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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,Wo...
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...
What Is WordPress?
WordPress is an open-source blog tool andpublishing platform.WordPress started off as blogging software, butnow can serve ...
Why Use WordPress?Free. Easy to Use. Big Community. Free.Lots of add-ons.And did i mention it’s free?
Starting Your OwnWordPress Site
Step One:Domain Namenamecheap.commediatemple.comyahoo domains1and1.com99% of the time you’llwant .com, .net, .org, .me
Step Two:HostingShared Hosting:mediatemple.combluehost.com (1 click)hostgater.comserverbeach.compage.lySerious/Dedicated:r...
This Is WhereThe Fun Begins
Step Three:DownloadWordPresshttp://wordpress.org
Step Four:UploadWordPress- Get an FTP client.- Login into your hosting environment via FTP- Upload All WordPress Fileshttp...
Step Five:Creating Your MySql Database
Step Six:Completing Your WordPress Install
Wouldn’t It Be Nice If This WasAlready Done And We Could JumpRight In?
Surprise!
Your BlogIs WaitingFor Youhttp://mywpblog.net/blog02http://mywpblog.net/blog03http://mywpblog.net/blog04etc.
The WordPress DashboardAnd Admin Bar
Exploring Your Blog
Publish Something Dammit!
Posts vs. Pages
Posts vs. PagesPosts are entries listed in reverse chronological order on the blog homepage. Posts can be found in the Arc...
Sidebars & Widgets
Working With Media
Create Your Own Menus
Adding List of Links To Your Blog
Blog Comments & Discussion
Changing The Header Image
Users & Profiles
Theme Management
Pre-MadeThemes- Free Themes- Professional Themes ($20-$100 each)
ThemesGalore!http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
Baby Did A Bad,Bad Thing- Beware Of Poorly CodedThemes- Beware of Malware- Warning signs: they have‘wordpress’ in their url.
Who CanYou Trust?http://www.woothemes.com/http://www.elegantthemes.com/http://themeforest.net/ *http://www.press75.com/htt...
BrowseThemesVisuallyhttp://www.wpthemey.com/
Introduction to Plugins
What Is A Plugin?Plugins extend what WordPress can do forit’s users and/or people visiting your site.
Finding Plugins
WP BackupAllows you to easily backup your WordPress Database.http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-db-backup/
All-In-One SEOhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/WordPress SEO By Yoasthttp://wordpress.org/extend/pl...
Social Media Pluginshttp://www.bestwpplugins.net/best-social-media-promotional-plugins-for-wordpress.html
WP-StatsSimple, concise stats for your WordPress blog.http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stats/
Gravity FormsEasy To Use And Create Custom Formshttp://www.gravityforms.com
Contact 7Easy To Use And Create Custom Formshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/
WP Ecommercehttp://www.instinct.co.nz/
Simple URLsComplete URL Management that allows you to create, manage, and track outboundlinks from your site.http://wordpr...
Simple URLsComplete URL Management that allows you to create, manage, and track outboundlinks from your site.http://wordpr...
Installing Plugins
Top Ten Plugins
Free vs. PaidPlugins- Beware of Free Plugins Not Available ViaWordpress.org- Paid plugins should have a clear supportchann...
Backing UpYour Site- ALWAYS BACKUP!- WPBackup Plugin- VaultPress- Backup Buddy
WordPress Resources
GreatWordPressBlogs/Siteshttp://wpcandy.comhttp://wordpress.tvhttp://wordpress.org/news/http://www.wptavern.com/http://wpm...
GreatWordPressBooksWordPress For DummiesWordPress BibleBeginning WordPress 3Teach Yourself Visually WordPresswp101.com
Here is where  i pimp myself... again.Twitter: @dimensionmediadavidbisset.comlinkedin.com/in/davidbissetabout.me/davidbisset
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  • Transcript of "Refresh WordPress Beginner Workshop"

    1. 1. WordPress WorkshopFor BeginnersDavid BissetRefresh Workshop - April 9, 2011
    2. 2. 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
    3. 3. Here is where i pimp myself.Twitter: @dimensionmediadavidbisset.comlinkedin.com/in/davidbissetabout.me/davidbisset
    4. 4. What We WillBe CoveringInstalling WordPressInstalling Themes & PluginsThe WordPress BackendPublishing Pages & PostsWorking With MediaComments & ModerationOther Cool Stuff
    5. 5. What Is WordPress?
