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WordPress 101

  1. 1. WordPress <ul><li>Impress your family, friends, and students </li></ul>By Toni Olivieri-Barton
  2. 2. “ Take Aways” <ul><li>Why build a site? </li></ul><ul><li>How to build a site? </li></ul><ul><li>Create posts (content) </li></ul><ul><li>Change the look (theme) </li></ul><ul><li>Adding images </li></ul><ul><li>More... </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why build a WordPress site?
  4. 4. Wordpress can display photos, videos, and more.
  5. 5. Your students are already using it <ul><li>http://devin2015198.wordpress.com / </li></ul><ul><li>www.noodlescape.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.aboundlessworld.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http://rurusofficialblog.wordpress.com / </li></ul>
  6. 6. Your colleagues are already using it already using it <ul><li>pd.scisdragons.net/aholst </li></ul><ul><li>msmslearning community.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>coolcatteacher.blogspot.com </li></ul>
  7. 7. Uses <ul><li>Easily accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Guide research </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate paper </li></ul><ul><li>Two-way communication </li></ul><ul><li>Increases learning outside of class </li></ul><ul><li>Fun! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wordpress <ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible worldwide without a password </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to navigate </li></ul>
  9. 9. Register or Login
  10. 10. The Dashboard
  11. 11. The Dashboard consists of Posts, Media, Links, Pages, Comments, Feedbacks, Polls, Ratings, Appearance, Users, Tools, Settings.
  12. 12. Themes are under Appearance
  13. 13. Settings = Defaults
  14. 14. Categories
  15. 15. Tags
  16. 16. Posts
  17. 17. Adding stuff to your posts(photos, music, video)
  18. 18. Adding links
  19. 19. Highlight the word you wish to link
  20. 20. Click the link button
  21. 21. Enter the link ( copy and paste works best)
  22. 22. DONE!
  23. 23. Posts v. Pages
  24. 24. Posts are listed in reverse date order
  25. 25. Pages are static and not listed by date.
  26. 26. Adding a Blogroll
  27. 27. Editing and tags and categories (shoot, I forgot to add one!) (shoot, I forgot to add one!)
  28. 28. Discussions are under Settings
  29. 29. Moderating Comments
  30. 30. More Help Found at And at http://en.support.wordpress.com/
  31. 31. Remember to Update Everyone likes An Updated Blog
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