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Wordpress Basics

  1. 1. WordPress Crash Course:What is it and how can your libraryuse it?June 14, 2012Polly-Alida FarringtonAmanda Goodman flickr.com/photos/ericmmartin/2986187518
  2. 2. Big thanks to:• Kyle Jones• Amanda Goodman• Dan Freeman alatechsource.org/
  3. 3. Today’s topics• What is WordPress• What’s a Content Management System• Sites that use WordPress• Why WordPress is a great choice for libraries• Flavors of WordPress   • Nuts and Bolts of WordPress• Menus and navigation options• Security and site administration• Getting help: the WordPress community
  4. 4. “…having a web presence, no–that having a really good andreally useful web presence–is[no longer] optional. Joyce Valenza, “Things I think teacher librarians should unlearn (20 & counting)”, August 24th, 2010
  5. 5. Photo CC by Caveman http://flic.kr/p/66Q4Xo
  6. 6. WordCamp 2006!
  7. 7. What is WordPress?http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/2913018697_ccbb33e993_b.jpg
  8. 8. Open Source is Unlocked www.flickr.com/photos/subcircle/500995147/
  9. 9. Open Source is Community www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/170691672
  10. 10. Content Management System http://www.flickr.com/photos/atibens/4578260998/
  11. 11. Header Feature Slider Sidebar News Post
  12. 12. HeaderNews Post Sidebar
  13. 13. Who uses WordPress?
  14. 14. http://en.wordpress.com/stats/ (as of 2012 May 27)
  15. 15. http://trends.builtwith.com/cms (as of 2012 May 27)
  16. 16. http://www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au/
  17. 17. http://www.qcrg.net/
  18. 18. Why WordPress?
  19. 19. Web Based Admin
  20. 20. Spread the work around
  21. 21. Easy to add contributors
  22. 22. Simpler admin for contributors
  23. 23. Easy to add external content
  24. 24. Invite & control commenting
  25. 25. Users access content their way
  26. 26. Mobile-friendlyhttp://hacklibschool.wordpress.com http://android.wordpress.org/
  27. 27. Creativity & Flexibility www.flickr.com/photos/nattu/895220635/
  28. 28. Before WordPress www.flickr.com/photos/24842486@N07/4375175725/
  29. 29. After WordPress www.flickr.com/photos/glaciertim/4380929192/
  30. 30. Flavors of WordPress
  31. 31. Hosted for Free
  32. 32. WordPress.com -- Hosted
  33. 33. Premium Themes
  34. 34. Self-Hosted
  35. 35. Self-Hosted In House• Cost of server• Maintenance• IT support• Unlimited possibilities
  36. 36. Self-Hosted Commercial Service• Around $10-20/month• Easy install• Tech supportFor more hosts: http://wordpress.org/hosting/
  37. 37. Technical Requirements• Current WordPress Version 3.3.2• Linux & Apache (preferred)• MySQL version 5.0 or greater• PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
  38. 38. MultiSite Install
  39. 39. BuddyPress.orgInterview with Michael Stephens & Kenley Neufeld about BuddyPress in the classroom:
  40. 40. Let’s Build a Site
  41. 41. Basic Types of ContentPosts News articles, timely, up-to-date, frequently changing.Pages Static pages, timeless info, about, contact, policies, services, etc.Comments Notes from your readers
  42. 42. 3 Party Content rd
  43. 43. More about: Plugins
  44. 44. Add functionality & features
  45. 45. WordPress.com Stats Requires API code from WordPress.comhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stats/
  46. 46. AkismetRequires API code from WordPress.comhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/
  47. 47. OpenBook Book Data johnmiedema.ca/portfolio/openbook-wordpress-plugin/
  48. 48. WP Contact Form Plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-contact-form/
  49. 49. Events & Calendarshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/the-events-calendar/ http://eventespresso.com/
  50. 50. More about: Themes
  51. 51. Themeshttp://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
  52. 52. Modify a theme
  53. 53. Change color & size
  54. 54. Inspect Element
  55. 55. Child Themeshttp://wpcharity.com/
  56. 56. More about: Security & Site Administration
  57. 57. Don’t leave the door unlocked Run the latest version
  58. 58. Keep it Safe www.flickr.com/photos/maistora/3237164755
  59. 59. Back it up!Backup your database: Via web host control panel Or wp-db-backup plugin (wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-db-backup/)FTP to server & make a copy of this directory: /wp-content
  60. 60. WordPress in Libraries Examples (http://lib20.pbworks.com/classes-wordpress-websites)
  61. 61. http://friendsofspl.wordpress.
  62. 62. http://cheshirelibrary.org/
  63. 63. http://library-online.org.uk/
  64. 64. http://library.sbcc.edu/
  65. 65. http://libraries.umw.edu/
  66. 66. http://library.arlingtonva.us/
  67. 67. http://library.castilleja.org/
  68. 68. http://tscpl.org/
  69. 69. More about: Getting Started
  70. 70. Start Playing!• WordPress.com Great place to play, test and maybe host your live site• InstantWP.com Download to your PC and run self-hosted WordPress server locally• WebEnabled.com 30-day free trial of hosting• Bitnami.org Download to your PC or Mac and run self-hosted WordPress server locally
  71. 71. Getting Help• WordPress Codex http://codex.wordpress.org/• WordPress Forums http://wordpress.org/support/• WordPress FAQ’s http://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ• New to WordPress? http:// codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_New_To_WordPress
  72. 72. Selected WP Books• Digging into WordPress by Jeff Starr & Chris Coyier (digwp.com)• Beginning WordPress 3 by Stephanie Leary• Smashing WordPress by Thord Hedengren
  73. 73. Thank you! More information & resources athttp://lib20.pbworks.com/classes-wordpress-websites Amanda Goodnman amanda@godaisies.com http://www.godaisies.com Polly-Alida Farrington polly@pafa.net http://www.pafa.net

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