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Introduction to Wordpress,
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  • 1. Introduction to wordpress
    Dade AderemiVP Information Management and CommunicationAIESEC Nigeria
  • 2. www.aiesecnigeria.org : A Case Study
    • 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
  • 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
  • 8. Other Examples of Sites Using WORDPRESS
  • 9. FACTS 101
    • 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
  • Getting Started With Wordpress
    Two Types of Wordpress
    -Hosted: Wordpress.com
    -Self-Hosted: Wordpress.org
  • 20. Hosted
    • 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
  • Self - Hosted:
    • Open Source, free to download
    • 24. Easy to Install
    Requirements:
    • Web Host – YourDomain.com
    • 25. Web Database provided by your host
    • 26. FTP access
    • 27. HTML or Text Editor
    Some general knowledge of computer file structures
  • 28. Set Up a Domain and Host
  • 29. Set Database
    • Database Name
    • 30. Database User
    • 31. User Password
  • Download wordpress
    Download from www.wordpress.org
    .zip (PC) and tar.gz (MAC)
  • 32. Installation: wp-config.php
    • 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”)
  • Installation: FTP/Upload
    • Log-in to host account via FTP
    • 35. Upload “Wordpress” contents into main directory or sub-directory
  • Installation: Enter Site Information
  • 36. Installation: Run Install and you are done!
    Yeah! Installing is as simple as that!
  • 37. Accessing the Dashboard
    Access login via /wp-login.php
  • 38. Exploring the Dashboard
  • 39. Settings
    General Settings
  • Settings
    Permalinks Settings
    • Clean, meaningful and SEO Friendly URL
  • User Settings
    User Management
    • Add new User
    • 44. Change Login Password
    • 45. Change Username
    • 46. Assign rights and permissions to users
    • 47. Profile Information
  • Appearance
    Themes
    • Change Themes
    • 48. http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
  • Extending Wordpress
    Plugin
    • Installing plugins
    • 49. http://www.wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
    • 50. widgets
  • Appearance
    Themes
    • Change Themes
    • 51. http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
  • The beginning is the most important part of the work.
    -- Plato
  • 52. THANK YOU
    Dade AderemiVP Information Management and CommunicationAIESEC Nigeria
    @dadepo