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Introduction to WordPress - Adam W. Warner

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I had the pleasure of presenting the "Introduction to WordPress" session at WordCamp Miami 2011.

Make sure to make it to the last two slides to see how committed I am to the software.

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Introduction to WordPress - Adam W. Warner

  1. 1. Introduction to WordPress Adam W. Warner
  2. 2. Introduction to WordPress Adam W. Warner
  3. 3. Who Am I?
  4. 4. Who Am I?✤ Adam W. Warner
  5. 5. Who Am I?✤ Adam W. Warner✤ Web Development Consultant and Trainer Specializing in WordPress and WordPress Multisite
  6. 6. Who Am I?✤ Adam W. Warner✤ Web Development Consultant and Trainer Specializing in WordPress and WordPress Multisite✤ How I started with WordPress
  7. 7. Who Are You?
  8. 8. Who Are You?✤ Current or Aspiring Journalist/Blogger
  9. 9. Who Are You?✤ Current or Aspiring Journalist/Blogger✤ Business Owner
  10. 10. Who Are You?✤ Current or Aspiring Journalist/Blogger✤ Business Owner✤ Graphic/Web Designer
  11. 11. Who Are You?✤ Current or Aspiring Journalist/Blogger✤ Business Owner✤ Graphic/Web Designer✤ Online Entrepreneur
  12. 12. What is WordPress?
  13. 13. What is WordPress?✤ Open Source Web Publishing Platform
  14. 14. What is WordPress?✤ Open Source Web Publishing Platform✤ Started as Blogging Platform - Now considered a Content Management System (CMS)
  15. 15. What is WordPress?✤ Open Source Web Publishing Platform✤ Started as Blogging Platform - Now considered a Content Management System (CMS)✤ Blogs and Content Management Systems perform the role of a website
  16. 16. What is WordPress?✤ Open Source Web Publishing Platform✤ Started as Blogging Platform - Now considered a Content Management System (CMS)✤ Blogs and Content Management Systems perform the role of a website✤ History of WordPress http://wordpress.org/about/
  17. 17. Two WordPress Flavors
  18. 18. Two WordPress Flavors✤ Commonly referred to as .com and .org, both use the same WordPress software
  19. 19. Two WordPress Flavors✤ Commonly referred to as .com and .org, both use the same WordPress software✤ .COM - Hosting and managing of the software is taken care of by the team at Automattic
  20. 20. Two WordPress Flavors✤ Commonly referred to as .com and .org, both use the same WordPress software✤ .COM - Hosting and managing of the software is taken care of by the team at Automattic✤ .ORG - You install the software on a web hosting account* or on your own server
  21. 21. Two WordPress Flavors✤ Commonly referred to as .com and .org, both use the same WordPress software✤ .COM - Hosting and managing of the software is taken care of by the team at Automattic✤ .ORG - You install the software on a web hosting account* or on your own server✤ Pros and cons of each depending on your usage. My preference is .ORG.
  22. 22. Websites Built with WordPress
  23. 23. Websites Built with WordPress✤ Company Website/Blog
  24. 24. Websites Built with WordPress✤ Company Website/Blog✤ Non-profits
  25. 25. Websites Built with WordPress✤ Company Website/Blog✤ Non-profits✤ Fortune 500 Companies
  26. 26. Websites Built with WordPress✤ Company Website/Blog✤ Non-profits✤ Fortune 500 Companies✤ Newspapers
  27. 27. Websites Built with WordPress✤ Company Website/Blog✤ Non-profits✤ Fortune 500 Companies✤ Newspapers✤ Universities
  28. 28. Websites Built with WordPress✤ Company Website/Blog✤ Non-profits✤ Fortune 500 Companies✤ Newspapers✤ Universities✤ Small Businesses
  29. 29. Martha Stewarthttp://themarthablog.comThe Martha Stewart blog – up close & personal
  30. 30. StoryCorpshttp://storycorps.org/StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening. Since 2003, tens of thousands of everyday people have interviewed family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD totake home and share, and is archived for generations to come at the Library of Congress.
  31. 31. Canadian Breast Cancer Foundationhttp://findinghope.cbcf.org/The well designed and popular Finding Hope blog is run by a major non-profit in Canada.
