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Canadian Association of Labour Media ConferenceWordpress 101                                 Darren Puscas                ...
Introductions
Morning   Afternoonsession    session
Morning                   Afternoon        session                    session•   Introductions and go around
Morning                        Afternoon        session                         session•   Introductions and go around•   ...
Morning                          Afternoon        session                           session•   Introductions and go around...
Morning                          Afternoon        session                           session•   Introductions and go around...
Morning                              Afternoon        session                               session                       ...
Morning                              Afternoon        session                               session                       ...
Morning                              Afternoon        session                               session                       ...
Morning                              Afternoon        session                               session                       ...
What is Wordpress?
What is Wordpress? • A publishing platform that   makes it easy for you to create   a website & publish on the   internet.
What is Wordpress? • A publishing platform that   makes it easy for you to create   a website & publish on the   internet....
Isn’t Wordpressjust for blogging?
Isn’t Wordpressjust for blogging?     No!
Isn’t Wordpress  just for blogging?               No!• Wordpress is a highly functional Content  Management system (CMS) u...
Content ManagementSystem (CMS)          [modified definition from Wikipedia]
Content ManagementSystem (CMS)• a computer system that allows publishing,  editing, and modifying content as well as  site...
Content ManagementSystem (CMS)• a computer system that allows publishing,  editing, and modifying content as well as  site...
Popular & Growing
Popular &        Growing• 14.7% of all websites use Wordpress
Popular &        Growing• 14.7% of all websites use Wordpress• 22 of every 100 new domains are using  Wordpress
Popular &        Growing• 14.7% of all websites use Wordpress• 22 of every 100 new domains are using  Wordpress• Some of t...
Why is Wordpress  so popular?
Why is Wordpress  so popular?1. It’s easy to use
Why is Wordpress  so popular?1. It’s easy to use2. It’s easy to extend
Why is Wordpress  so popular?
Why is Wordpress  so popular?3. You can perform multi-user web workflow within it
Why is Wordpress  so popular?3. You can perform multi-user web workflow within it4. The Wordpress Community
Why is Wordpress  so popular?3. You can perform multi-user web workflow within it4. The Wordpress Community5. It’s free
12 Years ago >$100,000
Two typesof Wordpress sites:
Two typesof Wordpress sites:  • wordpress.org & wordpress.com
Two typesof Wordpress sites:  • wordpress.org & wordpress.com  • self-hosted VS ‘cloud’ hosted
Two typesof Wordpress sites:  • wordpress.org & wordpress.com  • self-hosted VS ‘cloud’ hosted  • Think Outlook VS GMail
.com   .org
.com                     .org•   owned by Automattic, in    the cloud
.com                      .org•   owned by Automattic, in    the cloud•   pre-configured themes    (designs) to choose from
.com                      .org•   owned by Automattic, in    the cloud•   pre-configured themes    (designs) to choose from...
.com                     .org•   owned by Automattic, in    the cloud•   pre-configured themes    (designs) to choose from•...
.com                             .org•   owned by Automattic, in    •   owned by you (own server or                       ...
.com                             .org•   owned by Automattic, in    •   owned by you (own server or                       ...
.com                             .org•   owned by Automattic, in    •   owned by you (own server or                       ...
.com                             .org•   owned by Automattic, in    •   owned by you (own server or                       ...
.com                             .org•   owned by Automattic, in    •   owned by you (own server or                       ...
Ok, time to     dive into someWordpress functions!
The Wordpress Dashboard:...we’re close to getting our hands dirty with Wordpress.Here’s your first look behind the scenes!
http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to
4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to1. Create (dated and categorized) updates- things we normally associate with ...
4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to1. Create (dated and categorized) updates- things we normally associate with ...
4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to1. Create (dated and categorized) updates- things we normally associate with ...
4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to1. Create (dated and categorized) updates- things we normally associate with ...
4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to
4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to3. Change the appearance of the site(changing the colours, the fonts, and muc...
4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to3. Change the appearance of the site(changing the colours, the fonts, and muc...
4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to3. Change the appearance of the site(changing the colours, the fonts, and muc...
4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to3. Change the appearance of the site(changing the colours, the fonts, and muc...
Posts VS.Posts & Pages are the two mainplaces where you put content to beviewed on your site.  But when do you use  one VS...
Posts   Page
Posts                  Page•   time based materials
Posts                     Page•   time based materials•   what they have: date    published, author,    category, optional...
Posts                     Page•   time based materials•   what they have: date    published, author,    category, optional...
