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