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  • 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 of WordPress – Plan and design a website – Use WordPress to create a website
  • 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’t get it – ASK AGAIN• Be willing to experiment new ideas and techniques• Offer suggestions for improvements
  • Learning Modules 1. Introduction 2. Tour6. Manage 3. Plan 5. Explore 4. Create
  • Websites, Blogs & WordPress 1. Introduction 2. Tour6. Manage 3. Plan 5. Explore 4. Create
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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”
  • 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!
  • Tour of WordPress 1. Introduction 2. Tour6. Manage 3. Plan 5. Explore 4. Create
  • 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!!
  • Architecture of Wordpress
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 browser• Nel nostro caso è: http://malwks.unicam.it/phdnetwork/namesurname/w p-login.php
  • 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 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
  • Plan a Website 1. Introduction 2. Tour6. Manage 3. Plan 5. Explore 4. Create
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Create a Website 1. Introduction 2. Tour6. Manage 3. Plan 5. Explore 4. Create
  • 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
  • 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”
  • 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
  • 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 the post• Click OK in dialogue box
  • 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
  • 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”
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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”
  • Explore Some Websites 1. Introduction 2. Tour6. Manage 3. Plan 5. Explore 4. Create
  • 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
  • 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
  • Manage Your Website 1. Introduction 2. Tour6. Manage 3. Plan 5. Explore 4. Create
  • 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