Wordpress: It's more than just a Blog

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Wordpress: It's more than just a Blog

  1. 1. eT@lking April 11th 2012 WordPress It’s More Than Just a Blog Penny Bentley cloud9edu.com
  2. 2. POLL: How many people/organisations use WordPress?
  3. 3. What’s the purpose for your website?
  4. 4. What do you hope to learn from tonight’s session?
  5. 5. What’s Wordpress? software created by Automattic free and open source blogging content management system two options wordpress.com hosted & managed by Automattic no downloads no tech knowledge required paid upgrades less flexible but easier to use no plugins range of widgets some embeds supported e.g. SoundCloud & YouTube wordpress.org available from Automattic download & install yourself need tech knowledge rent server space from a web host more freedom and flexibility completely customizable thousands of plugins
  6. 6. Take a Tour http://penbentley.com/ What do I use my website for? • Started as a for an online Professional Development course in 2010 • Blogging • Communicating • Reflecting • Portfolio • Business • Store files and artifacts • Run courses • Advertise tutoring • Applying for jobs • Share ideas
  7. 7. sidebar widgets Can WordPress meet your needs? 3GB free storage Blogging Platform Time Driven Content mobile compatibility categories tags over 100 themes URL: yourname.wordpress.com posts comments Static Pages Stand Alone Content Spam Killer reliable privacy options multiple blogs statistics export import backup
  8. 8. PREMIUM FEATURES GO SHOPPING personal domain own your online identity extra storage up to 200 GB custom design Video Press go add free guided transfer to wordpress.org premium themes
  9. 9. Sign up for a Blog: http://wordpress.com/ WordPress TV (wordpress.com search): http://wordpress.tv/?s=wordpress.com Wordpress Explained: http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/ Penny’s website: http://penbentley.com/ LINKS

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