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Wordpress 101
Wordpress 101
Wordpress 101
Wordpress 101
Wordpress 101
Wordpress 101
Wordpress 101
Wordpress 101
Wordpress 101
Wordpress 101
Wordpress 101
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Wordpress 101

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This primer is the perfect guide for WordPress newbies. What WordPress is, how to install it, themes, widgets, plug-ins and more.

This primer is the perfect guide for WordPress newbies. What WordPress is, how to install it, themes, widgets, plug-ins and more.

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  • 1. WordPress 101in 30 minutes
    Dennis Deacon
    dennis@dennisdeacon.com
    www.dennisdeacon.com
  • 2. What we’re covering…
    29:43
    On a high level…
    What is WordPress, history, em, ok we won’t go there…
    Types of WordPress (yes, there’s more than one)
    Installing WordPress
    Posts & Pages
    Themes
    Widgets
    Plug-ins
    Demo
  • 3. What is WordPress?
    It’s a blogging platform.
    It’s a Content Management System (CMS)
    It’s capable of both!
    Great for small to medium-sized web sites & blogs.
    Not great for large sites with robust needs.
  • 4. Dreamweaver vs. WordPress
    29:05
    Dreamweaver
    WordPress
    Tool for creating static & dynamic web pages, either through WYSIWYG or code environment
    Each individual file/page contains the content or requests the content from a database
    Management of content across many pages difficult
    CMS where content is managed/stored in a central repository (database) and code is used (php) to pull out that content based on instructions (queries)
    Uses template files to query the appropriate /contextual content and display onto designed pages.
    You can use Dreamweaver to design/create the code that you would then implement onto a WordPress CMS platform.
  • 5. 28:14
    Two types of WordPress (actually three)
    WordPress.org (self-hosted)
    Download WordPress to install on your server/hosting
    Use your domain/url
    Can select from thousands of free/fee-based themes, plug-ins & widgets, or create your own
    WordPress.com (hosted)
    Hosted WordPress Blogs
    blogname.wordpress.com
    Limited selection of established themes to choose from
    No access to extra plug-ins & widgets
    What’s the third type of WordPress?
    WordPress MU is a multiple-user version of WordPress. It is similar to the WordPress.com version. WordPress MU & WordPress will be consolidated for version 3.0 of WordPress.
  • 6. Installing WordPress
    Two methods:
    Hosting service control panel (Fantastico, Simple Scripts, WordPress, etc.)
    Manually (download from WordPress.org, FTP to your server, edit config file, run installation)
    Prompted for username, password, (database name, password for manual installs)
    Run install (<5 minutes, scouts honor)
    27:54
  • 7. header.php
    index.php
    sidebar.php
    footer.php
    styles.css
    How it works
    26:32
    WordPress
    MySQL
    Database
    (content)
    Web Server
  • 8. WordPress Settings
    Settings in the Admin offer options for customization throughout WordPress
  • 9. WordPress Settings (cont.)
    Reading Settings:
    Homepage
    Blog/Posts Page
    # of posts to display
  • 10. WordPress Settings (cont.)
    Permalink Settings:
    Default URLs arewww.dennisdeacon.com/?p=123
    With custom Permalink:
    www.dennisdeacon.com/professional/do-online-presentations-right/
  • 11. Posts & Pages
    25:31
    Posts
    • Used for blog entries
    • 12. Chronological in nature
    Pages
    • Used for static content pages
    • 13. Hierarchical in nature
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  • 14. Creating/Editing Posts & Pages
    25:01
  • 15. WordPress Themes
    Group of PHP, CSS and graphic files that make up the look & feel of a WordPress site.
    24:30
  • 16. WordPress Widgets
    Widgets provide content
    Misc text
    Add feeds to website (Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, del.icio.us, Video Player, etc.)
    Posts by category
    23:51
  • 17. WordPress Plug-ins
    23:00
    Plug-ins extend the capabilities and functionality of WordPress
    • Spam blocker
    • 18. Add additional SEO capabilities
    • 19. Contact/Tell-a-Friend form
    • 20. Google XML Sitemaps
    • 21. Automatically post to social networks
    • 22. Database Backup
    • 23. Google Analytics / Stats
    • 24. Image slideshows
    • 25. Social Network creator (BuddyPress)
    • 26. Polls & Ratings
    • 27. Mobile Phone Styler
    • 28. Breadcrumb Navigation
    • 29. Site Security
    • 30. Chat
    • 31. eCommerce
    Over 8,702 more to select from!
  • 32. Demo Time
    21:47
  • 33. WordPress Resources
    6:23
    WordPress Codex - codex.wordpress.org
    WordPress Showcase - wordpress.org/showcase
    Designing for WordPress- css-tricks.com/designing-for-wordpress-complete-series-downloads
    Digging into WordPress- digwp.com
    Digging into WordPress (The Book)
    Chicago WordPress Meetup

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