What is WordPress?
• Database: Content vs. style.
• (CMS) Content management system.
• Single back-end interface.
• Store ...
Logging In
The WordPress Dashboard
Permalink Settings
How to Add and Edit Pages
What is a page?
• Pages are used to present static information
about yourself or your site. For ...
Adding a New Page
Adding a New Page
Adding a New Page
Preview and Publish!
Adding a Page to the Menu
Adding a Page to the Menu
Adding a Page to the Menu
Adding a Page to the Menu
Editing a Page
Editing a Page
Editing a Page
How to Add and Edit Posts

What is a post?
• A post is an article which populates
your blog (or other areas of your site)
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Adding a New Post
Adding a New Post
Adding a New Post
Categories and Tags
What’s the difference?
• Categories are broad terms used to describe your blog
post. For instance, if ...
Categories and Tags
How are they used?
• Readers can click on a post category or tag and view all of the
posts within a ca...
Adding a New Post
Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks
• Comments allow readers to respond to posts. There are several
ways to monitor comment...
Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks
• Pingbacks are notifications. If pingbacks are enabled,
you will receive a notificatio...
Featured Image
Featured Image
Featured Image
Featured Image
Featured Image
Featured Image
Preview and Publish!
Editing a Post
Editing a Post
Editing a Post
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Installing Plugins
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Installing Plugins
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What is a widget?
• WordPress widgets add content and features to
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How to use widgets
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How to Use Wordpress (for Writers and Bloggers)
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WordPress powers more than 60 million websites, so chances are, you’ll be asked to add content to a WordPress site if you haven’t already. This presentation will explain the following:

• What to expect when you log into a WordPress site and how to navigate the admin panel

• How to create posts and pages

• Which plugins can make your life easier

• How to use widgets to customize sidebars and footers for your clients

• Where to go for help and resources

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How to Use Wordpress (for Writers and Bloggers)

  1. 1. What is WordPress? • Database: Content vs. style. • (CMS) Content management system. • Single back-end interface. • Store and effectively organize data (images/video/audio/written content). • Track revisions. • Free and open source (Source code is available to general public for use and modification). • Blogging platform. Can also be a full website with or without blog.
  2. 2. Logging In
  3. 3. The WordPress Dashboard
  4. 4. Permalink Settings
  5. 5. How to Add and Edit Pages What is a page? • Pages are used to present static information about yourself or your site. For instance, the information you would place on an “About” page. Pages are typically timeless in nature and live outside your blog.
  6. 6. Adding a New Page
  7. 7. Adding a New Page
  8. 8. Adding a New Page
  9. 9. Preview and Publish!
  10. 10. Adding a Page to the Menu
  11. 11. Adding a Page to the Menu
  12. 12. Adding a Page to the Menu
  13. 13. Adding a Page to the Menu
  14. 14. Editing a Page
  15. 15. Editing a Page
  16. 16. Editing a Page
  17. 17. How to Add and Edit Posts What is a post? • A post is an article which populates your blog (or other areas of your site) which need frequent updating.
  18. 18. Adding a New Post
  19. 19. Adding a New Post
  20. 20. Adding a New Post
  21. 21. Categories and Tags What’s the difference? • Categories are broad terms used to describe your blog post. For instance, if you post a leg workout on your fitness blog, the categories might be “Workout” and “Legs.” • Tags are more specific keywords. Using the example above, you might include the tags “quads, calves, strength training.”
  22. 22. Categories and Tags How are they used? • Readers can click on a post category or tag and view all of the posts within a category or with the same tag. • Categories and tags are unlimited, however, a combination totaling 5-15 is recommended. • Categories and tags help sort and rank related posts. • Think in terms of your readership; what are they searching for when they look for an article on the site? What will be useful to them?
  23. 23. Adding a New Post
  24. 24. Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks • Comments allow readers to respond to posts. There are several ways to monitor comments under Settings -> Discussion.
  25. 25. Comments, Pingbacks and Trackbacks • Pingbacks are notifications. If pingbacks are enabled, you will receive a notification if someone links to your blog. If you link to another blog in your article, the author of the blog may receive a pingback (if the other blog has pingbacks enabled.) • Trackbacks help to track the post discussion. Think of them as “remote comments.” Enabling them allows other bloggers to join the discussion on his or her own site while still referencing your original post.
  26. 26. Featured Image
  27. 27. Featured Image
  28. 28. Featured Image
  29. 29. Featured Image
  30. 30. Featured Image
  31. 31. Featured Image
  32. 32. Preview and Publish!
  33. 33. Editing a Post
  34. 34. Editing a Post
  35. 35. Editing a Post
  36. 36. Helpful Plugins What is a plugin? A plugin expands the core functionality of WordPress. • • • • • • • • • BackUpWordPress (by Human Made Limited) • Install plugins one at a time and make sure they work with your theme. Not all plugins are compatible with all themes or each other. Make sure someone can help you restore from the backup if needed. Akismet (by Automatic) Wordpress SEO (by Yoast) Google Analytics Shortcodes Ultimate (by Vladimir Anokhin) Related Posts (by Zemanta) Enable Media Replace (by Mans Jonasson) Shareaholic/Sexy Bookmarks/Twitter and Facebook Like Wptouch (by BraveNewCode Inc.)
  37. 37. Installing Plugins
  38. 38. Installing Plugins
  39. 39. Installing Plugins
  40. 40. Installing Plugins
  41. 41. Widgets What is a widget? • WordPress widgets add content and features to your sidebars and footers. How to use widgets • Some widgets come pre-installed. Additional widgets can be added by installing plugins. • Widgets can be added, removed and rearranged in Appearance->Widgets.
  42. 42. Widgets
  43. 43. Widgets
  44. 44. Widgets Useful widgets • • • • Twitter feed Calendar Blog archives Blog categories • • • • • Mailing list signup Social media icons Tag cloud Flickr slideshow Shopping cart
  45. 45. Widgets
  46. 46. Widgets
  47. 47. Widgets
  48. 48. Theme Options
  49. 49. Resources • • • • • Be curious! Google Wordpress Codex (codex.wordpress.org) Lynda.com Your theme's help documentation or support forums.

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