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  • 1. Robert Gibson, Ed.D. C2C SIDLIT July 31, 2008 JCCC Blogging Made Easy….. … with Wordpress
  • 2. Blog: Weblog
    • Definition: A blog (an abridgment of the term web log ) is a website, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
    • Co-Winner, Word-of-the-Year: 2004
    Blogging Made Easy with Wordpress
  • 3. Brief History of Blogs
    • Blogger appears around 1999; takes-off in 2003; remains the most popular Blogging application
    • Wordpress (then called b2/cafelog ) appears in 2003
    • More than 112.8 million total blogs by 2008
    • How does Wordpress compare to Blogger?
      • http://pulsed.blogspot.com/2007/07/blogger-wordpress-chart.html
    Blogging Made Easy with Wordpress
  • 4. Wordpress: Three Options
    • Wordpress.com (no fee; hosted option)
    • Wordpress.org (free software; non-hosted)
      • Variety of fee-based hosts that support Wordpress
        • Hostican
          • Uses Fantastico Deluxe
          • Cpanel ( http://208.79.203.34/cpanel )
        • Laughing Squid
        • Bluehost
    • Mu.wordpress.org (Fee-based; multi-user; multi-host)
    Blogging Made Easy with Wordpress
  • 5. Wordpress: Demonstration Blogging Made Easy with Wordpress
  • 6. Wordpress Themes
    • iThemes.com ( http://www.ithemes.com )
    • Omnitheme.com ( http://www.omnitheme.com )
    • Wordpress.org ( http://wordpress.org/extend/themes )
    6 Blogging Made Easy with Wordpress
  • 7. Wordpress Plugins & Widgets
    • iThemes.com ( http://www.ithemes.com )
    • Omnitheme.com ( http://www.omnitheme.com )
    • Wordpress.org ( http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins )
    7 Blogging Made Easy with Wordpress
  • 8. Wordpress Extended
    • Now compatible with iPhone
    • New features in version 2.6
      • Press This
      • Gravatars
      • Podpress (podcasting through Wordpress)
    8 Blogging Made Easy with Wordpress
  • 9. Contact and Conclusion
    • Dr. Robert Gibson
    • Technology and Computing Services
    • Emporia State University
    • [email_address]
    • http://rob-gibson.net
    9 Blogging Made Easy with Wordpress

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