Wordpress, Networks and Sites      Design, create, and manage your own website
Agenda• Introductions• Objectives/Purpose• Course Structure• Rules of Engagement• Learning Modules
Objectives• After this training you will be able to:  – Identify the major components of a site  – Locate the key features...
Course Structure                  PresentationDemonstrations/                  Questions/Answers  Exercises
Rules of Engagement• Please honor break time limits• Participate, this is your class• Ask questions at any time• Still don...
Learning Modules                1. Introduction                                   2. Tour6. Manage                        ...
Websites, Blogs & WordPress              1. Introduction                                 2. Tour6. Manage                 ...
Website vs. Blog• A blog is a type of website!• A website is anyplace you can visit online with URL (everything on  the In...
History of WordPress• Started in 2003 with a bit of code• Created as a personal publishing software by  Matt Mullenweg• Th...
Origin of the WordPress Name• Wanted to associate the new software with  printing presses• “Press” refers to journalists, ...
1. What is Wordpress?• WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic  personal publishing platform with a focus on  aesthetics,...
Tour of WordPress              1. Introduction                                 2. Tour6. Manage                           ...
Wordpress features•   Control panel (web-based and mobile)•   Users & profiles (authentication and roles)•   Content types...
Architecture of Wordpress
Wordpress multi-sites• Originally Wordpress and Wordpress Multi-User  (MU)• Multi-Site functionality was merged into  Word...
Register to the platform• Go to the  url:http://malwks.unicam.it/phdnetwork/• First of all, create an   account following ...
3. Log into the Wordpress admin• On the site, look for  login link• Click on it• On the login page, fill  out your usernam...
Login screen
No login link• You can also get access to the  login page just by typing  wp-login.php after the  domain name in your  bro...
Dashboard
Post list
Themes
Widgets
Menus
Other options…
Your first peak at Wordpress• This is another example of a starting page in  the Wordpress backend
5. Change your password
Update Profile• Click Users on the topic menu bar• Click Your Profile in sub-topic bar
Update Profile•   Type your “first name, last name,    and nickname” in the Name    section•   Type your “autobiographical...
Plan a Website              1. Introduction                                 2. Tour6. Manage                              ...
Mission Statement• First step is to determine the purpose, content, and audience  of your website• Think about the followi...
Title and Tagline• Title   – Think about the title of your site should be   – Be creative but keep it simple• Tagline   – ...
Sidebar• Customize your site by determining the  information you want to have accessible• Organized into links called “wid...
Widgets• Here are just a few of the widgets you can add:     Calendar         Archives        Blogroll     RSS Feed       ...
Identified Sidebar Widgets• Pages:    – “About”, “Daily Schedule”• Blogroll:    – “http://www.epa.gov/kids”, http://www.sc...
Biographical Statement• A brief history of yourself• Include any professional, personal, or  educational information• What...
Create a Website               1. Introduction                                  2. Tour6. Manage                          ...
Create Title and Tagline• Click Options in the topic  menu bar• Type your “website’s  title” in the Weblog Title  box• Typ...
Manage Categories•   Add a Category•   Click Manage in the topic menu bar•   Click Categories in the sub-topic menu    bar...
Manage Pages• Click on Manage in the topic  menu bar• Click on Pages in the sub-topic  menu bar• Edit Page• Click Edit for...
Manage Pages• Create Page• Click Create Page• Type Daily Schedule in the  Page Title box• Click Publish
Manage Posts• Delete a Post• Click Manage in topic  menu bar• Click on Posts• Locate the example post• Click Delete for th...
Manage Posts•   Write a Post•   Click Write in the topic menu bar•   Click Write Post in the sub-topic    menu bar•   Type...
Change Theme• Click Presentation in the topic  menu bar• Scroll down to find a theme you  like• Click on the “theme title”...
Manage Widgets•   Click Presentation in the topic    menu bar•   Click Widgets in the sub-topic    menu bar•   Add RSS Fee...
Manage Widgets•   Double click on the Configure Icon    on the right side of the widget•   Locate the pop-up dialogue box•...
Manage Widgets•   Add Calendar•   Find the widget Calendar in the    Available Widgets box•   Drag the widget Calendar to ...
Manage Comments• Click Comments• Click Delete on “test comment”• Click OK in dialogue box• Edit, delete, approve and un-  ...
Manage Blogroll•   Add a Link•   Click Blogroll in the topic menu bar•   Click Add Link in the sub-topic    menu bar•   Ty...
Manage Blogroll•   Repeat the steps above to create    links for the following:•   “Scholastic Kid page”    “http://www.sc...
Explore Some Websites              1. Introduction                                 2. Tour6. Manage                       ...
Website Addresses• Identify the web addresses of the WordPress  sites created by workshop participants• Make a list of the...
Leave a Comment• Open up a new web browser window• Type in the “web address” of your  partner’s site• Read the Introductio...
