WordPress
Presented by: Rosanna Montoute
Wordpress
 WordPress is a free and open source blogging platform and a
Content-Management System (CMS)
 WordPress is use...
Agenda
1. WordPress.com versus Wordpress.org
2. The WordPress Dashboard
3. Setting up your WordPress site
a. Selecting a t...
Two Flavors of WordPress
WordPress.com
WordPress.org

(free)

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Themes
Widgets
Plugins
Security &
Privacy

(Hosted ...
WordPress Dashboard
Main Tabs
Home

Posts
Links
Pages
Appearance

Tools
Settings
WordPress Theme
What is a Theme?

A WordPress Theme is a collection of files
that work together to produce a graphical
int...
Plugins & Widgets
Plugins

Widgets

A WordPress plugin allows you
to add a function to WordPress
by downloading a software...
Page & Post
Post

Page
Pages are static and are not
listed by date. Pages do not
use tags or categories. Pages
can be disp...
Menu, Categories, Tags
Menus

Tags
Categories

Menus will show
in the header area
at the top of your
site (the main
naviga...
Updates
Expect frequent Wordpress,
themes and plugins updates.
You must update in order for
your site to function properly...
Homework!!!
Create minimum 3 Pages
- Disclaimer
- Return Policy
- Privacy Policy
Create a private page
Create a password p...
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  1. 1. WordPress Presented by: Rosanna Montoute
  2. 2. Wordpress  WordPress is a free and open source blogging platform and a Content-Management System (CMS)  WordPress is used by more than 18.9% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013  WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the at more than 60 million websites  WordPress was first released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little As of September 2013, version 3.6 had been downloaded more than 6 million times. The latest version 3.7 was released on October 23rd, 2013.
  3. 3. Agenda 1. WordPress.com versus Wordpress.org 2. The WordPress Dashboard 3. Setting up your WordPress site a. Selecting a theme b. Plugins and Widgets (search for plugins and widgets) 4. Posting content a. Page versus Post b. The visual editor c. Publishing, Draft, Privacy, Password d. Inserting images e. Adding video f. Photo galleries g. Sharing icons h. Creating a contact form i. Menu, Categories and tags
  4. 4. Two Flavors of WordPress WordPress.com WordPress.org (free)     Themes Widgets Plugins Security & Privacy (Hosted – Paid)     Themes Widgets Plugins Security & Privacy
  5. 5. WordPress Dashboard Main Tabs Home Posts Links Pages Appearance Tools Settings
  6. 6. WordPress Theme What is a Theme? A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a weblog. These files are called template files. A Theme modifies the way the site is displayed, without modifying the underlying software.
  7. 7. Plugins & Widgets Plugins Widgets A WordPress plugin allows you to add a function to WordPress by downloading a software script. There are thousands of plugins you can download for free that will make your WordPress installation more powerful. Some plugins are visible to the viewer of your WordPress while others are for the admin where only you can see they are present. A WordPress widget is an object you can add to your sidebar usually derived from a plugin. A widget is very important for your WordPress installation because the sidebar is where the action is other than your content. A well-organized sidebar is essential for reader interaction, and to explore other content on your WordPress.
  8. 8. Page & Post Post Page Pages are static and are not listed by date. Pages do not use tags or categories. Pages can be displayed in the sidebar using the Pages widget, and some themes display pages in tabs at the top of the blog. Posts are entries listed in reverse chronological order on the blog home page or on the posts page if you have set one in Settings → Reading. If you have created any sticky posts, those will appear before the other posts. Posts can be found in the Archives, Categories, Recent Posts, and other widgets. You can control how many posts are displayed at a time in the Reading Settings.
  9. 9. Menu, Categories, Tags Menus Tags Categories Menus will show in the header area at the top of your site (the main navigation area), though this location can vary from theme to theme. Category Page will allow you to create a filtered blog feed that displays only the posts from within a specific category. Only categories with at least one published post in them will appear in the list. Tags provide a useful way to group related posts together and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Tags also make it easier for people to find your content. The use of tags is completely optional.
  10. 10. Updates Expect frequent Wordpress, themes and plugins updates. You must update in order for your site to function properly…. Expect lots of bugs and glitches…. Expect some plugins will cause problems as they sometime conflict with your blog theme…
  11. 11. Homework!!! Create minimum 3 Pages - Disclaimer - Return Policy - Privacy Policy Create a private page Create a password protected page Create 5 categories - Shoes - Boots - Coats - Buttons - Jeans Add minimum 3 Plugins - Project Management - Newsletter Add minimum 3 widgets Post minimum 3 posts Add 3 photos Add 2 videos Search and activate 3 themes Email your blog link to me for evaluation and feedback

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