Building a website with Wordpress

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Building a website with Wordpress

  1. 1. Content and LayoutThemes, Plugins + Widgets, and Creative Commons
  2. 2. Pt 1: Hosting Set Up Finding a Host/ Registrar Choosing a Domain Name One-button WordPress Set up
  3. 3. WWWD? What Would Wordpress Do? WordPress Recommends http://wordpress.org/hosting/ Blue Host ($5.95/ $6.95) http://www.bluehost.com/ DreamHost ($8.12 +) http://www.dreamhost.com/ Google: “Best Hosting for Wordpress” < $20 Get-It-Done Option: Go Daddy Month2Month, No set-up fee
  4. 4. Dream Host:Two Week Trial
  5. 5. Dream Host: Do You Need a New Domain Name?
  6. 6. Dream Host: Careful!!!
  7. 7. Dream Host: Enter Your Info
  8. 8. Dream Host: Enter Your Info
  9. 9. Dream Host: Credit Card Info
  10. 10. Dream Host: Continue to Web Panel
  11. 11. Dream Host: Log in
  12. 12. Dream Host: Getting Started
  13. 13. Dream Host: Web Hosting
  14. 14. Dream Host: Add a Domain
  15. 15. Dream Host: Delete CC info first
  16. 16. Dream Host: Set Up Domain
  17. 17. Dream Host:
  18. 18. Dream Host: One Click Installs
  19. 19. Dream Host: Wordpress
  20. 20. Dream Host: Custom Installation
  21. 21. Dream Host: Enter Info
  22. 22. Dream Host: Check your email
  23. 23. Dream Host: Install Window
  24. 24. Default Wordpress Site
  25. 25. Pt 2: Website Set Up Basic Settings Pages vs Posts Menus Setting up a Blog Comments and Pingbacks
  26. 26. Basic Settings: Dashboard
  27. 27. Basic Settings: One-click
  28. 28. Basic Settings: Auto
  29. 29. Basic Settings: General
  30. 30. Basic Settings: Privacy
  31. 31. Basic Settings: Permalinks
  32. 32. Decide on Your Pages Home About Packages Portfolio Contact Blog
  33. 33. Pages vs Posts: For How-to Videos, Visit: YouTube.comRocketFrameWebDev Creating New Pages Linking within/without +Posts Creating New Users Editing Pages and Posts Uploading Images Setting Home Page Creating Galleries Setting Blog Page Comments (Turning on/ Creating Menus off and moderating)
  34. 34. Part 3:Customization Finding Themes Finding Plug-ins Using Widgets
  35. 35. In Wordpress
  36. 36. In Wordpress
  37. 37. In Wordpress
  38. 38. In Wordpress
  39. 39. In Wordpress
  40. 40. In Wordpress
  41. 41. In Wordpress
  42. 42. In Wordpress
  43. 43. Development Blogs • Noupe (http:// www.noupe.com) • Smashing Magazine (http:// www.smashingmagazine .com) • Six Revisions (http:// sixrevisions.com) Image from Old.computers.com
  44. 44. Development Blogs Noupe (www.noupe.com) Smashing MagazineSmashing Mag (www.smashingmagazine.com) Six Revisions (http://sixrevisions.com) Six Revisions
  45. 45. Premium Themes Elegant Themes Theme Forest Woo Themes
  46. 46. Brother GoogleSearch for terms like: “free wordpress themes;” “freewordpress themes for artists;” “free wordpress themesminimal;” etc
  47. 47. Plugins + WidgetsPlugins add over all functionality to your blog My recommended plugins include: Google Analyticator, All-in-One-SEO pack, Contact Form 7, Google XML Sitemaps, Next Gen Gallery, akismet, wp-db-backup I also use LinkWithin, WP-touch, Yet Another Related Posts Plugin, WP to Twitter, and 1-click Retweet/Share/LikeWidgets help you deliver dynamic content, usually in the sidebar Widget blogger must haves include: blogroll (you can name it what you want, archives (and or categories and tag cloud) You can also put feeds, badges, and additional navigation in your sidebar
  48. 48. Plugins
  49. 49. Plugins
  50. 50. Plugins
  51. 51. Plugins
  52. 52. Plugins
  53. 53. Widgets
  54. 54. My Plug-in FavsAll in One SEO Pack Broken Link CheckerContact Form 7 FancyBox for WordPressGoogle Analyticator Keyword StatisticsGoogle XML Site Maps Yet Another Related Posts PluginAkismet WPtouchNextGenGallery WP to TwitterWP Super Cache No Self Pings1-click Retweet/Share/Like
  55. 55. Widgets
  56. 56. Caveats• Be sure to back up your database• Check and see if your server has a revert function• test one plug-in or custom widget at a time
  57. 57. Re-Cap Customize your blog with themes, plugins, and widgets Be sure to back up and do your research before installing anything new Link back by way of attribution Google is your friend Keep your blogs interesting with great content + images

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