WordPress 101WordPress for beginners
What is WordPress?According to WordPress.org:  WordPress is web software you can use to  create a beautiful website or blo...
Whats great about WP?■ Lots of users, tutorials & support■ Lots of contributors & testing   ○ easy to use■ Lots of themes ...
How websites work       http://devgrow.com/complete-guide-to-creating-your-first-website/
Whats needed to run WP?■ WordPress.org  ○ Domain name (URL)  ○ Host server      i. Preferably Linux (rather than Windows) ...
Installing WordPress■ When you have a host and domain...■ Automatic installers  ○ Softaculous  ○ Fantastico de Luxe■ Manua...
Softaculous install
Manual Install
Hosting recommendationswphosting.com.auwww.anchor.com.aubluehost.comhostgator.commediatemple.com
Free Pluginrecommendations■   Akismet (spam)■   WP DB Backup (database backup)■   BackWPup (whole site backup)■   Shadowbo...
Paid PluginRecommendations■   Gravity Forms■   Formidable (has a limited free version)■   BackupBuddy■   Slidedeck 2 (has ...
WordPress 101
WordPress 101
WordPress 101
WordPress 101
WordPress 101
WordPress 101
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WordPress 101

  1. 1. WordPress 101WordPress for beginners
  2. 2. What is WordPress?According to WordPress.org: WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.■ Content Management System (CMS)■ Most popular blogging system, 22% all new sites are built on WordPress
  3. 3. Whats great about WP?■ Lots of users, tutorials & support■ Lots of contributors & testing ○ easy to use■ Lots of themes ○ Themes determine how the content is displayed■ Lots of plugins ○ Plugins extend what WordPress can do ● Contact forms ● Social network buttons ● Image galleries & popups
  4. 4. How websites work http://devgrow.com/complete-guide-to-creating-your-first-website/
  5. 5. Whats needed to run WP?■ WordPress.org ○ Domain name (URL) ○ Host server i. Preferably Linux (rather than Windows) ii. PHP iii. mySQL■ WordPress.com ○ Ready to go, free to sign up, several restrictions
  6. 6. Installing WordPress■ When you have a host and domain...■ Automatic installers ○ Softaculous ○ Fantastico de Luxe■ Manual install ○ Download files from WordPress.org ○ Upload to host server using FTP or hosts file manager ○ Create mySQL database via phpMyAdmin or hosts wizard ○ Visit URL and follow the installation wizard ● Will need database name, server, username, password
  7. 7. Softaculous install
  8. 8. Manual Install
  9. 9. Hosting recommendationswphosting.com.auwww.anchor.com.aubluehost.comhostgator.commediatemple.com
  10. 10. Free Pluginrecommendations■ Akismet (spam)■ WP DB Backup (database backup)■ BackWPup (whole site backup)■ Shadowbox JS (image & video popups)■ WordPress SEO by Yoast■ WP Super Cache■ WP Minify
  11. 11. Paid PluginRecommendations■ Gravity Forms■ Formidable (has a limited free version)■ BackupBuddy■ Slidedeck 2 (has limited free version)

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