WordPress: More Than Blogs

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  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • Getting Started with Scripting © 2011 UserAid, all rights reserved.
  • WordPress: More Than Blogs

    1. 1. WordPress: More Than Just BlogsPaul Mueller (UserAid)www.useraid.com@Paul_UserAid
    2. 2. Why WordPress? Free content management system Many free sources of plugins (added features) Easy to customize and maintain Good SEO support Automated content listing, sorting, categorizing Allow users to comment/augment content2 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    3. 3. What Will We Talk About? Sample WordPress Sites Setting up WordPress Understanding user access Common elements: themes, plugins, widgets Adding features (custom code) Resources to see and use3 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    4. 4. WordPress Samples - Blog Part of Epiphany (www.epiphanyinc.net/newsandnotes) Main site uses custom php4 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    5. 5. WordPress Samples - Blog Part of Epiphany (www.epiphanyinc.net/newsandnotes) Blog is in WordPress and matches the design of the main site5 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    6. 6. WordPress Samples – Whole Site STC Houston (www.stc-houston.org) Whole site is in WordPress and can use blog elements throughout the design6 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    7. 7. WordPress Samples – Whole Site Data Dynamics (www.datadynamicsinc.com) Whole site can use purchased themes to implement design7 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    8. 8. WordPress Samples – Whole Site Cutting Room Salon (www.cuttingroomsalon.com) Whole site can have custom design to match your brand8 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    9. 9. WordPress Samples – Whole Site Paul for STC Vice President (www.stc-paulmueller.com) You can quickly create personal web sites9 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    10. 10. WordPress Samples – Support & More SmartVault Support (smartvault.com/support) Integrated main site, support center, learning center, knowledge base, help, & more10 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    11. 11. WordPress Samples – Social Network metroPUP (www.metropup.us) Facebook for dogs & owners11 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    12. 12. WordPress Is FlexibleYou can do anything you want… once you know the basics12 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    13. 13. Setting Up WordPress Use WP provider, such as wpengine.com --- OR --- Use your ISP automated install --- OR --- Create database (MySQL) Copy WordPress files into place Edit wp-config.php file for database connection info Open /wp-admin (displays login page)13 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    14. 14. Working with WordPress Open /wp-admin (log in)14 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    15. 15. Understanding User Access Administrator Editor Author Contributor Subscriber Can customize the permissions model15 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    16. 16. Common Elements “But I don’t see <?php ?> in the periodic table.”
    17. 17. Common ElementsPages & Posts Pages – Fixed (fairly static) content Posts – Fluid, periodic content Other types of content? (can create custom types)17 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    18. 18. Common ElementsThemes Define the overall appearance (look & feel) Get a free theme Buy a theme you like Use a framework theme, such as Thesis or Genesys Use child themes (some call them skins)18 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    19. 19. Common ElementsPlugins Many Sites − Akismet (spam comment protection) − Google XML Sitemaps (SEO support) − WP-DB-Backup (database backup) − Simple Mail Address Encoder (protect email addr from spiders) − Easy Fancybox (DIV for links - images/iframes/swf) − AddThis Social Bookmarking (help people share your content) Extras − Gravity Forms (manage forms and related response data) − Blog in Blog (custom pages listing some posts per categories) − Mingle (social networking) − oQey Gallery OR PhotoSmash (photos & slideshows) − PHP Execution (custom content on pages – be careful!) − WP125 (advertising management) − …the list is endless…19 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    20. 20. Common ElementsWidgets Modules in sidebars are called widgets Plug-ins can provide widgets Standard modules − Archives: Months, Authors, Categories − Popular Posts (Popular Posts plugin) − Recent Posts − Recent Comments − Twitter Feed Text – anything you want − Links − Sponsors (STC Houston – uses JavaScript) − Events (Google calendar)20 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    21. 21. Common ElementsWidgets Widget areas can be included anywhere on a page21 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    22. 22. Common ElementsWidgets Widgets define the sidebar for this page22 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    23. 23. Common ElementsMenus Easy UI to create lists of links Can be navigation menus Can be lists in other parts of page23 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    24. 24. Adding Features (Custom Code)
    25. 25. Adding FeaturesLightbox, Fancybox Lightbox to display full-sized graphics Fancybox to display graphics, iframe, video, swf25 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    26. 26. Adding FeaturesFancybox Example<html><head><script type="text/javascript"src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4/jquery.min.js"></script><script type="text/javascript"src="fancybox/jquery.fancybox-1.3.4.pack.js"></script><link rel="stylesheet"href="fancybox/jquery.fancybox-1.3.4.css"type="text/css" media="screen" /></head><body><a class="iframe" href="http://www.google.com">Openiframe</a></body></html>26 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    27. 27. Resources
    28. 28. Resourcesw3schools.com provides tutorials & reference info28 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    29. 29. Resourcesdynamicdrive.com provides samples and code29 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    30. 30. Resourcesmsdn.microsoft.com provides reference & samples30 © 2011-2013 UserAid, all rights reserved.
    31. 31. Thank You

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