Posts                     Page•   time based materials•   what they have: date    published, author,    category, optional...
Posts                          Page•   time based materials                              •   stuff that doesn’t really    ...
Posts                          Page•   time based materials                              •   stuff that doesn’t really    ...
Let’s start building a website with some    posts & pages!www.calm.reworkit.net
Users
Users• Accessing your profile: USERS > YOUR  PROFILE
Users• Accessing your profile: USERS > YOUR  PROFILE• Different types of users:
Users• Accessing your profile: USERS > YOUR  PROFILE• Different types of users:  1. Administrator - Somebody who has  acces...
Users• Accessing your profile: USERS > YOUR  PROFILE• Different types of users:  1. Administrator - Somebody who has  acces...
Users• Accessing your profile: USERS > YOUR  PROFILE• Different types of users:  1. Administrator - Somebody who has  acces...
Users• Accessing your profile: USERS > YOUR  PROFILE• Different types of users:  1. Administrator - Somebody who has  acces...
Users
Users3. Author - Somebody who can publishand manage their own posts
Users3. Author - Somebody who can publishand manage their own posts4. Contributor - Somebody who canwrite and manage their...
Users3. Author - Somebody who can publishand manage their own posts4. Contributor - Somebody who canwrite and manage their...
Themes
Themes• Themes are look of your site plus some  added functionality - its the Wordpress way  of separating style and content
Themes• Themes are look of your site plus some  added functionality - its the Wordpress way  of separating style and conte...
Themes• Themes are look of your site plus some  added functionality - its the Wordpress way  of separating style and conte...
Let’s add some themes to ourdevelopment site
Themes:Changing Styles  • You make theme changes in the    appearance tab. Or customize styles    through cascading style ...
Widgets:   • Small applications that show     info in the sidebar and footer.     eg - Twitter feed, links to recent     p...
You have nowlearned enoughWordpress to beginto build a site.
Questions?
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  1. 1. Canadian Association of Labour Media ConferenceWordpress 101 Darren Puscas reWORKit.net May 26th, 2012 Hamilton, Ontario
  2. 2. Introductions
  3. 3. Morning Afternoonsession session
  4. 4. Morning Afternoon session session• Introductions and go around
  5. 5. Morning Afternoon session session• Introductions and go around• Overview: what Wordpress is, why so many are using it
  6. 6. Morning Afternoon session session• Introductions and go around• Overview: what Wordpress is, why so many are using it• A look at some functions Wordpress offers you to facilitate building a website
  7. 7. Morning Afternoon session session• Introductions and go around• Overview: what Wordpress is, why so many are using it• A look at some functions Wordpress offers you to facilitate building a website• Some hands on building of a site using the skills we have learned
  8. 8. Morning Afternoon session session • More functions & best practices.• Introductions and go around• Overview: what Wordpress is, why so many are using it• A look at some functions Wordpress offers you to facilitate building a website• Some hands on building of a site using the skills we have learned
  9. 9. Morning Afternoon session session • More functions & best practices.• Introductions and go around • Further hands on site building using• Overview: what Wordpress is, why skills we have learned so many are using it• A look at some functions Wordpress offers you to facilitate building a website• Some hands on building of a site using the skills we have learned
  10. 10. Morning Afternoon session session • More functions & best practices.• Introductions and go around • Further hands on site building using• Overview: what Wordpress is, why skills we have learned so many are using it • A brief look ‘under the hood’ at• A look at some functions some of the features beyond the Wordpress offers you to facilitate dashboard building a website• Some hands on building of a site using the skills we have learned
  11. 11. Morning Afternoon session session • More functions & best practices.• Introductions and go around • Further hands on site building using• Overview: what Wordpress is, why skills we have learned so many are using it • A brief look ‘under the hood’ at• A look at some functions some of the features beyond the Wordpress offers you to facilitate dashboard building a website • sum up, questions, additional• Some hands on building of a site resources using the skills we have learned
  12. 12. What is Wordpress?
  13. 13. What is Wordpress? • A publishing platform that makes it easy for you to create a website & publish on the internet.
  14. 14. What is Wordpress? • A publishing platform that makes it easy for you to create a website & publish on the internet. • It is open source, created by Matt Mullenweg & developed by his company, Automattic
  15. 15. Isn’t Wordpressjust for blogging?
  16. 16. Isn’t Wordpressjust for blogging? No!
  17. 17. Isn’t Wordpress just for blogging? No!• Wordpress is a highly functional Content Management system (CMS) utilized by many full service websites.
