Wordpress 101     Brian McDonald@bmcd67 squarejawmedia.com
Getting Started•   Get hosting and domain•   FTP•   Download WP at wordpress.org/download/•   Setup config file wp-config....
Site Map• Create outline of everything you want on your  site• Group content into 4-5 groups• Determine how many menus• Gl...
Pages vs. Posts• Pages tend to be more static• Posts are more dynamic with comments and  trackbacks• Both can contain rich...
Plugins•   Great way to add functionality•   Built in search tool to add new ones•   Organized in directory•   Sometimes d...
Install Plugins
Search and Review
Plugin Detail
Widgets• Sidebar & footer  content• Forms, links, RSS feeds,  Social Media, Call Me• Possibilities are  endless• May need ...
Custom HTML Widget•Create custom SocialLinks•Display YouTubevideo•Display Photoslideshow•Custom Forms•Cut and paste fromco...
Standard Widgets•Wordpress hasseveral standardwidgets that onlyneed to be activatedto use•Recent Comments,Posts, etc.•Sear...
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Wordpress 101

  1. 1. Wordpress 101 Brian McDonald@bmcd67 squarejawmedia.com
  2. 2. Getting Started• Get hosting and domain• FTP• Download WP at wordpress.org/download/• Setup config file wp-config.php• Documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/• Copy software to server and go to your-domain.com/wp-config
  3. 3. Site Map• Create outline of everything you want on your site• Group content into 4-5 groups• Determine how many menus• Global elements: contact, privacy, search• Create sitemap.xml for SEO
  4. 4. Pages vs. Posts• Pages tend to be more static• Posts are more dynamic with comments and trackbacks• Both can contain rich media (video, photo, tables, etc.)• Posts can be aggregated in many ways
  5. 5. Plugins• Great way to add functionality• Built in search tool to add new ones• Organized in directory• Sometimes don’t play nice with others• Load and test one at a time
  6. 6. Install Plugins
  7. 7. Search and Review
  8. 8. Plugin Detail
  9. 9. Widgets• Sidebar & footer content• Forms, links, RSS feeds, Social Media, Call Me• Possibilities are endless• May need Plugin to work• Custom HTML code
  10. 10. Custom HTML Widget•Create custom SocialLinks•Display YouTubevideo•Display Photoslideshow•Custom Forms•Cut and paste fromcode editor, website
  11. 11. Standard Widgets•Wordpress hasseveral standardwidgets that onlyneed to be activatedto use•Recent Comments,Posts, etc.•Search•Subscribe

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