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

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