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  • Shoes… these are my fictional shoes
  • Pugs
  • Blogging or Cats that Blog
  • And of Course WordPress
  • Widgets are modules that let you customize your blog’s sidebarText WidgetsImage WidgetsSocial WidgetsDynamic Widgets
  • SlideshowsSEOAnalyticsSecurity

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  • 1. WordPress 101: The Basics of Blogging &101 Resources to Get Started!!!
  • 2. Good Morning!
  • 3. Hi, I’m &Fajr!I’m an SEO Fashion Blogger
  • 4. I work somewhere amongst these tall buildingsPhiladelphia Born & Breed
  • 5. I Love….
  • 6. I’m FindableTweet Me: @FajrmuhammadFacebook Me: Fajr MuhammadLinkedIn: Fajr Muhammad Be Sweet & Tweet with #wcphilly
  • 7. What is a Blog?Web + Log = BlogBlogs are… – Constant – Passionate – Authoritative – Great to Read Anyone & Everyone has a BLOG!
  • 8. What is WordPress? “WordPress is a powerful open-source personal publishing platform. As ofAugust 2011 WordPress powers over 22% ofall new websites.[5] WordPress is currentlythe most popular CMS in use on theInternet.” --- Wikipedia
  • 9. There are tons ofblogging platforms
  • 10. Why WordPress?WordPress is… – Free – Open Source – Constantly Evolving – Easy to Learn & Use WordPress is Flipping Awesome!
  • 11. .Com vs. .OrgTwo Versions of WordPress.com – hosted, free, signup & get subdomain – myblog.wordpress.com – paid css upgrades & custom themes.org – Self-hosted, software is free – requires domain & hosting plan
  • 12. Why Self Hosted?o Access to thousands of Free & Premiumthemeso Access to Lots of Plugins- add ons (more onplugins later)o Full Control Over Your Blog & Monetization You Own Your Content!!!
  • 13. Hosting Companies Hosting Companies I Recommend
  • 14. Installing WordPress5-Minute Installation (Shared or Local) – Download at http://wordpress.orgOne-Click Install – Through your shared hosting provider Different Strokes for Different Folks!
  • 15. The Basics of WordPress BlogHeaderContent Sidebar Footer
  • 16. Your WordPress MotherboardThe Dashboard is your welcoming mat. It houses your QuickPress, WordPress News and Left-justified navigation panel
  • 17. Content TypesPosts – Chronological – Updated RegularlyPages – Hierarchical – Static (updated every so often)Media – Images – Video – Audio
  • 18. Great Debate: Posts vs. PagesPosts – Categorized – Can be TaggedPages – Can Be Nested – Important Content • About Pages • Contact Information
  • 19. User Roleso Administrator: Top Dogo Editor: Second in Commando Author: The Creatoro Contributor: The Collaboratoro Subscriber: The Consumer
  • 20. How to Write a Post Title Goes Here Type your Content Here Publish Pick your CategoriesWriting a post in WordPress is as intuitive as using a word processor like Word. You don’t need to know HTML code and you can preview and publish at the click of a button!
  • 21. Themes – Your Visual PlaygroundThemes are the look of your WordPress blogThere are thousands of themes available – Some Free – Some Not so Free – Some Great – Some Not so Great Themes are my Favorite Part of WordPress!
  • 22. Places to Find Great ThemesWordPress Theme Directoryhttp://wordpress.org/extend/themes/Theme Foresthttp://themeforest.netWoo Themeshttp://woothemes.comGraph Paper Presshttp://graphpaperpress.com/
  • 23. Widgets, not GidgetWidgets are modules that customize the look & function of your blog’s sidebar
  • 24. Plugins – More Function PleasePlugins are modules that you “plug in” to your standard blog to add additional functionalityPlugins can be uploaded via – WordPress – FTP
  • 25. How to Find PluginsWithin WordPressWordPress Plugin Directoryhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
  • 26. 5 Must Have1. Plugins WordPress SEOhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/2. Google Analyticshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/googleanalytics/3. WP Security Scanhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-security-scan/4. Akismethttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/5. Add This or ShareThishttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/addthis/http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/share-this
  • 27. Everyone Loves a Recap Slide• WordPress is not only free, professional and all knowing, like Yoda!• You can get a blog up & running in 5 minutes stat!• Writing & publishing content is a snap!• There are thousands of themes and plugins to create the blog of your dreams! WHO RUNS THE BLOG WORLD? WORDPRESS!
  • 28. Wait, There’s More!http://fajrmuhammad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/101- Resources.pdf
  • 29. GotQuestions??? Please!