Νοέμβριος 2007 ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ ΚΑΝΤΖΕΛΗΣ Use Worpress to create your own blog WORDPRESS 2.0.
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Νοέμβριος 2007 ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ ΚΑΝΤΖΕΛΗΣ Use Worpress to create your own blog WORDPRESS 2.0
HANDS-ON WORKSHOP MAIN POINTS INTRODUCTION TO BLOGGING INTRODUCTION TO WORDPRESS(HOSTED VERSION) DIFFERENT OPTIONS OF INSTALLING WP CREATING A WORDPRESS ACCOUNT LOGGING IN TO A BLOG DASHBOARD-THE CONTROL PANEL OF THE BLOG
MANAGING THE ACCOUNT CREATING CATEGORIES CREATING POSTS MANAGING POSTS
CREATING PAGES MANAGING PAGES WORKING WITH ACCOUNTS CUSTOMIZING THEMES OPTIONS WIDGETS
POSTING FROM WORD CONCLUSION BOOKS & ONLINE RESOURCES Q & A
BLOGGING "Blog" is an abbreviated version of "web-log” Anyone can setup without any advanced computer know- how frequently updatable personal website featuring diary-type commentary links to articles or other Web sites. Blogs range from the personal to the political
WHAT IS WORDPRESS Started from people like Michael Adams,Ryan Boren,Mark Riley,Matt Thomas Started in 2003 The largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world Hundreds of thousands of sites Seen by tens of millions of people every day
Was created by and for the community Is an Open Source project Hundreds of people all over the world working on it Large user community and completely customizable (themes and plugins )
Understanding WordPress It is not the typical computer program that runs on your computer It is not a plugin for your web browser It is a system built on PHP and MySQL which run on Unix Can set up your blog without knowledge of PHP or MySQL
Anatomy of a Wordpress Blog Header Appears at the top of the page Contains the name of the blog and a brief description
Links to Static Pages One can include static pages to his blog They can be used to provide information about the blog or any other content
Posts They are individual entries in the blog It contains a post title, post date and time and the post author Posts can be as long or as short as you like Include images, text and links
Footer A footer appears at the bottom of the page Normally includes copyright information Includes details about the blog’s theme
Sidebar Appears on every page Includes navigation links and other features Search form Calendar Recent Posts Category Archive Feeds
On Wordpress.com (free-hosted) On Wordpress.com (free-hosted) On your personal web server On your personal web server On a paid web server service On a paid web server service Where are Wordpress sites hosted?
Things to consider regarding web hosting service Wordpress.com does not give you direct database access. If you pay for a web server, you probably have FTP access and database access. Wordpress.com may limit some of the add-ons you may wish to include (i.e. widgets). Some Link options are not allowed.
Installing WordPress – Requirements(only if you need to host on a different web server) web server (virtually any!) PHP version 4.2 or greater MySQL version 4.0 or greater
Choosing Blog software 1.What are the required technical skills needed to install and edit the blog? 2.Can posts be easily created and modified? 3.Can pictures and multimedia be easily uploaded? 4.Can posts and comments be displayed, turned on/off? 5.Can posts be moderated before published 6.Can the blog generate RSS feeds? 7.Can the appearance and layout be easily changed? 8.Is there technical support?
Choosing Blog software-cont “We need to get up and running quickly, without technical skills…” WordPress (hosted) “We want to tailor the blog, and someone technical can help set it up, but non-tech-savvy folks will be posting.” WordPress (installed) “Our organization is pretty technical all around, and we want the most flexibility in a blogging tool.” WordPress (installed)
Customizing WordPress – Themes Hosted: plug and play Installed: acquire, plug, tweak, and play Requires understanding of CSS and PHP An example of the difference between the Hosted and the Installed version
In case you want to log in from the wordpress.com.
Dashboard The Dashboard refers to your control panel, you can access everything for your blog from the dashboard.
CHANGING THE THEME Inside your “Dashboard” click on the “Presentation” link in the top navigation panel. WordPress has 57 different pre-made themes you can choose from, to add a theme to your blog simply find the one you like and click on it.
Viewing & Customizing your Blog To view your blog in it’s new theme, scroll back up to the top of the page and click on the “View Site” link. Most of the themes allow you to customize some aspect of them, such as color and the location of the navigation. So play around until you get something you like!
Tag Surfer Here you can view posts from other bloggers with similar tags like yours
Start Blogging Adding Text & Images & Doc’s The most important thing in any blog is the “Post” While writing a post you may want to refer to an image or document. WordPress allows you to upload images files (.jpg/.jpeg/.png/.gif) PDF and Word documents and PowerPoint Presentations into your blog posts.
How Posting works To add a post you simply type in the title, the content and then click on ‘publish’. Posts are automatically added chronologically, with the most recent appearing at the top of your blog first. If you want to attach a file (e.g. a PowerPoint, word document, picture etc) then you can do so from the ‘upload panel”.
Write a Post Title of the Post Main body of the post- Visual editor-option to see the html code
Post Options Attach a category to the post. You can have a post attached to more than one category Attach a tag Control Buttons
Adding Images & Doc’s As we saw earlier, under the “Write” tab you will see two area’s, the first box is where you write your blog post, the second box is to upload files. Click on the “Browse” button and locate the file you would like to add to your post. Provide a title/description and click “Upload”
Depending on what you upload the next menu box will vary, the options for an image are related to size and if you would like the image to link to a file or another page. To finish click on the “Send to editor” button and the file will be added to your blog post.
Edit CSS In case you upgrade to CSS editing, you can write you own CSS code and apply the code to the HTML elements
Adding users In the dashboard click on “Users” WordPress allows you to add users and give them a specific role in the blog. First your users need to sign up for a WordPress account at wordpress.com so back to step 1, but this time the users just need to check off that they want an account, so no need to set up another blog. wordpress.com
Under the “Users” tab in the Dashboard enter the users email address and then select the role you would like to give them in the blog, you can choose from Administrator, Editor, Author or Contributor To finish click the “Add User” Button
Posting from MS Word 2007 With MS word 2007 you have the option to post to your blog using as editor the MS Word environment This gives you many options when it comes to formatting your text and applying stunning effects to text and images
Create a new post from MS Word Create a new post by clicking here
Create the account Wordpress account through MS Word
Publish the post Then after you finish with the post click the publish button