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  • 1. WordPress101
    PERRI COLLINS
    http://perricollins.com/aipa
  • 2. What is WordPress?
    It’s a content management system
    It makes websites easy
  • 3. .com vs. .org
    WordPress comes in two flavors:
    WordPress.com
    WordPress.org
  • 4. WordPress.com
    Pros:
    They host it
    No installation required
    Free
    Cons:
    Very little customization allowed
    No ads allowed
    Your URL is http://username.wordpress.com
  • 5. WordPress.org
    Pros:
    Free
    You have complete control over the theme and plugins
    You can sell ads
    Cons:
    You need to have a host
    You need to be a little more technical savvy
    You are the one in charge of upgrades, security and backup
  • 6. Themes
  • 7. Where to find themes
    WordPress.org
    ThemeForest.net
    WooThemes.com
    ElegantThemes.com
    OrganicThemes.com
  • 8. Plugins
    Help manage WordPress
    Security
    Backup
    Spam
    Add functionality
    Social share buttons
    Analytics
    Collect money
  • 9. Plugins
    Make your site hip
    Sliders and photo galleries
    Import information from social networks
    Set up a store/sell stuff
    Make your site mobile-friendly
    Other neat things
    Add star ratings and reviews
    Setup registration forms
    Add a calendar
  • 10. WARNING
    Only download plugins from WordPress.org
  • 11. What WordPress looks like
  • 12. WordPress Dashboard
  • 13. WordPress Posts
    Updating information
    News
    Events
    Blog posts
    Saves your updates in chronological order in an “archive”
  • 14. Categories & Tags
    Information hierarchy
    Helps organize your posts
    Categories
    Like a table of contents
    Broad terms: sports, music, books, football games
    Tags
    Like keywords
    Specific words: homeroom, Halloween, mystery meats, hip-hop, senior prom
  • 15. WordPress Posts
  • 16. WordPress Pages
    Static info that doesn’t change often
    Contact information
    About us
    School information
    List of faculty & staff
  • 17. Media Library
    It’s where all the extra stuff you uploaded (photos, videos and documents) is stored
  • 18. Media Library
  • 19. Comments
    You choose when you allow comments
    You can screen comments
    Comment plugins
    Akismet
    Facebook
    Disqus
  • 20. Appearance
    Switch your theme
    Switch around your menus
    Change your header/logo
    Change your background picture/color
    Add CSS
  • 21. WordPress Users
    Keep track of who is working on what
    Everyone is assigned roles
  • 22. WordPress Users
  • 23. Settings
    Edit the name of your blog
    Change the admin email address
    Turn on/off comments
    Make your blog private
    Change your time zone
    Set up your site to receive email posts
  • 24. Examples
  • 25. Examples
  • 26. Examples
  • 27. Examples
  • 28. Examples
  • 29. Questions?
    Now is the time to ask.