Blogging with WordPress
Who am I?
     Bart Dabek
Bart@WebCultured.com

    WebCultured.com
   ITSocialTraining.com
      AMPBlogs.com
What is WordPress?

• Website Management Made Easy
 •   Open Source

 •   But Known For Blogging


• Flexible to YOUR need...
What is WordPress?

• Website Management Made Easy
• Flexible to YOUR needs
 •   Simple To Install

 •   Full CMS If Used ...
What is WordPress?

• Website Management Made Easy
• Flexible to YOUR needs
• Amazing Community
 •   People Donate Time

 ...
Others?

• Joomala
• Drupal
• MovableType
• Many others...
How WordPress
     Compares

• Simple & Clean Administration
• Most Popular
• Most Themes
• Over 8000 Plugins
What WordPress Isn’t
What WordPress Isn’t

• Not just a blogging tool!
• Blogging Is One Small Feature
 • Can Be Used As A News Section
Who uses WordPress?
• Sony
• Yahoo
• Wall Street Journal
• CNN
• Bank of America...
• and many more...
# Websites Using
   WordPress


       ?
# Websites Using
WordPress (Sep ’09)


242,000,000
Why so Popular?

• Easy Installation (5 min)
•
•
Why so Popular?

• Easy Installation (5 min)
• Very Extensible (Themes / Plugins)
•
Why so Popular?

• Easy Installation (5 min)
• Very Extensible (Themes / Plugins)
• Great Community & Support
 •   Tutoria...
How to get started?
• Feature Requirements
  •   Gather Requirements


• Theme Selection / Development
  •   Tweak Existin...
Themes

• Visual Layout Of Your Website
• Split Into Templates
• Single Click Selection
Themes vs. Others
Themes vs. Others
1500.00


1125.00


 750.00


 375.00


     0
          Joomla   Drupal   WordPress
Themes vs. Others
1500.00


1125.00


 750.00


 375.00


     0
          Joomla   Drupal   WordPress
Themes vs. Others
1500.00


1125.00


 750.00


 375.00


     0
          Joomla   Drupal   WordPress
Plugins / Modules

• Add Features and Functionality To Your
  Website
• Select The RIGHT Plugin
• Can Be Administrative an...
Plugins vs. Others
Plugins vs. Others
10000.00


 7500.00


 5000.00


 2500.00


      0
           Joomla (2002) WordPress (2003) Drupal (2...
Plugins vs. Others
10000.00


 7500.00


 5000.00


 2500.00


      0
           Joomla (2002) WordPress (2003) Drupal (2...
Plugins vs. Others
10000.00


 7500.00


 5000.00


 2500.00


      0
           Joomla (2002) WordPress (2003) Drupal (2...
Plugins vs. Others
10000.00


 7500.00


 5000.00


 2500.00


      0
           Joomla (2002) WordPress (2003) Drupal (2...
Fits YOUR needs
• Rich Text Page / Post Editing / Categorization
• Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
• Akismet
• Security &...
Fits YOUR needs
• Rich Text Page / Post Editing / Categorization
• Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
• Akismet
• Security &...
Sample Admin Screen
WordPress MU

• Multiple Websites
• Easier Management & Updates
• Grow Your Community
• Merged into WordPress 3.0
Integration

• Twitter - Bi Directional
• Facebook Connect
• RSS
• Paypal - Credit Card / Paypal Payments
• ...any API ava...
Support & Community

• PHP Based
 •   Well Established Language


• Lots of Developers
 •   Easy To Find Developers


• Gr...
Books

• WordPress for Dummies
• WordPress Bible
• WordPress for Business Bloggers
• http://wordpress.org/about/books/
Websites

• WordPress.com - Get a Free Online
  Account
• WordPress.org - Setup WordPress on Your
  Server
• WordPress.org...
Should You Blog?

• Valuable Content
• More Doors for Search Engines
• Social Value and Brand Awareness
Thank You

WebCultured.com - WordPress Development
 ITSocialTraining.com - WordPress Training
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  • What WordPress isn't... well it's not just a blogging tool... far too many times now people make the assumption that it's all WordPress is good for, and it's just not the case. WordPress can manage a site that looks like any other it's just a matter of knowing how to properly use WordPress to your needs.

    For many of my our own clients we've implemented the blogging tool as a news section on their blogs or just disabled it. This way they were still able to take advantage of WordPress as a CMS for their website needs.




























