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  • 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
  • Themes
  • Customizing header
  • 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
  • Questions?
  • Thank you very much!