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First fare 2011 website 101 for frc teams

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  2. 2. Website 101 for FRC Teams2 Who am I? —  Mentor teams 1510, 2898 —  Seven year veteran of FIRST —  Robot Inspector —  Board member for Oregon FIRST Robotics —  20+ year IT guy —  Webmaster for several websites, including — —
  3. 3. Website 101 for FRC Teams3 What We will Cover "  Options to create a Website "  Getting Started "  Resources
  4. 4. Website 101 for FRC Teams4 Our Options HTML, PHP CMS & CSS Content Management Systems
  5. 5. Website 101 for FRC Teams5 Our Options HTML, PHP & CSS CMS Content Management Systems Extremely customizable Easier to install & use No built-in rights mgmt Multiple users with variable rights Customizable Must code for different browsers WYSWYG Content tied to code No need to know HTML/CSS Must code database/file support Content separate from code Need to roll your own PHP code Built in database support
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  7. 7. Website 101 for FRC Teams7 What you need to start "   Domain Name Registration o accredited-list.html "   Hosting account. You generally have three options: o  Managed Hosting o  Un-managed hosting o  Self Hosted
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  9. 9. Website 101 for FRC Teams9 "   Hosted "  You use the system "  Your URL is "  Enhanced services allow you to use your domain name "  Can only use approved themes and plug-ins
  10. 10. Website 101 for FRC Teams10 "   Self-Hosted "   Open Source, free to download "   5-Minute Install " "   Requirements: "   Web Host – "   Web Database provided by your host "   FTP access "   HTML or Text Editor "   Some general knowledge of computer file structures
  11. 11. Website 101 for FRC Teams11 Installing WordPress "   After you have a domain name "   After you have a host "   Now you can install WordPress
  12. 12. Website 101 for FRC Teams12 Tools "   FTP Client (e.g. Filezilla, Transmit) "   Text Editor (e.g Coda)
  13. 13. Website 101 for FRC Teams13 WordPress Installation "   Download WordPress "   Copy files via FTP "   Create database "   Create user "   Connect database to user "   Run setup "   Apply Theme
  14. 14. Website 101 for FRC Teams14 Step-by-Step Instructions
  15. 15. Website 101 for FRC Teams15 Step 1 - Domain Name "   Set up a domain name on your web host account.
  16. 16. Website 101 for FRC Teams16 Step 2 - Database "   One click Database setup – MySql Administration
  17. 17. Website 101 for FRC Teams17 Step 2 - MySql  DB   "   Create your database. "   Description (Name your Database) "   Choose MySql Version (choose latest – 5.0) "   Enter a Password, re-enter (write it down!) "   Set-up
  18. 18. Website 101 for FRC Teams18 Step 2 - MySQL DB info "   Save  your  DB  info,  you’ll  need  it  later  
  19. 19. Website 101 for FRC Teams19 Step 3 – Get WordPress "   Download the software: "   Unzip the software
  20. 20. Website 101 for FRC Teams20 Step 3 - Download WordPress "   "   .zip (PC) " tar.gz (Mac)
  21. 21. Website 101 for FRC Teams21 Step 3 - Extract Files "   Double click on file to extract
  22. 22. Website 101 for FRC Teams22 Step 3 - WordPress Files"   Review contents of WordPress folder"   Look for wp-config- sample.php
  23. 23. Website 101 for FRC Teams23 Step 3 - wp-config.php "   Open wp-config- sample.php "   Add DB information "   Save to /WordPress directory as wp- config.php (removed the word “sample”)
  24. 24. Website 101 for FRC Teams24 Step 3 - wp-config.php"   Security feature"   Authentication Key " https:// secret-key/1.1/ "   Visit link, copy paste results
  25. 25. Website 101 for FRC Teams25 Step 4 - Upload to your Host "   Log-in to host account via FTP "   Upload “WordPress” folder to main directory. "   You can rename “blog” or “site” now. Not later.
  26. 26. Website 101 for FRC Teams26 Step 5 – The Five Minute Install "   Open a broswer (FireFox, Chrome, IE, Safari, etc.) "   Open browser to: install.php) Or… Or…
  27. 27. Website 101 for FRC Teams27 Step 5 "   Enter your Blog Title "   Username "   Password " eMail "   Click Install WordPress
  28. 28. Website 101 for FRC Teams28 Step 5 "   Enter your credentials & Log in!!!
  29. 29. Website 101 for FRC Teams29 Step 6 - Login "   Installation done, almost there…
  30. 30. Website 101 for FRC Teams30 Step 6 – The Dashboard
  31. 31. Website 101 for FRC Teams31 Diving into WordPress
  32. 32. Website 101 for FRC Teams32 Some WordPress Basics "   Content "   Structure "   Database
  33. 33. Website 101 for FRC Teams33 Structure Presentation Markup Language ➜ Dynamic Functions Scripting Language ➜ Data Database ➜
  34. 34. Website 101 for FRC Teams34 WordPress Layout
  35. 35. Website 101 for FRC Teams35 Personalize WordPress "   Three simple ways to customize and personalize your website: "   Themes "   Widgets "   Plugins
  36. 36. Website 101 for FRC Teams36 "   Themes "   Controls the overall color palette, images, size, placement of content "   Site has one theme "   Widgets "   Allows specialized content and features, placed in special “containers” based on the theme "   Plugins "   Changes the functions and workings of WordPress
  37. 37. Website 101 for FRC Teams37 Introduction to Themes "   A WP Theme is a collection of Template files - (X)HTML + PHP + CSS "   The CSS (aka stylesheet) usually controls the layout and design " contains over 1,400 free themes "   Most have options to customize the theme
  38. 38. Website 101 for FRC Teams38 Free Themes
  39. 39. Website 101 for FRC Teams39 Introduc:on  to  Widgets   "   Widgets can be used in sidebars "   Widgets perform various functions outside scope of main system "   Widgets are flexible and can be moved up or down in a sidebar
  40. 40. Website 101 for FRC Teams40 Introduction to Plugins"   A plugin extends the functionality of WordPress"   Find thousands of free plugins here: http:// extend/plugins
  41. 41. Website 101 for FRC Teams41 Shameless plug goes here.
