Inside scoop!• All about blogging (Anatomy, Engines, Why WP?)• Setting up Wordpress (Installation & Conﬁgs.)• Explore the dashboard• Working with Wordpress (Posts, Gravatar, Pages, Categories, Links, Media)• Widgets (Twitter, RSS, Meta, Subscribers), Plugins (Sharing, Publicizing)• Themes• Become a famous blogger• Community blogging (User accounts and roles)
Who am i ?• Tech Blogger http://mahtonu.wordpress.com• Hacker, Community activist, FOSS advocate• Worked with pioneer Bengali blogging culture at somewhereinblog• @mahtonu• Authored the title “PHP Application Development with NetBeans: Beginners Guide” http://link.packtpub.com/6HaElo
Blog! thinking with• Blog = Web + Log• Open diary• A social media
Blog can be a media of expressing your thoughts to Netizens
Blogosphere• 156!million public blogs (Feb, 2011)• more than 172 million (Sep, 2011)• 3 million new blogs, every month• more than 1 million new posts, each day Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blogosphere#Proliferation
Genre Political Gossip News Food Fashion Tech Health Scientiﬁc Business Education Music Entertainment Travel Photography Culture Book Movie Lifestyle Art Sports Product Human Rights Marketing Social Work Election2012!
Wordpress.com• Over 349 million people view more than 2.5 billion pages each!month.• Wordpress.com users produce about 500,000 new posts and 400,000 new comments on an average!day.
Among leading platforms!http://www.google.com/trends/?q=blogger,+drupal,+sharepoint,+wordpress&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all
Kickass features! Take control, Doesn’t Cost a Dime, Get Social, Track Your Popularity, Express Yourself in Style, Go Mobile, Multilingual,Your Content is Your Own, Safe and Secure, Say Goodbye to Spam, Blog with Your Friends and Coworkers, Add Images, Audio, and Video, Follow Your Favorites, Awesome Support!
I tell you better set your Focus1. What’s your goal? • To document your travels? To share your passion? To inform? To entertain?2. What topics are you most interested in? • Travel? Technology? Pop culture? Politics? Renewable energy!3. What’s your perspective? • Are you a movie critic? A clothing designer? A pastry chef?4. Who’s your target audience? • Film buffs? Fashionistas? Foodies?
Wanna host your own?• Find a web host http://wordpress.org/hosting/• Download & install from wordpress.org http://wordpress.org/download/• Read the documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
Get yourself published Posts vs Pages Posts = Blog posts, listed in reverse chronological order, use tags, categories Pages = Like About Me or Contact pages, may contain blog posts No limit on the number of posts or pages you can have.