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Hands-on with Wordpress

  1. 1. Jeffrey G. Allen<br />Hands-On with Wordpress<br />
  2. 2. Set up a free blog at Wordpress.com<br />Tour the Dashboard<br />Gravatar- What is it and why do you want one?<br />Themes and Plugins – Free vs. Premium<br />Understand the differences between free and hosted Wordpress<br />How to develop a content strategy for your blog<br />Agenda<br />
  3. 3. Getting Started<br />Set Up Your Blog<br />
  4. 4. Blog Address<br />Short is better<br />Easy to remember and spell<br />Don’t mix letters and numbers<br />Example:<br />Bad: cooking4fun.wordpress.com<br />Good: cookingforfun.wordpress.com<br />“Heard It On the Radio”<br />
  5. 5. Username<br />Something meaningful only to you<br />At least 4 characters long<br />Mixture of letters and numbers<br />
  6. 6. Password<br />6-8 characters long<br />Mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers, & special characters<br />Not specific to you or your family<br />
  7. 7. Email Address<br />Must be a valid email address that you can get to at any time e.g. hotmail.com, gmail.com, yahoo.com etc.<br />Blog Activation link sent here<br />Password reset emails sent here<br />Comment Notifications sent here<br />
  8. 8. What is it, and why do I want one?<br />Gravatar<br />
  9. 9. Gravatar<br />Acronym meaning Globally Recognized Avatar<br />http://en.gravatar.com/ <br />Uses Wordpress.com login and password<br />Change as often as you like<br />Generally something that identifies you (logo, headshot, etc.)<br />
  10. 10. Free vs. Premium<br />Themes & Plugins<br />
  11. 11. Themes<br />“Look and Feel”<br />Allow you to easily change the look of your blog<br />May include editable features (background, header image, widget ready, etc.)<br />Premium Themes often include special features not found in free themes<br />
  12. 12. Plugins<br />Expand the functionality of Wordpress<br />Examples:<br />Tweet-Meme button<br />Search Engine Optimization<br />Video Embed<br />Version dependent<br />
  13. 13. Understanding The Differences<br />Free vs. Hosted<br />
  14. 14. Free<br />Hosted<br />Limited themes and plugins<br />Limit of 35 private users<br />Limited Storage<br />Must use PollDaddy polls<br />Unlimited themes and plugins<br />Unlimited private users<br />Limited by the size of your server space<br />Can choose which poll to sue<br />Free vs. Hosted Wordpress<br />
  15. 15. An Introduction<br />Content Strategy <br />
  16. 16. Content Strategy<br />
  17. 17. Content Strategy<br />

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