WordPress Presentation for MIPA One-Day Workshop

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Waterford Kettering High School
jmclean3@gmail.com

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  • Admin = has full and complete ownership of a blog and can do absolutely everything They have complete power over posts/pages, comments, settings, them choice, import, users – the whole shebang. Nothing is off-limits, including deleting the entire blog. Only one administrator per blog is recommended

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  • 1. WordPress
    Jesse McLean
    Waterford Kettering High School
    jmclean3@gmail.com
  • 2. Hi! I’m Jesse McLean
    Waterford Kettering High School
    jmclean3@gmail.com
    Twitter: @jmclean3
  • 3. Information Overload?
    Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered:
    http://www.delicious.com/MIPAWordPress
  • 4. There’s two of ’em
    Wordpress.com
    Wordpress.org
  • 5. WordPress.com
    Free and easy to setup
    No stress: setup, upgrades, spam = covered
    Posts are backed up
    Provide themes for you (100+)
    User.wordpress.com (although you can redirect)
    Can’t upload plugins
    Can’t use custom themes
    PROS
    CONS
  • 6. WordPress.org
    Free CMS
    Run ads
    Some free themes, but also have the ability to upload themes and control the look and feel of your site
    Ability to upload plugins
    Great community
    Complete control over coding (if you know how or want to learn)
    Need web host (which costs money)
    A little bit more techy
    Have to upgrade software
    PROS
    CONS
  • 7. Find a Domain and Hosting
    GoDaddy.com
  • 8. Hosting
    Your website needs to live somewhere
    Your district may provide space (but you still want your site to be catchy and easy to remember – URL redirect)
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  • 20. The Insides:
  • 21. User Roles
    Admin = GOD…oh wait, I mean….can control posts/pages, comments, settings, theme choice, import, users – the whole shebang
    Editor = can publish, edit and delete any posts/pages, moderate comments, manage categories, manage tags, manage links and upload files/images
    Author = can edit, publish and delete their post, as well as upload files/images
    Contributor = can edit their posts but not publish them
    Subscriber = can manage their profile, read and comment
  • 22. Inserting Images/Videos/Podcasts,etc
  • 23. Akismet
    Click “Activate”
    Go to https://akismet.com/signup/ to signup for an account and get an API key
  • 24. Google Analytics
    http://www.google.com/analytics/
  • 25. Twitter widget
    Twitter Resources
    Can also use:
    WickettTwitter Widget
    Recent Tweets
    Speaking of Twitter, here are some people to follow:
    @WordPress
    @wpbeginner
    @HackWordPress
    @WordPress_Geek
    WordPressdotcom
  • 26. Plugins and Widgets galore
    Facebook
    Comments
    Analytics
  • 27. That’s all folks…
    Thank you!
    Please feel free to contact me if you have ANY questions whatsoever…
    jmclean3@gmail.com
    248-673-1261 ext. 304
    twitter.com/wkhstv