2
INTRODUCTION
WORDPRESS
#WPMumbai
#WPMumbai
WORDPRESS
A little Something About
#WPMumbai
One fifth of the web is Powered by WordPress.
23.6% of the web and growing
60.4% Market-share among CMS
Started ...
#WPMumbai
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and
a content management system (CMS) based...
#WPMumbai
Let’s Break that up
• Free & Open Source
– FREE as in Free of Charge
– FREE as in Freedom to do anything with it...
#WPMumbai
What is Blogging
A blog (a contraction of the words web log) is a discussion or informational
site published on ...
#WPMumbai
What is a CMS
A Content Management System (CMS) is a computer program that allows
publishing, editing and modify...
#WPMumbai
RIGHT IN THE BEGINNING
DON’T GET CONFUSED
#WPMumbai
#WPMumbai
Dot Com V/s Dot Org
• Get Started quick and
easy
• Almost free in terms of
what a basic blog would
need
• Pay to...
#WPMumbai
WORDPRESS.ORG
Self-hosted WordPress
#WPMumbai
How do you install it?
• One Click installation
– Fantastico
– Scriptilicious
– Website tonight
– EasyEngine
• B...
#WPMumbai
LOCALHOST
WordPress on your own PC
#WPMumbai
Get the tools
XAMPP WAMPSERVER
#WPMumbai
Get WordPress
#WPMumbai
Famous 5 min Installer
wordpress
#WPMumbai
Create a Database
http://localhost/phpmyadmin
#WPMumbai
Let’s go
#WPMumbai
Step 1
#WPMumbai
Done
#WPMumbai
Dashboard
#WPMumbai
Navigating wp-admin
• Collapsible Left Hand side menu
• Top nav-bar for quick options and accessing user
profile...
#WPMumbai
Settings
• Settings/General
Can set Title/Tagline/date/time among others
• Settings/Reading
– Static Frontpage
–...
#WPMumbai
Tools
• Import from another site / platform
• Export your data as an xml file
– Can use to backup your site
– Do...
#WPMumbai
Posts
#WPMumbai
Taxonomy
#WPMumbai
Pages
#WPMumbai
Comments
• Comments can be had on
both posts and pages
• Comments can threaded
• Manage them from
Settings/Discu...
#WPMumbai
Trackbacks and Pingbacks
Legacy of bloggers sharing and discussing each
others posts.
• Trackback – a way reques...
Themes
Manage your websites look and feel
#WPMumbai
Themes
• Free Themes on WordPress.org
– 1,896 themes
– Thoroughly Checked
• Premium Themes may be paid or at tim...
Plugins
Help you do more…
#WPMumbai
Some Themes & Plugins
• Contact Form 7
• WordPress SEO by Yoast
• Hello Dolly
• Jetpack
• Akismet
• Shortcode Ul...
#WPMumbai
NEED MORE!
Not enough?
#WPMumbai
Extend WordPress
• Post Formats (available if template supports it)
• Custom Post Types
• Custom Fields
• Build ...
#WPMumbai
#WPMumbai
THANK YOU
I am Alexander Gounder, You can follow me on twitter - @gounder
#WPMumbai
http://bit.ly/wpintroppt
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Introduction to WordPress, installing WordPress locally and going about using it. This Presentation was made for and used for various WordPress Workshops and meetup, feel free to use it however you'd like to.

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  • Add Blog posts using a WYSIWYG Editor, a toggle button helps you show/hide editor options.
  • Categories help group your posts, but if you want a more specific grouping, without making your category list really long, you can use keywords. For e.g. Sports or Cricket, Tennis could be categories, and Tendulkar, Leander Pais etc. can be tags.
  • No Taxonomy, but can specify parent pages
  • Introduction to WordPress

