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Introduction to WordPress: Part 1 – Up and running in 5 minutes with WordPress By Bronson Quick sennza | (07) 3040-1545 | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
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- Donating their time and resources to educate and grow the WordPress community Slide 2 of 12 rethink | redesign | results
What we’ll cover The basics of a WordPress installation A brief intro into the following: What is WordPress? Why choose WordPress? Requirements The famous 5 minute install Posts and Pages Custom headers with Twenty Ten Links Q & A Slide 3 of 12 rethink | redesign | results
It’s not just a blog! http://www.sennza.com.au/wordpress-is-not-just-for-blogs-dammit/ Slide 4 of 12 rethink | redesign | results
Why choose WordPress? 1) The community! 3) Themes 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! Change the look of your site without every having to re-enter content. 2) Ease of use 4) There’s a plugin for that It’s so easy to use from the backend that you can get the hang of the basics without needing a manual! 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 right now! Slide 5 of 12 rethink | redesign | results
Requirements Ingredients for a WordPress pie! Server Requirements:
The famous 5 minute install The steps Download WordPress. Unzip. Upload via FTP to your server. Create a database in phpmyadmin or your hosting control panel. e.g. cPanel, Plesk, etc. Go to yourdomain.com and fill in the blanks! Slide 7 of 12 rethink | redesign | results
Post and Pages Posts Pages If you have WordPress setup and have a blog page then you can add and edits posts in this section. 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! Slide 8 of 12 rethink | redesign | results
Custom Headers with Twenty Ten Just one of the Twenty Ten theme goodness that comes with WordPress Custom headers Menus Custom backgrounds Dropdown menus Editor styles One and two column templates A print stylesheet Lots of widgets Slide 9 of 12 rethink | redesign | results
Thanks & Questions 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. Slide 11 of 12 rethink | redesign | results