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  • Mission is to provide high caliber social media and online marketing training to business owners and professionals so that they may thrive in the internet world. Where we distinguish ourselves is that we cover the full scope of the marketing options and tie them together with business strategy.


  • 1. WordPressThe How To… Sherif S. Morgan Friday, January 25, 2013
  • 2. Two FlavorsWordPress.com and WordPress.org
  • 3. Open Source / NPODeveloper Community
  • 4. WordPress.como Free* Site and Hosting  Visit http://www.wordpress.com to sign upo Maintained for users (i.e. no updates)o Full of features (but cannot add/modify)o But…  Somewhat limited to what you control/customize  upgrades
  • 5. Your URLo mywebsitename.wordpress.como For business, at the very least:  domain mapping ($13/year)  recommend purchasing domain separately  e.g. from godaddy.com  general recommendation (registrar and host)
  • 6. The Second Flavor .ORG[ complete control = my choice ]
  • 7. WordPress is a free and open source blogging tooland a content management system (CMS) based onPHP and MySQL. It has many features including aplug-in architecture and a template system.WordPress is used by over 16.7% of Alexa Internet’s“top 1 million” websites and as of August 2011manages 22% of all new websites. Source: Wikipedia http://wordpress.org/showcase/
  • 8. Steps to Setup Self-hosted WordPress1. Purchase domain name2. Sign up for web hosting3. Change nameservers for the domain this points the new domain to the hosting4. Login to hosting & install WordPress  cPanel > Fantastico > Install WordPress  a note about username and password
  • 9. LoginLogin (domain.com/wp-admin)The WordPress Dashboard
  • 10. Basic SetupWP Dashboard > Settings > … o General title, tagline, timezone, etc. o Permalinks change to “Post name”
  • 11. AppearanceWP Dashboard > Appearance Themes Widgets Menus Header Background Editor
  • 12. Widgets Add content to widget areas of your themeWP Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets o Text Widget  add text  html  e.g. YouTube code, Email Autoresponder o Some plugins will add “widget” options  calendar, form, social media buttons, etc.
  • 13. WordPress Pluginsadd functionality to your WordPress site (e.g. SEO options, image gallery, etc.)Browse (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ or Google)Install Plugins  WordPress Dashboard > Plugins  Upload zip file – or – FTPSetting them up [where to find setup guide?]own settings page, on a post/page, or a widget option
  • 14. WordPress Most Popular Pluginshttp://inspirationfeed.com/inspiration/infographics/30-most- popular-wordpress-plugins-infographic/
  • 15. My Favorite Plugins SEO  Sliders All in One SEO  WP Cycle Yoast  Easing Slider Google XML Sitemaps  Nivo Slider [$] Gravity Forms [$]  Social Media  Socialize (sharing)  AddThis (sharing)  Social Media Widget
  • 16. Working with Contento Posts and Pages  Visual vs. Text editors  words, pictures, and linkso Media Uploader
  • 17. The CodexWordPress online manual, information, and documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/
  • 18. an overview of the two flavors of
  • 19. .com vs .org which is right for you?http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/self-hosted-wordpress-org-vs-free-wordpress-com-infographhttp://diythemes.com/thesis/rtfm/differences-wordpress-com-org/http://remarkablogger.com/2009/11/19/wordpress-com-vs-wordpress-org-the-definitive-overview-for-business/http://www.problogger.net/archives/2012/03/04/wordpress-com-or-wordpress-org-which-ones-right-for-you/
  • 20. Dale Dillon and Michael GraySMART Team Master Mind MembersSherif Morgan Deborah Munoz-ChaconAaron Eden Chris Hazen Molina Steve FrantzisStaff Pam FurlongDanielle Lipswww.OnlineBizSMARTs.com