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A Beginners Guide to WordPress by Lee Ndegwa

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A technical session taking a beginner through the stages of getting started with WordPress. Installation, hosting and a brief intro on what is WordPress

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A Beginners Guide to WordPress by Lee Ndegwa

  1. 1. WORDPRESS BASICS
  2. 2. Objectives  Understanding WordPress  Understanding Web Hosting  Installing WordPress  Exploring WordPress Back-end
  3. 3. What is WordPress WordPress is a free, Open source ,Content Management System (CMS) that provides you the ability to publish, edit, modify, organize, delete
  4. 4. What is WordPress  Free  Open source  Content Management System (CMS)
  5. 5. WordPress as an open source software WordPress is an open source community project where tens of thousands of talented people have made contributions to make it into a great software that it is
  6. 6. WordPress as an open source software Open Source software comes with freedom for you to use, modify, build upon, and redistribute the software in any way you like. However, there might
  7. 7. WordPress as an open source software There is a core team of developers that lead the project development, but anyone can contribute patches, report bugs, suggest features etc.
  8. 8. WordPress as an open source software “As the web becomes more and more of a part of our every day lives, it would be a horrible tragedy if it was locked up inside of companies and proprietary
  9. 9. WordPress as Content management system A content management system, often abbreviated as CMS, is software that helps users create, manage, and modify content on a website
  10. 10. Two official WordPress Versions WordPress/org WordPress/com
  11. 11. Two official WordPress Versions The main difference between the two is that for the .com, you’ll start at a place where you have a site with some degree of functionality available,
  12. 12. Who uses WordPress and what they use it for.  Blogging - https://www.safaricom.co.ke/blog/  News - http://www.nationmedia.com/  General websites - https://kcbgroup.com/  School websites - http://www.jkuat.ac.ke/  E-commerce - http://www.zuku.co.ke/business- packages-2/  Advertising website - https://www.magnate- ventures.com/  Hospital website - http://thenairobihosp.org/  Sacco websites - https://safaricomsacco.com/
  13. 13.  Requirements “What you think you want is often DIFFERENT than what you actually need.”
  14. 14.  Requirements WordPress Hosting Domain Name
  15. 15. Domain Name? A domain name is your website’s address on the internet such as worpress.org, etc.
  16. 16. Hosting? Web hosting is where your website files are stored on the internet
  17. 17. Minimum Hosting Requirements PHP version 7.2 or greater. MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.0 or greater. HTTPS support
  18. 18. Recommended WordPress hosting https://wordpress.org/hostin g/
  19. 19. Preparation for installation 1. go to www.wordPress.org and download the latest wordpress, Choose the zipped version
  20. 20. Preparation for installation
  21. 21. Preparation for installation 2. Login to the cpanel, Navigate to the file manager, expand the public_html folder and upload the file you downloaded there. And
  22. 22. Preparation for installation
  23. 23. Preparation for installation
  24. 24. Preparation for installation
  25. 25. Preparation for installation 3. Create the database: on the cpanel, go to mysql database wizard and create a database and a user, remember to assign privileges to the user you
  26. 26. Preparation for installation
  27. 27. Preparation for installation
  28. 28. Installing WordPress
  29. 29. Installing WordPress
  30. 30. Installing WordPress
  31. 31. Installing WordPress
  32. 32. Installing WordPress
  33. 33. Exploring WordPress Back-end
  34. 34. Exploring WordPress Back-end
  35. 35. Conclusion We're not done yet, but two things WordPress has been able to exemplify is that open source can create great user experiences and that it's possible to have a

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