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  43. 43. Website 101 for FRC Teams43 WordPress Content Post Page "   Individual entries within a "   Pages are just what they blog, they can include sound like - whole pages things like: on a site "   The title of the entry, the "   Meant to be used for static date, tags, categories, content - content that comments rarely changes "   Typical blog entries, but "   Example : the about page can also be any dynamic content (events list, etc.)
  44. 44. Website 101 for FRC Teams44Post Page
  45. 45. Website 101 for FRC Teams45 Resources
  46. 46. Website 101 for FRC Teams46 Tuning Websites "   Essential FireFox Extensions: "   Yahoo! Yslow: "   Firebug: "   Page Speed: " SenSeo: " Other tools: "
  47. 47. Website 101 for FRC Teams47 Useful Websites " "   The Codex: "
  48. 48. Website 101 for FRC Teams48 Cheat Sheets "   WP Candy Cheat Sheet - Basic and Advanced " WordPress Functions Cheat Sheet " WordPress SEO Cheat Sheet " WordPress Template Tags Reference Guide "   Optimization Cheat Sheet for WordPress " WordPress Visual Cheat Sheet
  49. 49. Website 101 for FRC Teams49 Must-Have Plugins Plugin Description Akismet Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. You need an API key to use it. You can review the spam it catches under "Comments." To show off your Akismet stats just put <?php akismet_counter(); ?> in your template. See also: WP Stats plugin. AmR iCal Events List Display simple or highly customisable and styleable list of events. Handles all types of recurring events, notes, journals, freebusy etc. Offers links to add events to viewers calendar or subscribe to whole calendar. Write Calendar Page and put [iCal http:// yoururl.ics ] where you want the list of events. Contact Form 7 Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible. Countdown Timer Add template tags and widget to count down or up to the years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and/or seconds to a particular event.
  50. 50. Website 101 for FRC Teams50 Plugin Description Embedded Video Easy embedding of videos from various portals or local video files with corresponding link.  Google Analyticator Adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Googles Analytics. After enabling this plugin visit the settings page and enter your Google Analytics UID and enable logging. Google XML Sitemaps This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and to better index your blog. ICS Calendar A plugin for importing multiple (or one) ICS files from Google, Outlook or iCal into a blog page as an event list or an ajax calendar. Inline Google Maps This plugin shows google maps anywhere on blogpage. Just add a permalink of google map to any text (with images) in a page, set title="googlemap" and youre done. Also works with complex multimarker maps and KML-based maps. Koumpounophobia A plugin for adding custom buttons to the WordPress HTML Editor. Mail From Change the default address that WordPress sends its email from. NextGEN Gallery A NextGENeration Photo gallery for the Web 2.0. NextGEN Smooth Gallery The amazing galery viewer from JonDesigns SmoothGallery for NextGEN Gallery.
  51. 51. Website 101 for FRC Teams51 Plugin Description Page Links To Allows you to point WordPress pages or posts to a URL of your choosing. Good for setting up navigational links to non-WP sections of your site or to off-site resources. Post-to-Post Links II Using a shortcode, easily link to another post, page, or category in your WordPress blog. Post Notification Sends an email to all subscribers. See Readme2.txt or instructions for details. QuickTime Posting Create QuickTime Object and Embed Tags in posts Redirection Manage all your 301 redirects and monitor 404 errors Shadowbox JS A javascript media viewer similar to Lightbox and Thickbox. Supports all types of media, not just images. Shadowbox JS - Use Title Push the title attribute from the img tag to the anchor tag from Image TinyMCE Advanced Enables advanced features and plugins in TinyMCE, the visual editor in WordPress. Twitter Tools A complete integration between your WordPress blog and Twitter. Bring your tweets into your blog and pass your blog posts to Twitter. Show your tweets in your sidebar, and post tweets from your WordPress admin.
  52. 52. Website 101 for FRC Teams52 Plugin Description W3 Total Cache The fastest and most complete WordPress performance plugin. Dramatically improve the speed and user experience of your site. Add browser, page, object and database caching as well as minify and content delivery network (CDN) to WordPress. Woopra This plugin adds Woopras real-time analytics to any WordPress installation. Simply sign up at, then activate the plugin! WP-DBManager Manages your WordPress database. Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up and optimizing of database. WP-Table Reloaded This plugin allows you to create and easily manage tables in the admin-area of WordPress. A comfortable backend allows an easy manipulation of table data. You can then include the tables into your posts, on your pages or in text widgets by using a shortcode or a template tag function. Tables can be imported and exported from/to CSV, XML and HTML. WP Security Scan Perform security scan of WordPress installation. WP System Health Comprehensive Overview for your WordPress Parameter and Server Performance.