Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMBLY1            Jerome Miller           09.10.2012
GETTING STARTEDWITH WORDPRESSJerome MillerGeneral Assembly San Francisco09.10.2012About | Hosting | Styling | Adding Funct...
HELLO.General Assembly is a global network of campusesfor individuals seeking opportunity and education intechnology, busi...
WHO AM I?•   Jerome Miller - Kentucky•   Teamsite - Cisco•   MCMS - Ky.gov CMS training•   Enterprise Standards - CA.gov• ...
WHO ARE YOU?Experience ?•WordPress•HTML/CSS•PHPGoals ?•Blog•Website      Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMBLY...
WHO IS WORDPRESS?• B2 cafelog - Michel Valdrighi•   ~2003 Matt Mulwig•   Open Source – YOU and ME•   WordPress Foundation•...
MORE THAN A BLOG                                          (Top 1M Sites)It’s a CMS!!!                             http://t...
EXAMPLE SITEShttp://social.ford.com/http://gigaom.com/http://www.katyperry.com/http://www.bu.edu/admissions/http://www.car...
WALK-THROUGH         •    configurable Dashboard         •    Posts vs Pages         •    doc/Media library         •    L...
WALK-THROUGH• Screen Options• Dashboard• Rearrange     Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMBLY10            Jero...
WALK-THROUGH•    Create a Page•    Page Title – slug•    Visual vs HTML•    Kitchen Sink•    Enter / Shift Enter <p> vs <b...
WALK-THROUGH• Create a Post• Categories vs Tags• Featured Images      Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMBLY12 ...
WALK-THROUGH• Media Library     Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMBLY13            Jerome Miller           09....
WALK-THROUGHLinks•Manage and categorize external links foryour whole site•Throwback to blogs and old websites•May still be...
WALK-THROUGH• Comments     Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMBLY15            Jerome Miller           09.10.2012
.COM VS .ORG• You have a choice to make WordPress.com       vs Self Host•                  Fully managed       • Any theme...
HOSTING .COM VS .ORGA Plan for Growth1.Start with wp.com2.Get a domain3.Set up self hosting4.Export Your Content5.Customiz...
.COM PREMIUM SERVICESPremium Services at wp.com•No ads $30•CSS-fonts-images $30•Domain $13•Guided migration $129•Redirect ...
SELF HOSTING• Fantastico                   OR •     download-upload                                  •     set up db      ...
SELF HOSTING – AUTO INSTALLERS• Fantastico – what’s that?• Don’t worry about it.Look for the easy button…         Getting ...
SELF HOSTING - DOWNLOAD• Download -  http://wordpress.org/download/     Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMBLY2...
SELF HOSTING – UPLOAD FILES• Upload – to your webserver• Unpack it in the root• Or a subfolder     Getting Started with Wo...
SELF HOSTING – CREATE A DB• Create a MySQL Database     Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMBLY23            Jer...
SELF HOSTING – WP-CONFIG.PHP• modify wp-config.php     Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMBLY24            Jero...
CHOOSING A HOST• Look for WP logo• Linux over Windows < $• Go with specialty• Or a big player $5 to $15/mo• You get what y...
5 MIN BREAK• 7:15-7:20      Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMBLY26             Jerome Miller           09.10....
SET UP•    A New Blog or Website?•    blog name, timezone, date format...•    commenting rules•    add widget in sidebar• ...
IMPORTING CONTENT• RSS and other options• Better than nothing     Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMBLY28     ...
SECURITY• Hardening WPhttp://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress       Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMB...
STYLING• Themes & CSS• Pick a good theme Framework* .com – limited themes and CSS for $      Getting Started with WordPres...
STYLING – WITH THEMESSome Good Providers•http://www.studiopress.com/•http://www.woothemes.com/ - canvas•http://www.elegant...
STYLING – WITH THEMES• Switching a theme• Demo     Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMBLY32            Jerome M...
STYLING – WITH CSS• direct edit• new stylesheet• child theme      Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMBLY33     ...
ADDING FUNCTIONALITY• Widgets, Plugins, Functions and More• .com vs .org     Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSE...
ADDING FUNCTIONALITY - WIDGETS• How to add remove     Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMBLY35            Jerom...
ADDING FUNCTIONALITY - MENUS• custom menus - how to enable and build     Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMBLY...
