Introduction to Wordpress<br />JOMC 463 Newsdesk<br />September 15, 2010<br />Tony Zeoli<br />
Wordpress is…<br />A popular content management system otherwise known as a CMS.<br />A fork of B2 Café Log, early bloggin...
What makes Wordpress work<br />LAMP<br />Linux Operating System<br />Just another operating system, like Windows or MacOS....
What does Wordpress look like?<br />Wordpress is simply a folder full of files that do stuff.<br />All files are dependant...
WP-Content<br />The WP-Content folder is the most important folder in Wordpress.<br />
WP-Content<br />Stores your “themes,” uploads and plugins.<br />
WP-Config<br />The WP-Config files is the most important file in Wordpress.<br />
WP-Content<br />If I upload files in Wordpress, where do they go?<br />WP-Content stores your “themes,” uploads and plugin...
WP-Content<br />wp-content > uploads > year > month<br />
Themes<br />uploads > themes<br />
Plugins<br />uploads > plugins<br />
You already know Content Mangement<br />If you use:<br />Facebook<br />Twitter<br />Blogger<br />Wordpress.com<br />Blackb...
Facebook Notes<br />Adding content to Wordpress is just like adding a Facebook note.<br />
Posting to Twitter is CMS driven<br />Each post to Twitter is saved in a database by:<br />User<br />Date Stamp<br />Time ...
How does stuff get into Wordpress?<br />For Editors, Authors, Contributors<br />Publish Posts & Pages in Wordpress Admin.<...
Wordpress Admin > Add New Post<br />
What’s a Theme?	<br />Wordpress is the engine.<br />The car body is the theme.<br />
Themes<br />Free Themes<br />Download from Wordpress Codex<br />Premium Themes ($$$)<br />Download from Theme developers<b...
Examples<br />Free<br /><ul><li>Paid</li></li></ul><li>What do I need to know?	<br />For Editors<br />Managing content<br ...
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  1. 1. Introduction to Wordpress<br />JOMC 463 Newsdesk<br />September 15, 2010<br />Tony Zeoli<br />
  2. 2. Wordpress is…<br />A popular content management system otherwise known as a CMS.<br />A fork of B2 Café Log, early blogging system<br />HTML/CSS (Layout and Style)<br />PHP (scripting)<br />MySql (database)<br />Matt Mullenweg, Mike Little<br />Open Source<br />Free to modify under GPL (General Public License)<br />
  3. 3. What makes Wordpress work<br />LAMP<br />Linux Operating System<br />Just another operating system, like Windows or MacOS.<br />Apache Web Server<br />Resolves requests for web pages in folders on a machine connected to the Internet. Delivers to your browser.<br />MySql Database<br />Stores all the content and settings (except for physical assets like photo and video—but saves the URL’s pointing to those media assets. <br />PHP Scripting Language – Call information from the database and places it into pages, posts, headers, sidebars and footers.<br />
  4. 4. What does Wordpress look like?<br />Wordpress is simply a folder full of files that do stuff.<br />All files are dependant on each other to effectively run.<br />Code, Front End and Back End.<br />Working in Wordpress<br />
  5. 5. WP-Content<br />The WP-Content folder is the most important folder in Wordpress.<br />
  6. 6. WP-Content<br />Stores your “themes,” uploads and plugins.<br />
  7. 7. WP-Config<br />The WP-Config files is the most important file in Wordpress.<br />
  8. 8. WP-Content<br />If I upload files in Wordpress, where do they go?<br />WP-Content stores your “themes,” uploads and plugins.<br />
  9. 9. WP-Content<br />wp-content > uploads > year > month<br />
  10. 10. Themes<br />uploads > themes<br />
  11. 11. Plugins<br />uploads > plugins<br />
  12. 12. You already know Content Mangement<br />If you use:<br />Facebook<br />Twitter<br />Blogger<br />Wordpress.com<br />Blackboard<br />Basecamp<br />Any other online site where you log in and add content, then save it, and it display on a web page somewhere.<br />
  13. 13. Facebook Notes<br />Adding content to Wordpress is just like adding a Facebook note.<br />
  14. 14. Posting to Twitter is CMS driven<br />Each post to Twitter is saved in a database by:<br />User<br />Date Stamp<br />Time Stamp<br />Keywords<br />Tags<br />Links<br />
  15. 15. How does stuff get into Wordpress?<br />For Editors, Authors, Contributors<br />Publish Posts & Pages in Wordpress Admin.<br />Upload file assets using the Wordpress Media Library in Wordpress Admin.<br />For Wordpress Developers<br />SSH: secure shell access < most secure.<br />SFTP: secure file transfer protocol < generally secure.<br />FTP: file transfer protocol < least secure.<br />On ReeseNews, only developers can upload to our servers via SSH or SFTP. All staff will add content using the admin system.<br />
  16. 16. Wordpress Admin > Add New Post<br />
  17. 17. What’s a Theme? <br />Wordpress is the engine.<br />The car body is the theme.<br />
  18. 18. Themes<br />Free Themes<br />Download from Wordpress Codex<br />Premium Themes ($$$)<br />Download from Theme developers<br />Custom Themes<br />Build your own<br />Theme Frameworks & Child Themes<br />Minimal Themes containing all relevant elements, just override with “child theme” – a new CSS style sheet.<br />
  19. 19. Examples<br />Free<br /><ul><li>Paid</li></li></ul><li>What do I need to know? <br />For Editors<br />Managing content<br />Categories, Tags<br />SEO<br />Writing Style/Spell Check<br />Assignment Desk / Digital Workflow<br />Formatting Content<br />For Content Producers<br />Producing Content<br />Posting Articles<br />Uploading media assets<br />Formatting Content<br />Non-traditional posting via mobile<br />
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