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1 Wordpress Workshop 101 Presented by Will Hardison

2 What is Wordpress? WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool.

3 What is WordPress? WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool. It is also considered a Content Management System (CMS) allowing for easy content management through the dashboard.

4 What is WordPress? WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool. It is also considered a Content Management System (CMS) allowing for easy content management through the dashboard. WordPress is used by over 16.7% of Alexa Internet's "top 1 million" websites.

5 What is Wordpress? WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool. It is also considered a Content Management System (CMS) allowing for easy content management through the dashboard. WordPress is used by over 16.7% of Alexa Internet's "top 1 million" websites. TIME, CNN, TED, RCA Televions, and TechCrunch all use Wordpress to manage their websites.

6 What is WordPress? WordPress is not just a blogging platform.

7 Two Types of WordPress Websites 1. Hosted on wordpress.com

8 Two Types of WordPress Websites 1. Hosted on wordpress.com 2. Hosted on your own server/hosting platform.

9 Hosted on WordPress.com Great for people who want to test the waters or just run a fun personal blog.

10 WordPress.Com Pros Its free to get started

11 WordPress.Com Pros Its free to get started Easy to set up

12 WordPress.Com Pros Its free to get started Easy to set up Support articles, forums, and available Happiness Engineers to chat with.

13 Wordpress.com Cons Limited Control

14 Wordpress.com Cons Limited Control Only 3GB of storage

15 Wordpress.com Cons Limited Control Only 3GB of storage Nickel and dimed by WordPress for upgraded features

16 Your Own Install Great option for those who are more serious about blogging, or want more of a full working website

17 Your Own Install Pros Complete Control: Themes, layout, and styling

18 Your Own Install Cons Some functions and features require a little more technical knowledge and experience

19 Your Own Install Cons Some functions and features require a little more technical knowledge and experience Youre responsible for backing up your install

20 Your Own Install Cons Some functions and features require a little more technical knowledge and experience Youre responsible for backing up your install Paying for a hosting company

21 Wordpress Definitions Theme: A theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a weblog. A theme modifies the way the weblog is displayed, without modifying the underlying software. Essentially, the WordPress theme system is a way to skin your weblog.

22 Wordpress Definitions Theme: A theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a weblog. A theme modifies the way the weblog is displayed, without modifying the underlying software. Essentially, the WordPress theme system is a way to skin your weblog. In English, its the design of your blog. You can install and activate different themes to change the look of your blog without changing any of the content.

23 WordPress Definitions Plugins: A plugin is a group of php functions that extends the functionality of a Wordpress website. For example: Rotating Images, Calendar of Events, Contact Forms, Google Maps and Directions.

24 WordPress Definitions Plugins: A plugin is a group of php functions that extends the functionality of a Wordpress website. For example: Rotating Images, Calendar of Events, Contact Forms, Google Maps and Directions. Wordpress has a bank of plugins that you can search, download, install, and activate to enhance your Wordpress website.

25 Wordpress Definitions Posts: Are articles you write to populate your blog.

26 Wordpress Definitions Categories: Each post in WordPress is filed under a category. Thoughtful categorization allows posts to be grouped with others of similar content and aids in the navigation of a site.

27 Wordpress Definitions Tag: is a keyword which describes all or part of a Post. Think of it like a Category, but smaller in scope. A post may have several tags, many of which relate to it only peripherally.

28 Wordpress Definitions Page: is often used to present "static" information about yourself or your site. A good example of a Page is information you would place on an About Page. A Page should not be confused with the time-oriented objects called posts. Pages are typically "timeless" in nature and live "outside" your blog.

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