Building a website with Wordpress
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  • 1. Content and LayoutThemes, Plugins + Widgets, and Creative Commons
  • 2. Pt 1: Hosting Set Up Finding a Host/ Registrar Choosing a Domain Name One-button WordPress Set up
  • 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. Dream Host:Two Week Trial
  • 5. Dream Host: Do You Need a New Domain Name?
  • 6. Dream Host: Careful!!!
  • 7. Dream Host: Enter Your Info
  • 8. Dream Host: Enter Your Info
  • 9. Dream Host: Credit Card Info
  • 10. Dream Host: Continue to Web Panel
  • 11. Dream Host: Log in
  • 12. Dream Host: Getting Started
  • 13. Dream Host: Web Hosting
  • 14. Dream Host: Add a Domain
  • 15. Dream Host: Delete CC info first
  • 16. Dream Host: Set Up Domain
  • 17. Dream Host:
  • 18. Dream Host: One Click Installs
  • 19. Dream Host: Wordpress
  • 20. Dream Host: Custom Installation
  • 21. Dream Host: Enter Info
  • 22. Dream Host: Check your email
  • 23. Dream Host: Install Window
  • 24. Default Wordpress Site
  • 25. Pt 2: Website Set Up Basic Settings Pages vs Posts Menus Setting up a Blog Comments and Pingbacks
  • 26. Basic Settings: Dashboard
  • 27. Basic Settings: One-click
  • 28. Basic Settings: Auto
  • 29. Basic Settings: General
  • 30. Basic Settings: Privacy
  • 31. Basic Settings: Permalinks
  • 32. Decide on Your Pages Home About Packages Portfolio Contact Blog
  • 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. Part 3:Customization Finding Themes Finding Plug-ins Using Widgets
  • 35. In Wordpress
  • 36. In Wordpress
  • 37. In Wordpress
  • 38. In Wordpress
  • 39. In Wordpress
  • 40. In Wordpress
  • 41. In Wordpress
  • 42. In Wordpress
  • 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. Development Blogs Noupe (www.noupe.com) Smashing MagazineSmashing Mag (www.smashingmagazine.com) Six Revisions (http://sixrevisions.com) Six Revisions
  • 45. Premium Themes Elegant Themes Theme Forest Woo Themes
  • 46. Brother GoogleSearch for terms like: “free wordpress themes;” “freewordpress themes for artists;” “free wordpress themesminimal;” etc
  • 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. Plugins
  • 49. Plugins
  • 50. Plugins
  • 51. Plugins
  • 52. Plugins
  • 53. Widgets
  • 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. Widgets
  • 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. 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