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This works on any page, too.Matt
This works on any page (not just dashboard).Mike
WordPress started as a blogging platform in 2003, but
today it has grown to a fully-functional Content
Management System (CMS).
Downloadable, free self-hosted version.
Requires setup and maintenance.
Free (basic version) hosted blog service.
Minimal setup (theme and content).
Content restrictions apply.
Download WordPress from
Unzip all files into a new folder under dynamic_php
(we’ll use “wp”).
Open PuTTY and set permissions of all the files in
use chmod a+rx –R wp/ and then chmod 711 wp/
In your browser enter the URL of your installed
Click Create a configuration file, then Let’s go!
Setting up MySQL
Enter RU username/password and CAPTCHA text
Enter your MySQL database information:
Database name: your RU username
Username: your RU username
Password: your database password
Database host: php.radford.edu (localhost, if this doesn’t
Table prefix: leave the same
Next it will tell us if it connected to the database.
If everything went ok, we run the install process.
Fill all information in for your new WordPress site.
Hit Install WordPress.
Under Settings > General, set the timezone to
Change the tagline to whatever you want
What is the Dashboard?
The WordPress dashboard is the control panel for
It gives you the ability to control anything without
coding or navigating to another page.
You can see everything at a glance.
Dashboard Screen Options
Click “Screen Options” to show/hide different
widgets on the current page.
You can also change how many columns are shown.
Click Help next to “Screen Options” for more
information on whichever page you’re using.
Dashboard: Right Now
This is the main panel to control all happenings on
your site. It is controlled by the administrator(s).
It gives statistics (which are clickable).
You can make a simple post, with the ability to add
media, directly on your dashboard with the
View most recent comments and manage them,
directly on your dashboard.
Hover over a comment to see more options.
Posts automatically publish to the home page.
These are permanent additions to the site.
Each page can be completely separated from other
pages (for example, you can have one blog on one
page and one on another).
You can add any link you want to show up on the
sidebar of your site.
Links can be categorized, as well.
Exporting Site Content
It’s a good idea to export as part of your backup
Note: Export doesn’t backup non-content data
(installed plugins and themes). It does not substitute
for a full backup.
It will generate an XML file from your data that can
be imported to any WordPress site.
A full backup involves backing up both data and files.
Sign into phpMyAdmin (https://php.radford.edu/~mysqlphp/phpMyAdmin/)
Select the database containing your WordPress data.
Check Add DROP TABLE / VIEW / PROCEDURE / FUNCTION
Check Save as File
Open your H drive and copy all the contents from WordPress folder
into a new folder on your computer.
Zip .sql file and your copied files
Open Tools on left menu bar and click Import.
The best import tool to use is the WordPress
Install then activate this plugin.
Choose your .xml file and click Upload.
After that, assign an author to imported content.
Windows Phone 7
E-mail client posting
Easy on the go posting.
Posts, pages and comments editing
Stats (it is just for the WordPress.com accounts)
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.