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How to Start WordPressing in 30 minutes

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Introduction to WordPress - Presented at WordCamp Montreal 2018 (August 11th, 2018)
Rafael Scapin, PhD

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How to Start WordPressing in 30 minutes

  1. How to Start WordPressing in 30 minutes Rafael Scapin, Ph.D. Coordinator of Educational Technology Dawson College - Montreal WORDCAMP MONTREAL 2018 August 11-12, 2018
  2. • Where do I start? • Do I need to host it? • Website or Blog? Or Both? • Choosing a template • Adding a Menu Content • Adding Multimedia • Questions
  3. Where do I start? I want to use WordPress for free I want to host my WordPress website Go to Wordpress.com and create a free account Buy a domain name and choose a hosting provider
  4. Where do I start? I want to use WordPress for free yourname.wordpress.com Cons • Limited theme support • You cannot install plugins • Limited Monetization (cannot sell adds) • Limited SEO control • Limites Analytics
  5. Where do I start? I want to host my WordPress website • Need a domain name (yourname.com) $ • Need a hosting provider $ Pros • Full Theme support • All plugins allowed • Monetization freedom • All SEO features • Powerful analytics
  6. www.example.com Domain Name Domain Extension Most used: .com, .net, .org (no reference to country) Canada: only .ca, on.ca, .qc.ca, ... Specific: .info, .mobi, .tv, .fm, .asia, .jobs, .xxx, Buying a Domain Name
  7. Source: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/01/25/website-domain-names-in-canada-to-go-officially-bilingual/ Bilingual Domain Names Çava.ca - Cava.ca Montréal.ca - Montreal.ca
  8. http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/economie/2014/08/20/005-suffixe-quebec-web.shtml Started on November 13, 2014 Buying a Domain Name
  9. New Domain Extensions
  10. Buying a Domain Name
  11. Choosing a Hosting Provider
  12. Choosing a Hosting Provider Start with a Shared Hosting Plan
  13. Choosing a Hosting Provider Shared Hosting Plan https://whc.ca/canadian-web-hosting
  14. Installing WordPress Hosting Provider’s cPanel
  15. Installing WordPress Or select a directory
  16. Website or Blog? Or both Login to WP Dashboard xyz.ca/wp-admin
  17. Website or Blog? Or both Login to WP Dashboard
  18. Choose a Theme
  19. Choose a Theme https://wordpress.org/themes/
  20. Free vs Paid Choose a Theme http://themeforest.net https://www.mojomarketplace.com https://colorlib.com/wp/
  21. https://wordpress.org/plugins/under-construction-page/ Install an “Under Construction” Plugin
  22. Creating Content
  23. Try Gutenberg, the new WP Editor https://testgutenberg.com/
  24. Create a Navigation Menu
  25. Create a Navigation Menu
  26. Adding Image, Audio and Video
  27. Resources https://www.facebook.com/groups/wpmtl/ https://www.wpbeginner.com/ https://www.meetup.com/wp-mtl/
  28. Courses Dawson College’s CTD offers the following courses: HTML/CSS, Javascript, PHP, WordPress, SQL https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/ctd/eq
  29. Questions
  30. Rafael Scapin rafael@scapin.org Contact

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