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Ch1,2 install

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Ch1,2 install

  1. 1. WordPress MATT BAER MIKE LIVINGSTON IGOR OGRIZEK
  2. 2. Introduction  WordPress started as a blogging platform in 2003, but today it has grown to a fully-functional Content Management System (CMS).  WordPress.org:    Downloadable, free self-hosted version. Requires setup and maintenance. Fully customizable.  WordPress.com:     Free (basic version) hosted blog service. Minimal setup (theme and content). Content restrictions apply. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq39O_Rb-pY#t=01m04s
  3. 3. WordPress.com Demonstration http://www.wordpress.com/
  4. 4. WordPress.org  Download WordPress from http://wordpress.org/download/  Unzip all files into a new folder under dynamic_php (we’ll use “wp”).  Open PuTTY and set permissions of all the files in your folder:  use chmod a+rx –R wp/ and then chmod 711 wp/  In your browser enter the URL of your installed directory  Click Create a configuration file, then Let’s go!
  5. 5. Setting up MySQL  https://php.radford.edu/~mysql- php/mysql_setup/create.php  Click “Continue”  Enter RU username/password and CAPTCHA text
  6. 6. Installation  Enter your MySQL database information:  Database name: your RU username  Username: your RU username  Password: your database password  Database host: php.radford.edu (localhost, if this doesn’t work)  Table prefix: leave the same  Next it will tell us if it connected to the database.  If everything went ok, we run the install process.
  7. 7. Installation  Fill all information in for your new WordPress site.  Hit Install WordPress.  Login.
  8. 8. Important Settings  Under Settings > General, set the timezone to UTC-5  Change the tagline to whatever you want
  9. 9. What is the Dashboard?  The WordPress dashboard is the control panel for your site.  It gives you the ability to control anything without coding or navigating to another page.  You can see everything at a glance.
  10. 10. Dashboard Screen Options  Click “Screen Options” to show/hide different widgets on the current page.  You can also change how many columns are shown.
  11. 11. Dashboard Help  Click Help next to “Screen Options” for more information on whichever page you’re using.
  12. 12. Dashboard: Right Now  This is the main panel to control all happenings on your site. It is controlled by the administrator(s).  It gives statistics (which are clickable).
  13. 13. Dashboard: QuickPress  You can make a simple post, with the ability to add media, directly on your dashboard with the QuickPress widget.
  14. 14. Dashboard: Comments  View most recent comments and manage them, directly on your dashboard.  Hover over a comment to see more options.
  15. 15. Next class  Posts  Pages  Links  Import/Export Backup  Android Application
  16. 16. Posts  Posts automatically publish to the home page.
  17. 17. Pages  These are permanent additions to the site.  Each page can be completely separated from other pages (for example, you can have one blog on one page and one on another).
  18. 18. Links  You can add any link you want to show up on the sidebar of your site.  Links can be categorized, as well.
  19. 19. Exporting Site Content  It’s a good idea to export as part of your backup strategy.  Note: Export doesn’t backup non-content data (installed plugins and themes). It does not substitute for a full backup.  It will generate an XML file from your data that can be imported to any WordPress site.
  20. 20. Full Backup  A full backup involves backing up both data and files.  Data:    Sign into phpMyAdmin (https://php.radford.edu/~mysqlphp/phpMyAdmin/) Select the database containing your WordPress data. Click Export Check Add DROP TABLE / VIEW / PROCEDURE / FUNCTION  Check Save as File  Click Go   Files:   Open your H drive and copy all the contents from WordPress folder into a new folder on your computer. Zip .sql file and your copied files
  21. 21. Importing  Open Tools on left menu bar and click Import.  The best import tool to use is the WordPress importer.  Install then activate this plugin.  Choose your .xml file and click Upload.  After that, assign an author to imported content.
  22. 22. Mobile Application  Available for: iOS  Android  BlackBerry  Windows Phone 7  Nokia  WebOS  E-mail client posting   Easy on the go posting.
  23. 23. Mobile Application  Features:         Adding Posts Adding Pages Quick Photo Quick Video Posts, pages and comments editing Dashboard Settings Stats (it is just for the WordPress.com accounts)

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