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WP 101 - WordPress Basics

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Learn about the WordPress Dashboard and other basics in WordPress.

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WP 101 - WordPress Basics

  1. 1. WP 101: WordPress Basics Joe Querin – www.joequerin.com WordCamp Kent – Online– May 31, 2020 @joequerin joecue joecue
  2. 2. { About: Joe } • Graphic Design major • Self taught Web Developer for 22+ years • Currently work full-time at Lorain County Community College for 20+ years. • WordPress experience last 10 years • Moved our college website to WordPress, and continuing to work on an additional sites. www.joequerin.com
  3. 3. { Overview } • WordPress – What, Where, Why, How, When? • WordPress.com vs WordPress.org • WordPress Dashboard – Demo! • WordPress Support/Documentation • Questions
  4. 4. { WordPress } • What is WordPress? • Started as a blog platform. • Continued a blogging platform, soon stood out as personal publishing platform.
  5. 5. { .com vs .org } • .com • Hosted by Automattic • Free allows a limited number of themes and plugins to choose from. • Free includes .wordpress.com domain in URL. • Paid, various levels • Custom domain • Custom Theme available
  6. 6. { .com vs .org } • .org • You choose your host • Use installer from hosting company or upload your own download. • If your host allows, you can use the command line interface (WP-CLI) as well. • Use themes and plugins from the repository • Custom ones you build or have built • Premium themes/plugins purchased
  7. 7. { Ways to use WordPress } • Blog • Website • Social Community • Web Application Framework • Power a Mobile App
  8. 8. { WordPress } • Where can I find WordPress in use? • Educational Web Sites • Music Artists/Bands • Newspapers
  9. 9. { WordPress } • Microsoft a few years ago converted all of their blogs to WordPress from .net based blog softwares. • Techcrunch • Disney
  10. 10. { WordPress } • How can I make use of WordPress? • Blog, Website, Ecommerce, whatever type of site you may need. • WordPress.com hosted, install from a hosting company, self-hosted through AWS, Google Computing, or other server.
  11. 11. { WP Dashboard } Demo!
  12. 12. { WordPress Support } • wordpress.org/support • WordPress Codex – codex.wordpress.org • wordpress.tv • Developer Resources – developer.wordpress.org
  13. 13. { WordPress Support } • YourWebsiteEngineer.com – Dustin Hartzler • KitchenSinkWP.com – Adam Silver • WPBeginner.com • LinkedIn Learning – formerly lynda.com – Morten Rand-Hendriksen – Carrie Dils • SmashingMagazine.com
  14. 14. { Thanks! } Joe Querin www.joequerin.com @joequerin joecue joecue

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