Manage Your Website              1. Introduction                                 2. Tour6. Manage                         ...
Resources• Here are two excellent resources to help you  expand, modify, and manage your website  – http://edublogs.org/fe...
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  1. 1. Wordpress, Networks and Sites Design, create, and manage your own website
  2. 2. Agenda• Introductions• Objectives/Purpose• Course Structure• Rules of Engagement• Learning Modules
  3. 3. Objectives• After this training you will be able to: – Identify the major components of a site – Locate the key features of WordPress – Plan and design a website – Use WordPress to create a website
  4. 4. Course Structure PresentationDemonstrations/ Questions/Answers Exercises
  5. 5. Rules of Engagement• Please honor break time limits• Participate, this is your class• Ask questions at any time• Still don’t get it – ASK AGAIN• Be willing to experiment new ideas and techniques• Offer suggestions for improvements
  6. 6. Learning Modules 1. Introduction 2. Tour6. Manage 3. Plan 5. Explore 4. Create
  7. 7. Websites, Blogs & WordPress 1. Introduction 2. Tour6. Manage 3. Plan 5. Explore 4. Create
  8. 8. Website vs. Blog• A blog is a type of website!• A website is anyplace you can visit online with URL (everything on the Internet is a website!)• Blog is the word abbreviation of “Web and Log” – Ongoing chronicle of information, thoughts and ideas (research ideas?) – Frequently updated• Commonalities: – Main content area with posts – Archive of older posts – A way for people to leave posts – Links to other sites – One or more RSS Feeds (Real Simple Syndication)
  9. 9. History of WordPress• Started in 2003 with a bit of code• Created as a personal publishing software by Matt Mullenweg• Then one of the most diffused blogging platform• Nowdays a global solution for website development with milions and milions of download in the world• Open Source: – Everyone has access to it – Everything is written by and for the community – Free to use• Highly customizable
  10. 10. Origin of the WordPress Name• Wanted to associate the new software with printing presses• “Press” refers to journalists, photographers, columnists• Serves as a “printing press” for users to publish their “words”
  11. 11. 1. What is Wordpress?• WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability – What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time• More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your web site developing software, not fight it!
  12. 12. Tour of WordPress 1. Introduction 2. Tour6. Manage 3. Plan 5. Explore 4. Create
  13. 13. Wordpress features• Control panel (web-based and mobile)• Users & profiles (authentication and roles)• Content types• Taxonomy (content organization)• Media management• Link management• Built-in SEO• Comments• Themes & widgets• Plugins• Feeds• …and many more!!
  14. 14. Architecture of Wordpress
  15. 15. Wordpress multi-sites• Originally Wordpress and Wordpress Multi-User (MU)• Multi-Site functionality was merged into Wordpress in the current major release (3.0)• Operate a network of related Wordpress sites from a single dashboard – Subdirectories: http://mysite.org/james, http://mysite.org/carl, …• Super admins can administer all websites, site admins administer a single website…your website!
  16. 16. Register to the platform• Go to the url:http://malwks.unicam.it/phdnetwork/• First of all, create an account following the link• You will receive an e-mail with your access info!• Your site will be available, once activate at: http://malwks.unicam.it/phdnetwork/namesurname
  17. 17. 3. Log into the Wordpress admin• On the site, look for login link• Click on it• On the login page, fill out your username and password
  18. 18. Login screen
  19. 19. No login link• You can also get access to the login page just by typing wp-login.php after the domain name in your browser• Nel nostro caso è: http://malwks.unicam.it/phdnetwork/namesurname/w p-login.php
  20. 20. Dashboard
  21. 21. Post list
  22. 22. Themes
  23. 23. Widgets
  24. 24. Menus
  25. 25. Other options…
  26. 26. Your first peak at Wordpress• This is another example of a starting page in the Wordpress backend
  27. 27. 5. Change your password
  28. 28. Update Profile• Click Users on the topic menu bar• Click Your Profile in sub-topic bar
  29. 29. Update Profile• Type your “first name, last name, and nickname” in the Name section• Type your “autobiographical statement” in the About Yourself section• Type your “email” and “website address” in the Contact Info section• Type your “new password” twice in the Password section• Click Update Profile
  30. 30. Plan a Website 1. Introduction 2. Tour6. Manage 3. Plan 5. Explore 4. Create
  31. 31. Mission Statement• First step is to determine the purpose, content, and audience of your website• Think about the following questions: – What am I going to do with this? – Who is going to read this? – What kind of information will I be posting? – Why am I doing this? – Who am I doing this for? – How often am I going to be posting and adding information?
