Introduction to WordPress:
Part 1 – Up and running in 5 minutes with
By Bronson Quick
sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
Video User Manuals
- Giving away a free yearly subscription
worth $300 for their fantastic WordPress
video user manual plugin.
- Sponsoring your first drink at the bar
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Thanks to the people who made this happen
- Giving away a copy of Beginning
WordPress 3 by Stephanie Leary
- Donating their time and resources to
educate and grow the WordPress community
What we’ll cover
A brief intro into the following:
• What is WordPress?
• Why choose WordPress?
• The famous 5 minute install
• Posts and Pages
• Custom headers with Twenty Ten
• Q & A
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The basics of a WordPress installation
What is WordPress?
WordPress is web software that utilises PHP,
used content management software in the
WordPress 3 has been downloaded over 23,
685, 477 times since it’s released on June 17,
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• Social networks
• Photo blogs
• The list is endless!
It’s not just a blog!
The best CMS out there! What can it do?
Why choose WordPress?
There are so many users, designers and
developers who are happy to help out in many
different ways. e.g. Contributing code to the
core, making plugins, helping out in forums,
podcasts, Meetups and WordCamps!
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1) The community!
It’s so easy to use from the backend that you
can get the hang of the basics without needing
2) Ease of use
Change the look of your site without every
having to re-enter content.
Just like iPhones have the saying “there’s an
app for that”, WordPress users are often heard
saying “there’s a plugin for that” and if there isn’t
one, chances are someone is working on one
4) There’s a plugin for that
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Ingredients for a WordPress pie!
• PHP 5.2+
• mySQL 5.0.15+
• the mod_rewrite Apache module
• FTP Client - http://filezilla-project.org/
The famous 5 minute install
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1. Download WordPress.
3. Upload via FTP to your server.
4. Create a database in phpmyadmin or your hosting control panel. e.g. cPanel, Plesk, etc.
5. Go to yourdomain.com and fill in the blanks!
Post and Pages
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If you have WordPress setup and have a blog
page then you can add and edits posts in this
If you need to edit another page on your site
then head to the Pages tab!
It really is that easy to manage! Hence the 23 million downloads!
Custom Headers with Twenty Ten
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Just one of the Twenty Ten theme goodness that comes with WordPress
1. Custom headers
3. Custom backgrounds
4. Dropdown menus
5. Editor styles
6. One and two column templates
7. A print stylesheet
8. Lots of widgets
Thanks & Questions
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Hope you learnt something
Ask me some questions!
Please feel free to use the Message Board on Meetup.com for this group to start
a discussion and everyone here can contribute , educate and help each other.