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

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  • 1. Introduction to wordpress<br />Dade AderemiVP Information Management and CommunicationAIESEC Nigeria<br />
  • 2. www.aiesecnigeria.org : A Case Study<br /><ul><li> Content Management System
  • 3. Easy to maintain
  • 4. Free and works with LAMP/WAMP
  • 5. SEO friendly
  • 6. Easy to Extend
  • 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. Other Examples of Sites Using WORDPRESS<br />
  • 9. FACTS 101<br /><ul><li> first released on May 27, 2003, by MattMullenweg
  • 10. Started as a fork of b2/cafelog
  • 11. November 21, 2005: wordpress.com opened to the public
  • 12. 27 million WordPress.com publishers as of September 2010
  • 13. 13.9 million blogs hosted on WordPress.com
  • 14. won a Packt Open Source CMS Award in 2007
  • 15. In 2009 WordPress won the best Open Source CMS Award
  • 16. Over 11,426 Official Plugin
  • 17. Over 1,239 Official Theme
  • 18. As of August 2010, version 3.0 had been downloaded over 12.5 million times
  • 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. Hosted<br /><ul><li>You use the Wordpress.com system
  • 21. Your URL is xyz.wordpress.com
  • 22. Enhanced services allow you to use your domain name
  • 23. Can only use approved themes and plug-ins</li></li></ul><li>Self - Hosted:<br /><ul><li> Open Source, free to download
  • 24. Easy to Install</li></ul>Requirements:<br /><ul><li>Web Host – YourDomain.com
  • 25. Web Database provided by your host
  • 26. FTP access
  • 27. HTML or Text Editor</li></ul>Some general knowledge of computer file structures<br />
  • 28. Set Up a Domain and Host<br />
  • 29. Set Database<br /><ul><li> Database Name
  • 30. Database User
  • 31. User Password</li></li></ul><li>Download wordpress<br />Download from www.wordpress.org<br />.zip (PC) and tar.gz (MAC)<br />
  • 32. Installation: wp-config.php<br /><ul><li>Open wp-config-sample.php
  • 33. Add DB informationDB_NAMEDB_USERDB_PASSWORDDB_HOST
  • 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. Upload “Wordpress” contents into main directory or sub-directory</li></li></ul><li>Installation: Enter Site Information<br />
  • 36. Installation: Run Install and you are done!<br />Yeah! Installing is as simple as that!<br />
  • 37. Accessing the Dashboard<br />Access login via /wp-login.php<br />
  • 38. Exploring the Dashboard<br />
  • 39. Settings<br />General Settings<br /><ul><li> Change Title
  • 40. Tagline
  • 41. email address
  • 42. Date format
  • 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. Change Login Password
  • 45. Change Username
  • 46. Assign rights and permissions to users
  • 47. Profile Information</li></li></ul><li>Appearance<br />Themes<br /><ul><li> Change Themes
  • 48. http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/</li></li></ul><li>Extending Wordpress<br />Plugin<br /><ul><li> Installing plugins
  • 49. http://www.wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
  • 50. widgets</li></li></ul><li>Appearance<br />Themes<br /><ul><li> Change Themes
  • 51. http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/</li></li></ul><li>The beginning is the most important part of the work.<br />-- Plato<br />
  • 52. THANK YOU<br />Dade AderemiVP Information Management and CommunicationAIESEC Nigeria<br /> @dadepo<br />

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