Using For Internet Publishing Laura Solomon Library Services Manager OPLIN [email_address] www.oplin.org
The agenda today: <ul><li>What is WordPress & some stuff about it </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison to Blogger </li></ul><ul><l...
What is WordPress?
What constitutes a blog? <ul><li>Ongoing chronicle of information </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently updated </li></ul><ul><li>P...
Wordpress is not… <ul><li>Content Management System </li></ul><ul><li>(CMS) </li></ul>
What can WordPress do? <ul><li>Act as a supplemental section or blog  </li></ul><ul><li>Provide additional functionality  ...
What CAN’T Wordpress do (probably)? <ul><li>Replace your entire web site </li></ul>
Wordpress is…
A little background <ul><li>The largest self-hosting blogging tool in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul><u...
Different flavors of Wordpress Hosted Local Photo courtesty of iShot71 (Flickr)
Hosted:  “No worries, mate!” www.wordpress. com Less access to plugins Easy to get started Less control of the look  Virtu...
DIY: Calling Bob Vila..(Local) www.wordpress. org Cons Pros Upgrades and backups are on your own More easily integrated in...
How does this compare to Blogger?
Blogger vs. WordPress Supports categories No support for categories Great extensibility with widgets More limited function...
What’s a widget? <ul><li>Sidebar plugin </li></ul><ul><li>Additional functionality without changing source code </li></ul>
Some example widgets <ul><li>Active Discussions  - Display posts with currently active discussion threads  </li></ul><ul><...
How OPLIN uses WordPress
How OPLIN uses WordPress
Actually installing WordPress <ul><li>Ingredients: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MySQL database (preferably with admin tool) </li>...
Your new best friend! http:// www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
Do this… <ul><li>Allow a really good chunk o’time </li></ul>
Surround yourself with happy thoughts
Be patient
Actual demo here
What to do <ul><li>Install XAMPP  </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the XAMPP admin panel and open up the admin interface for Apache...
Take a deep breath, the hard parts are over! <ul><li>You’re now ready to install WordPress! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to  h...
WordPress Resources <ul><li>Full list of widgets ( http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/WordPress_Widgets ) </li></ul><ul><l...
Video Tutorials <ul><li>WordPress.com - Step-by-Step Tutorial on How to Blog  ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=MWYi4_COZMU ) <...
Where is this presentation? <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/OPLIN </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>[email_...
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    1. 1. Using For Internet Publishing Laura Solomon Library Services Manager OPLIN [email_address] www.oplin.org
    2. 2. The agenda today: <ul><li>What is WordPress & some stuff about it </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison to Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples of Wordpress installs </li></ul><ul><li>How OPLIN uses WordPress </li></ul><ul><li>Installing and working with WordPress </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is WordPress?
    4. 4. What constitutes a blog? <ul><li>Ongoing chronicle of information </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently updated </li></ul><ul><li>Pieces/parts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main content area with posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archive of older posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A way for people to leave posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to other sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One or more RSS feeds </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Wordpress is not… <ul><li>Content Management System </li></ul><ul><li>(CMS) </li></ul>
    6. 6. What can WordPress do? <ul><li>Act as a supplemental section or blog </li></ul><ul><li>Provide additional functionality </li></ul>
    7. 7. What CAN’T Wordpress do (probably)? <ul><li>Replace your entire web site </li></ul>
    8. 8. Wordpress is…
    9. 9. A little background <ul><li>The largest self-hosting blogging tool in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul><ul><li>Can download and customize it </li></ul>
    10. 10. Different flavors of Wordpress Hosted Local Photo courtesty of iShot71 (Flickr)
    11. 11. Hosted: “No worries, mate!” www.wordpress. com Less access to plugins Easy to get started Less control of the look Virtually no setup Cons Pros
    12. 12. DIY: Calling Bob Vila..(Local) www.wordpress. org Cons Pros Upgrades and backups are on your own More easily integrated into existing sites *Might* need a good tech in-house or to hire Access to more plug-ins Requires backend database and scripting languages support* Total control over the look and layout
    13. 13. How does this compare to Blogger?
    14. 14. Blogger vs. WordPress Supports categories No support for categories Great extensibility with widgets More limited functionality Hosted or local installation Entirely hosted Slightly more complex Slightly simpler WordPress Blogger
    15. 15. What’s a widget? <ul><li>Sidebar plugin </li></ul><ul><li>Additional functionality without changing source code </li></ul>
    16. 16. Some example widgets <ul><li>Active Discussions - Display posts with currently active discussion threads </li></ul><ul><li>Contact - Adds a contact form to the sidebar </li></ul><ul><li>del.icio.us cached++ - Create a list of the latest bookmarks on a del.icio.us account, from its RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr Badge Widget - display your flickr photos in the sidebar </li></ul><ul><li>Now Reading scroll down on that page to see the widget version </li></ul><ul><li>WP Polls - a widget for WP Polls plugin </li></ul>
    17. 17. How OPLIN uses WordPress
    18. 18. How OPLIN uses WordPress
    19. 19. Actually installing WordPress <ul><li>Ingredients: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MySQL database (preferably with admin tool) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PHP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download of Wordpress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caffeine helps, I swear </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Your new best friend! http:// www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
    21. 21. Do this… <ul><li>Allow a really good chunk o’time </li></ul>
    22. 22. Surround yourself with happy thoughts
    23. 23. Be patient
    24. 24. Actual demo here
    25. 25. What to do <ul><li>Install XAMPP </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the XAMPP admin panel and open up the admin interface for Apache </li></ul><ul><li>Click on phpMyAdmin on the left and create a new database </li></ul><ul><li>Unzip WordPress. Put actual wordpress directory in the htdocs directory of Apache (most likely C:xampphtdocs) so that you end up with C:xampphtdocswordpress. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Take a deep breath, the hard parts are over! <ul><li>You’re now ready to install WordPress! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to http://your_domain_and_path_here/wordpress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow the wizard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember, if you have (properly!!) locked down MySQL, the username and password are not “root/no password” </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. WordPress Resources <ul><li>Full list of widgets ( http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/WordPress_Widgets ) </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress Lessons ( http:// codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Lessons ) </li></ul>
    28. 28. Video Tutorials <ul><li>WordPress.com - Step-by-Step Tutorial on How to Blog ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=MWYi4_COZMU ) </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress Tutorial - How to Edit a WordPress Page ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=rnMnpt6u5uo ) </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress tutorial--installing on a local server ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=OD4nh5A5up4 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress Tutorial ( http:// youtube.com/watch?v =H1ImndT0fC8 ) </li></ul>
    29. 29. Where is this presentation? <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/OPLIN </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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