Using WordPress as a website (not a blog)

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A brief introduction to WordPress, a versatile open source CMS software that can be easily configured to be used as a website.

This presentation was originally given to the Foreign Press in Milan in June 2011.

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Using WordPress as a website (not a blog)

  1. 1. A personal publishing platform SARA ROSSO
  2. 2. Where we are 25 COUNTRIES80 EMPLOYEES 65 CITIES
  3. 3. WP ADDICTED, AUTOMATTIC EMPLOYEE WHO I AM SOME OF MY WEBSITES
  4. 4. The WordPress story
  5. 5. Free and open source
  6. 6. Developed by a community
  7. 7. WordPress.com VIP Services
  8. 8. HTTP://WORDPRESS.ORG/SHOWCASE/ The WordPress showcase
  9. 9. Frontend vs. Backend
  10. 10. Posts in chronological order vs. Static pages
  11. 11. Change WordPress from a blog to a web site in 2 steps
  12. 12. 1. Create and publish a page
  13. 13. 2. Change the Reading settings
  14. 14. 2. Change the Reading settings (con’t.)
  15. 15. Start with WordPress in 4 steps
  16. 16. 1. Choose web hosting
  17. 17. HTTP://WORDPRESS.COM
  18. 18. HTTP://WORDPRESS.ORG/DOWNLOAD/
  19. 19. 2. The theme
  20. 20. Free themes
  21. 21. HTTP://WORDPRESS.ORG/ EXTEND/THEMES/
  22. 22. HTTP://WORDPRESS.ORG/EXTEND/THEMES/TAG-FILTER/
  23. 23. Commercial themes
  24. 24. HTTP:// WORDPRESS.ORG/ EXTEND/THEMES/ COMMERCIAL/
  25. 25. Custom development
  26. 26. CodePoet.com
  27. 27. 3. Content: Pages and Posts
  28. 28. 4. Plugins?
  29. 29. Questions?
  30. 30. Thank you! Sara Rosso www.sararosso.com @rosso on Twitter http://vip.wordpress.com http://automattic.com/jobs

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