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  • WordPress is an open source CMS, often used as a blog publishing application powered by PHP and MySQL. It is popular among users for its ease of installation. Under most circumstances, installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to complete. WordPress is the most popular CMS in use today.
  • Introduction to cms and wordpress

    1. 1. Mumtaz Gohar MS Web EngineeringIntroduction to CMS using WordPressWordPress is the largest blogging tool in the world, usedon millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of peopleevery day
    2. 2. Learning Outcomes• What is CMS• Types of CMS• Popular CMS• Advantages of CMS,s• Market share of CMS,s• What is Open Source• WordPress( History, Tools, Ranking )• Installation, downloading, configuration• Interface (Front-end Back-end)• Application Development ExamplePresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    3. 3. What is CMS?• Web Content Management System• Create/manage HTML & images• Authoring tools• Templates for presentation“The software provides authoring (and other) tools designed to allow userswith little knowledge of programming languages or markup languages tocreate and manage content with relative ease.” (Wikipedia)“A content management system, typically referred to as a CMS, is a program thatallows publishing, editing, and modifying content on web site”Presented By Mumtaz Gohar
    4. 4. Cont…Presented By Mumtaz Gohar
    5. 5. Cont…Presented By Mumtaz Gohar
    6. 6. Types of CMSPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    7. 7. Popular CMSPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    8. 8. Popular CMS’sPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    9. 9. Other Popular CMS’sPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    10. 10. Advantages of CMS’sPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    11. 11. Market Share of Various CMS’sPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    12. 12. What is open-source software?• Developed out of the free software movement• A social and political movement with the goal of ensuringsoftware users’ basic freedoms• The freedom to use it, to study and change it, and to redistributeit free of charge.Presented By Mumtaz Gohar
    13. 13. What is open-source software?• Free to use• Free to redistribute• Access to and modification of source code• Distribution of License - rights attached to the program must apply to all towhom the program is redistributed (no overall ownership)• Often developed in a public, collaborative mannerPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    14. 14. Examples of open-source softwarePresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    15. 15. Advantages of open-source software• Affordability - free to use, free to update• Perpetuity of access through open standard – sustainable• Interoperability - compatibility with other systems• Localism - cheap access to technology helps build local economies with lessreliance on proprietary software• Can be more reliable - it potentially has thousands of independentprogrammers testing and fixing bugs in the softwarePresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    16. 16. Disadvantages of open-source software• Lack of sound business model - Difficult to design a commercial businessmodel around the open source model• Technical requirements may be satisfied but not the ones of themarket• Security - may allow hackers to know the weaknesses in the software• Difficult to collected data concerning productivity and qualityPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    17. 17. Introduction to WordPress• An open source blog tool and publishing platform• Used as a content management system• Uses a dashboard to administer the site• Users can re-arrange widgets without editing PHP or HTML code• Third-party plugins (like apps.) to extend functionality• Layout and style can be changed with the use of “Themes”• 1000s of themes are available free and paid for is WordPress?Presented By Mumtaz Gohar
    18. 18. Introduction to WordPress(Cont…)• It was first released on May 27, 2003, by Matt Mullenweg• As of September 2009, used by 62.8 million website in the USand 202 million websites worldwide• 7,576,230 sites using WordPress (17 May 2013)• Version 3.0 had been downloaded over 32.5 million times• Has a large online community through forums• WordPress is used by 14.9% of all websites and 54% of CMS By Mumtaz Gohar
    19. 19. Introduction to WordPress(Cont..)• It wasPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    20. 20. Example sitesTechCrunchCrikeyForbesNational Geographic (Netherlands)Toledo Museum of ArtUnited States MissionUniversity of MaineHarvard GazetteNokia Now Playing micro-siteSAP infoPepsi Refresh ProjectComacho CigarsMilitary Sealift CommandNikon Festivalh MAGI can haz cheez burgerMore on the WordPress Showcasewww.craigbailey.netwww.xensystems.netPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    21. 21. WordPress Features• Managing and Administering• Publicizing Your Work• Customizing the Design• Creating Content• Archives and Search• Discussion and Comments• Creating and Managing a BlogrollPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    22. 22. Different versions of WordPress• Hosted and managed service• No need to download software, pay for hosting or manage aweb server.• “Branded” URL like “”• Limited functionality• Limited customization of themes• Restricted use of CSS• Can’t use or upload pluginsWordPress.comPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    23. 23. Different versions of WordPressWordPress.comPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    24. 24. Different versions of WordPress• Self-hosted - need to purchase domain name and register with aweb host (charge)• Free to download to you computer• Full functionality• Access to thousands of third-party themes and plugins• Full customization of themes• Complete control to change the source code• Requires more technical knowledge to set up and run than .comWordPress.orgPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    25. 25. Different versions of WordPressWordPress.orgPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    26. 26. Different versions of WordPressWordPress.orgPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    27. 27. WordPress as a Content Management Systems (CMS)A CMS is a collection of procedures used to manage workflow ina collaborative environment.The procedures are designed to:• Allow for a large number of people to contribute to and sharestored data• Control access to data, based on user roles.User roles define what information each user can view or edit• Aid in easy storage and retrieval of data• Reduce repetitive duplicate input• Improve the ease of report writing• Improve communication between usersPresented By Mumtaz Gohar
    28. 28. Data can be defined as almost anything - documents, movies,pictures, phone numbers, scientific data, etcData stored on a database using (open source):Database Code ServerWordPress as a Content Management Systems (CMS)Presented By Mumtaz Gohar
    29. 29. Data requested and retrievedWordPress as a Content Management Systems (CMS)Presented By Mumtaz Gohar
    30. 30. Introduction to WordPressSome links:Smashing magazine: themes: plugins: WordPress plugins: By Mumtaz Gohar