  32. 32. Fisher-Price Expert Serieshttp://fisherpriceexperts.com.au/The Fisher Price Expert Series website is a great use of WordPress by an exciting international brand to help promote issues beyond just selling products. The site has enabled Fisher-Price to provide a series of experts to easily share their knowledge via an easy to use CMS. Adviceand competitions are in turn then delivered to a wide parent audience.
  33. 33. Harvard Gazettehttp://news.harvard.edu/gazette/The Harvard Gazette is Harvard’s official newspaper, highlighting faculty research, administrative staff, students, and events. Harvard is the oldest American institution of higher learning and it uses WordPress to power the Harvard Gazette’s entire website.
  34. 34. Red Dart Consultinghttp://reddartconsulting.com/Leanne Zinn-Cox is recognized as a visionary change agent possessing more than twenty years experience in consulting, executive management, sales and six sigma process improvement. Leanne has a proven track record of increasing revenue, quality, efficiency and profitthrough the deployment of strategic organizational initiatives and production/process redesign.
  35. 35. Sarasota Doghttp://sarasotadog.com/
  36. 36. Fur Real’s Pet Sitting Serviceshttp://furrealspetsittingservices.com/
  37. 37. More Websites Built with WordPress http://wordpress.org/showcase/
  38. 38. Installing WordPress
  39. 39. Installing WordPress✤ Manual - download the software to your local computer, then upload those files to your web host and run through the “Famous 5-Minute” installation.
  40. 40. Installing WordPress✤ Manual - download the software to your local computer, then upload those files to your web host and run through the “Famous 5-Minute” installation.✤ Automatic - many hosts allow one-click installations of WordPress software.
  41. 41. Installing WordPress✤ Manual - download the software to your local computer, then upload those files to your web host and run through the “Famous 5-Minute” installation.✤ Automatic - many hosts allow one-click installations of WordPress software.✤ Manual install is my preferred method.
  42. 42. WordPress Administration Area“The Dashboard”
  43. 43. WordPress Administration Area“The Dashboard”
  44. 44. WordPress Administration Area“The Dashboard”
  45. 45. WordPress Terminology
  46. 46. WordPress Terminology✤ Dashboard = Administration Panel
  47. 47. WordPress Terminology✤ Dashboard = Administration Panel✤ Pages = Web Page
  48. 48. WordPress Terminology✤ Dashboard = Administration Panel✤ Pages = Web Page✤ Posts = Article/Essay (same as webpage to visitors)
  49. 49. WordPress Terminology✤ Dashboard = Administration Panel✤ Pages = Web Page✤ Posts = Article/Essay (same as webpage to visitors)✤ Categories = Organize Posts (Articles). Not Pages
  50. 50. WordPress Terminology✤ Dashboard = Administration Panel✤ Pages = Web Page✤ Posts = Article/Essay (same as webpage to visitors)✤ Categories = Organize Posts (Articles). Not Pages✤ Blogroll = List of Links
  51. 51. WordPress Terminology✤ Dashboard = Administration Panel✤ Pages = Web Page✤ Posts = Article/Essay (same as webpage to visitors)✤ Categories = Organize Posts (Articles). Not Pages✤ Blogroll = List of Links✤ Media = Media Library
  52. 52. WordPress Terminology✤ Dashboard = Administration Panel✤ Pages = Web Page✤ Posts = Article/Essay (same as webpage to visitors)✤ Categories = Organize Posts (Articles). Not Pages✤ Blogroll = List of Links✤ Media = Media Library✤ Themes and Plugins
  53. 53. The Fun Begins!
  54. 54. The Fun Begins!✤ Creating Pages and Publishing Posts (articles)
  55. 55. The Fun Begins!✤ Creating Pages and Publishing Posts (articles)✤ WTF is a Widget?
  56. 56. The Fun Begins!✤ Creating Pages and Publishing Posts (articles)✤ WTF is a Widget?✤ Themes
  57. 57. The Fun Begins!✤ Creating Pages and Publishing Posts (articles)✤ WTF is a Widget?✤ Themes✤ Plugins
  58. 58. Next Steps...
  59. 59. Next Steps...✤ http://wpprobusiness.com/wordcampers/
  60. 60. Next Steps...✤ http://wpprobusiness.com/wordcampers/✤ http://wpmodder.com
  61. 61. Next Steps...✤ http://wpprobusiness.com/wordcampers/✤ http://wpmodder.com✤ http://adamwwarner.com
  62. 62. I Hope I Don’t Become a Joomla Fan!
  63. 63. Thank You!

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