The Art of WordPress

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  • The Art of WordPress

    1. 1. The Art of WordPress: Portfolio Solutions for ArtistsH ol a, I’m Mon ic a Da n n a, El Je fe at COLAB @ co smop ol it ic ia n @he lloCOLAB
    2. 2. What we’ll cover anocheContent Management Custom DomainsSystems (CMS) Web HostingBlogs vs. Websites. vs.Portfolios Premium ThemesWordpress.com vs. Selecting a ThemeWordpress.org Customizing YourWhen to Self-Host Theme
    3. 3. “I’m not a techie”(that’s ok. i’m not either. promise.)
    4. 4. Content Management SystemsSystem of Organizing pieces of contentAdvantages vs. html pages: Decentralized Maintenance (web-based) No coding knowledge needed (user interface) Content stored independent of design (CSS) Dynamic, Scheduled Content, Built-in Stats
    5. 5. Sample WP Dashboard
    6. 6. But...Isn’tWordPress for BLOGGING?! Ye s! b ut...
    7. 7. WordPress BlogsChronological Posts Sidebar
    8. 8. WordPress Websites Business PagesMain Image CarouselProduct Info Blog
    9. 9. WordPress Portfolios
    10. 10. WP.com vs WP.orgWordPress.com WordPress.orghosted by WordPress free open-sourcelimited themes Self-hostedlimited customization Premium Themesintended for blogs More Customizationhobby / bloggers businesses/pros
    11. 11. WP host or Self-Host?WordPress.com WordPress.org (Self)beginners professional bizlimited themes Premium Themeslimited customization More Customizationhobby / bloggers Unique Header More Design Control
    12. 12. whateveryouwant.comCustom Domains CAN have on WP.comDomain registrars RedirectsGoDaddy, BlueHost Branding.com, .org, .edu, etc. Multiple DomainsYearly Registration Doesn’t matter where($7-10/year) you register, can host anywhere (DNS)
    13. 13. Self-Hosted Step by Step Do you have hosting? Yes Do you have a domain registered? No No Yes Get Hosting Register a domainDownload & Install Free WordPress.org Files -- OR -- One Click Install Find and Download Premium Theme Install WP Theme Customize Theme
    14. 14. Premium ThemesWoothemes.com WPShower.comThemeforest.net RichWP.comElegantthemes.com Site5.comOrganicThemes.com wpzoom.comTemplatic.com Google: Wordpress Premium ThemesThemeGarden.com
    15. 15. Premium Themes Demo
    16. 16. Register a Domain --OR--Update Existing DNS
    17. 17. Hosting Setup Demo
    18. 18. Installing WordPress
    19. 19. Setting up the site
    20. 20. Installing & Activate the Theme
    21. 21. Customizing Header
    22. 22. Adding Portfolio Items
    23. 23. Q&A

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