Week6 office-hours

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Week6 office-hours

  1. 1. Week 6 Office Hours notes Drupal and WordPress October 4, 9pm
  2. 2. HTMLjQuery PHPCSS SQL
  3. 3. Shared Characteristics:Shared Characteristics:• Built with PHP Built with PHP• Use a MySql database• Deliver jQuery, HTML, CSS to the client  li jQ CSS h li browser• Pluggable architectures• Open Source p
  4. 4. Shared Characteristics:Shared Characteristics:• Have commercial “partners” started by their  Have commercial  partners started by their founders – – Aquia (Drupal) Dries Buytaert – Drupal Gardens (Drupal) Dries Buytaert Drupal Gardens – Automattic (WordPress) Matt Mullenweg – WordPress.com, Wordpress.tv WordPress com Wordpress tv• Very active user communities – W dC WordCamp.org, shared plug‐ins h d l i – Drupal camp, shared modules
  5. 5. To get started you need:To get started you need:• web server that runs PHP 5+ web server that runs PHP 5+• MySQL database• User name for the database f h d b• The program files – http://wordpress.org/download – http://drupal.org/download• Run the install process as per the instructions
  6. 6. Typical process:Typical process:• Download the program file from the website as a  o oad t e p og a e o t e ebs te as a zip file archive• Unpack it locally – upload the files to your web  p y p y server – either root or in its own folder• As alternate can use TAR version and unTar it on  the web server itself• Create a database file• Know the user name and password• Run the installer
  7. 7. Many Webhosts offer installersMany Webhosts offer installers
  8. 8. Fantastico installer is commonly used with web hosting companies
  9. 9. Create a blank database – create a user – run the installer 
  10. 10. Once InstalledOnce Installed• LOOK ‐ Install and customize Themes LOOK  Install and customize Themes• FUNCTION ‐ Plugins (WordPress) or Modules  (Drupal)• Get the look and function you want: – Hack an existing theme or make your own – Hack an existing plugin/module or make you own
  11. 11. Create a blank database – create a user – run the installer 
  12. 12. UPDATE!!!  no set n forget!UPDATE!!! – no set‐n‐forget!
  13. 13. UPDATE!!!  no set n forget!UPDATE!!! – no set‐n‐forget!Attention to a regular update policy is EXTREMELY important to avoid web site hacks endangering your site content AND your site visitors!

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