One (Half!) Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress

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High schools can utilize the power of blogging platform WordPress to create a quick and simple news portal. Originally presented on March 18, 2011 at the MACUL Conference in Detroit, Mich.

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One (Half!) Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress

  1. 1. 1One (Half!) Hour to aStudent Newspaper via March 18, 2011 By Cody Eding – www.codyeding.com
  2. 2. 2 About Me Senior, Grand Valley State University 2007 Hamilton High Graduate Journalism Major Award-winning Sports Writer Information Systems Minor One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  3. 3. 3 Plan of Action Introduction to WordPress Set up a WordPress.com Website Post Content to WordPress Beyond WordPress.com Additional Free Software Useful forStudent Newspapers One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  4. 4. 4WordPressFrom Wikipedia: “WordPress is an open source Content ManagementSystem (CMS), often used as a blog publishingapplication, powered by PHP and MySQL. It has manyfeatures including a plug-in architecture and atemplate system. Used by over 13% of the 1,000,000biggest websites, WordPress is the most popular CMSin use today.” One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  5. 5. 5Why WordPress? Free and Open-Source Flexible and Extendable Strong Community Support Little Learning Curve One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  6. 6. 6WordPress at Work One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  7. 7. 7WordPress at Work cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  8. 8. 8Getting Started http://codyeding.com/macul Site still in development One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  9. 9. 9Getting Started cont. www.wordpress.com (NOT .org) One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  10. 10. 10Getting Started cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  11. 11. 11Getting Started cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  12. 12. 12Welcome Home! One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  13. 13. 13Theme It! One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  14. 14. 14Theme It! cont. Search “Inuit Types” One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  15. 15. 15Theme It! cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  16. 16. 16Theme It! cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  17. 17. 17Theme It! cont. Inuit Types WordPress Documentation One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  18. 18. 18Posting a Story One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  19. 19. 19Posting a Story cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  20. 20. 20Posting a Story cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  21. 21. 21Posting a Story cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
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  28. 28. 28Posting a Story cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  29. 29. 29Adding Images One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  30. 30. 30Adding Images cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  31. 31. 31Adding Images cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
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  33. 33. 33Adding Images cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  34. 34. 34Adding Images cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  35. 35. 35Adding Images cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  36. 36. 36Adding Images cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  37. 37. 37Adding Images cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  38. 38. 38Congratulations! Rinse and repeat this process untilthe desired effect is achieved! One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  39. 39. 39Beyond WordPress.com WordPress.com offers limitedthemes, add-ons and storage Domain, User Registration Self-hosted WordPress installationallows for a lot more customization One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  40. 40. 40Beyond WP.com cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  41. 41. 41Beyond WP.com cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  42. 42. 42Beyond WP.com cont. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  43. 43. 43Additional Resources LibreOffice Productivity Suite(http://www.libreoffice.org/) Google Docs(http://docs.google.com/) One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  44. 44. 44Additional Resources cont. GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program(http://www.gimp.org/) Pixlr(http://pixlr.com/) One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  45. 45. 45Additional Resources cont. Scribus (http://www.scribus.net/) One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  46. 46. 46Credits Presentation created usingLibreOffice, Pixlr and GIMP runningon Ubuntu Linux Typeset in Droid Sans(http://www.google.com/webfonts/family?family=Droid+Sans) WordPress logos(http://wordpress.org/about/logos/) One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  47. 47. 47LicenseThis work is licensed under the CreativeCommons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Toview a copy of this license, visithttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ orsend a letter to Creative Commons, 171 SecondStreet, Suite 300, San Francisco, California,94105, USA. Please remix, adapt and use my work! All I ask is for credit. One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011
  48. 48. 48Enjoy! Questions? Follow me on Twitter (@edingc), or shoot me an e-mail! (cody@codyeding.com) One Hour to a Student Newspaper via WordPress - March 18, 2011

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