    1. 1. 2 INTRODUCTION WORDPRESS #WPMumbai
    2. 2. #WPMumbai WORDPRESS A little Something About
    3. 3. #WPMumbai One fifth of the web is Powered by WordPress. 23.6% of the web and growing 60.4% Market-share among CMS Started because @photomatt loved Jazz and wanted to make jazz related websites Backed an Awesome Community of Contributors. Stats from: W3techs.com
    4. 4. #WPMumbai What is WordPress? WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL which runs on a web hosting service. Source: Wikipedia
    5. 5. #WPMumbai Let’s Break that up • Free & Open Source – FREE as in Free of Charge – FREE as in Freedom to do anything with it • Blogging Tool & CMS – Use it to run a Blog – Use it to Manage Content on your Website, Portal or App, without really writing code. • PHP and MySQL – PHP – Programming language used to build WordPress – MySQL – the database used for running WordPress And no, you don’t really need to know PHP or MySQL to get started with WordPress • Web Hosting Service – PHP being a server side script, you will need a server to run it
    6. 6. #WPMumbai What is Blogging A blog (a contraction of the words web log) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). Until 2009 blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject. More recently "multi-author blogs" (MABs) have developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors and professionally edited. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universities, think tanks, interest groups and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic. Source: Wikipedia
    7. 7. #WPMumbai What is a CMS A Content Management System (CMS) is a computer program that allows publishing, editing and modifying content as well as maintenance from a central interface. Such systems of content management provide procedures to manage workflow in a collaborative environment. These procedures can be manual steps or an automated cascade. CMSs have been available since the late 1990s. CMSs are often used to run websites containing blogs, news, and shopping. Many corporate and marketing websites use CMSs. CMSs typically aim to avoid the need for hand coding, but may support it for specific elements or entire pages.
    8. 8. #WPMumbai RIGHT IN THE BEGINNING DON’T GET CONFUSED
    9. 9. #WPMumbai
    10. 10. #WPMumbai Dot Com V/s Dot Org • Get Started quick and easy • Almost free in terms of what a basic blog would need • Pay to use additional features • Run by Automattic • Need a Server and may be a domain • Get all of WordPress Features for Free • Use any theme or plugin you’d like • Run by WordPress Foundation
    11. 11. #WPMumbai WORDPRESS.ORG Self-hosted WordPress
    12. 12. #WPMumbai How do you install it? • One Click installation – Fantastico – Scriptilicious – Website tonight – EasyEngine • Built-in Installer – Need Database Details – FTP access to transfer files • Locally – IIS – WAMP – XAMP • Specialists – WPEngine, DO and the likes
    13. 13. #WPMumbai LOCALHOST WordPress on your own PC
    14. 14. #WPMumbai Get the tools XAMPP WAMPSERVER
    15. 15. #WPMumbai Get WordPress
    16. 16. #WPMumbai Famous 5 min Installer wordpress
    17. 17. #WPMumbai Create a Database http://localhost/phpmyadmin
    18. 18. #WPMumbai Let’s go
    19. 19. #WPMumbai Step 1
    20. 20. #WPMumbai Done
    21. 21. #WPMumbai Dashboard
    22. 22. #WPMumbai Navigating wp-admin • Collapsible Left Hand side menu • Top nav-bar for quick options and accessing user profile, available even on the frontend website • Screen Option on the Right Hand Side, helps show/hide options available on a page • Help (right next to screen options) gives documentation of the current page among others.
    23. 23. #WPMumbai Settings • Settings/General Can set Title/Tagline/date/time among others • Settings/Reading – Static Frontpage – Search Engine Visibility • Settings/Permalinks set pretty urls
    24. 24. #WPMumbai Tools • Import from another site / platform • Export your data as an xml file – Can use to backup your site – Doesn’t back up images, theme or plugins.
    25. 25. #WPMumbai Posts
    26. 26. #WPMumbai Taxonomy
    27. 27. #WPMumbai Pages
    28. 28. #WPMumbai Comments • Comments can be had on both posts and pages • Comments can threaded • Manage them from Settings/Discussion
    29. 29. #WPMumbai Trackbacks and Pingbacks Legacy of bloggers sharing and discussing each others posts. • Trackback – a way requesting to be notified when that blogpost in mentioned on another site. • Pingback – a way to notify the links mentioned on the blogpost.
    30. 30. Themes Manage your websites look and feel
    31. 31. #WPMumbai Themes • Free Themes on WordPress.org – 1,896 themes – Thoroughly Checked • Premium Themes may be paid or at times free. – Feature Filled to set them apart from the regular themes.
    32. 32. Plugins Help you do more…
    33. 33. #WPMumbai Some Themes & Plugins • Contact Form 7 • WordPress SEO by Yoast • Hello Dolly • Jetpack • Akismet • Shortcode Ultimate • Vantage Theme
    34. 34. #WPMumbai NEED MORE! Not enough?
    35. 35. #WPMumbai Extend WordPress • Post Formats (available if template supports it) • Custom Post Types • Custom Fields • Build Social Networks, Ecommerce Sites, Job Portals and much more…
    36. 36. #WPMumbai
    37. 37. #WPMumbai THANK YOU I am Alexander Gounder, You can follow me on twitter - @gounder
    38. 38. #WPMumbai http://bit.ly/wpintroppt Download this presentation Logos used may be subject to copyright by their owners

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