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Introduction to Wordpress,

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

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    Wordcampnigeria Wordcampnigeria Presentation Transcript

    • 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