  32. 32. Title and Tagline• Title – Think about the title of your site should be – Be creative but keep it simple• Tagline – Short phrase or slogan – Describes the essence, attributes, & character
  33. 33. Sidebar• Customize your site by determining the information you want to have accessible• Organized into links called “widgets”• Used to navigate within and outside of your site
  34. 34. Widgets• Here are just a few of the widgets you can add: Calendar Archives Blogroll RSS Feed Tag Cloud Top Posts Search Vod: Pod Categories Plug-ins Comments Flikr Del.iciou.us Recent Posts Search Pages
  35. 35. Identified Sidebar Widgets• Pages: – “About”, “Daily Schedule”• Blogroll: – “http://www.epa.gov/kids”, http://www.scholastic.com/kids – “http://www.yahooligans.com”• Categories: – “Ask the Teacher”, “Homework”, – “Weekly Bulletins”, “Special “Announcements• RSS Feed: – http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/rss/SNK.asp• Calendar• Archives
  36. 36. Biographical Statement• A brief history of yourself• Include any professional, personal, or educational information• What you want viewers of your site to know about you
  37. 37. Create a Website 1. Introduction 2. Tour6. Manage 3. Plan 5. Explore 4. Create
  38. 38. Create Title and Tagline• Click Options in the topic menu bar• Type your “website’s title” in the Weblog Title box• Type your “website’s tagline” in the Tagline box• Click Update Options
  39. 39. Manage Categories• Add a Category• Click Manage in the topic menu bar• Click Categories in the sub-topic menu bar• Click Add New• Type “Ask the Teacher” in the Category Name box• Type a brief description of the category in the Description box• Click Add Category• Repeat the steps above to create these categories:• “Homework”• “Weekly Bulletins”• “Special Announcements”
  40. 40. Manage Pages• Click on Manage in the topic menu bar• Click on Pages in the sub-topic menu bar• Edit Page• Click Edit for the page About• Delete the text in the Page Content section• Type your “Mission Statement”• Click Save
  41. 41. Manage Pages• Create Page• Click Create Page• Type Daily Schedule in the Page Title box• Click Publish
  42. 42. Manage Posts• Delete a Post• Click Manage in topic menu bar• Click on Posts• Locate the example post• Click Delete for the post• Click OK in dialogue box
  43. 43. Manage Posts• Write a Post• Click Write in the topic menu bar• Click Write Post in the sub-topic menu bar• Type your “welcome message title” in the Title box• Type your “welcome message” in the Post box• Use the tool bar to edit and format your message• Click Uncategorized in the Categories box• Click Publish to publish your post to your website
  44. 44. Change Theme• Click Presentation in the topic menu bar• Scroll down to find a theme you like• Click on the “theme title”• (website is automatically updated with new theme)• Scroll to the top and click View Site• Click your browser’s back button• Locate and click the theme “Quentin”
  45. 45. Manage Widgets• Click Presentation in the topic menu bar• Click Widgets in the sub-topic menu bar• Add RSS Feed• Find the widget RSS 1 in the Available Widgets box• Drag the widget RSS 1 to the sidebar box
  46. 46. Manage Widgets• Double click on the Configure Icon on the right side of the widget• Locate the pop-up dialogue box• Type the URL address: http://www.sciencenewsforkids.or g/rss/SNK.asp in the RSS/Feed box• Type “Science Right Now!” in the Title box
  47. 47. Manage Widgets• Add Calendar• Find the widget Calendar in the Available Widgets box• Drag the widget Calendar to the sidebar box• Repeat the steps above to create these widgets – Archives – Links – Pages – Categories• Click Save Changes
  48. 48. Manage Comments• Click Comments• Click Delete on “test comment”• Click OK in dialogue box• Edit, delete, approve and un- approve comments• Email is received when new comments are written and posted
  49. 49. Manage Blogroll• Add a Link• Click Blogroll in the topic menu bar• Click Add Link in the sub-topic menu bar• Type “Environmental Kids Page” in the Title box• Type “http://www.epa.gov/kids” in the Address box• Check Blogroll in the Categories box• Click Add Link
  50. 50. Manage Blogroll• Repeat the steps above to create links for the following:• “Scholastic Kid page” “http://www.scholastic.com/kids”• “Yahooligans” “http://www.yahooligans.com”
  51. 51. Explore Some Websites 1. Introduction 2. Tour6. Manage 3. Plan 5. Explore 4. Create
  52. 52. Website Addresses• Identify the web addresses of the WordPress sites created by workshop participants• Make a list of these websites to use as a resource• Trade your website address with one other participant
  53. 53. Leave a Comment• Open up a new web browser window• Type in the “web address” of your partner’s site• Read the Introduction Post• Click Comment• Type “your name”• Type “your email address”• Type “your comment”• Click Submit Comment
  54. 54. Manage Your Website 1. Introduction 2. Tour6. Manage 3. Plan 5. Explore 4. Create
  55. 55. Resources• Here are two excellent resources to help you expand, modify, and manage your website – http://edublogs.org/features/ – http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page

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