Learn How To Build Your Own Web Site!Lease a web hosting site and a web address:   Free software that you’re going to need...
Q: What is a web site?  A: It’s just a place to store files – like your computer’s hard drive.                            ...
How Does A Website Work?                                      Why should you use Wordpress to                             ...
How To Install A Wordpress Web Site1. Create a MySQL database2. Download the Wordpress software to your   computer.3. Open...
ThemesThere are three types of themes:1. The ones that come with Wordpress2. Free themes3. Paid themesGet more info at: ht...
Customiziong Your Wordpress Site      © 2012 by Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
Plugins That You Need To Have      © 2012 by Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
Plugins That You Need To Have      © 2012 by Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
Plugins That You Need To Have      © 2012 by Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
Spam!        © 2012 by Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
Like what you heard?                         Contact Dr. Anderson                            to speak to your             ...
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How to Build Your Own Web Site

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Do you have a web site? No matter if it is for your personal use or for your company, having a presence on the web is a must-have here in the 21st Century. It used to be hard to create a web site – you needed to know how to program in HTML and complicated stuff like that.

Time has marched on and normal people can now create their own web sites. There are still a few steps in the process and Dr. Jim Anderson will lead you though the process. Using free software Dr. Anderson will show you how to create your own web site and how to easily manage it and keep it up-to-date with a minimum of effort.

For more information on Dr. Jim Anderson and his company, Blue Elephant Consulting, find out more on the web at http://www.BlueElephantConsulting.com

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How to Build Your Own Web Site

  1. 1. Learn How To Build Your Own Web Site!Lease a web hosting site and a web address: Free software that you’re going to need:1. www.1and1.com2. www.godaddy.com 1. Wordpress content management3. www.hostgator.com system • wordpress.orgNote: All you want is: Note: Don’t get this confused with the• Unlimited disk space web site hosting company• Unlimited bandwidth wordpress.com• Single domain name • You’ll want to download Wordpress v3.2.1 (a .zip file that isType of Top Level Domains: roughtly 3M in size)• .com• .org 2. Filezilla FTP file transfer software• .edu • http://filezilla-project.org/• .gov • You want to download the Filezilla• .net client v3.5.1 (file name• .info FileZilla_3.5.1_win32-setup.exe )• .name © 2012 by Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  2. 2. Q: What is a web site? A: It’s just a place to store files – like your computer’s hard drive. Things to do once youYour Your have leased your web site:Computer’s Web SiteHard drive 1. Create an email account. 2. Create an FTP account. 3. Create a database © 2012 by Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  3. 3. How Does A Website Work? Why should you use Wordpress to build your web site? 1. No programming required! 2. WordPress is Free and Open Source 3. Automattic Takes Care of WordPress 4. Plugins Give You More Functionality 5. Themes Let You Style Your Site 6. Google Loves WordPress 7. Your Site Can Grow With You You!© 2012 by Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  4. 4. How To Install A Wordpress Web Site1. Create a MySQL database2. Download the Wordpress software to your computer.3. Open the .zip file and extract all of the files to your computer.4. Determine that you have a new folder with the files.5. Upload the folder to the root of your webspace using Filezilla.6. Create a configuration file for your Wordpress site.7. Collect your database information to use in configuring Wordpress.8. Fill out the database information.9. Run the installation.10. Enter a Site Title, Username, Password and Your E- mail address.11. Write down your username and password for your own reference.12. Log in! © 2012 by Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  5. 5. ThemesThere are three types of themes:1. The ones that come with Wordpress2. Free themes3. Paid themesGet more info at: http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/ © 2012 by Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  6. 6. Customiziong Your Wordpress Site © 2012 by Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  7. 7. Plugins That You Need To Have © 2012 by Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  8. 8. Plugins That You Need To Have © 2012 by Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  9. 9. Plugins That You Need To Have © 2012 by Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  10. 10. Spam! © 2012 by Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com
  11. 11. Like what you heard? Contact Dr. Anderson to speak to your team about how to build your own web site! Business Communications Skills Coaching & Training: * Public Speaking * IT Management * Negotiating * Product Management * IT Leadership Web: www.BlueElephantConsulting.com Facebook: http://goo.gl/mXKB Twitter: drjimanderson Unforgettable Communication Skills That Will Set Your Ideas Free™© 2012 by Blue Elephant Consulting / www.BlueElephantConsulting.com

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