  • Wordpress Presentation

    1. 1. Blogging with WordPress
    2. 2. Who am I? Bart Dabek Bart@WebCultured.com WebCultured.com ITSocialTraining.com AMPBlogs.com
    3. 3. What is WordPress? • Website Management Made Easy • Open Source • But Known For Blogging • Flexible to YOUR needs • Amazing Community
    4. 4. What is WordPress? • Website Management Made Easy • Flexible to YOUR needs • Simple To Install • Full CMS If Used The Right Way • Amazing Community
    5. 5. What is WordPress? • Website Management Made Easy • Flexible to YOUR needs • Amazing Community • People Donate Time • Big Community & Someone Attempted to Solve Your Problem
    6. 6. Others? • Joomala • Drupal • MovableType • Many others...
    7. 7. How WordPress Compares • Simple & Clean Administration • Most Popular • Most Themes • Over 8000 Plugins
    8. 8. What WordPress Isn’t
    9. 9. What WordPress Isn’t • Not just a blogging tool! • Blogging Is One Small Feature • Can Be Used As A News Section
    10. 10. Who uses WordPress? • Sony • Yahoo • Wall Street Journal • CNN • Bank of America... • and many more...
    11. 11. # Websites Using WordPress ?
    12. 12. # Websites Using WordPress (Sep ’09) 242,000,000
    13. 13. Why so Popular? • Easy Installation (5 min) • •
    14. 14. Why so Popular? • Easy Installation (5 min) • Very Extensible (Themes / Plugins) •
    15. 15. Why so Popular? • Easy Installation (5 min) • Very Extensible (Themes / Plugins) • Great Community & Support • Tutorials, Plugins, Documentation, Themes • New Companies Focusing on WordPress
    16. 16. How to get started? • Feature Requirements • Gather Requirements • Theme Selection / Development • Tweak Existing or Design New Theme • Homepage, Post Page, Landing Page, Contact Us • Plugin Research & Installation / Development • Plugin Selection / Extension / Give Back
    17. 17. Themes • Visual Layout Of Your Website • Split Into Templates • Single Click Selection
    18. 18. Themes vs. Others
    19. 19. Themes vs. Others 1500.00 1125.00 750.00 375.00 0 Joomla Drupal WordPress
    20. 20. Themes vs. Others 1500.00 1125.00 750.00 375.00 0 Joomla Drupal WordPress
    21. 21. Themes vs. Others 1500.00 1125.00 750.00 375.00 0 Joomla Drupal WordPress
    22. 22. Plugins / Modules • Add Features and Functionality To Your Website • Select The RIGHT Plugin • Can Be Administrative and/or User Facing • Plugin Update Cycle (Updates)
    23. 23. Plugins vs. Others
    24. 24. Plugins vs. Others 10000.00 7500.00 5000.00 2500.00 0 Joomla (2002) WordPress (2003) Drupal (2001)
    25. 25. Plugins vs. Others 10000.00 7500.00 5000.00 2500.00 0 Joomla (2002) WordPress (2003) Drupal (2001)
    26. 26. Plugins vs. Others 10000.00 7500.00 5000.00 2500.00 0 Joomla (2002) WordPress (2003) Drupal (2001)
    27. 27. Plugins vs. Others 10000.00 7500.00 5000.00 2500.00 0 Joomla (2002) WordPress (2003) Drupal (2001)
    28. 28. Fits YOUR needs • Rich Text Page / Post Editing / Categorization • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) • Akismet • Security & Permissions / Multi Users • Multi-Language • Many More...
    29. 29. Fits YOUR needs • Rich Text Page / Post Editing / Categorization • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) • Akismet • Security & Permissions • Multi-Language • Many More... and YES.... it does Blogging
    30. 30. Sample Admin Screen
    31. 31. WordPress MU • Multiple Websites • Easier Management & Updates • Grow Your Community • Merged into WordPress 3.0
    32. 32. Integration • Twitter - Bi Directional • Facebook Connect • RSS • Paypal - Credit Card / Paypal Payments • ...any API available
    33. 33. Support & Community • PHP Based • Well Established Language • Lots of Developers • Easy To Find Developers • Great Community & Support • Lots Of Discussion & Problem Solving
    34. 34. Books • WordPress for Dummies • WordPress Bible • WordPress for Business Bloggers • http://wordpress.org/about/books/
    35. 35. Websites • WordPress.com - Get a Free Online Account • WordPress.org - Setup WordPress on Your Server • WordPress.org/extend/ - Plugins / Themes
    36. 36. Should You Blog? • Valuable Content • More Doors for Search Engines • Social Value and Brand Awareness
    37. 37. Thank You WebCultured.com - WordPress Development ITSocialTraining.com - WordPress Training

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