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WordPressThe How To… Sherif S. Morgan Friday, January 25, 2013
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
Your URLo mywebsitename.wordpress.como For business, at the very least: domain mapping ($13/year) recommend purchasing domain separately e.g. from godaddy.com general recommendation (registrar and host)
The Second Flavor .ORG[ complete control = my choice ]
WordPress is a free and open source blogging tooland a content management system (CMS) based onPHP and MySQL. It has many features including aplug-in architecture and a template system.WordPress is used by over 16.7% of Alexa Internet’s“top 1 million” websites and as of August 2011manages 22% of all new websites. Source: Wikipedia http://wordpress.org/showcase/
Steps to Setup Self-hosted WordPress1. Purchase domain name2. Sign up for web hosting3. Change nameservers for the domain this points the new domain to the hosting4. Login to hosting & install WordPress cPanel > Fantastico > Install WordPress a note about username and password
Widgets Add content to widget areas of your themeWP Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets o Text Widget add text html e.g. YouTube code, Email Autoresponder o Some plugins will add “widget” options calendar, form, social media buttons, etc.
WordPress Pluginsadd functionality to your WordPress site (e.g. SEO options, image gallery, etc.)Browse (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ or Google)Install Plugins WordPress Dashboard > Plugins Upload zip file – or – FTPSetting them up [where to find setup guide?]own settings page, on a post/page, or a widget option
WordPress Most Popular Pluginshttp://inspirationfeed.com/inspiration/infographics/30-most- popular-wordpress-plugins-infographic/
My Favorite Plugins SEO Sliders All in One SEO WP Cycle Yoast Easing Slider Google XML Sitemaps Nivo Slider [$] Gravity Forms [$] Social Media Socialize (sharing) AddThis (sharing) Social Media Widget
Working with Contento Posts and Pages Visual vs. Text editors words, pictures, and linkso Media Uploader
The CodexWordPress online manual, information, and documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/
.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/
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