Getting Started: The Installation

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Session by Ahmed Masoud (http://twitter.com/ahmedeleven) in WordCamp Egypt 2009, discussing different ways to have a WordPress blog and the installation of a typical WordPress System.

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Getting Started: The Installation

  1. 1. Getting Started : The installation Ahmed Mohamed Massoud 3rd year ­ Information Technology Dep. 
  2. 2. Agenda What is a blog ? ● Blog Content ● What is a CMS ? ● Wordpress as a blogging system ● Why wordpress ??! ● Blog Examples ● How to get wordpress blog ? ● Having an account on wordpress (video) ➢ Installing wordpress on your localhost ➢ Installing wordpress using cPanel (video) ➢
  3. 3. Blog Content What's Blog ? ● Abbreviation for ” weblog ” ➢ Frequently updated websites ➢ Many blogs focus on a particular topic ➢ Featuring comments and links to another websites ➢ Blog Types ● Personal ● Technical ● Photoblog ● Vlog ● ...etc ●
  4. 4. Blog Content Blog Content ● Posts ➢ ➢ Comments ➢ Archives ➢ Categories ➢ Tags ➢ Blogrolls ➢ Feeds
  5. 5. Blog Content
  6. 6. Blog Content
  7. 7. CMS CMS : Abbreviation for ”Content Management ● System”. A system that allows users to manage their own ● website CMS Examples : ● Forums ● Wikis ● Blogging Systems ●
  8. 8. Word Press Powerfull blogging system ● Developed by Matt Mullenweg ● Licensed under the GPL ● Developed using PHP and MySQL ● 2001 : start of development ● 2003 : used by fewer users than you count on your fingers ● 2005 : +900,000 downloads ● 2006 : 1,545,703 downloads ● 2007 : 3,816,965 downloads ●
  9. 9. why wordpress ? Open Source ● Easy to use ● Easy to manage ● Availability to manage your theme ● Availability to add plugins ● It's not just a blogging system ●
  10. 10. why wordpress ?
  11. 11. Blog Examples 1
  12. 12. Blog Examples 2
  13. 13. How to get WordPress Account www.wordpress.com ● Click on “Sign Up Now !” link ● Fill the registration form ● Choose your blog domain ● Check your Email and click on the ● activation link Congratulations !! You got your wordpress ● blog
  14. 14. Localhost Installation Download the latest wordpress version ● Extract the downloaded file ● Copy the extracted file to your localhost ● Create an empty database ● Type your local domain on your browser ● Use the wizard and install easily ●
  15. 15. Session MindMap
  16. 16. Questions ?
  17. 17. Thanks

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