WordPress 101

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WordPress 101

  1. 1. WordPress 101 Gregory Duval @gregorvios GREGORVIOS Graphic Design Studio www.gregorvios.com
  2. 2. What is WordPress? • WordPress is an open source web publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL • Originally designed as a blog but has now grown way beyond it
  3. 3. What can WordPress do for you? • • • • • Blog Static Website Dynamic Website Ecommerce Website Portfolio/Gallery Website
  4. 4. Content Management System (CMS) • Separates the Design, Functionality and the content of the site • A CMS allows one area to be updated without effecting another • WordPressis currently the most popular CMS in use on the Internet
  5. 5. WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org wordpress.com– A cloud based blogging platform. It is hosted on WordPressservers. Not very customizable wordpress.org- Powerful web publishing platform hosted on your server. Very customizable
  6. 6. Post vs. Page Page - Top tier information that does not change (about us, contact) Post - Single article focused on a specific topic, event or interest. Usually presented in reverse chorological order. Posts can be categorized and tagged to help sort content. Custom Post Type – Similar to regular post but may have a different layout or a specific purpose. (ex. galleries, events)
  7. 7. Categories and Tags Category - Your website table of contents. Like a newspaper section or a table of contents in a book. Tags - Are index words. Keywords. Like an index at the back of a book.
  8. 8. Widgets and Plugins Plugins are bits of code that add functionality to your site. Widgets are areas in the side bar, footer or article that support plugins
  9. 9. Themes and Design Themes are the look and feel of your website. • Typography • Layout • Background • Navigation • Functionality • Color
  10. 10. Resources • WordPress.org • NH WordPressMeetup(http://www.meetup.com/WordPr essDevNH/) • Boston WordPressMeetups (http://meetup.bostonwp.org/) • WordCamps(http://wordcampboston.com/)
  11. 11. Thank You! Gregory Duval @gregorvios GREGORVIOS Graphic Design Studio www.gregorvios.com

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