  18. 18. Content ManagementSystem (CMS) [modified definition from Wikipedia]
  19. 19. Content ManagementSystem (CMS)• a computer system that allows publishing, editing, and modifying content as well as site maintenance from a central (web) page. [modified definition from Wikipedia]
  20. 20. Content ManagementSystem (CMS)• a computer system that allows publishing, editing, and modifying content as well as site maintenance from a central (web) page.• includes procedures to manage workflow in a collaborative environment (multiple users). [modified definition from Wikipedia]
  21. 21. Popular & Growing
  22. 22. Popular & Growing• 14.7% of all websites use Wordpress
  23. 23. Popular & Growing• 14.7% of all websites use Wordpress• 22 of every 100 new domains are using Wordpress
  24. 24. Popular & Growing• 14.7% of all websites use Wordpress• 22 of every 100 new domains are using Wordpress• Some of the worlds largest, most complex sites use Wordpress
  25. 25. Why is Wordpress so popular?
  26. 26. Why is Wordpress so popular?1. It’s easy to use
  27. 27. Why is Wordpress so popular?1. It’s easy to use2. It’s easy to extend
  28. 28. Why is Wordpress so popular?
  29. 29. Why is Wordpress so popular?3. You can perform multi-user web workflow within it
  30. 30. Why is Wordpress so popular?3. You can perform multi-user web workflow within it4. The Wordpress Community
  31. 31. Why is Wordpress so popular?3. You can perform multi-user web workflow within it4. The Wordpress Community5. It’s free
  32. 32. 12 Years ago >$100,000
  33. 33. Two typesof Wordpress sites:
  34. 34. Two typesof Wordpress sites: • wordpress.org & wordpress.com
  35. 35. Two typesof Wordpress sites: • wordpress.org & wordpress.com • self-hosted VS ‘cloud’ hosted
  36. 36. Two typesof Wordpress sites: • wordpress.org & wordpress.com • self-hosted VS ‘cloud’ hosted • Think Outlook VS GMail
  37. 37. .com .org
  38. 38. .com .org• owned by Automattic, in the cloud
  39. 39. .com .org• owned by Automattic, in the cloud• pre-configured themes (designs) to choose from
  40. 40. .com .org• owned by Automattic, in the cloud• pre-configured themes (designs) to choose from• its functionality is predefined (no add-ons).
  41. 41. .com .org• owned by Automattic, in the cloud• pre-configured themes (designs) to choose from• its functionality is predefined (no add-ons).• very quick to set-up
  42. 42. .com .org• owned by Automattic, in • owned by you (own server or host) the cloud• pre-configured themes (designs) to choose from• its functionality is predefined (no add-ons).• very quick to set-up
  43. 43. .com .org• owned by Automattic, in • owned by you (own server or host) the cloud• pre-configured themes • set up site exactly as you want (designs) to choose from• its functionality is predefined (no add-ons).• very quick to set-up
  44. 44. .com .org• owned by Automattic, in • owned by you (own server or host) the cloud• pre-configured themes • set up site exactly as you want (designs) to choose from• its functionality is • installed & maintained by you predefined (no add-ons).• very quick to set-up
  45. 45. .com .org• owned by Automattic, in • owned by you (own server or host) the cloud• pre-configured themes • set up site exactly as you want (designs) to choose from• its functionality is • installed & maintained by you predefined (no add-ons). • no restrictions. add ‘plugins’, themes. complete control.• very quick to set-up
  46. 46. .com .org• owned by Automattic, in • owned by you (own server or host) the cloud• pre-configured themes • set up site exactly as you want (designs) to choose from• its functionality is • installed & maintained by you predefined (no add-ons). • no restrictions. add ‘plugins’, themes. complete control.• very quick to set-up • but if something goes wrong you have to figure it out.
  47. 47. Ok, time to dive into someWordpress functions!
  48. 48. The Wordpress Dashboard:...we’re close to getting our hands dirty with Wordpress.Here’s your first look behind the scenes!
