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Wp nhcc portfolio

  1. 1. How to Showcase YourWork With WordPress
  2. 2. What is WordPress?• WordPress is a free open source web publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL• It is a simple way for non-tech people to publish content to the internet• Currently 71,605,864 websites are powered by WordPress world wide• Originally designed as a blog but has grown into the worlds most popular web content management system
  3. 3. Content Management System (CMS) • A content management system is an application designed to make it easy for non-technical users to manage a website and work in a collaborative environment • Separates the design, functionality and the content of the site
  4. 4. What can WordPress do for you? • Blog • Static Website • Dynamic Website • Ecommerce Website • Portfolio/Gallery Website
  5. 5. Who is using WordPress?
  6. 6. I Love Typography
  7. 7. Manchester YoungProfessionals Network
  8. 8. ABI Innovation Hub
  9. 9. Ebay Ink
  10. 10. Ford Social
  11. 11. Katy Perry
  12. 12. Kobe Bryant
  13. 13. Anderson Cooper
  14. 14. Mike Rowe
  15. 15. PlayStation
  16. 16. WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org wordpress.com • A cloud based blogging platform • It is hosted on WordPress servers • Not very customizable wordpress.org • Powerful web publishing platform • Hosted on your server • Very customizable
  17. 17. Post vs. Page Posts Pages • Single article • Top tier displayed in reverse chronological order information that • Organized by does not change categories • Parent – child • Further organized relationships by tags • Custom page • Custom Fields templates • Featured images • Comments • Featured image • comments
  18. 18. How do I organize my content
  19. 19. Categories and Tags Category (Hierarchical Taxonomies) • Away to organize your posts • Based of parent and child relationships Tags (Non Hierarchical Taxonomies) • Are index words (Keywords) • Geo location tags • Tag information is passed along to other sites
  20. 20. How to add functionality
  21. 21. Widgets and PluginsPlugins are bits of code that add functionality to your site.• Google Analytics, All in One SEO, NextGEN gallery etc.Widgets are modules that add functionality.• Commonly found in side bars and footers• Contain menus, search, photos, calendars and other information
  22. 22. 5 Must Have Plugins • All in one SEO • Sociable • Akismet (anti spam) • Contact Form 7 • Google Analytics
  23. 23. How do I change the look of my website
  24. 24. Themes and Design Themes are the look and feel of your website. • Content • Layout • Typography • Background • Navigation • Color • Functionality
  25. 25. Where can I find Themes • Wordpress.org (Free) • ThemeForest.net ($1-15 average) • Thesis ($87) • Headway ($67)
  26. 26. Where do I start?
  27. 27. Have a plan! • Have your pages mapped out • Have an idea of how you are going to organize your content • Have the content written • Optimize your images
  28. 28. Installing WordPress Find a reliable web host. • Hostmonster • Bluehost • Laughing Squid • Go Daddy
  29. 29. TwentyElevenWordPress Default Theme • Free • Valid code • HTML5 • CSS3 • Customizable
  30. 30. TwentyEleven Dashboard
  31. 31. How to set up agallery or portfolio
  32. 32. 3 ways to set up a portfolio • Brand an existing theme with portfolio or gallery plug-ins • Use pre built portfolio theme • Create your own theme and custom post types
  33. 33. Portfolio Plug-ins
  34. 34. 5 Portfolio Plugins to try • NexGEN Gallery • Awesome Flickr Gallery • Portfolio Slideshow • Portfolio Post Type • Simple Portfolio
  35. 35. NexGEN Gallery• Easy install• Bulk Upload• Gallery pages• Slide show options• Easy to manage• Professional look and feel
  36. 36. Awesome Flickr Gallery• Great beginner gallery• Easy import to website• Easy to manage
  37. 37. Portfolio Slide Show• Great beginner slideshow plug-in• Simple installation• Easy to add images• Easy to manage
  38. 38. Portfolio Post Type• Simple installation• Custom post types• Separate portfolio taxonomies• Easy to customize with basic CSS and HTML• Does not change themes very well.
  39. 39. Simple Portfolio• Powerful and easy to use• Simple installation• Separate portfolio/project taxonomies• Easy to customize with basic CSS and HTML• Lots of options
  40. 40. Portfolio Themes
  41. 41. Portfolio Themes • Teardrop (Themeforest.net - $35) • Display (Themeforest.com - $40) • Headway (headwaythemes.com - $68) • Thesis (diythemes.com - $87)
  42. 42. Teardrop Theme• Great Photography Theme• Full page slide show• Lots of options
  43. 43. Display Theme• Great portfolio theme• Homepage slideshow• Simple installation• Easy to manage• Lots of options
  44. 44. Headway Theme• Designer friendly• Drag and drop visual interface• Simple to use• basic HTML is helpful• Lots of options
  45. 45. Thesis Theme• Good all-around theme• Simple installation• Looks good right out of the box• Easy to customize with basic HTML• Lots of options
  46. 46. What’s next?
  47. 47. Resources • WordPress.org • WordPressMeetups http://meetup.bostonwp.org/ • WordCamps http://wordcampboston.com/ • User groups and forums
  48. 48. Thank You!Gregory Duval@gregorviosGREGORVIOS Graphic Design Studiowww.gregorvios.comSlide Share

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