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Getting Started with Wordpress Install, Theming, Plugins & Security Simple steps to building with Wordpress. Presented by ...
<ul><li>Two Types of Wordpress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosted: Wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Hosted: Wordpre...
<ul><li>Hosted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You use the Wordpress.com system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your URL is foo.wordpress...
Wordpress.org <ul><li>Self-Hosted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Source, free to download </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5-Minute ...
Installation: Domain Name <ul><li>Set up a domain name on your web host account. </li></ul>
Installation: Database <ul><li>One click Database setup – MySql Administration </li></ul>
Installation: MySql DB <ul><li>Create your database. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Description (Name your Database) </li></ul></ul...
Installation: MySql <ul><li>Save your DB info, you’ll need it later </li></ul>
Installation: Download <ul><li>Wordpress.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.zip (PC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tar.gz (Mac) </li>...
Installation: Extract <ul><li>Double click on file to extract </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t have the correct extraction p...
Installation: Wordpress Directory <ul><li>Review contents of Wordpress folder </li></ul><ul><li>Look for wp-config-sample....
Installation: wp-config.php <ul><li>Open wp-config-sample.php </li></ul><ul><li>Add DB information </li></ul><ul><li>Save ...
Installation: wp-config.php <ul><li>Security feature </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication Key </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https://ap...
Installation: FTP/Upload <ul><li>Log-in to host account via FTP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WS_FTP (Win) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Installation: Set-Up <ul><li>Set-up Screen </li></ul><ul><li>Give your site/blog a title </li></ul><ul><li>Enter an Email ...
Installation: Set-Up <ul><li>Open browser to:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://yourdomain.com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php ...
Installation: Login <ul><li>Success! </li></ul><ul><li>Login details, you can change later </li></ul><ul><li>Login! </li><...
Wordpress Dashboard
Change Password <ul><li>Users – Your Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Strong Password </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Characters, Ca...
Spam Key: Akismet <ul><li>Wordpress built in spam feature </li></ul><ul><li>Get key by registering a profile only at Wordp...
Akismet Panel <ul><li>Enter your Akismet Key </li></ul>
Redirect Wordpress <ul><li>http://www.mysite.com/wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>To:  http://mysite.com </li></ul><ul><li>Chan...
Redirect Wordpress <ul><li>Change in index.php </li></ul><ul><li>From: Require(‘./wp-blog-header.php); </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Widgets <ul><li>Widgets can be used in sidebars </li></ul><ul><li>Widgets perform various functions outside scope of main ...
Gravatar <ul><li>Globally Recognized Avatar </li></ul><ul><li>Install WP-Gravatar </li></ul><ul><li>Associate email addres...
Plugins <ul><li>All In One SEO </li></ul><ul><li>NextGenGallery </li></ul><ul><li>TwitterTools </li></ul><ul><li>Wordbook ...
Themes <ul><li>Free Themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always download approved from Wordpress Codex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
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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.

