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BASIC Wordpress content management training August 2014

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BASIC Wordpress content management training August 2014

  1. 1. Wordpress Content Management Training 2014 How to add and manage content using Wordpress (part 1) Uptake Solutions 2014
  2. 2. What you will learn • What is Wordpress – What is a CMS – What costs are involved – How does it all fit together • How Content works in Wordpress – How posting content works – Hands on Demo – Publishing a page and a post
  3. 3. What you will not learn • Administrator functions including; – How to install Wordpress – How to manage plugins and themes – How to back up Wordpress – How to protect from hackers • Any skills outside of the Wordpress environment
  4. 4. By the end of this Training • You should be able to use wordpress.com or worpress.org to operate a blog – .com is very easy to set up so you should be able to get started with a wordpress.com if you want. • Understand the fundamental building blocks of Wordpress at a high level – What everything is and how it works together
  5. 5. What is Wordpress
  6. 6. What is Wordpress? • Content Management System (CMS) • A way to manage content without changing breaking the website • Free* • Costs can include: Hosting, plugins, themes, support etc • Wordpress.com vs Wordpress.org • Wordpress.com is commercial (free and paid) • Wordpress.org is non-commercial but you have other costs
  7. 7. Components
  8. 8. How Popular is Wordpress? Social Media Statistics Australia – June 2014 1. Facebook – 13,200,000 users 2. YouTube – 12,750,000 UAVs 3. WordPress.com – 6,300,000 4. Tumblr – 4,900,000 5. LinkedIn – 3,700,000 6. Blogspot – 2,950,000 7. Twitter - 2,500,000 Active Australian Users 8. Instagram - 1,600,000 Active Australian Users 9. TripAdvisor – 1,450,000 10. Snapchat - 1,070,000 Active Australian Users
  9. 9. Logging in How to get access to the back end
  10. 10. Logging In • Yourwebsite.com/wp-login • You will know if you are logged in by a black bar along the top • if it doesn’t work, contact your web developer
  11. 11. Wordpress Permissions – Administrator – somebody who has access to all the administration features within a single site. – Editor – somebody who can publish and manage posts including the posts of other users. – Author – somebody who can publish and manage their own posts. – Contributor – somebody who can write and manage their own posts but cannot publish them. – Subscriber – somebody who can only manage their profile.
  12. 12. About Content If you can use a word processor then you can use Wordpress.
  13. 13. Content Types What can I post? • Videos – Best practice to host them offsite (youtube etc) • Pictures • Text • Embedded scripts and frames • Files (PDF’s, Zip files, powerpoints etc)
  14. 14. Differences • Pages – Like web pages, not ordered by date • Posts – Like Blog posts/news articles, ordered by date • Custom Post Type (not standard) – Inputting special content for themes or plugins
  15. 15. Categories Vs Tags If categories are your table of contents, tags are your index • Category (hierarchical) – Classify exactly what your post/page is about – Example: Cars = BMW, SUV • Tags (not hierarchical) – Details about your pages or posts. – Example: Cars = 4 door, Power Steering, Airbags
  16. 16. What will it look like?
  17. 17. Weblog Client (WYSIWYG) • Advantages – The ability to write posts without having to go online – The ability to save drafts – A nicer interface – Fancy formatting features – Features like cross-posting to multiple blogs – Faster uploading and addition of photos – The ability to keep local backup
  18. 18. Hands On Lets see this hands on Uptake Solutions 2014
  19. 19. Hands on • How to use the text editor in Wordpress – Things to watch out for – Using correct formatting • Customising the editor • How to add photos to a post • How to embed a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6AaM6Rk4Zk)
  20. 20. Board Management Plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/nonprofit- board-management/ (Part 2) Uptake Solutions 2014
  21. 21. What this plugin does • Easily See Board Member Info • Post Upcoming Events and Accept RSVPs • Find Who’s On Each Committee • Access Board Resources* – *This doesn’t work as well as it should • Training Videos Built into the plugin
  22. 22. What you will learn • Board Members – Access Training Videos – Create and RSVP to event – Create and join committees – Access Committee Resources • Admins – How to manage users and new board members
  23. 23. Other Plugins used • Privacy Plugin – jonradio Private Site • Board Files – File Away – Requires FTP Access – Can use Standard Wordpress editor or third party
  24. 24. Roles • Administrator – make or break the site – Add/change/remove new users – Option of being a board member • Board Member – Special User with very restricted access – Cannot change any of the content of the site
  25. 25. How it will look to RYLA Committee This is a custom site setup just for the committee Uptake Solutions 2014
  26. 26. How the home page looks
  27. 27. Where all the files are
  28. 28. Hands On Lets see this hands on Uptake Solutions 2014
  29. 29. Hands on • http://board.uptakesolutions.com.au/
  30. 30. Further Training • Free – http://wordpress.tv/ – http://uptakesolutions.com.au/free – http://youtube.com

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