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Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
Using Wordpress To Create Your Website
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  • 1. Using Wordpress To Create Your Website Nicole C. Engard nengard@gmail.comFriday, January 20, 12
  • 2. Outline • What is Wordpress? • Who is using Wordpress? • Why Wordpress? • Wordpress for Libraries? • Create your own Wordpress siteFriday, January 20, 12
  • 3. What is Wordpress • Open Source • Free of Cost • A blogging platform • A content management system (CMS) • Easy to LearnFriday, January 20, 12
  • 4. Who is Using Wordpress • Businesses • http://about.networksolutions.com • Universities • http://umaine.edu • http://www.gapsa.upenn.edu • Publications • http://magazine.wsj.com • Libraries • http://blogs.loc.gov/loc/ • http://mykansaslibrary.org • http://wp4lib.bluwiki.com/#Library_Sites_That_Use_WordPressFriday, January 20, 12
  • 5. Why Wordpress? • No programming knowledge necessary • Easy to navigate • Built in search engine • Thousands of plugins/extensions • Thousands of pre-made themes • Tons of online documentation & helpFriday, January 20, 12
  • 6. Why Wordpress as a CMS • It’s for more than just blogging • Allows for multiple users/permissions • No need for system admin - anyone can upgrade/edit files • Easy, Easy, Easy!Friday, January 20, 12
  • 7. Wordpress Varieties • Wordpress.com • Free hosted version of Wordpress (not as customizable / limits to what you can do) • Wordpress.org • Free downloadable version of Wordpress • Can be set up for multiple users to have individual blogs • BuddyPress (http://buddypress.org) • Social networking site built on WordpressFriday, January 20, 12
  • 8. Doing it YourselfFriday, January 20, 12
  • 9. Things to do • Alter settings • Choose a theme • Add Content • Create a page • Create a blog • External Content • Find PluginsFriday, January 20, 12
  • 10. Create a Page • Click ‘Add New’ under ‘Pages’ on the left hand side menu • Choose a ‘Title’ • Enter your body text • On the right choose the ‘Page Parent’ and ‘Order’ • Below the content decide if you want to allow comments • Click ‘Publish’Friday, January 20, 12
  • 11. Create a Blog • If your blog is your main page, skip this step • Click ‘Add New’ under ‘Pages’ and enter a title of ‘Blog’ then click ‘Publish’ (leave the content blank) • Click ‘Add New’ under ‘Posts’ • Choose a ‘Title’ • Enter your body text • Below the content decide if you want to allow comments • Click ‘Publish’Friday, January 20, 12
  • 12. Must Have Plugins • WP Backup • wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-db-backup/ • Exploit Scanner • wordpress.org/extend/plugins/exploit-scanner/ • Maintenance Mode • wordpress.org/extend/plugins/maintenance-mode/Friday, January 20, 12
  • 13. Must Have Plugins • Events Calendar (Install and Set up in class) • mytechopinion.com/2009/06/event-calendars-wordpress.html • Contact Form (Install and Set up in class) • wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/ • Google Sitemaps • wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/ • Anti-Spam • wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/Friday, January 20, 12
  • 14. Must Have Plugins • No Self Pings • wordpress.org/extend/plugins/no-self-ping/ • Google Analyticator • wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analyticator/ • Google Analytics for WordPress • wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/ • Broken Link Checker • wordpress.org/extend/plugins/broken-link-checker/Friday, January 20, 12
  • 15. On Your OwnFriday, January 20, 12
  • 16. Additional Tools • Web server with MySQL and PHP installed & a domain name • I use Hostgator.com and GoDaddy.com • Dreamhost offers free hosting to non profits • Access to (or someone who can) alter the MySQL database interface (or hosting with Fantastico) • FTP Software • I use Filezilla (http://filezilla-project.org/)Friday, January 20, 12
  • 17. Content to AddFriday, January 20, 12
  • 18. Add a Google Map • Basic Map • Go to http://maps.google.com • Search for your library address • Click the ‘link’ button in the top right • Copy the HTML to embed the map into your site • Can also use the Map Wizard: http://www.google.com/ uds/solutions/wizards/mapsearch.htmlFriday, January 20, 12
