Getting Started With Wordpress

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Presentation given June 5th, 2010 on setting up a Wordpress site from scratch.

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Getting Started With Wordpress

  1. 1. Getting Started With Wordpress<br />Building a Wordpress Site From Scratch<br />Prepared by: Rob Heller – June 5th, 2010<br />
  2. 2. On The Subject Of Me<br />Creative Director, UI Architect<br />Graduate of RIT, NY 2005<br />Experience in Print, Web, Interactive, Video, Audio, & Application Development<br />Founded SDGD, Nov 2009<br />2<br />Clients:<br />Johnson & Johnson<br />Heidelberg<br />ESPN<br />Jello<br />Edwards Lifesciences<br />Hoya Surgical Optics<br />Lumenis<br />Glaukos<br />
  3. 3. Choosing the right CMS<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Understanding How It All Works<br />Hosting Server<br />FTP Connection<br />Database<br />MySQL <br />4<br />
  5. 5. A Little Preparation<br />Three sets of logins:<br />MySQL Database<br />FTP Account<br />Wordpress Admin<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Select An FTP Program<br />Transmit<br />FileZilla<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Wordpress Setup & Installation<br />Piece of cake!<br />
  8. 8. Step 1: Download & Unzip the Latest Build<br />www.wordpress.org<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Step 2: Edit wp-config-sample.php<br />Rename file to wp-config.php <br />Open in a text editor and fill out the database and security info<br />Save and close<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Step 3: Upload To Your Site’s FTP<br />Upload it!<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Step 4: Run the Wordpress Install<br />Access your website and fill out the necessary fields to install<br />11<br />
  12. 12. A Few Quick Tweaks<br />Universal Changes That Will Help You Out<br />
  13. 13. Once You’re Logged In…<br /><ul><li>Change your password
  14. 14. Update your slogan
  15. 15. Set the permalinks
  16. 16. Find a theme!
  17. 17. Find some plugins!</li></ul>13<br />
  18. 18. Thank You!<br />Questions? Comments? Contact me anytime: rob@robheller.com<br />

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