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Why use wordpress- ACP

  1. 1. WHY YOU SHOULD BE USING WORDPRESS AL DAVIS ALDAVIS.ORG
  2. 2. WHAT IS WORDPRESS? <ul><li>WordPress is an open source blog tool and publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL. It's often customized into a Content Management System (CMS). It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. </li></ul><ul><li>-WIKIPEDIA </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHY DO I WANT SOMETHING LIKE THAT? <ul><li>Static content is no longer an acceptable practice for online publications </li></ul><ul><li>Your goal should be to provide your content in a way that your readers want to consume it, whether it be print, web, Smartphone, iPad, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>New revenue stream for print publications- online advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you, the publisher, to react quicker to breaking news in your world </li></ul><ul><li>Ok, but I don’t want something that looks like a blog… </li></ul>
  4. 4. POWERED BY WORDPRESS Macleans.ca
  5. 5. POWERED BY WORDPRESS Express & Star
  6. 6. Publications powered by WordPress Harvard University Gazette
  7. 7. POWERED BY WORDPRESS University of Texas McCombs School of Business
  8. 8. SO WHY WORDPRESS?
  9. 9. WHY WORDPRESS? <ul><li>Free is good </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress is an open source publishing software , which means you can have it for free. </li></ul>
  10. 10. WHY WORDPRESS? <ul><li>It seems like everyone is using it….. </li></ul><ul><li>Version 3.0 has been downloaded over 30 million times </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress powers 13% of the top 1 million websites </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t require dedicated servers to run, can be run using most low cost Shared Hosting packages </li></ul>
  11. 11. YOU’RE NOT ALONE…. <ul><ul><li>Tutorials on everything from how to install to how to design your own theme </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. LIKE READING? <ul><li>All kinds of books for every skill level </li></ul>
  13. 13. NO TIME TO DESIGN A SITE? <ul><li>Lots of dedicated WordPress designers </li></ul>
  14. 14. BUY A THEME <ul><li>Don’t feel like investing in a designer? There are companies who specialize in theme production </li></ul>
  15. 15. PREFER TO LEARN IN PERSON?
  16. 16. THERE’S A PLUG-IN FOR THAT <ul><li>Extend WordPress functionality through Plug-ins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily installed code that provides your website with advanced features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lets you have even greater control over what your site offers visitors. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both free and premium plug-ins available </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. PLUG-IN EXAMPLES Search Engine Optimization Google Analytics Anti Spam Forms- contact, feedback, etc Site and Database Backup Image Manipulation- rotating, sliding etc. Comment systems Social bookmarks- Facebook, Twitter Event /Conference Schedule Event Ticket sales Ecommerce … just to name a few
  18. 18. BUILT IN WORKFLOW Role Read Edit Delete Upload Publish Edit Others Moderate Manage Site Subscriber Contributor Author Editor Admin
  19. 19. DASHBOARD WALKTHROUGH
  20. 20. QUESTIONS?
  21. 21. ALDAVIS [email_address] WWW.ALDAVIS.ORG

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