Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Intro to WordPressFast, Easy, Complicated, and Powerful Web   ITP, Spring 2011, section 1, session 2         Dan Phiffer d...
Coding from scratch
Coding from scratch• You get more control• You have to do more work• More likely that you can fix your own  site when it b...
This can be easier!
Let’s use WordPress!
What is WordPress?• Software for publishing websites• Free Software (and also Open Source)• Huge community of developers a...
What do we need to installa new WordPress site?• Access to a server with PHP + MySQL• A WordPress zip file• A theme
Three theme options• Use a pre-packaged theme• Write a custom theme from scratch• Make a child theme based on another  one
Let’s start• Download the files• Unzip the files• Upload the files to your server• Rename the “wordpress” folder
Software we need• Mac file transfer apps: Transmit or  Cyberduck• For Windows: FileZilla• Login to itp.nyu.edu using SFTP ...
Let’s customize this thing
The bare minimum filesyou need for a theme• index.php• style.css
The bare minimum youneed for a child theme• index.php• style.css
style.css/*Theme Name: My child themeTheme URI: http://example.org/Description: A child themeVersion: 1.0Author: Dan Phiff...
Nothing happened!
Update style.css/*Theme Name: My child themeTheme URI: http://example.org/Description: A child themeVersion: 1.0Author: Da...
Hey, it’s customized!
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Intro to word press
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Intro to word press

713 views

Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Intro to word press

  1. 1. Intro to WordPressFast, Easy, Complicated, and Powerful Web ITP, Spring 2011, section 1, session 2 Dan Phiffer dan@phiffer.org
  2. 2. Coding from scratch
  3. 3. Coding from scratch• You get more control• You have to do more work• More likely that you can fix your own site when it breaks
  4. 4. This can be easier!
  5. 5. Let’s use WordPress!
  6. 6. What is WordPress?• Software for publishing websites• Free Software (and also Open Source)• Huge community of developers and users
  7. 7. What do we need to installa new WordPress site?• Access to a server with PHP + MySQL• A WordPress zip file• A theme
  8. 8. Three theme options• Use a pre-packaged theme• Write a custom theme from scratch• Make a child theme based on another one
  9. 9. Let’s start• Download the files• Unzip the files• Upload the files to your server• Rename the “wordpress” folder
  10. 10. Software we need• Mac file transfer apps: Transmit or Cyberduck• For Windows: FileZilla• Login to itp.nyu.edu using SFTP or SCP with your NetID
  11. 11. Let’s customize this thing
  12. 12. The bare minimum filesyou need for a theme• index.php• style.css
  13. 13. The bare minimum youneed for a child theme• index.php• style.css
  14. 14. style.css/*Theme Name: My child themeTheme URI: http://example.org/Description: A child themeVersion: 1.0Author: Dan PhifferTemplate: twentyten*/@import url("../twentyten/style.css");
  15. 15. Nothing happened!
  16. 16. Update style.css/*Theme Name: My child themeTheme URI: http://example.org/Description: A child themeVersion: 1.0Author: Dan PhifferTemplate: twentyten*/@import url("../twentyten/style.css");body { background: #333;}
  17. 17. Hey, it’s customized!

×