  • 19. Add a Google Calendar • Embed your calendar • Go to http://calendar.google.com • Create new calendar • Add an event or two to the calendar • Go to calendar settings and share the calendar • Embed calendar in siteFriday, January 20, 12
  • 20. Add a Flickr Badge • Log in to your Flickr account • Go to http://www.flickr.com/badge.gne • Choose your badge for embedding in your siteFriday, January 20, 12
  • 21. Add a Twitter Badge • Visit: http://twitter.com/goodies/widgets • Click ‘My Website’ • Choose the type of badge you want • More Information on Twitter Badges: • http://help.twitter.com/forums/10711/ entries/15354Friday, January 20, 12
  • 22. Add a RSS Mashup • Let’s mashup a few RSS feeds to create one content source • http://pipes.yahoo.com • Learn More from Jody Condit Fagan • http://bit.ly/5Z2Zki • Learn More from Me • http://mashups.web2learning.net/ (ch 7)Friday, January 20, 12
  • 23. WordPress For Libraries • WP4Lib • Community for Libraries using Wordpress • http://wp4lib.bluwiki.com • Wordpress in Libraries • http://www.wpinlibraries.orgFriday, January 20, 12
  • 24. WordPress Presentations • People to follow on SlideShare: • Stephanie Leary www.slideshare.net/stephanieleary • Syed Balkhi www.slideshare.net/wpbeginner • Andrea Rennick www.slideshare.net/AndreaRennickFriday, January 20, 12
  • 25. WordPress Tutorials • YouTube Playlists • www.youtube.com/view_play_list? p=3660E1BF38351F4D • www.youtube.com/view_play_list? p=2B44F91BD836E499 • www.youtube.com/view_play_list? p=928D6604C81A7D0BFriday, January 20, 12
  • 26. WordPress as CMS • Top 20 Plugins To Extend WordPress CMS Capabilities • http://wpmu.org/top-20-plugins-to-extend-wordpress- cms-capabilities/ • 10 Excellent Plugins that Extend WordPress as a CMS • http://djdesignerlab.com/2010/11/25/10-excellent- plugins-that-extend-wordpress-as-a-cms/ • WordPress CMS for Library Web Sites • http://lib20.pbworks.com/classes-wordpress-websitesFriday, January 20, 12
  • 27. Premium Themes • WooThemes: www.woothemes.com • StudioPress: www.studiopress.com • ElegantThemes: www.elegantthemes.com • Comparison: www.smashingmagazine.com/ 2011/04/20/detailed-comparison-of- premium-wordpress-theme-clubs/Friday, January 20, 12
  • 28. Links • Beginner’s Guide to Tricking out Wordpress • http://lifehacker.com/5365600/the-beginners-guide-to-tricking-out-your- wordpress-blog • 300 Resources to help you become an expert • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/09/300-resources-to-help-you- become-a-wordpress-expert • Wordpress Quick Start Guide • http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Quick_Start_Guide • Secure your WordPress blog • http://mashable.com/2010/04/28/wordpress-security-tips/Friday, January 20, 12
  • 29. Links • 20 Plugins You’ve Never Heard Of • http://www.slideshare.net/williamsba/top-20-wordpress- plugins-youve-never-heard-of-2982724 • WordPress 201 • http://www.slideshare.net/JeffBennett/wordpress-201- workshop-maui-march-23-2011 • Extend WordPress With Custom Fields • http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/04/29/extend- wordpress-with-custom-fields/Friday, January 20, 12
  • 30. Links • WordPress as a Learning Management System – Move Over, Blackboard • http://wpmu.org/wordpress-as-a-learning-management-system-move-over- blackboard/ • WordPress CMS for Library Web Sites • http://lib20.pbworks.com/classes-wordpress-websites • 55+ Most Wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks, and Hacks • http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/55-most-wanted-wordpress-tips- tricks-and-hacks/Friday, January 20, 12
  • 31. Books• Leary, Stephanie. Beginning WordPress 3. 1st ed. Apress, 2010.• Jones, Kyle, and Polly-Alida Farrington. Using WordPress as a library content management system.Vol. 47. Library Technology Reports 3. Chicago  IL: ALA TechSource, 2011.• Hedengren, Thord Daniel. Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog. Wiley, 2010.• Tomasi, Chuck, and Kreg Steppe. Sams Teach Yourself WordPress 3 in 10 Minutes. 1st ed. Sams, 2010.• Beck, Jessica Neuman, and Matt Beck. 2009. WordPress:Visual QuickStart Guide. [S.l.]: Peachpit Press.Friday, January 20, 12
  • 32. Thank You Nicole C. Engard nengard@gmail.com Slides: web2learning.net > Publications & PresentationsFriday, January 20, 12

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