WordPress - an introductionPresentation Transcript
WordPress “an introduction”
What’s WordPress? Blogging platform Simple CMS Shopping Cart? The next Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc?
Why WordPress? Easy to setup (the famous 5 min. install!) Easy and user-friendly interface SEO friendly Easy to customize Plenty of themes and plugins available Easy to migrate from one server to other
Writing and publishing blog Pages Posts Categories Tags Links
Pages For content such as About Us Contact Us Hierarchies (parent-child) of pages can be created Pages can be ordered Navigation menu is created from page hierarchy
Posts Type of pages displayed in reverse chronological order on the home page. Usually have comments fields beneath them Included in site's RSS feed.
Categories Allow broad grouping of posts topics describe a post.
Tags Descriptive words about blog post, ‘keywords.’ - would attract people to read the content of the blog. Similar to categories Can be written in a list (separated by commas) in a text box below post. Free form words
Links The list of favorite sites that show in the side-bar. Use it to link to related sites.
Widgets Little chuncks of text/graphics that provide and extra bit of functionality to the blog Example Search box Link to the flickr photographs The widgets can be Rearranged Removed Added
Plugins Tools to extend the functionality of WordPress More powerful than Widgets Example plugins in default setup: Akismet and Hello Dolly
Tools for Customization Themes Widgets Navigation Menus Custom fields Plugins
Where WordPress excels Personal websites / blogs Simple CMS
Where WordPress performs poorly Forms Data grids Interactive interfaces Sub-sites Customization of admin panel