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Blogging, the wordpress way


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Learn blogging using the famous blogging platform Wordpress. Target audience of this presentation is primitive level users.

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Blogging, the wordpress way

  1. 1. Blogging, The Wordpress way M A Hossain Tonu
  2. 2. 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)
  3. 3. Who am i ?• Tech Blogger• Hacker, Community activist, FOSS advocate• Worked with pioneer Bengali blogging culture at somewhereinblog• @mahtonu• Authored the title “PHP Application Development with NetBeans: Beginners Guide”
  4. 4. Blog! thinking with• Blog = Web + Log• Open diary• A social media
  5. 5. Blog can be a media of expressing your thoughts to Netizens
  6. 6. 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:
  7. 7. 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!
  8. 8. Anatomy of a Blog
  9. 9. Engines! Meet the Giants
  10. 10. Wordpress!• Open source Blog engine•• Self hosted Wordpress from
  11. 11. Why?• Cause its freaking awesome!
  12. 12. Right now!
  13. 13.• Over 349 million people view more than 2.5 billion pages each!month.• users produce about 500,000 new posts and 400,000 new comments on an average!day.
  14. 14. Among leading platforms!,+drupal,+sharepoint,+wordpress&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all
  15. 15. 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!
  16. 16. Got any big examples?
  17. 17. Repository• 1,600 Themes, 55,167,509 Downloads• 21,312 Plugins, 348,124,025 Downloads & COUNTING
  18. 18. Beyond!• WordPress powers 22% of new web sites.• Used as a CMS in 92% on those sites.
  19. 19. Alright!I am impressed, now show me how.
  20. 20. 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?
  21. 21. Wanna host your own?• Find a web host• Download & install from• Read the documentation
  22. 22. How do I look like?
  23. 23. Don’t like Coding stuffs? Q: I want it live fastest way, show me the way A: Give a try with
  24. 24. Get signed up with• It takes some seconds
  25. 25. Working with Wordpress It happens at Dashboard • Themes • Posts { Categories, Tags } • Media • Pages • Gravatar • Links
  26. 26. The Dashboard
  27. 27. The Dashboard• behind-the-scene control panel
  28. 28. Changing Themes
  29. 29. Themes & Plugins Depot Download and Install
  30. 30. Spice up your sidebar with widgets
  31. 31. Spice up your sidebar with widgets
  32. 32. Dashboard | Appearance | Widgets
  33. 33. Dashboard | Appearance | Widgets • Drag-n-Drop does it all
  34. 34. GravatarDashboard | Users | My Profile
  35. 35. Gravatar
  36. 36. 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.
  37. 37. Publish your first post
  38. 38. Adding images Find copyright-cleared images quickly with Zemanta
  39. 39. Adding imagesAdd your own images to posts or pages
  40. 40. Embed videos in seconds
  41. 41. I want to be afamous blogger!
  42. 42. Get famous! Publicize
  43. 43. Get famous! Share links
  44. 44. Get famous! SubscribersFollow Blog Widget Invite friends RSS Widget
  45. 45. Get famous! StatsMonitor your growth
  46. 46. Relax! It takes time
  47. 47. Migrated?
  48. 48. Community Blogging Add more users as: (Users | Invite new) • Administrator • Editor • Author • Contributor • Follower
  49. 49. Take away• Get Started• Customize My Site• Create Content• Add a Domain• Go Mobile• Manage Your Profile• Add Media• Get Social
  50. 50. Questions?
  51. 51. Resources• Installation:• Learning:• Themes, Plugins, Widgets:• Tips & Tools:• Professional WP development: professional-wordpress-development/• Getting more views & traffic: getting-more-views-and-traffic/
  52. 52. Shameless Promotion