Welcome to WordPress
Course Outline● Class 1: Understand Wordpress & setup workshop● Class 2: Administration and management of your site (inclu...
Team RulesYou are already winning by being here.Everyone finishes.Advanced exercises will be offered.If you dont do the ad...
Todays Plan● Introductions● What is Wordpress?● Whats the difference between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org?● Whats worki...
Introductions!Tell us about yourself ● Name ● What you hope to get out of class ● Random fact (or, the name of your yacht)
What is Wordpress?● Open Source● Often used as a Content Management System (CMS)   ○ Organize data in a database rather th...
What is Wordpress?Translation:Wordpress is free, open source, community-developed platform that helps people make websites...
WordPress.com vs WordPress.org       Hosting    CustomizationYour host       Domains      Branding
Working Locally -- huh?Working locally means working on your own machine rather thananywhere else - namely not on a remote...
Download!http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html^ Install this.http://wordpress.org/download/http://www.activestate.com...
Open XAMPP and start your services     find where your files     need to go
Setup your databaseFrom XAMPP home, find phpMyAdminCreate Your Database
SUCCESS!!!!!!
Setup your databaseCreate a user with all privileges on that databaseWrite down that info!
SUCCESS!!!!!!
Installing WordpressIf you havent yet, un-zip your Wordpress download (the .zip).Copy files from the Wordpress folder     ...
Installing Wordpress
Installing WordpressVisit BASEURL/wp-admin/install.php in your browserlikely localhost/wp-admin/install.php
If you got this error ... its okay! We just copy the text              and make the file ourselves.
Installing WordpressCopy that file into your XAMPP documents folder... then go back to your browser and click Run the Inst...
SUCCESS!!!!!! (fill in your information)
MORE SUCCESS!!!!!!
THERE IS NO SUCH THINGAS TOO MUCH SUCCESS!!!!!!
Lessons LearnedDo you ... ● Understand what WordPress is?Are you ... ● Able to articulate the differences between .com and...
GDI WordPress 1 January 2012
GDI WordPress 1 January 2012
GDI WordPress 1 January 2012
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GDI WordPress 1 January 2012

  1. 1. Welcome to WordPress
  2. 2. Course Outline● Class 1: Understand Wordpress & setup workshop● Class 2: Administration and management of your site (including changing themes)● Class 3: Functionality: Plugins, Widgets, Themes● Class 4: Customizing themes and course review
  3. 3. Team RulesYou are already winning by being here.Everyone finishes.Advanced exercises will be offered.If you dont do the advanced exercises, thats fine.
  4. 4. Todays Plan● Introductions● What is Wordpress?● Whats the difference between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org?● Whats working locally ... and why does it matter?● Installing Wordpress locallyGoals● Understand what Wordpress is● Able to articulate the differences between .com and .org● You should have a local Wordpress install!
  5. 5. Introductions!Tell us about yourself ● Name ● What you hope to get out of class ● Random fact (or, the name of your yacht)
  6. 6. What is Wordpress?● Open Source● Often used as a Content Management System (CMS) ○ Organize data in a database rather than updating individual files ○ Allows many users ○ Allows users to communicate with one another (ex. have different roles in the project)
  7. 7. What is Wordpress?Translation:Wordpress is free, open source, community-developed platform that helps people make websitesquickly and cheaply, and manage them easily: evenwithout knowing how to code.
  8. 8. WordPress.com vs WordPress.org Hosting CustomizationYour host Domains Branding
  9. 9. Working Locally -- huh?Working locally means working on your own machine rather thananywhere else - namely not on a remote server.What you need: ● XAMPP - a way to run a free web server on your machine - and include Apache and MySQL, both of which we need for WordPress ● Go to http://www.wordpress.org and click the blue Download button to download the latest release of WordPress ● A Text Editor ○ Notepad++ for Windows ○ Komodo Edit for Mac/Windows/Linux
  10. 10. Download!http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html^ Install this.http://wordpress.org/download/http://www.activestate.com/komodo-edit/downloads
  11. 11. Open XAMPP and start your services find where your files need to go
  12. 12. Setup your databaseFrom XAMPP home, find phpMyAdminCreate Your Database
  13. 13. SUCCESS!!!!!!
  14. 14. Setup your databaseCreate a user with all privileges on that databaseWrite down that info!
  15. 15. SUCCESS!!!!!!
  16. 16. Installing WordpressIf you havent yet, un-zip your Wordpress download (the .zip).Copy files from the Wordpress folder the documents folder(note, the documents folder as defined by XAMPP)
  17. 17. Installing Wordpress
  18. 18. Installing WordpressVisit BASEURL/wp-admin/install.php in your browserlikely localhost/wp-admin/install.php
  19. 19. If you got this error ... its okay! We just copy the text and make the file ourselves.
  20. 20. Installing WordpressCopy that file into your XAMPP documents folder... then go back to your browser and click Run the Install
  21. 21. SUCCESS!!!!!! (fill in your information)
  22. 22. MORE SUCCESS!!!!!!
  23. 23. THERE IS NO SUCH THINGAS TOO MUCH SUCCESS!!!!!!
  24. 24. Lessons LearnedDo you ... ● Understand what WordPress is?Are you ... ● Able to articulate the differences between .com and .org?Do you ... ● Have a local WordPress install?

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