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WordPress

  1. 1. WordPress<br />…with a capital P<br />
  2. 2. About me<br /><ul><li>Junior at Washington College
  3. 3. 5 years with WordPress
  4. 4. Run a site called Theme Lab</li></li></ul><li>WordPress Background<br /><ul><li>Free and open source (GPL)
  5. 5. Used by over 55 MILLION SITES
  6. 6. Kim Kardashian
  7. 7. Library of Congress
  8. 8. Others on the WordPress Showcase
  9. 9. The Elm website</li></li></ul><li>Logging in<br /><ul><li>Click on “Log In” link
  10. 10. Also through /wp-admin/</li></li></ul><li>User Roles<br /><ul><li>Subscriber
  11. 11. Contributor
  12. 12. Author
  13. 13. Editor
  14. 14. Administrator</li></li></ul><li>Dashboard<br /><ul><li>Dashboard widgets can be moved around, expanded, minimized, or removed through “screen options” on a per account basis
  15. 15. Don’t freak out if your side menu is minimized</li></li></ul><li>Add new posts<br /><ul><li>Pretty self explanatory
  16. 16. Basic word processing features
  17. 17. Visual vs. code view
  18. 18. Screen options</li></li></ul><li>Distraction free writing<br />
  19. 19. Categories vs. tags<br /><ul><li>Basically, categories tend to be more general, tags are more specific
  20. 20. Categories: News, Opinion, Student Life, Lifestyle, Sports
  21. 21. Tags: Athlete of the Week, Greek Life</li></li></ul><li>Posts vs. pages<br /><ul><li>Posts (traditionally) listed in reverse chronological order
  22. 22. Pages are static, are not categorized or tagged
  23. 23. Page examples: About, Contact, Advertising</li></li></ul><li>Using images<br />
  24. 24. Editing Images<br /><ul><li>Crop
  25. 25. Rotate
  26. 26. Flip
  27. 27. Undo/Redo
  28. 28. Resize/Scale</li></ul>You can undo all of your changes at any time.<br />
  29. 29. Resources<br /><ul><li>WordPress Codex (http://codex.wordpress.org)
  30. 30. WordPress.tv (http://wordpress.tv)
  31. 31. Theme Lab (http://www.themelab.com)
  32. 32. WordPress.com Support (http://en.support.wordpress.com/)
  33. 33. WordPress.org Support Forums (http://wordpress.org/support)</li></li></ul><li>Questions?<br /><ul><li>Facebook.com/LelandFiegel
  34. 34. Twitter.com/LelandWAC
  35. 35. lfiegel2@washcoll.edu</li>

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