ADDING FUNCTIONALITY - PLUGINS• Popular Options•    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/ my #1 Akismet (Automattic...
ADDING FUNCTIONALITY -FUNCTIONS.PHP• Caution• Demo simple tricks•    http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/25-extremely-u...
ADDING FUNCTIONALITY – THEMES•    style and function•    essential files•    theme frameworks•    child themes         Get...
ADDING FUNCTIONALITY –SHORTCODES• example     Getting Started with WordPress   GENERAL ASSEMBLY40            Jerome Miller...
FINAL RECCOMENDATION• start with .com, get a domain, set up self  hosting, export      Getting Started with WordPress   GE...
QUESTIONSThanks for taking the classjerome@desiremint.comFeedbackhttp://generalassemb.ly/education/class-feedback/       G...
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  • Thanks for choosing GA
  • Thanks for choosing GA
  • Thanks for choosing GA
  • Kentucky Colonel – Experienced Web Producer – Music, Future, Tech, RC Slope Glidders
  • B2 cafelog - Michel Valdrighi
  • may have started as a bb but Definitely a CMS http://trends.builtwith.com/cms
  • Quick fun look online if time and need to catch attention
  • show how to use and customize
  • Explain diff and create each - show how that manifests in the actual site
  • Explain diff and create each - show how that manifests in the actual site
  • show how when you add a pic it goes in the library
  • history of blogroll
  • show approval and workflow options (settings&gt;discussion)
  • http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/ vetted themes and plugins are a big bonus
  • Check Time - Should be @ 40mins into class now (7:15)
  • http://en.support.wordpress.com/upgrades/ consider $ for domain from the start... think about it
  • Note security issue with salt https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/salt/
  • Most people use linux too so there is less headache
  • @45mins
  • @70mins
  • caution - theme forrest, always safe on .com
  • caution - theme forrest, always safe on .com
  • custom design upgrade on .com
  • All in one seo, WP super cache – almost 20k
  • 09-10-2012-getting-started-with-word-press

    1. 1. Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY1 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    2. 2. GETTING STARTEDWITH WORDPRESSJerome MillerGeneral Assembly San Francisco09.10.2012About | Hosting | Styling | Adding Functionality
    3. 3. HELLO.General Assembly is a global network of campusesfor individuals seeking opportunity and education intechnology, business, and design founded in NYC.Follow us on Twitter at @GA_SF for the latest news onclasses, courses, and events in San Francisco, and usethe hashtag #GASF to continue the conversation.Take a look at our course catalog atgeneralassemb.ly/sf for a list of classes currentlyoffered. Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY3 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    4. 4. WHO AM I?• Jerome Miller - Kentucky• Teamsite - Cisco• MCMS - Ky.gov CMS training• Enterprise Standards - CA.gov• Start Up - UI Engineer• ZURB - Agency Design Manager• The Desire Mint - My Agency Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY4 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    5. 5. WHO ARE YOU?Experience ?•WordPress•HTML/CSS•PHPGoals ?•Blog•Website Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY5 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    6. 6. WHO IS WORDPRESS?• B2 cafelog - Michel Valdrighi• ~2003 Matt Mulwig• Open Source – YOU and ME• WordPress Foundation• Automattic• WordPress.org• WordPress.com Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY6 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    7. 7. MORE THAN A BLOG (Top 1M Sites)It’s a CMS!!! http://trends.builtwith.com/cms•Versioning•doc Repository•Workflow•Enterprise Federation… and much, much, more. Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY7 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    8. 8. EXAMPLE SITEShttp://social.ford.com/http://gigaom.com/http://www.katyperry.com/http://www.bu.edu/admissions/http://www.carolinarollergirls.com/http://www.cutestpaw.com/ Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY8 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    9. 9. WALK-THROUGH • configurable Dashboard • Posts vs Pages • doc/Media library • Links and Comments Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY9 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    10. 10. WALK-THROUGH• Screen Options• Dashboard• Rearrange Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY10 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    11. 11. WALK-THROUGH• Create a Page• Page Title – slug• Visual vs HTML• Kitchen Sink• Enter / Shift Enter <p> vs <br>• Full Screen Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY11 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    12. 12. WALK-THROUGH• Create a Post• Categories vs Tags• Featured Images Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY12 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    13. 13. WALK-THROUGH• Media Library Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY13 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    14. 14. WALK-THROUGHLinks•Manage and categorize external links foryour whole site•Throwback to blogs and old websites•May still be useful Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY14 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    15. 15. WALK-THROUGH• Comments Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY15 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    16. 16. .COM VS .ORG• You have a choice to make WordPress.com vs Self Host• Fully managed • Any theme or plugin you want (secure and • Modify everything stable)• Free(ish) and Easy • Stability and Security – up to you $• Referrals / • Dev up to you - $ Community • Hosting up to you - $• You cannot upload a custom theme •16 Getting Started You WordPress with can’t GENERAL ASSEMBLY Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    17. 