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.
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.
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23.6% of the web and growing
60.4% Market-share among CMS
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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.
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
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.
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
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
RIGHT IN THE BEGINNING
DON’T GET CONFUSED
Dot Com V/s Dot Org
• Get Started quick and
• Almost free in terms of
what a basic blog would
• Pay to use additional
• Run by Automattic
• Need a Server and may
be a domain
• Get all of WordPress
Features for Free
• Use any theme or plugin
• Run by WordPress
How do you install it?
• One Click installation
– Website tonight
• Built-in Installer
– Need Database Details
– FTP access to transfer files
– WPEngine, DO and the likes
• 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.
Can set Title/Tagline/date/time among others
– Static Frontpage
– Search Engine Visibility
set pretty urls
• 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.
• Comments can be had on
both posts and pages
• Comments can threaded
• Manage them from
Trackbacks and Pingbacks
Legacy of bloggers sharing and discussing each
• Trackback – a way requesting to be notified
when that blogpost in mentioned on another
• Pingback – a way to notify the links mentioned
on the blogpost.