    6. 6. 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
    7. 7. Why Use WordPress?Free. Easy to Use. Big Community. Free.Lots of add-ons.And did i mention it’s free?
    8. 8. Starting Your OwnWordPress Site
    9. 9. Step One:Domain Namenamecheap.commediatemple.comyahoo domains1and1.com99% of the time you’llwant .com, .net, .org, .me
    10. 10. Step Two:HostingShared Hosting:mediatemple.combluehost.com (1 click)hostgater.comserverbeach.compage.lySerious/Dedicated:rackspace.compeer1.com
    11. 11. This Is WhereThe Fun Begins
    12. 12. Step Three:DownloadWordPresshttp://wordpress.org
    13. 13. 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/
    14. 14. Step Five:Creating Your MySql Database
    15. 15. Step Six:Completing Your WordPress Install
    16. 16. Wouldn’t It Be Nice If This WasAlready Done And We Could JumpRight In?
    17. 17. Surprise!
    18. 18. Your BlogIs WaitingFor Youhttp://mywpblog.net/blog02http://mywpblog.net/blog03http://mywpblog.net/blog04etc.
    19. 19. The WordPress DashboardAnd Admin Bar
    20. 20. Exploring Your Blog
    21. 21. Publish Something Dammit!
    22. 22. Posts vs. Pages
    23. 23. 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/
    24. 24. Sidebars & Widgets
    25. 25. Working With Media
    26. 26. Create Your Own Menus
    27. 27. Adding List of Links To Your Blog
    28. 28. Blog Comments & Discussion
    29. 29. Changing The Header Image
    30. 30. Users & Profiles
    31. 31. Theme Management
    32. 32. Pre-MadeThemes- Free Themes- Professional Themes ($20-$100 each)
    33. 33. ThemesGalore!http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
    34. 34. Baby Did A Bad,Bad Thing- Beware Of Poorly CodedThemes- Beware of Malware- Warning signs: they have‘wordpress’ in their url.
    35. 35. Who CanYou Trust?http://www.woothemes.com/http://www.elegantthemes.com/http://themeforest.net/ *http://www.press75.com/http://wpswitch.com/http://wpcandy.com/theme-madnesshttp://wpzoom.com
    36. 36. BrowseThemesVisuallyhttp://www.wpthemey.com/
    37. 37. Introduction to Plugins
    38. 38. What Is A Plugin?Plugins extend what WordPress can do forit’s users and/or people visiting your site.
    39. 39. Finding Plugins
    40. 40. WP BackupAllows you to easily backup your WordPress Database.http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-db-backup/
    41. 41. All-In-One SEOhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/WordPress SEO By Yoasthttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/
    42. 42. Social Media Pluginshttp://www.bestwpplugins.net/best-social-media-promotional-plugins-for-wordpress.html
    43. 43. WP-StatsSimple, concise stats for your WordPress blog.http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stats/
    44. 44. Gravity FormsEasy To Use And Create Custom Formshttp://www.gravityforms.com
    45. 45. Contact 7Easy To Use And Create Custom Formshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/
    46. 46. WP Ecommercehttp://www.instinct.co.nz/
    47. 47. Simple URLsComplete URL Management that allows you to create, manage, and track outboundlinks from your site.http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-urls/
    48. 48. Simple URLsComplete URL Management that allows you to create, manage, and track outboundlinks from your site.http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-urls/
    49. 49. Installing Plugins
    50. 50. Top Ten Plugins
    51. 51. 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/
    52. 52. Backing UpYour Site- ALWAYS BACKUP!- WPBackup Plugin- VaultPress- Backup Buddy
    53. 53. WordPress Resources
    54. 54. GreatWordPressBlogs/Siteshttp://wpcandy.comhttp://wordpress.tvhttp://wordpress.org/news/http://www.wptavern.com/http://wpmu.orghttp://wpbeginner.comhttp://wpmodder.com
    55. 55. GreatWordPressBooksWordPress For DummiesWordPress BibleBeginning WordPress 3Teach Yourself Visually WordPresswp101.com
    56. 56. Here is where i pimp myself... again.Twitter: @dimensionmediadavidbisset.comlinkedin.com/in/davidbissetabout.me/davidbisset
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