li>Web Host – YourDomain.com
Web Database provided by your host
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  1. 1. Introduction to wordpress<br />Dade AderemiVP Information Management and CommunicationAIESEC Nigeria<br />
  2. 2. www.aiesecnigeria.org : A Case Study<br /><ul><li> Content Management System
  3. 3. Easy to maintain
  4. 4. Free and works with LAMP/WAMP
  5. 5. SEO friendly
  6. 6. Easy to Extend
  7. 7. Intuitive and User Friendly</li></li></ul><li>DARN!!! WORDPRESS is not just a BLOGGING Software!<br />#WordPress is a state-of-the-art web publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability…especially with wordpress 3.0<br />
  8. 8. Other Examples of Sites Using WORDPRESS<br />
  9. 9. FACTS 101<br /><ul><li> first released on May 27, 2003, by MattMullenweg
  10. 10. Started as a fork of b2/cafelog
  11. 11. November 21, 2005: wordpress.com opened to the public
  12. 12. 27 million WordPress.com publishers as of September 2010
  13. 13. 13.9 million blogs hosted on WordPress.com
  14. 14. won a Packt Open Source CMS Award in 2007
  15. 15. In 2009 WordPress won the best Open Source CMS Award
  16. 16. Over 11,426 Official Plugin
  17. 17. Over 1,239 Official Theme
  18. 18. As of August 2010, version 3.0 had been downloaded over 12.5 million times
  19. 19. Check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordPress for more</li></li></ul><li>Getting Started With Wordpress<br />Two Types of Wordpress<br />-Hosted: Wordpress.com<br />-Self-Hosted: Wordpress.org<br />
  20. 20. Hosted<br /><ul><li>You use the Wordpress.com system
  21. 21. Your URL is xyz.wordpress.com
  22. 22. Enhanced services allow you to use your domain name
  23. 23. Can only use approved themes and plug-ins</li></li></ul><li>Self - Hosted:<br /><ul><li> Open Source, free to download
  24. 24. Easy to Install</li></ul>Requirements:<br /><ul><li>Web Host – YourDomain.com
  25. 25. Web Database provided by your host
  26. 26. FTP access
  27. 27. HTML or Text Editor</li></ul>Some general knowledge of computer file structures<br />
  28. 28. Set Up a Domain and Host<br />
  29. 29. Set Database<br /><ul><li> Database Name
  30. 30. Database User
  31. 31. User Password</li></li></ul><li>Download wordpress<br />Download from www.wordpress.org<br />.zip (PC) and tar.gz (MAC)<br />
  32. 32. Installation: wp-config.php<br /><ul><li>Open wp-config-sample.php
  33. 33. Add DB informationDB_NAMEDB_USERDB_PASSWORDDB_HOST
  34. 34. Save to /wordpress directory as wp-config.php (removed the word “sample”)</li></li></ul><li>Installation: FTP/Upload<br /><ul><li> Log-in to host account via FTP
  35. 35. Upload “Wordpress” contents into main directory or sub-directory</li></li></ul><li>Installation: Enter Site Information<br />
  36. 36. Installation: Run Install and you are done!<br />Yeah! Installing is as simple as that!<br />
  37. 37. Accessing the Dashboard<br />Access login via /wp-login.php<br />
  38. 38. Exploring the Dashboard<br />
  39. 39. Settings<br />General Settings<br /><ul><li> Change Title
  40. 40. Tagline
  41. 41. email address
  42. 42. Date format
  43. 43. etc</li></li></ul><li>Settings<br />Permalinks Settings<br /><ul><li>Clean, meaningful and SEO Friendly URL</li></li></ul><li>User Settings<br />User Management<br /><ul><li> Add new User
  44. 44. Change Login Password
  45. 45. Change Username
  46. 46. Assign rights and permissions to users
  47. 47. Profile Information</li></li></ul><li>Appearance<br />Themes<br /><ul><li> Change Themes
  48. 48. http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/</li></li></ul><li>Extending Wordpress<br />Plugin<br /><ul><li> Installing plugins
  49. 49. http://www.wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
  50. 50. widgets</li></li></ul><li>Appearance<br />Themes<br /><ul><li> Change Themes
  51. 51. http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/</li></li></ul><li>The beginning is the most important part of the work.<br />-- Plato<br />
  52. 52. THANK YOU<br />Dade AderemiVP Information Management and CommunicationAIESEC Nigeria<br /> @dadepo<br />
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