17. HOSTING .COM VS .ORGA Plan for Growth1.Start with wp.com2.Get a domain3.Set up self hosting4.Export Your Content5.Customize your Theme Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY17 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    18. 18. .COM PREMIUM SERVICESPremium Services at wp.com•No ads $30•CSS-fonts-images $30•Domain $13•Guided migration $129•Redirect $13 Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY18 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    19. 19. SELF HOSTING• Fantastico OR • download-upload • set up db • modify config file • initialize Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY19 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    20. 20. SELF HOSTING – AUTO INSTALLERS• Fantastico – what’s that?• Don’t worry about it.Look for the easy button… Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY20 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    21. 21. SELF HOSTING - DOWNLOAD• Download - http://wordpress.org/download/ Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY21 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    22. 22. SELF HOSTING – UPLOAD FILES• Upload – to your webserver• Unpack it in the root• Or a subfolder Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY22 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    23. 23. SELF HOSTING – CREATE A DB• Create a MySQL Database Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY23 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    24. 24. SELF HOSTING – WP-CONFIG.PHP• modify wp-config.php Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY24 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    25. 25. CHOOSING A HOST• Look for WP logo• Linux over Windows < $• Go with specialty• Or a big player $5 to $15/mo• You get what you pay for Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY25 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    26. 26. 5 MIN BREAK• 7:15-7:20 Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY26 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    27. 27. SET UP• A New Blog or Website?• blog name, timezone, date format...• commenting rules• add widget in sidebar• set up custom menus – 2011• CMSerize it! - change front page Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY27 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    28. 28. IMPORTING CONTENT• RSS and other options• Better than nothing Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY28 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    29. 29. SECURITY• Hardening WPhttp://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY29 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    30. 30. STYLING• Themes & CSS• Pick a good theme Framework* .com – limited themes and CSS for $ Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY30 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    31. 31. STYLING – WITH THEMESSome Good Providers•http://www.studiopress.com/•http://www.woothemes.com/ - canvas•http://www.elegantthemes.com/ Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY31 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    32. 32. STYLING – WITH THEMES• Switching a theme• Demo Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY32 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    33. 33. STYLING – WITH CSS• direct edit• new stylesheet• child theme Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY33 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    34. 34. ADDING FUNCTIONALITY• Widgets, Plugins, Functions and More• .com vs .org Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY34 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    35. 35. ADDING FUNCTIONALITY - WIDGETS• How to add remove Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY35 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    36. 36. ADDING FUNCTIONALITY - MENUS• custom menus - how to enable and build Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY36 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    37. 37. ADDING FUNCTIONALITY - PLUGINS• Popular Options• http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/ my #1 Akismet (Automattic)• http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/ Contact Form 7• http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/ Yoast SEO• http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/ caching Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY37 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    38. 38. ADDING FUNCTIONALITY -FUNCTIONS.PHP• Caution• Demo simple tricks• http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/25-extremely-useful-tricks-for-the-wordpress-fun /function wpbeginner_remove_version() {return ;}add_filter(the_generator, wpbeginner_remove_version); Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY38 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    39. 39. ADDING FUNCTIONALITY – THEMES• style and function• essential files• theme frameworks• child themes Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY39 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    40. 40. ADDING FUNCTIONALITY –SHORTCODES• example Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY40 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    41. 41. FINAL RECCOMENDATION• start with .com, get a domain, set up self hosting, export Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY41 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
    42. 42. QUESTIONSThanks for taking the classjerome@desiremint.comFeedbackhttp://generalassemb.ly/education/class-feedback/ Getting Started with WordPress GENERAL ASSEMBLY42 Jerome Miller 09.10.2012
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