Transcript of "Refresh WordPress Beginner Workshop"
WordPress WorkshopFor BeginnersDavid BissetRefresh Workshop - April 9, 2011
Who Is This Idiot?Freelance web developer for over 8 years.I do front-end and backend-development. HTML,CSS, PHP, MySql,Worked with WordPress for over 3 yrs (sinceversion 1.5)Organizer of WordCamp Miami 2010, 2011
Here is where i pimp myself.Twitter: @dimensionmediadavidbisset.comlinkedin.com/in/davidbissetabout.me/davidbisset
What We WillBe CoveringInstalling WordPressInstalling Themes & PluginsThe WordPress BackendPublishing Pages & PostsWorking With MediaComments & ModerationOther Cool Stuff
WordPress is an open-source blog tool andpublishing platform.WordPress started off as blogging software, butnow can serve as a Content ManagementSystem (CMS)WordPress 3.1 downloaded 5 million times.WordPress.com vs. WordPress.orgUsed by over 13% of the top 1,000,000 websites.www.wordpress.org/showcase
Why Use WordPress?Free. Easy to Use. Big Community. Free.Lots of add-ons.And did i mention it’s free?
Step Four:UploadWordPress- Get an FTP client.- Login into your hosting environment via FTP- Upload All WordPress Fileshttp://mac.appstorm.net/roundups/internet-roundup/10-mac-ftp-apps-for-every-budget/
Posts vs. PagesPosts are entries listed in reverse chronological order on the blog homepage. Posts can be found in the Archives, Categories, Recent Posts, andother widgets.The URL for a post includes the date the post was published like this:http://blogname.wordpress.com/2008/11/30/post-title/Pages are static and are not listed by date. Pages do not use tags orcategories.The URL for a page looks like this: http://blogname.wordpress.com/page-title/
Free vs. PaidPlugins- Beware of Free Plugins Not Available ViaWordpress.org- Paid plugins should have a clear supportchannel (when you need help)- If unsure, backup your site beforeinstalling plugins.- http://premium.wpmudev.org/- http://www.gravityforms.com/- http://wpplugins.com/