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  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. <ul><li>Two Types of Wordpress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosted: Wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Hosted: Wordpress.org </li></ul></ul>Getting Started With Wordpress
  3. 3. <ul><li>Hosted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You use the Wordpress.com system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your URL is foo.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced services allow you to use your domain name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can only use approved themes and plug-ins </li></ul></ul>Wordpress.com
  4. 4. Wordpress.org <ul><li>Self-Hosted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Source, free to download </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5-Minute Install </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Famous_5-Minute_Install </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirements: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web Host – YourDomain.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web Database provided by your host </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FTP access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HTML or Text Editor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some general knowledge of computer file structures </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Installation: Domain Name <ul><li>Set up a domain name on your web host account. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Installation: Database <ul><li>One click Database setup – MySql Administration </li></ul>
  7. 7. Installation: MySql DB <ul><li>Create your database. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Description (Name your Database) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose MySql Version (choose latest – 5.0) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter a Password, re-enter (write it down!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set-up </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Installation: MySql <ul><li>Save your DB info, you’ll need it later </li></ul>
  9. 9. Installation: Download <ul><li>Wordpress.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.zip (PC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tar.gz (Mac) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Installation: Extract <ul><li>Double click on file to extract </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t have the correct extraction program, download: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WinZip (PC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UnArchiver (Mac) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Installation: Wordpress Directory <ul><li>Review contents of Wordpress folder </li></ul><ul><li>Look for wp-config-sample.php </li></ul>
  12. 12. Installation: wp-config.php <ul><li>Open wp-config-sample.php </li></ul><ul><li>Add DB information </li></ul><ul><li>Save to /wordpress directory as wp-config.php (removed the word “sample”) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Installation: wp-config.php <ul><li>Security feature </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication Key </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit link, copy paste results </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Installation: FTP/Upload <ul><li>Log-in to host account via FTP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WS_FTP (Win) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fetch (Mac) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload “Wordpress” folder to main directory. You can rename “blog” or “site” now. Not later. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Installation: Set-Up <ul><li>Set-up Screen </li></ul><ul><li>Give your site/blog a title </li></ul><ul><li>Enter an Email Address </li></ul>
  16. 16. Installation: Set-Up <ul><li>Open browser to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://yourdomain.com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or yourdomain.com/blog/… Or yourdomain.com/site/… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you don’t have a wp-config.php file, you will see the following screen: </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Installation: Login <ul><li>Success! </li></ul><ul><li>Login details, you can change later </li></ul><ul><li>Login! </li></ul><ul><li>Dashboard, you can change password in Users panel </li></ul>
  18. 18. Wordpress Dashboard
  19. 19. Change Password <ul><li>Users – Your Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Strong Password </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Characters, Capitals, Numbers </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Spam Key: Akismet <ul><li>Wordpress built in spam feature </li></ul><ul><li>Get key by registering a profile only at Wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Access Dashboard – Plugins </li></ul><ul><li>Activate Akismet </li></ul>
  21. 21. Akismet Panel <ul><li>Enter your Akismet Key </li></ul>
  22. 22. Redirect Wordpress <ul><li>http://www.mysite.com/wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>To: http://mysite.com </li></ul><ul><li>Change Wordpress and Blog Address settings in Settings - General </li></ul>
  23. 23. Redirect Wordpress <ul><li>Change in index.php </li></ul><ul><li>From: Require(‘./wp-blog-header.php); </li></ul><ul><li>To: Require(‘./wordpress/wp-blog-header.php); </li></ul>Note: You may have changed your Wordpress folder name to “blog” or “site”. It doesn’t have to be “wordpress.”
  24. 24. Widgets <ul><li>Widgets can be used in sidebars </li></ul><ul><li>Widgets perform various functions outside scope of main system </li></ul><ul><li>Widgets are flexible and can be moved up or down in a sidebar </li></ul>
  25. 25. Gravatar <ul><li>Globally Recognized Avatar </li></ul><ul><li>Install WP-Gravatar </li></ul><ul><li>Associate email addresses at Gravatar web site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.gravatar.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Plugins <ul><li>All In One SEO </li></ul><ul><li>NextGenGallery </li></ul><ul><li>TwitterTools </li></ul><ul><li>Wordbook </li></ul><ul><li>XML Sitemaps </li></ul><ul><li>WordTube </li></ul><ul><li>ShareThis </li></ul><ul><li>ReCaptcha </li></ul><ul><li>WP-Book </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe2 </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Lightbox </li></ul><ul><li>Feedburner </li></ul><ul><li>Disqus or IntenseDebate </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon ReLoaded </li></ul><ul><li>Snipi </li></ul><ul><li>Google Analtyics </li></ul><ul><li>GetClicky </li></ul>
  27. 27. Themes <ul><li>Free Themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always download approved from Wordpress Codex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some free themes can back doors for hackers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paid Themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ThemeForest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/18/100-amazing-free-wordpress-themes-for-2009/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Theme Frameworks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Frameworks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://codefusionlab.blogspot.com/2009/07/20-kick-ass-wordpress-theme-frameworks.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DIYThemes.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thematic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sandbox </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Child Theming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid Dev off one theme framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://themeshaper.com/wordpress-child-theme-basics/ </li></ul></ul>
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