WordPress 101 for high school students

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WordPress 101 for high school students

  1. 1. WordPress101<br />PERRI COLLINS<br />http://perricollins.com/aipa<br />
  2. 2. What is WordPress?<br />It’s a content management system<br />It makes websites easy<br />
  3. 3. .com vs. .org<br />WordPress comes in two flavors:<br />WordPress.com<br />WordPress.org<br />
  4. 4. WordPress.com<br />Pros:<br />They host it<br />No installation required<br />Free<br />Cons:<br />Very little customization allowed<br />No ads allowed<br />Your URL is http://username.wordpress.com<br />
  5. 5. WordPress.org<br />Pros:<br />Free<br />You have complete control over the theme and plugins<br />You can sell ads<br />Cons:<br />You need to have a host<br />You need to be a little more technical savvy<br />You are the one in charge of upgrades, security and backup<br />
  6. 6. Themes<br />
  7. 7. Where to find themes<br />WordPress.org<br />ThemeForest.net<br />WooThemes.com<br />ElegantThemes.com<br />OrganicThemes.com<br />
  8. 8. Plugins<br />Help manage WordPress<br />Security<br />Backup<br />Spam<br />Add functionality<br />Social share buttons<br />Analytics<br />Collect money<br />
  9. 9. Plugins<br />Make your site hip<br />Sliders and photo galleries<br />Import information from social networks<br />Set up a store/sell stuff<br />Make your site mobile-friendly<br />Other neat things<br />Add star ratings and reviews<br />Setup registration forms<br />Add a calendar<br />
  10. 10. WARNING<br />Only download plugins from WordPress.org<br />
  11. 11. What WordPress looks like<br />
  12. 12. WordPress Dashboard<br />
  13. 13. WordPress Posts<br />Updating information<br />News<br />Events<br />Blog posts<br />Saves your updates in chronological order in an “archive”<br />
  14. 14. Categories & Tags<br />Information hierarchy<br />Helps organize your posts<br />Categories<br />Like a table of contents<br />Broad terms: sports, music, books, football games<br />Tags<br />Like keywords<br />Specific words: homeroom, Halloween, mystery meats, hip-hop, senior prom<br />
  15. 15. WordPress Posts<br />
  16. 16. WordPress Pages<br />Static info that doesn’t change often<br />Contact information<br />About us<br />School information<br />List of faculty & staff<br />
  17. 17. Media Library<br />It’s where all the extra stuff you uploaded (photos, videos and documents) is stored<br />
  18. 18. Media Library<br />
  19. 19. Comments<br />You choose when you allow comments<br />You can screen comments<br />Comment plugins<br />Akismet<br />Facebook<br />Disqus<br />
  20. 20. Appearance<br />Switch your theme<br />Switch around your menus<br />Change your header/logo<br />Change your background picture/color<br />Add CSS<br />
  21. 21. WordPress Users<br />Keep track of who is working on what<br />Everyone is assigned roles<br />
  22. 22. WordPress Users<br />
  23. 23. Settings<br />Edit the name of your blog<br />Change the admin email address<br />Turn on/off comments<br />Make your blog private<br />Change your time zone<br />Set up your site to receive email posts<br />
  24. 24. Examples<br />
  25. 25. Examples<br />
  26. 26. Examples<br />
  27. 27. Examples<br />
  28. 28. Examples<br />
  29. 29. Questions?<br /> Now is the time to ask.<br />

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