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Tony Zeoli's presentation deck, "Getting Started With Wordpress" for the Wordpress Westchester Meetup Group. Install, Themes, Plugins and other resources.

Tony Zeoli's presentation deck, "Getting Started With Wordpress" for the Wordpress Westchester Meetup Group. Install, Themes, Plugins and other resources.

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Getting Started With Wordpress Getting Started With Wordpress Presentation Transcript

  • Getting Started with Wordpress Install, Theming, Plugins & Security Simple steps to building with Wordpress. Presented by Tony Zeoli Founder, Digital Strategy Works http://www.digitalstrategyworks.com
    • Two Types of Wordpress
      • Hosted: Wordpress.com
      • Self-Hosted: Wordpress.org
    Getting Started With Wordpress
    • Hosted
      • You use the Wordpress.com system
      • Your URL is foo.wordpress.com
      • Enhanced services allow you to use your domain name
      • Can only use approved themes and plug-ins
    Wordpress.com
  • Wordpress.org
    • Self-Hosted
      • Open Source, free to download
      • 5-Minute Install
        • http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Famous_5-Minute_Install
      • Requirements:
        • Web Host – YourDomain.com
        • Web Database provided by your host
        • FTP access
        • HTML or Text Editor
        • Some general knowledge of computer file structures
  • Installation: Domain Name
    • Set up a domain name on your web host account.
  • Installation: Database
    • One click Database setup – MySql Administration
  • Installation: MySql DB
    • Create your database.
      • Description (Name your Database)
      • Choose MySql Version (choose latest – 5.0)
      • Enter a Password, re-enter (write it down!)
      • Set-up
  • Installation: MySql
    • Save your DB info, you’ll need it later
  • Installation: Download
    • Wordpress.org
      • .zip (PC)
      • tar.gz (Mac)
  • Installation: Extract
    • Double click on file to extract
    • If you don’t have the correct extraction program, download:
      • WinZip (PC)
      • UnArchiver (Mac)
  • Installation: Wordpress Directory
    • Review contents of Wordpress folder
    • Look for wp-config-sample.php
  • Installation: wp-config.php
    • Open wp-config-sample.php
    • Add DB information
    • Save to /wordpress directory as wp-config.php (removed the word “sample”)
  • Installation: wp-config.php
    • Security feature
    • Authentication Key
      • https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/
      • Visit link, copy paste results
  • Installation: FTP/Upload
    • Log-in to host account via FTP
      • WS_FTP (Win)
      • Fetch (Mac)
      • Upload “Wordpress” folder to main directory. You can rename “blog” or “site” now. Not later.
  • Installation: Set-Up
    • Set-up Screen
    • Give your site/blog a title
    • Enter an Email Address
  • Installation: Set-Up
    • Open browser to:
      • http://yourdomain.com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php )
      • Or yourdomain.com/blog/… Or yourdomain.com/site/…
      • If you don’t have a wp-config.php file, you will see the following screen:
  • Installation: Login
    • Success!
    • Login details, you can change later
    • Login!
    • Dashboard, you can change password in Users panel
  • Wordpress Dashboard
  • Change Password
    • Users – Your Profile
    • Choose Strong Password
      • Characters, Capitals, Numbers
  • Spam Key: Akismet
    • Wordpress built in spam feature
    • Get key by registering a profile only at Wordpress.com
    • Access Dashboard – Plugins
    • Activate Akismet
  • Akismet Panel
    • Enter your Akismet Key
  • Redirect Wordpress
    • http://www.mysite.com/wordpress
    • To: http://mysite.com
    • Change Wordpress and Blog Address settings in Settings - General
  • Redirect Wordpress
    • Change in index.php
    • From: Require(‘./wp-blog-header.php);
    • To: Require(‘./wordpress/wp-blog-header.php);
    Note: You may have changed your Wordpress folder name to “blog” or “site”. It doesn’t have to be “wordpress.”
  • Widgets
    • Widgets can be used in sidebars
    • Widgets perform various functions outside scope of main system
    • Widgets are flexible and can be moved up or down in a sidebar
  • Gravatar
    • Globally Recognized Avatar
    • Install WP-Gravatar
    • Associate email addresses at Gravatar web site
      • http://en.gravatar.com/
  • Plugins
    • All In One SEO
    • NextGenGallery
    • TwitterTools
    • Wordbook
    • XML Sitemaps
    • WordTube
    • ShareThis
    • ReCaptcha
    • WP-Book
    • Subscribe2
    • Newsletter
    • Podcasting
    • Lightbox
    • Feedburner
    • Disqus or IntenseDebate
    • Amazon ReLoaded
    • Snipi
    • Google Analtyics
    • GetClicky
  • Themes
    • Free Themes
      • Always download approved from Wordpress Codex
      • Some free themes can back doors for hackers
    • Paid Themes
      • ThemeForest
      • http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/18/100-amazing-free-wordpress-themes-for-2009/
    • Theme Frameworks
      • http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Frameworks
      • http://codefusionlab.blogspot.com/2009/07/20-kick-ass-wordpress-theme-frameworks.html
        • DIYThemes.com
        • Thematic
        • Sandbox
        • Basis
    • Child Theming
      • Rapid Dev off one theme framework
      • http://themeshaper.com/wordpress-child-theme-basics/