Wordpress 101 Training

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Our introduction to Wordpress CMS use including themes, plugins, interface use.

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Wordpress 101 Training

  1. 1. Google Marketing Bootcamp Wordpress 101
  2. 2. Why Choose Wordpress • A long time in refining • Active in development • Large community of contributors • Amazingly extendable • Detailed Feature list 2/8/2010 2
  3. 3. Google Marketing Bootcamp Basic Wordpress Concepts
  4. 4. Common Terms • Posts • Pages • Categories / Tags • Comments • Permalinks • RSS 2/8/2010 4
  5. 5. Common Terms (2) • Plugins • Themes • XHTML • CSS • PHP 2/8/2010 5
  6. 6. Google Marketing Bootcamp Hosted vs Self-Hosted
  7. 7. Getting started with Wordpress.com 2/8/2010 7
  8. 8. Installing Wordpress manually • Preparing the environment • Downloading Wordpress • Uploading the files • Creating database • Installing Wordpress 2/8/2010 8
  9. 9. Google Marketing Bootcamp The WP Admin Panel
  10. 10. Dashboard 2/8/2010 10
  11. 11. Content Panels 2/8/2010 11
  12. 12. Settings Panels 2/8/2010 12
  13. 13. Customization Panels 2/8/2010 13
  14. 14. Google Marketing Bootcamp Adding Content
  15. 15. New Post 2/8/2010 15
  16. 16. Basic Post Options • Categories & Tags • Adding an image to the post • Using Visual editor vs HTML editor • Drafts, timestamps and managing posts 2/8/2010 16
  17. 17. Advanced post options • Excerpt • Trackbacks • Discussion • Custom Field • Password and private protection • Post slug 2/8/2010 17
  18. 18. New Page / Post 2/8/2010 18
  19. 19. Google Marketing Bootcamp Managing Comments
  20. 20. Edit Comments Tab 2/8/2010 20
  21. 21. Comments Options • Approve • Unapprove • Spam • Delete • Edit • Reply 2/8/2010 21
  22. 22. Google Marketing Bootcamp Extending with Plugins
  23. 23. Manage Plugins Screen 2/8/2010 23
  24. 24. Plugin Options • What are plugins? • What are widgets • Most popular plugins • Enable / Disable plugins • Uninstall plugins 2/8/2010 24
  25. 25. Search / Add New Plugins 2/8/2010 25
  26. 26. Common Plugins • SEO plugins • Contact Forms • Feedburner / Twitter Integration • Google Analytics / XML Sitemap • Lightbox / Slimbox • Anti-spam • Super Cache 2/8/2010 26
  27. 27. Google Marketing Bootcamp Extending with Themes
  28. 28. Does a Wordpress Site Have to Be a Blog? 2/8/2010 28
  29. 29. Searching for New Themes 2/8/2010 29
  30. 30. Google Marketing Bootcamp Making Your Own Wordpress Theme
  31. 31. The Two Essential Files in a Theme Template from pulling out Style sheet for customizing content from the database the appearance of the (posts, pages etc) and content. displaying it 2/8/2010 31
  32. 32. The Other Important Files 2/8/2010 32
  33. 33. The Wordpress Theme Hierarchy 2/8/2010 33
  34. 34. The Loop (Displays Content) • <?php • get_header(); • if (have_posts()) : – while (have_posts()) : • the_post(); • the_content(); – endwhile; • endif; • get_sidebar(); • get_footer(); • ?> 2/8/2010 34
  35. 35. Reference Resources • The Theme Development Codex – http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development 2/8/2010 35

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