  49. 49. http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
  50. 50. 4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to
  51. 51. 4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to1. Create (dated and categorized) updates- things we normally associate with a blogentry. These are called:
  52. 52. 4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to1. Create (dated and categorized) updates- things we normally associate with a blogentry. These are called: POSTS
  53. 53. 4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to1. Create (dated and categorized) updates- things we normally associate with a blogentry. These are called: POSTS2. Create webpages such as an about page -what we traditionally associate withwebsites. These are called:
  54. 54. 4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to1. Create (dated and categorized) updates- things we normally associate with a blogentry. These are called: POSTS2. Create webpages such as an about page -what we traditionally associate withwebsites. These are called: PAGES
  55. 55. 4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to
  56. 56. 4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to3. Change the appearance of the site(changing the colours, the fonts, and muchmore) while preserving the content. Theseare called:
  57. 57. 4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to3. Change the appearance of the site(changing the colours, the fonts, and muchmore) while preserving the content. Theseare called: THEMES
  58. 58. 4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to3. Change the appearance of the site(changing the colours, the fonts, and muchmore) while preserving the content. Theseare called: THEMES4. Allows anyone with a username andpassword to login and contribute and makechanges to the site. These are called:
  59. 59. 4 (of the many) thingsWordpress allows you to3. Change the appearance of the site(changing the colours, the fonts, and muchmore) while preserving the content. Theseare called: THEMES4. Allows anyone with a username andpassword to login and contribute and makechanges to the site. These are called: USERS
  60. 60. Posts VS.Posts & Pages are the two mainplaces where you put content to beviewed on your site. But when do you use one VS the other?
  61. 61. Posts Page
  62. 62. Posts Page• time based materials
  63. 63. Posts Page• time based materials• what they have: date published, author, category, optional tags
  64. 64. Posts Page• time based materials• what they have: date published, author, category, optional tags• usually in reverse chronological order
  65. 65. Posts Page• time based materials• what they have: date published, author, category, optional tags• usually in reverse chronological order• usually have images and not a full page
  66. 66. Posts Page• time based materials • stuff that doesn’t really change. permanent fixtures.• what they have: date published, author, category, optional tags• usually in reverse chronological order• usually have images and not a full page
  67. 67. Posts Page• time based materials • stuff that doesn’t really change. permanent fixtures.• what they have: date published, author, • what they have: navigation, category, optional tags custom page ‘looks’• usually in reverse chronological order• usually have images and not a full page
  68. 68. Let’s start building a website with some posts & pages!www.calm.reworkit.net
  69. 69. Users
  70. 70. Users• Accessing your profile: USERS > YOUR PROFILE
  71. 71. Users• Accessing your profile: USERS > YOUR PROFILE• Different types of users:
  72. 72. Users• Accessing your profile: USERS > YOUR PROFILE• Different types of users: 1. Administrator - Somebody who has access to all the administration features
  73. 73. Users• Accessing your profile: USERS > YOUR PROFILE• Different types of users: 1. Administrator - Somebody who has access to all the administration features 2. Editor - Somebody who can publish and manage posts/pages as well as manage other users posts, etc.
  74. 74. Users• Accessing your profile: USERS > YOUR PROFILE• Different types of users: 1. Administrator - Somebody who has access to all the administration features 2. Editor - Somebody who can publish and manage posts/pages as well as manage other users posts, etc.
  75. 75. Users• Accessing your profile: USERS > YOUR PROFILE• Different types of users: 1. Administrator - Somebody who has access to all the administration features 2. Editor - Somebody who can publish and manage posts/pages as well as manage other users posts, etc.
  76. 76. Users
  77. 77. Users3. Author - Somebody who can publishand manage their own posts
  78. 78. Users3. Author - Somebody who can publishand manage their own posts4. Contributor - Somebody who canwrite and manage their posts but notpublish them
  79. 79. Users3. Author - Somebody who can publishand manage their own posts4. Contributor - Somebody who canwrite and manage their posts but notpublish them5. Subscriber - Somebody who can onlymanage their profile
  80. 80. Themes
  81. 81. Themes• Themes are look of your site plus some added functionality - its the Wordpress way of separating style and content
  82. 82. Themes• Themes are look of your site plus some added functionality - its the Wordpress way of separating style and content• Where are they? Wordpress theme directory or use a theme from the web (careful!).
  83. 83. Themes• Themes are look of your site plus some added functionality - its the Wordpress way of separating style and content• Where are they? Wordpress theme directory or use a theme from the web (careful!).• add themes in Appearance > Themes Activate or switch them here as well.
  84. 84. Let’s add some themes to ourdevelopment site
  85. 85. Themes:Changing Styles • You make theme changes in the appearance tab. Or customize styles through cascading style sheets. • Can also do custom themes
  86. 86. Widgets: • Small applications that show info in the sidebar and footer. eg - Twitter feed, links to recent posts. • Found in Appearance > Widgets
  87. 87. You have nowlearned enoughWordpress to beginto build a site.
  88. 88. Questions?

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