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  • Goals:\nBasic technical overview of key areas and things to configure\n\n
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  • Open source, blogging tool\n\n
  • Schools - Gould Academy & Think Global\nSchool Magazines - WA Mash\nForeign Studies - Irish Studies\n\n
  • (dot)com\nFree\nPlayground\n- themes, plugins, widgets, “Proof of Concept(s)”\nAPI key - plugin\n(dot)org\ndownloadable\ndeveloper area\nactive community\n
  • Under the hood\nCurrent version 3.1.1\n\n
  • Where you access it all - \nQuick overview: Dashboard, Media, Links, Pages, Comments, Tools\n\nMore on this: Posts, Appearance, Plugins, Users, Settings \n
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  • Post Category\n
  • What displays on the "home page"\n\nHow much of the post do you want displayed - requires user to click into the post\n
  • How to manage discusisons/comments - open vs moderated\n
  • Defauts for images - relevant when adding into posts\n
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  • By including the name of the post in the URL can help SEO\n
  • “The Look & Feel” of the site\nFind & test on WordPress.com\n\n
  • “The Look & Feel” of the site\nFind & test on WordPress.com\n\n
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  • Users are defined by their role:\n• Super Admin - 3.x - Network wide control\n• Admin - blog specific control\n• Editor - publish & manage post, pages & others posts\n• Author - publish & manage their own\n• Contributor - write & manage, but not post\n• Subscriber - manage profile\n
  • Display name - consider when having students post... what policies do you have in place regarding the level of student exposure\n\nBio is good to fill in as it gives the reader some background on the author(s)\n
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  • Simple as sending an email\n\nTitle\n\nText\n\nPublish - draft, schedule\n\nCategories & tags\n
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  • Merger of WP & WP Mu\nAdmin bar\nCustom Menus\n\nDeveloper Level’ish\nCustom Headers & Background API\nCustom Post Types & Taxonomies\n
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  • WordPress101

    1. 1. WordPress 101 A Starter Guide for Schools
    2. 2. William Stites Director of TechnologyThe Montclair Kimberley Academy wstites@mka.org Blogger in Chief edSocialMedia.comwilliam.stites@edsocialmedia.com williamstites.net @wstites
    3. 3. What is WordPress? http://aboutblog.net/Images/Tips/blog_logo.jpg
    4. 4. WordPress Sites
    5. 5. (dot)com vs (dot)org
    6. 6. Under the hood.
    7. 7. Dashboard
    8. 8. Settings - General
    9. 9. Settings - Writing
    10. 10. Settings - Reading
    11. 11. Settings - Reading
    12. 12. Settings - Media
    13. 13. Settings - Privacy
    14. 14. Settings - Permalink
    15. 15. Appearance - Themes
    16. 16. Appearance - Widgets
    17. 17. Appearance - the rest...
    18. 18. Plugins
    19. 19. Plugins - Add New & Edit
    20. 20. Users
    21. 21. Users - Add New User(s)
    22. 22. Users - Profile
    23. 23. Posts
    24. 24. Posts - Add New
    25. 25. Posts - Categories
    26. 26. Posts - Tags
    27. 27. WordPress 3.x http://www.staenzwebsolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/wordpress-mu.png
    28. 28. Workflowhttp://www.viralhousingfix.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/contentschematic-small.jpg
    29. 29. Getting the word out...http://foodblogalliance.com/images/twitter-logo-cute-bird.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Inp2a8e7_-o/SnVQcsgQOxI/AAAAAAAADkI/sziCPgoYOco/s400/rss_logo2sm.png
    30. 30. Q&Ahttp://www.dailyblogtips.com/wp-content/uploads/questionsandanswers.jpg
    31. 31. William Stites Director of TechnologyThe Montclair Kimberley Academy wstites@mka.org Blogger in Chief edSocialMedia.comwilliam.stites@edsocialmedia.com williamstites.net @wstites

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